The job board is the best way for Providers to connect with a support worker on Hireup. When you post a job on the jobs board, support workers in the area are notified. Providers tend to use jobs in 2 ways:
- To build a shortlist of workers that you can call on to fill last minute shifts in the future
- To fill a specific shift
A clear job board post can make finding workers a lot easier.
Key tips when posting a job
Get ahead - don’t leave it to the last minute (if you can help it!)
When a last minute shift comes up, there’s nothing better than having a shortlist of Hireup workers who are ready to go that you can call on directly. The best way to create that is to post a job in advance - sometimes days or weeks in advance - giving you time to assemble your back-up Hireup team. The longer your job is up, the better your chances it will be seen by the workers who are perfect for your service.
Be specific about the support needs of your clients
Support workers on Hireup love having an understanding of the support needs of your clients. It allows them to assess their suitability for your shift. Specific support needs could include the types of activities that the support worker will be expected to do on shift, as well as the age range and sex of the client(s) they’ll be working with. If the support worker will be working as part of a team, it’s great to include that too.
Include any criteria you have for working with a support worker.
The best thing about Hireup is that you have complete control over who you book to support your clients. Take some time when you write your job to specify what you’re looking for in a support worker. Are you looking for someone of a specific gender? Or someone with a drivers licence? Let workers know in your job post and shortlisting will be easier.
Remember to check your messages and your job after you post it
Support workers who see your job post will either express interest on the job or message you directly. In the hours and days following your post, make sure you check back to see who’s expressed interest and who’s messaged you. We encourage all providers to reply to messages they received - even if you decide not to book a worker who messages you, we appreciate you letting them know.