Here are some tips that I find particularly useful when I've recruited my team of 10 support workers:
Things to consider before recruiting:
- Who do you want to support you? (Gender preferences, location, age, etc.)
- What skills or experience do you require from a support worker?
- What other factors do you look for in a support worker? (Personality, work ethic, etc.)
- How do you want to be supported?
- How many support workers would you need?
Things to consider when recruiting:
- How far are they from you?
- Are they able to provide the support you need?
- Get a sense of their availability and their willingness to learn new things
- Set the right expectations from the get go - what would you expect your support workers to do and what can they expect from you?
- Do you have all the resources you need in order to induct and train new support workers safely?
Hope these points help!