Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How does All About Caring select and hire Support Workers?

We hire and employ Support Workers based on several factors including experience, location, and being a good match to the needs and preferences of the people they will be supporting. It is important that all staff we hire are reliable and have a genuine interest in working in this industry and providing a high standard of support. Due to the personal nature of this work factors such as age, gender, and cultural background are sometimes relevant to ensuring the worker is a good fit to the needs of the individual receiving support. For example, hiring a worker who speaks the same languages as the person they will be supporting ensures they are able to communicate effectively. We will discuss with each individual the specific needs and preferences that they have and select appropriate support workers to match these needs. Our team of support workers are as diverse as the individuals we support. 

 

Q. Are All About Caring Support Workers police checked?

Yes, all our Support Workers must complete a National Criminal Records check as well as obtaining the relevant Working with Children clearance check in which the state they work. This helps ensure the safety of our Service Users and any other people present during service delivery. Applicants must also supply 100 points of identification and referees for detailed references checks prior to commencing work. 

 

Q. What happens if I don’t like my Support Worker?

You have the right to reject any Support Worker at any time. You simply need to notify our service team in the head office (via phone, text, or email) that you don’t like the Support Worker. We will ask you for details so we can ensure a better fit for you in the next worker assigned. 

 

Q. What happens if I need to cancel?

You can cancel the Support Worker (at no cost to you) by advising the AAC head office with a minimum of 24 hours notice prior to the service. Cancellations later than this will incur charges as we need to pay the Support Worker.

 

Q. Are the Support Workers covered by Workers Compensation and liability insurance?

Our Support Workers are covered by All About Caring Workers Compensation and relevant Insurances.

 

Q. How do we pay the Support Worker?

All About Caring will invoice the funder (this maybe the family, individual or government department). Support Workers cannot accept money or gifts from the people they support under any circumstances.

 

Q. What level of Supports can you provide?

All About Caring provides support to all levels of disability and injuries across Australia some of which include Acquired Brain Injury, Autism, Cognitive Impairment, Dementia, Intellectual disability, Mental Health/Psychiatric condition, Physical Disability, Sensory Disability, Spinal Disability, Ventilator dependant 

 

Q. Can a Support Worker assist with medication?

Yes, our Support Workers are trained and accredited to administer medication. Your Assessor will discuss with you what your medication needs are and how we can best support you.

 

Q. What age of people do you support? 

All About Caring provides supports to people of all ages.