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Support Worker Central Vision

In recent years we have heard the frustration that families and individuals experience while trying to recruit staff. There is no central place to advertise and recruit for their staffing needs. Individuals and families rely on public internet sites, word of mouth, advertising in the job postings of local colleges, neighbourhood newspapers or the bulletin boards of grocery stores, churches and coffee shops.

Families and individuals that receive funding for their support needs are often prevented from making effective use of that funding, thus limiting community participation.

Over the past few years many people have expressed a desire for a central website where individuals and families from all over British Columbia could connect with support workers in their communities. Support Worker Central is a one-year pilot project to test the effectiveness of a central BC-wide website. On supportworkercentral.com, families and individuals post job profiles, entering specific criteria that will be matched against support workers who have set up profiles on the site. Agencies who offer support worker services will also be able to advertise their services on the site for those that don't wish to hire their own support workers. Agencies can also post job profiles to recruit potential support workers.

Please share information about our website with others. The success of the website depends upon making it a useful tool for individuals and families seeking support workers as well as for the support workers they hope to recruit.

We will be asking for your participation in a user satisfaction survey once the site has been operating for several months. Please be patient while we get the word out to support workers across the province.

Project funded by logo for Community Living BC Community Living BC
Project piloted by logo for Family Support Institute Family Support Institute