Welcome your new worker

A participant and a support worker having a conversation.

When you welcome your new worker into the job, it’s good to have a chat with them first.

2 parents with their child smiling together.

You can bring up anything else they need to know about the job.

For example, any friends, family members or support people they will work with.

A participant and a support worker looking at a document together. Next to them are a thumbs up and a thumbs down.

It’s a good idea to agree on how you can communicate to each other if things are going:

  • well
  • badly.

A participant and a support worker shaking hands. Above them is a phone with a call icon on the screen.

You should also agree on the best way to communicate if something happens.

For example, if they get sick and can’t work.