Writing a Job Post

Get the Most Out of Your Job Post

Looking to connect with the perfect support worker? Our jobs board is the way to go! Whether you need help for a specific shift or are building a support team, a well-crafted job post can make all the difference. Here’s how you can make your job post stand out and connect with the right people faster:

  • Better Matches: The more details you provide,
  • Right Fit: It helps workers decide if the job is a good fit for them based on their experience before they apply
  • Less Back-and-Forth: Clear job posts reduce the need for endless messaging.
  • Manage Your Budgets Easier: Selecting the correct care and support types ensures your invoice is accurately itemised to the appropriate Government funded schemes support item code, making your reimbursement claims and reassessments easier.

What Makes a Great Job Post?

A great job post tells potential workers exactly what you’re looking for. The more specific you are, the better chance you have of finding a perfect match. Instead of relying solely on the worker preferences filters, include detailed descriptions in your job post to attract a wider range of applicants. This approach ensures you don’t unintentionally limit your pool of potential workers.

Here are our top tips for creating a fantastic job post on mobility:

1. Select the Right Care and Support Type

Choosing the appropriate service type for the care you need is essential; it not only ensures you are matched with workers appropriately qualified to perform your services. It also ensures your invoice is correctly itemised to the appropriate government funding code. We have over 27 different services available on mobility, such as:

  • Day-to-Day Help: Light cleaning, meal prep, and dressing.
  • Personal Care: Help with toileting, showering and dressing.
  • Assisted Transport: Support with travel to appointments or activities.
  • Therapeutic Services: Qualified Allied health professionals such as Physiotherapists, Dieticians, Occupational Therapists and more.

To learn more about the care and support types available on mobility, check out our Care and Support Types Guide.

2. Short and Snappy Titles Work Best

When writing the Title, it’s best to think about:

  • What? The support needed (transport to an appointment, house cleaning, etc.)
  • When? The days or times (morning routines, etc.)
  • Where? The city or location (in the community, etc.)
  • Who? Let workers know who it’s for (Your name)

Some great examples:

  • “House Cleaning for Mary in Malvern on Mondays”.
  • “Personal Care Assistance for Emma in Canberra, Mornings on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.”
  • “Transport to Appointments for David in Adelaide, Mondays and Fridays.”
  • “Companionship and Social Outings for Mary in Perth, Every Saturday.”

3. Including Your Ideal Worker Preferences

If you have preferences for your ideal worker, mention them in your job post. We find that using the worker preferences filters can limit your matches, so it’s best to outline these in your job description. This keeps you open to a wider range of workers.

4. Be Specific in Your Job Description

Use the description space to detail what workers will be doing during their shifts with you. Include any essential information or requirements they need to know before applying.

Be Specific About the Time and Day:

Be clear about when you need support. The more specific you are, the easier it is for workers to fit it into their schedules. If you’re flexible with timing, let workers know by ticking the flexibility box – this can increase the number of workers available.

Here are some examples:

  • Skills and Qualities: “I’m looking for a dependable female support worker for regular weekly shifts who is experienced in manual handling and has a friendly, upbeat attitude. Ideally someone who is available long-term.”
  • Cultural Preferences: As part of an Iranian family, we value someone who understands our traditions and can help prepare meals that align with our cultural practices.”
  • Describe Activities: “I need support for a 3-hour morning shift twice a week. The first half includes showering, dressing, and breakfast, the other half involves helping with cleaning and odd jobs around the house.”
  • Meet and Greet: “Let’s start with a casual meet and greet at my favourite café in Fitzroy to see if we’re a good fit.”

Encourage workers to message you if they’re interested:

  • “If you think this would work for you, please send me a message. I’d love to hear from you.”
  • “If you’re interested, please send me a message with a bit about yourself, your experience, and why you think we’d be a good fit.”

5. Other Helpful Tips:

  • Add Personality: Reflect who you are in your post!
  • Avoid Acronyms: Not everyone will be familiar with them.
  • Break It Up: Use short paragraphs to make your post easy to read. For example:
    • A short paragraph about who you are.
    • What the job will involve.
    • A description of the type of support worker you’re looking for.

Writing a Job Post FAQs

  • How specific should I be in my job post?

    Be as specific as possible about your needs, including the time, day, and type of support required. This helps potential workers determine if they are a good fit for your job.

  • Can I be flexible with the timing in my job post?

    Yes! If you’re flexible with the timing, let workers know by ticking the flexibility box. This can increase the number of workers available for your job.

  • What information should I include in the job description?

    Include details about the tasks workers will perform, any special requirements, and your preferences for the ideal worker. The more detailed you are, the better the match will be.

  • Should I include my personal preferences in my job post?

    Absolutely! If you have preferences such as cultural background, gender, hobbies or specific skills, mention them. This helps attract workers who align well with your needs and preferences.

  • How do I encourage workers to apply?

    End your job post with an invitation for workers to message you if they’re interested. Encourage them to share a bit about themselves, their experience, and why they think they’d be a good fit.

  • Can I request a meet and greet before hiring a worker?

    Yes, you can mention in your job post that you’d like to have an initial meet and greet. This helps both you and the worker determine if it’s a good fit before starting regular shifts.

  • How can I make my job post stand out?

    Add a bit of your personality to the job post! Share who you are, what you enjoy, and what you’re looking for in a support worker. This makes your post more engaging and relatable.

  • What if I need help creating my job post?

    If you need assistance, our support team is here to help. Feel free to reach out, and we’ll guide you through the process to ensure your job post attracts the right workers.

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