Guide to Home Employment – Part 1

This is the first part in our new series of posts titled ‘Guide to Home Employment’. Throughout this series we will be scouring the web looking for useful support tools and resources created especially to help guide you through the process of employing a personal assistant because we know the thought of employing a personal assistant can be daunting.

Guide to Home Employment – Part 1

As an employer or potential employer you’re personally responsible for the welfare and management of your employee(s). However, you shouldn’t let the prospect of being an employer put you off because the benefits of employing a personal assistant could greatly outweigh any of those intimidating fears about being an employer.

This week we are visiting one resource designed to put almost everything you need in one toolkit.

The employing personal assistants toolkit

Skills for Care have created the ‘Employing personal assistants toolkit’ which is a guide designed to help you through the process of employing a personal care assistant. The toolkit can help you understand what responsibilities you have as an employer and discusses the benefits employing a personal assistant can bring through to dealing with problems.

The Skills for Care Employing personal assistants toolkit is broken up into six sections.

  • Benefits of employing a personal assistant
  • Recruiting a personal assistant
  • Before your personal assistant starts
  • Managing your personal assistant
  • Training and qualifications
  • Sorting out problems

Each subject heading has its own section so it’s easy to navigate, it also provides templates you can download and use such as job descriptions and contracts of employment plus it’s online and interactive with the option of downloading each subject too. You can even request a full printed pack to be sent to you if you need it.

To start using the kit head to http://www.employingpersonalassistants.co.uk/.