Get step by step support to recruit a reliable support team your family member with a disability loves

Sheree Henley, Mum to Isaac, a young man with a disability
and Founder of The Good Life Builders
Hello my fellow good life builder!
Are you tired of support workers who just don't fit into your family?

Who lack the skills to support your family member with a disability?

Are unreliable or only stay for a few short months?

Want to recruit your own staff?

Don't know where to start?

The struggle to find the right supports

I've been recruiting staff for my son Isaac now for over 5 years. It took me ages to get it right and I made lots of mistakes a long the way. I want to save you that trouble!

But before I do…

There are a few important things you need to know first.

Especially if you’re wondering if recruiting your own staff is the way to go.


According to the 2018 National Disability Service's Australian Disability Workforce Report 52% of the workforce was casual and this percentage is increasing. The report shows that casual workers have considerably higher turnover rates than permanent workers. 

So this may explain why the agencies that we families have been using can't hang on to their staff and we are left to start all over again with a new staff member.

70% workers were female in the middle years 25 - 44 years so for many families like ours getting a young male worker through disability support organisations always proved hard.

The average hours worked by a disability support worker is 22. That's not enough to enable them to take out a home loan so it's no wonder they move on to other jobs.

70% of disability organisations were not able to fill all their support worker positions they had advertised so they are often stretched to find supports for your family member and they can be totally unsuitable.

Only 24% of newly recruited workers had any kind of disability qualification.

So no wonder it's hard to find the right supports!

I'll give you step by step guidance on how to recruit reliable, long lasting staff who fit in well with your family.

Recruiting your own staff allows you to have more choice and control over who supports your family member.

You'll get more value for money when investing in their training and you'll be able to create an environment that increases the likelihood that they will stay longer.

But at the same time, recruiting can seem overwhelming

How do I write a good job advert? Where do I put this advert? How do I choose who to interview from those that apply? How do I make sure the applicants are who they say they are and can do what they say they can do?

It can seem so daunting to know where to start.

Especially when you’re first starting out…


I've developed a training program of short, easy to follow videos where I provide you with step by step training on how to recruit great support workers.

I'll help you feel confident that you are doing everything to maximise your chances of attracting good people and 

I'll provide you with a whole bunch of tools and templates to help you recruit your staff - like job adverts, position descriptions, contracts, interview questions and more.

Not only that, you'll get access to mentoring sessions with me and my other mentors who are parents very experienced in recruiting their own staff to help you overcome any hurdles and the support from the community other good life builders who are on the same journey.

In the Recruit Your Team Project you will discover....

  • Bust some myths about recruiting support workers that might be holding you back
  • Plan your team to make sure you recruit the right people for the right roles
  • Understand the different employment relationships so you can know your legal responsibilities
  • ​Plan out your recruitment schedule to attract and hire people quickly
  • Know what kind of person you are looking for so you can attract them to the role
  • Create job adverts that attract the right people to the role
  • Place adverts in locations where the right people will see them
  • ​​Weed out unsuitable applicants from the very start
  • Run Group interviews to test out skills and leadership abilities
  • ​Run individual interviews to dig deeper to see if the person is who they say they are and can do what they say they can do
  • Record your findings in an organised way so that you can provide feedback and make a good decision
  • ​​Know what to ask referees when you do referee checks so that you are confident you have a real second opinion.
  • Make your decision based on criteria rather than a gut feeling to ensure you get the right person and avoid discrimination
  • Work out ways of including your family member with a disability in the decision making process to increase the likelihood that they will be happy with their support worker and give them choice and control
  • Know what paper work you will need to do to get the new person up and running

The Recruit Your Team Project FAQs

Is there ongoing support?
Yes. You will have the support of other Good Life Builders on our Facebook group, and access to 6 individual mentoring sessions.

How long will I have access to the training?
There is no time limit on your access to my training portal - it's lifetime access.

How long is it going to take?
The course is designed to run over about 6 weeks but you are free to take as long as you like.

What happens if I change my mind?
You may seek a refund within 30 days of payment.
DISCLAIMER: Please understand my results are not typical, I’m not implying you’ll duplicate them (or do anything for that matter). I have the benefit of working with a circle of support for more than 12 years. The average person who buys any “how to” information gets little to no results. Your results will vary and depend on many factors …including but not limited to your background, experience, and work ethic. All recruitment activities entail risk as well as massive and consistent effort and action. If you're not willing to accept that, please DO NOT register for this training. 
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