Hiring Personal Support Workers: First Steps

Presented by Judith McGill

Having some form of Individualized Funding (including SSAH and PASSPORTS) can be extremely helpful in building a meaningful life for yourself or family member. Personal Support Workers are critical to making many of the “good things” happen in people’s lives. Before starting the interview process with potential Personal Support Workers, it is important to consider not only what is needed in a Personal Support Worker, but also what role he or she will play.

This one-day reflective workshop delves into what you need to do prior to interviewing. Topics covered will include:

  • Laying a strong foundation before hiring
  • Finding the right match
  • Clarifying a Personal Support Worker’s role
  • What qualities you are looking for in a Personal Support Worker
  • Evaluating your recruitment and retention strategies

Judith has had extensive experience in helping people and their families hire and retain Personal Support Workers over the past 20 years. She has written a book aimed at families that will be published in 2019 entitled “Taking charge of Hiring Personal Support Workers”
Judith McGill is a powerful adult educator and social innovator. She has been writing and speaking about leisure identities and community building for over thirty years. Her provocative style and inspirational ideas have transformed the lives of many of the people that she has come into contact with. Judith is the Executive Director of Families for a Secure Future, an Independent Facilitation Organization.

When: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
Where: Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) 60 Lowther Avenue Toronto
Cost: $25.00 includes lunch & snacks (Subsidies by request)
Subsidies: Please contact Diana Addeo, at 647-693-9397 ext. 102, or

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