The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2015-11-09T00:43:47Z Australia’s Care Industry has a New Tool for Care Professionals to Secure Employment 2015-11-09T00:43:47Z australia-s-care-industry-has-a-new-tool-for-care-professionals-to-secure-employment Australia’s Care Industry has a New Tool for Care Professionals to Secure Employment   A new online job site is helping care professionals across Australia find employment and take the next step in their careers. It brings together employers and jobseekers in the care industry, with a particular emphasis on the child care, aged care, in-home care, nursing and disability care sectors.   "The care industry is different to any other major industry in Australia, so it needs a specialised resource that understands the needs of those requiring care and supports its importance in society," says Bec Furraway, the Founder and Director of Qualified Carers.   "By focusing solely on the care industry we are able to offer a specialist, expert-level service that meets the needs of care professionals, particularly those working with children, the elderly, the ill and the disabled."   As well as supporting care professionals the job site benefits employers in the care industry of all sizes, including a broad range of child care centres, aged care facilities, in-home care providers and home help for private households. The objective is simple: to offer jobseekers quality positions within the care industry and to help employers find the right candidates for their vacancies. When this is achieved everyone wins – employers benefit by securing a suitable candidate and the employee secures a position to advance to the next step in their career; and the individuals who rely on the care service receive the best care offered when the right employees are placed in the right positions.   Massive benefits are offered to employers on the Qualified Carers job site with a database comprising of a specific audience of care professionals with qualifications and experience, who are actively seeking work in the care industry. As a result, recruiting and advertising vacancies are highly targeted to this specific audience, generating a better response both in terms of the quantity and quality of applicants.   "Over 1.33 million people work in the care industry in Australia," said Bec. "Given that more people work in the care industry than any other in Australia, and that it is the sixth highest growth industry in the country, the job site has a broad appeal, so we wanted to give these professionals a platform to help them find employment that best suits their skills, schedules and salary expectations.   Qualified Carers is an easy to use job site and career centre, free for jobseekers looking for work within the care industry. Those seeking employment can register on the site and create a professional profile that is viewable by employers who are currently hiring. Jobseekers are also able to search the current vacancies on the job board, and apply for positions they are qualified or experienced in directly to the Employers.   “Because we offer a specialist service, QualifiedCarers.com.au is rapidly growing to become the number one place in Australia for jobseekers to find employment."     For further information contact: Bec Furraway becfurraway@qualifiedcarers.com.au Ph: 1300 768 311 www.qualifiedcarers.com.au New Employment Opportunities Provide a More Balanced Lifestyle to Australian Households 2014-08-20T03:44:37Z new-employment-opportunities-provide-a-more-balanced-lifestyle-to-australian-households WHAT:  Employment Opportunities in the Care IndustryTARGET AUDIENCE:  Australian families, Qualified Caregivers, Businesses who provide Care including Child Care, Aged Care and Disability CareTALENT:  Founder and Director of Qualified Carers Bec Furraway who has over 16 years experience in the Care and Recruitment IndustriesCONTACT: Bec Furraway. Qualified Carers. Ph: 0435 241 373   The rise in the unemployment rate suggests wage growth is likely to remain subdued for some time, an increase in wage growth would likely require a sustained fall in the unemployment rate. Low wage growth was the result of low employment growth. Over the past year the number of Australians in jobs has climbed just 0.8 per cent while the adult population has climbed 1.8 per cent, said Bank of Melbourne economist Jo Horton. Workers have gone backwards as wage growth has been so low over the past year.The most recent wage price index from the Bureau of Statistics shows an average increase of 2.6 per cent this year until June, significantly below the inflation rate of 3 per cent. The increase is the lowest since the beginning of the records in 1997. Health care and social assistance was one of the most generous industries at only 2.9 per cent. Qualified Carers is a job site aimed to strengthen the employment rate in the second half of the financial quarter by providing a unique service for families and businesses to advertise and employ Carers Australia wide. They provide a rapidly growing database of reliable and qualified Carers ready to work as and when needed. This is the go-to job site when seeking a qualified Carer and they encourage Carers to sign up by offering free memberships and a place to showcase their qualifications and experience to potential employers. Employers can access Carer profiles outlining their qualifications, work history, relevant checks and references, and with an innovative and effective online video introduction of themselves, Carers can increase the chance of a further interview by 82 per cent. More and more families are reporting that due to unforeseen circumstances life can become extremely busy and challenging at times, with Care being needed for their elderly parents as well as their children. Reassurance is usually what families are looking for, knowing their children are at home safe being Cared for by a qualified Carer they can trust. Elderly parents want to stay in the comfort of their own homes for as long as possible before any transition into a full time aged care facility. With Qualified Carers connecting families with Carers, they can better understand the available options to support and suit all of their care needs, bringing peace of mind and a better quality of life. The importance of in-home care has risen with current interest in Nannies being eligible for childcare subsidies subject to having the appropriate qualifications. If introduced the rebate will be a big support to families with children that are not suited to a childcare environment. Children with specific needs can also be catered for through the use of a private nanny, becoming a more popular option to reduce stress within the household whilst juggling long or variable working hours. A nanny gives flexibility making life more manageable, giving families an additional choice that suits their needs. Consumers can benefit from using the services of QualifiedCarers.com.au to find a babysitter, nanny, child care worker, aged carer, disability carer, housekeeper, tutor, house and pet sitter, personal home assistant and much more. It is a portal for job seekers to search for employment as well as for families and businesses to advertise jobs on the site generating employment. No other job site offers access to a searchable and directly contactable database of such an extensive range of available and qualified carers. Families and businesses can advertiseunlimited job vacancies on the job board during their membership period for a small one-off fee. A small percentage of job sites today specialise in the Care Industry, out of these sites a majority are accommodating for less than 3 Care types. This means there is a huge gap that is not focused on providing employment opportunities to the wider range of qualified Carers seeking employment throughout Australia. QualifiedCarers.com.au is an easy to use way of connecting the entire Care industry with all Care types. Qualified Carers prides on delivering a unique service businesses and families can trust that supports all their family and client Care needs at one central location, going above and beyond to provide more value than other job sites in the Care industry. QualifiedCarers.com.au is a job site connecting Carers with employment opportunities within the Care Industry Australia wide, bringing employment solutions not only to carers, also to families and businesses giving access to a searchable and contactable database of qualified and experienced Carers directly and instantly. As Qualified Carers specialises in the care industry it allows families and businesses to target their advertised vacancies directly to experienced, reliable and available Carers. Often families are so overwhelmed with the upkeep of their homes and work commitments, it is easy to overlook quality time with loved ones that is necessary in todays society to have a balance in life and healthy strong relationships. Qualified Carersaims to stimulate employment ideas and opportunity to families through Carers who can bring immeasurable quality of life to household members. By implementing a day to day schedule and providing peace of mind that daily routines and chores are covered, parents can arrive home to happy, relaxed and organised loved ones, freeing up much needed quality time on a daily basis. Families often push themselves to ‘make do’ in life and free time becomes a luxury that many don't have. Life can become stress free and more manageable with time freed up to live a more fulfilled life with the support of an in-home Carer.Reach out and start enjoying a more balanced lifestyle at QualifiedCarers.com.au.   For further information contact: Bec Furraway Email: becfurraway@qualifiedcarers.com.au Ph: 0435 241 373 Website: www.qualifiedcarers.com.au To Celebrate Carers Week Qualified Carers are offering free access to EVERY BUSINESS AND FAMILY who emails them before Sunday 20th October 2013 2013-10-14T08:21:18Z to-celebrate-carers-week-qualified-carers-are-offering-free-access-to-every-business-and-family To Celebrate Carers Week Qualified Carers are offering free access to EVERY BUSINESS AND FAMILY who emails them before Sunday 20th October 2013. To get yours email: freecare@qualifiedcarers.com.auAccording to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the unemployment rate has increased by 0.2 percent - now up to 5.7% since April 2013. Those who do not have full-time employment, in many cases, are working multiple part-time jobs to make ends meet. Trying to balance work and personal life has been a struggle for decades. It is even more trying today, especially for those having to work multiple jobs in order to stay ahead financially. Oftentimes, family obligations come in second next to work related commitments. One company is looking to aid families, businesses and employees in this struggle, while helping to improve the local unemployment rate. Qualified Carers (www.qualifiedcarers.com.au) is the only Australian company dedicated to introducing professional caregivers providing a wide range of services to businesses and families, all on one website. They offer an introduction service - meaning businesses and families can connect with specific Carers through their website, check references, and schedule interviews with Carers that match their individual qualification needs. Qualified Carers have a variety of Care Services to choose from. Whether your business or family needs a babysitter, nanny, childcare worker, disability carer, aged carer, in-home nurse, housekeeper, cleaner, tutor, personal home assistant, or a house or pet sitter, Qualified Carers will be able to help you find who you are looking for within your local area. If your business is in need of new staff members, Qualified Carers takes all of the hard work out of searching for qualified staff members.The Carers qualifications and expertise range from college students looking for work experience to highly qualified Caregivers with over 20 years’ experience in their field. Many of the Carers working with children, the disabled, or the elderly will have a First Aid Certificate, a police check or Working with Children Check, and are registered with the Family Assistance Office. In addition to the services offered for families and businesses, Qualified Carers also has opportunities open for new Carers to search for jobs. Whether you are looking for a full-time or part-time job, you can sign up for a free subscription on the Qualified Carer website and create your profile by uploading a photo or record a short video introducing yourself and what services you can offer. Employers can then search for you based on your Care qualifications and services, and contact you through the website. Additionally, you can search the Job Notice Boards available on the website to see what job opportunities are available within your local area. Subscription Information To subscribe as a Care Service Provider, please visit the website at: www.qualifiedcarers.com.au – Registration is free.   To subscribe for a family subscription, please visit the website. Subscription rates start as low as $29/mo. For a Business subscription, rates start as low as $99/mo.   About Qualified Carers Qualified Carers is an online introduction service for businesses and families to find local Caregivers in a variety of care industries across Australia. With quality Babysitters, Nannies, Child Care Workers, Disability Carers, Aged Carers, In-Home Nurses, Life Skills Educators, Tutors, Housekeepers, Cleaners, Personal Home Assistants, Pet Sitters, House Sitters and more, you can find the Care that suits your needs at the price that fits your budget.   Qualified Carers brings Businesses, Families & Caregivers Together 2013-06-16T23:25:48Z qualified-carers-brings-businesses-families-amp-caregivers-together According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the unemployment rate has increased by 0.1 percent - now up to 5.6% as of May 2013. Those who do not have full-time employment, in many cases, are working multiple part-time jobs to make ends meet. Trying to balance work and personal life has been a struggle for decades. It is even more trying today, especially for those having to work multiple jobs in order to stay ahead financially. Oftentimes, family obligations come in second next to work related commitments. One company is looking to aid families, businesses and employees in this struggle, while helping to improve the local unemployment rate. Qualified Carers (www.qualifiedcarers.com.au) is the only Australian company dedicated to introducing professional caregivers providing a wide range of services to employers and families, all on one website. They are not a staffing agency, but rather in the “introduction services” industry - meaning businesses and families can connect with specific Carers through their website, check references, and schedule interviews with Carers that match their individual qualification needs. Qualified Carers have a variety of Care Services to choose from. Whether your business or family needs a babysitter, nanny, childcare worker, disability carer, aged carer, in-home nurse, housekeeper, cleaner, tutor, personal home assistant, or a house or pet sitter, Qualified Carers will be able to help you find who you are looking for within your local area. If your business is in need of new staff members, Qualified Carers takes all of the hard work out of searching for qualified staff members.The Carer’s qualifications and expertise range from college students looking for work experience to highly qualified Caregivers with over 20 years’ experience in their field. Many of the Carers working with children, the disabled, or the elderly obtain a First Aid Certificate, a police check or Working with Children Check, and are registered with the Family Assistance Office. If there are specific qualifications you seek prior to employment and the Carer does not have them, employers may request the Carer to obtain these certifications prior to the start of employment. In addition to the services offered for families and businesses, Qualified Carer also has opportunities open for new Carers to search for jobs. Whether you are looking for a full-time or part-time job, you can sign up for a free subscription on the Qualified Carer website and create your profile by uploading a photo or record a short video introducing yourself and what services you can offer. Employers can then search for you based on your Care qualifications and services, and contact you through the website. Additionally, you can search the Job Notice Boards available on the website to see what job opportunities are available within your local area. Subscription Information To subscribe as a Care Service Provider, please visit the website at: www.qualifiedcarers.com.au – Registration is free.   To subscribe for a family subscription, please visit the website. Subscription rates start as low as $29/mo. For a Business subscription, rates start as low as $99/mo.   About Qualified Carers Qualified Carers is an online introduction service for businesses and families to find local Caregivers in a variety of care industries across Australia. With quality Babysitters, Nannies, Child Care Workers, Disability Carers, Aged Carers, In-Home Nurses, Life Skills Educators, Tutors, Housekeepers, Cleaners, Personal Home Assistants, Pet Sitters, House Sitters and more, you can find the Care that suits your needs at the price that fits your budget.