Workers on Mycare aren’t employed by us, they simply use Mycare to find clients. The platform generates a contract between you and the person you choose to provide the support you need. This makes them independent contractors, though some people prefer to call this being self-employed or contracting, which really means the same.
Being an independent contractor means workers can decide who they work with, where they work, their work hours and pay rates. While they have a say in these matters, they do still have to discuss and decide upon these with their clients, which is where you come in! You are able to negotiate specific hours, tasks, and how much you want to pay for their services.
There are a range of reasons finding a worker through Mycare to provide your care and support is a great option:
- Firstly, it means that you are not an employer with all the obligations that come with that. No unnecessary paperwork, and you can easily manage all your supports and payments online
- Mycare supports the workers to fulfill their obligations as an independent contractor this includes help with tax and insurance just in case something goes wrong
- You are able to connect with people in your local community who provide care and support, and have a one-on-one relationship with the person you choose to support you
- You are able to negotiate directly with that person about what you need, how that is provided and the costs
- You get support through the Customer Success team who are just an email or phone call away.
What do I need to know about using Mycare to find an independent contract worker?
You will need to create a job listing for the care and support you need. This means writing up what the role you require will involve, the ideal worker for the role, and the type of tasks you need them to complete. To ensure the worker can negotiate a fair rate, make sure you describe carefully what the role involves as there may be additional expenses the worker needs to factor into their hourly rate.
After you complete your job listing, you are able to reach out to workers in the community, and they are able to reach out to you. You may like to have a look at the workers in your area and ask them if they are interested, otherwise you can sit back and wait for workers to start applying on their own.
When you find the right person for you there are a number of factors you will need to consider when deciding on an hourly rate to pay. We have some great information here to help you decide.
Once you and your worker decide to work together you begin to book their visits using Mycare’s booking tools. The agreement between you and the worker is automatically created as you book the first visit. If you end the working relationship with the worker, it is a simple one click of your mouse to end the agreement.
Would you like more information about finding, booking and paying independent contract workers through Mycare? Contact our friendly Customer Engagement team on phone 0800 677 700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org