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Reducing Support Worker and Carer Turnover

The time and energy it can take to find and train a new support person or carer for a child with special needs is enormous, working with them to build up a relationship and trust with your child (and you!) takes yet more time. That is why it is...

Add Another Member to Your Support Team

Prior to a decision about the right live-in carer provider, most host families are apprehensive about whether they can place their trust in someone new. Especially those families who have children with additional needs. Below we’d like to outline some of the concerns...

$1,116.47 raised for Giant Steps (for autism)

     At Apex Professional Exchange we support families with children with additional needs. Our Sydney-based regional director and two of our current care professionals yesterday joined in to raise money for Giant Steps, who are an amazing organisation that supports...

Making Your Care Professional Feel Welcome!

A welcome pack for your care professional is one of the elements the host family can lay the foundation building block for a successful relationship. Showing your live-in carer that you are excited about them joining your family, by providing little welcome gifts, a...

Expand your Horizon: Travel and Work!

Matthias a 28-year old occupational therapist from North Rhine-Westphalia spoke with us about his experience as a professional carer for a family in Queensland, Australia. What is your profession and why did you decided to come to Australia with Apex? My pleasure! I...

Advice for a Successful Year with your Care Professional

Some of the host families we work with have been in our program for 2 or 3 years. Some are total newbies. Nonetheless, all can benefit from a little advice to make their time with their care professional a success! Weekly meeting: set-up a time each week for both...

A Career Break Abroad!

Julia, from Duisburg in Germany, wanted to take time out from her job and was able to do so with Apex Professional Exchange in Sydney, Australia. She joined a family for 1 year and looked after their 2 children, bringing her experience as an educator into her role as...