How much am I paid?

All payments are processed through the Like Family website. In order to get paid for the time you spend supporting Members, you will need to ensure you enter your bookings into the system and that you complete them in a timely manner.

The rates that Social Carers working as independent contractors are paid (as well as the rates Members pay for Social Carer supports) are outlined below:
Services Social Carer Hourly Rate Member Hourly Rate (per Member)
1-on-1 (one Social Carer and one Member) $32.30 $42
1-on-2 (one Social Carer and two Members) $47.50 $31
1-on-3 (one Social Carer and three Members) $53 $23


The price difference between the Member and Social Carer rate is our administration fee which covers invoicing, payment processing, and insurance. As this is automatically deducted from a Social Carers hourly rate,  the rates you see above are the rates you can expect to be paid.


Additional information on booking types and payment amounts

Video Bookings:

In addition to face-to-face bookings, Like Family offers Social Carers and Members the opportunity to provide and receive supports through online video or phone bookings. We understand these bookings may not always last the minimum booking time of 1 hour, so if your video booking is 30 minutes or less, it will be paid at 30 mins for $16.15. We will make this adjustment before you are paid.

Sleepover Shifts:
A sleepover shift is a booking of 8 hours where there is no expectation of being woken. Additional support can be rostered before and/or after the sleepover and is paid at the relevant rate.

Services Social Carer Rate (Total 8 hour Shift) Member Rate (Total 8 Hour shift)
Sleepover (8 hours with no expectation of being woken) $98.50 $115



**All our prices are flat-rates,  irrespective of the time of day or weekends. As community Social Carers, our mission is to ensure people in the community have FUN and get the help they need, whenever they need, despite having limited or no funding.