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Getting to the Heart of What Matters – The Role of a Support Worker – Brisbane

February 20 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

 

About the Workshop: 

The role of a support worker is complex and multi-faceted. Paid staff can make a significant contribution to a person’s life – enabling the person to live a rich life and pursue their own unique goals and dreams.

What lies at the heart of the role is, however, frequently invisible. When we fall into the habit of talking about “hours”, and tasks, routines and schedules, it’s easy to be distracted from what really matters about supporting people well.
This full day workshop will be an opportunity for support workers to critically reflect upon the essential purpose of their role, the values that drive “support”, and the sorts of relationships which are core to supporting someone well, particularly in relation to valued roles and community belonging.

 


“Support requires a certain humility on the part of staff, letting go of control, a willingness to follow rather than lead” Susan Stanfield


 

Topics Covered will include:

• A good life

• Your role in a person’s life

• Getting to know the person in order to assist them well

• Supporting belonging, contribution and relationships

• What gets in the way of good support?

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About the presenter:

Presenter Suellen WelchSuellen Welch works with CRU as a consultant. Her work focuses on promoting, strengthening and defending person centred and directed responses.

Suellen has previously worked for several small community based organisations in Brisbane in team leader and key worker roles.

She has experience working as a support worker, supervising support workers, as well as engaging support workers to work with her son.

 

 

 

Who Should Attend?

This training is for support workers who are directly assisting an individual with disability to live a good life in community. People self-directing and employing their own workers may want to recommend this training to their support workers.

Using Your NDIS Funding at CRU:

For people who are self-managing or using a plan manager, it is possible to use NDIS funding at CRU. To help you work out if this event is a reasonable and necessary support that will help you (or your family member) achieve your goals, there are Learning Objectives below. For more information about using NDIS funding at CRU, see our website. As CRU is not a registered NDIS service provider at this stage, people who are Agency managed cannot use NDIS funding to pay fees for CRU events.

For NDIS participants who are directly employing your own staff, you can use any savings in your funding to help you manage direct employment arrangements, including providing training to staff. Like all supports funded through an NDIS plan, training for support workers should contribute to the participant achieving their goals.

 

Learning Outcome

Identify the elements of a good life and reflect on assumptions about people with disabilities’ right to and the possibility of a good life.

Potential links to participant goals*

Strengthens focus on goals of participant;
Encourages critical reflection on practices that may undermine the achievement of a participant’s goals.

 

Learning Outcome

Begin to develop a framework for thinking about the role of a support worker in their own particular contexts.

Potential links to participant goals*

Contextualises learning to the goals, aspirations and support needs of the participant they are supporting.

 

Learning Outcome

Understand Valued Social Roles and how the concept can be used to support people to have access to the good things of life.

Potential links to participant goals*

Enhances ability to work to support greater & more meaningful social and economic participation;

 

Learning Outcome

Understand the importance of friendships and relationships and analyse what can get in the way of relationships for people with disability.

Potential links to participant goals*

Enhances ability to work to support new friendships & relationships and to deepen existing relationships;
Enhances ability to work to support greater & more meaningful social participation;
Enhances ability to work to support development of informal supports.

 

Learning Outcome

Identify factors and strategies that make belonging in community more likely.

Potential links to participant goals*

Enhances ability to work to support greater & more meaningful social and economic participation;
Enhances ability to work to support development of informal supports.
Strategies for supporting greater independence.

 

* every person has unique goals and aspirations. This information is provided to assist NDIS participants and their supporters determine whether the learning outcomes relate to the participant’s goals.

To view CRU’s cancellation policy, visit: https://cru.org.au/about/policies/#cancellation

Venue

CRU Office
Level 2,, 43 Peel Street
South Brisbane,QLD4101AU
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