Seven Steps to Self-Direction, Sunshine Coast

Seven Steps to Self Direction; Building right relationships between people with disability, families, committed friends and support workers

About the Workshop:

How have other people made self-directing work?
This one-day workshop explores a practical, values-based framework of self-direction, and how to develop supports that work respectfully and constructively together.

The seven steps provide a simple, helpful guide that can be worked through, or started at any step. This workshop draws on the resource developed by Griffith University (Dr Margaret Ward) as part of the NDS Innovative Workforce Fund Project.

Self-direction has been found to give greater choice and control, and more effective and flexible use of available formal and freely-given support. Good support requires the right people to provide the right level of support at the right time.

There are some preconditions that make good support in self-directed arrangements more likely to happen. This seven step approach takes participants from starting with the person through to problem solving and checking for resilience.

 “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”         Henry Ford

Download Flyer here (PDF)

Download Accessible Flyer here  (Word)

 

About the presenter:

Sharon Bourke currently works as a Professional Development Consultant and presented many of the NDIS  Participant Readiness sessions for CRU over the past three years.

She has worked in various roles, including managing individualised support agencies, advocacy, workshop facilitation and planning. In partnership with her youngest son Dan, Sharon has chosen to self-direct funds that support him.

Who should attend?

This workshop is for people with disability, their families, supporters and workers who are involved in a self-directed arrangement who want it to work as well as possible, and for people interested in moving to a person-centred, self-directed arrangement. It works best if the person comes with their family and supporters.

To view CRU’s cancellation policy please visit this link

Learning Outcomes:

Participants in this workshop will:

  • Understand how a framework for self-direction of supports could be applied to their own circumstances;
  • Analyse the requirements for supporting the person well, in ways that assist the person to achieve their goals and live the life they want;
  • Develop skills around recruiting suitable staff and creating, maintaining and monitoring a high quality, person-centred support arrangement;
  • Develop and apply a practical problem-solving framework as a key safeguarding strategy;
  • Evaluate the resilience of the person supported and the support arrangement as a method of safeguarding the quality and sustainability of the support arrangement.

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

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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.

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?

Download Flyer  (pdf) 

Download Accessible Flyer  (Word)

About the Presenter:

photo of Suellen Welch

Suellen Welch works with CRU as a Casual consultant. 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, and as a Support Co-ordinator, 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-managing may want to recommend this training to their support workers. If you or your organisation wants to register more than four workers at this workshop, we would appreciate you contacting CRU to discuss this.

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 Outcomes:

Potential links to participant goals*

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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 

Community Resource Unit Ltd.

CRU has a 30 year track record of working across Queensland to help people with a disability take control of their lives and take their place in their community

Contact CRU if you need assistance or are unable to register online, by calling (07) 3844 2211 or email us at  cru@cru.org.au


Venue and Parking:

Information about getting to CRU and parking options can be found here

 


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

BOOK TICKETSAbout 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.

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?

Download Flyer  (pdf) 

Download Accessible Flyer  (Word)

About the Presenter:

photo of Suellen Welch

Suellen Welch works with CRU as a part-time consultant. 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-managing may want to recommend this training to their support workers. If you or your organisation wants to register more than four workers at this workshop, we would appreciate you contacting CRU to discuss this.

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 participant s 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

Potential links to participant goals*

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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 

Community Resource Unit Ltd.

CRU has a 30 year track record of working across Queensland to help people with a disability take control of their lives and take their place in their community

Contact CRU if you need assistance or are unable to register online, by calling (07) 3844 2211 or email us at  cru@cru.org.au


Venue Location:
Lagoon Creek Café is located right near PCYC Caboolture and just around the corner from the Caboolture Hospital and QUT Caboolture Campus. If you would like some help with directions, please contact the venue directly for assistance.

Parking:

The venue has parking available. Parking is situated just to the right of the red letter “A”, where you should see some other cars are parked. When you are driving up Toovey Street, you should see a big green shed on your left, and the driveway just opposite it on the right is where you can park.


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

 

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?

Download Flyer (pdf)
Download Accessible Flyer (Word)

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


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

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.

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?

Download Flyer (pdf)
Download Accessible Flyer (Word)

About the presenter:

Suellen 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.

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


Making the Most of Change – Understanding & Managing Your Supports, Brisbane

About the Workshop: 

This popular series of three (3) practical, hands-on half-day workshops was developed as part of CRU’s NDIS Participant Readiness work. It is designed for people with disability and their families to turn their vision of a good life into reality. Come to one, two or all three workshops.

These workshops will assist people to be clear about their goals, to think creatively about supports and build an understanding of some of the nitty-gritty of self-direction and self-management.

 

WORKSHOP 1:  Starting to Plan

Thursday 9th August, 10am – 12:30pm

This workshop provides tools to develop a vision and a plan and encourages you to think about the life you want and the goals and aspirations that are important to you.

 

WORKSHOP 2: Understanding Supports

Thursday 16th August, 10am – 12:30pm

Participants learn from each other and start to identify the funded supports needed to complement and strengthen informal, community and mainstream supports as well as considering how to blend their natural supports with paid supports.

 

WORKSHOP 3: Managing Your Supports

Thursday 23rd August, 10am – 12:30pm

For people interested in self-management, this workshop draws on experience and wisdom from families already self-managing. Look at ways to both manage and direct the support needed to sustain a good life, including recruiting the right staff for the role.

 

“We used to believe that people with disability needed Services

and the question was, how can Communities help?

We now know that people with disabilities need Communities,

and the question is, how can Services help?”

John O’Brien & Connie Lyall-O’Brien

 

Questions explored in the workshop:

  • What are the supports needed for a good life?
  • How can you blend funded NDIS support with the natural supports that come from family, friends and community?
  • What does it mean to direct and manage your own supports?

Download the flyer (pdf)

Download the accessible flyer (word doc)

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is for people with disability, their families and supporters. Workers are most welcome to attend and learn from an individual and family perspective about managing and directing supports both unfunded and paid.

 

For further information about these workshops, to download the event flyers or to book and register, please click this link

 

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


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

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.

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?

Download Flyer (pdf) 

Download Accessible Flyer (Word)

About the presenter:

photo of Suellen Welch

Suellen 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.

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


Making the Most of Change – Understanding & Managing Your Supports, Brisbane

About the Workshop: 

This popular series of three (3) practical, hands-on half-day workshops was developed as part of CRU’s NDIS Participant Readiness work. It is designed for people with disability and their families to turn their vision of a good life into reality. Come to one, two or all three workshops.

These workshops will assist people to be clear about their goals, to think creatively about supports and build an understanding of some of the nitty-gritty of self-direction and self-management.

 

WORKSHOP 1:  Starting to Plan

Thursday 9th August, 10am – 12:30pm

This workshop provides tools to develop a vision and a plan and encourages you to think about the life you want and the goals and aspirations that are important to you.

 

WORKSHOP 2: Understanding Supports

Thursday 16th August, 10am – 12:30pm

Participants learn from each other and start to identify the funded supports needed to complement and strengthen informal, community and mainstream supports as well as considering how to blend their natural supports with paid supports.

 

WORKSHOP 3: Managing Your Supports

Thursday 23rd August, 10am – 12:30pm

For people interested in self-management, this workshop draws on experience and wisdom from families already self-managing. Look at ways to both manage and direct the support needed to sustain a good life, including recruiting the right staff for the role.

 

“We used to believe that people with disability needed Services

and the question was, how can Communities help?

We now know that people with disabilities need Communities,

and the question is, how can Services help?”

John O’Brien & Connie Lyall-O’Brien

 

Questions explored in the workshop:

  • What are the supports needed for a good life?
  • How can you blend funded NDIS support with the natural supports that come from family, friends and community?
  • What does it mean to direct and manage your own supports?

Download the flyer (pdf)

Download the accessible flyer (word doc)

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is for people with disability, their families and supporters. Workers are most welcome to attend and learn from an individual and family perspective about managing and directing supports both unfunded and paid.

 

For further information about these workshops, to download the event flyers or to book and register, please click this link

 

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


Making the Most of Change – Understanding & Managing Your Supports, Brisbane

About the Workshop: 

This popular series of three (3) practical, hands-on half-day workshops was developed as part of CRU’s NDIS Participant Readiness work. It is designed for people with disability and their families to turn their vision of a good life into reality. Come to one, two or all three workshops.

These workshops will assist people to be clear about their goals, to think creatively about supports and build an understanding of some of the nitty-gritty of self-direction and self-management.

 

WORKSHOP 1:  Starting to Plan

Thursday 9th August, 10am – 12:30pm

This workshop provides tools to develop a vision and a plan and encourages you to think about the life you want and the goals and aspirations that are important to you.

 

WORKSHOP 2: Understanding Supports

Thursday 16th August, 10am – 12:30pm

Participants learn from each other and start to identify the funded supports needed to complement and strengthen informal, community and mainstream supports as well as considering how to blend their natural supports with paid supports.

 

WORKSHOP 3: Managing Your Supports

Thursday 23rd August, 10am – 12:30pm

For people interested in self-management, this workshop draws on experience and wisdom from families already self-managing. Look at ways to both manage and direct the support needed to sustain a good life, including recruiting the right staff for the role.

 

“We used to believe that people with disability needed Services

and the question was, how can Communities help?

We now know that people with disabilities need Communities,

and the question is, how can Services help?”

John O’Brien & Connie Lyall-O’Brien

 

Questions explored in the workshop:

  • What are the supports needed for a good life?
  • How can you blend funded NDIS support with the natural supports that come from family, friends and community?
  • What does it mean to direct and manage your own supports?

Download the flyer (pdf)

Download the accessible flyer (word doc)

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is for people with disability, their families and supporters. Workers are most welcome to attend and learn from an individual and family perspective about managing and directing supports both unfunded and paid.

 

For further information about these workshops, to download the event flyers or to book and register, please click this link

 

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


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

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.

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?

Download Flyer (pdf) 

Download Accessible Flyer (Word)

About the presenter:

photo of Suellen Welch

Suellen 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.

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