Taking Control 1 - Finding and Managing Support Workers

Taking Control 1 is a course to help you find, choose, hire and manage support workers.

Beginner 5(3 Ratings)
Created by The Growing Space Learning Last updated Tue, 13-Apr-2021 English
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13 Lessons 00:37 Hours
Taking Control 1 : Getting Ready: Finding and Managing Support Workers
5 Lessons 00:17 Hours
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Taking Control 1 is a course to help you find, choose and hire support workers. This course is perfect for beginners who want to learn about support workers or for someone who wants to learn more.

In this course, we learn:

  • Where to find support workers
  • How to choose and hire support workers
  • How to pay support workers
  • How to manage your support team
  • What to do when things go wrong
  • How to have tough conversations

The course has a video, as well as a booklet with tips and tricks and useful resource list.

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About the instructor
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We are disabled people and families supporting our peers to live a full inclusive life in the community with choice and control.

Natalie H manages our TGS Learning ILC Project. She has a Bachelor of Nursing and has worked in Paediatrics and Community Nursing across Adelaide for close to 15 years. Natalie has two daughters who have NDIS plans. She also supports her father through his NDIS journey after having a Stroke. Natalie loves working with an amazing ILC team all with lived experience in disability to produce some awesome resources for the disability community. Stay tuned!

 Chantel B's work with The Growing Space includes co-designing and building NDIS-related workshops and e-learning resources through our ILC Learning project, and a newly created role to work to keep our clients safe from abuse, neglect and poor provider practises. She is a person with disability and is close to finishing a PhD at the University of South Australia on understanding how people living with disability experience inclusive policies within education. She is active in a range of advocacy activities in her community, and is passionate about people with disability living better lives through access and inclusion.

 Jocelyn N is a not very old person who lives with a significant physical disability. She loves her role within TGS Learning team, using her knowledge and supporting others to thrive in life and navigate the NDIS with confidence. An adventure seeker, jumping out of a plane, white-water rafting or swimming with sharks she is also passionate about advocating for equal opportunities, true inclusion and choice, especially education and sport. Jocelyn has been heavily involved in advocacy on a state and national level, has a background in medical science and is currently chasing down a law degree to further her work.

 Joanne C is working as Support Coordinator and is a member of our Learning team. She has a background in psychology and training, and offers The Growing Space and those we serve a unique perspective (and reminders to caption things!) as a blind woman. Her youth and energy (and exceptional tech skills) are very welcome on our team, as are her fluent spoken Chinese, Indonesian and Malay language and related cultural supports.

 Taryn W is an integral part of our TGS Learning team, has a background in local and state government communications and engagement, and loves finding ways to share knowledge and information. Her true skills lie in her DIY work, recently fixing both a broken wheelchair handle and a kitchen tap with zip ties.

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  • Thu, 22-Oct-2020
    Stefano Di Nino
  • Fri, 02-Oct-2020
    Sam PaiorSkuut
    Great overview and tips about find workers and making a brief for them. Thanks!
  • Fri, 30-Oct-2020
    Michelle Boles
    simple and easy to follow love the questions can tell that they where made by mothers of children
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