Wellness, Reablement and the Critical Role of Direct Support Workers

4 January 2018 - 2 minutes read

DATE: Thursday 6th December 2018
TIME: 9:00am-3:30pm
VENUE: The Chatswood Club, 11 Help St, Chatswood


Wellness and reablement philosophy and practice is now a key foundation stone of support provision in the aged and disability sectors. The success of the reablement and wellness focus in maximising independence often relies on the skills of the support worker implementing the agreed support plan.

This workshop explores the basics of the reablement and wellness approach and what it means for support staff who work directly with consumers. It is a very practical session which showcases how support workers can use the enablement philosophy in their everyday practice with consumers, supporting them to be as independent and in control as possible.

Course Objectives

By the end of the training program participants will be able to:

  • tell the difference between a traditional (maintenance) and an enabling approach in direct support work with consumers
  • understand and appreciate the value of an enablement approach with their consumers
  • understand, describe and demonstrate how they can contribute as front-line workers to support consumers to achieve wellness and reablement outcomes

Target Audience: Front-line support staff and Volunteers

Presenter: Glen Sorensen founded his company, Age Communications, in 1988.  Since then he has worked as a facilitator, trainer, researcher, writer and resource developer with all tiers of government, industry peak bodies, non-government and the private sector.  His experience includes community care, aged care, disability, housing and community development sectors.

Cost: 20% discount if book by 16 August 2018. Please enter CHSP under Gift/Promotion Code to obtain the discount. All prices include GST.
$95: CHSP service workers, $135: non-CHSP service workers, $95: non-CHSP volunteers, $25: CHSP volunteers

Group Discount: In addition to the 20% Early Bird offer, you can receive an additional 5% discount for 2 bookings or 10% discount for 3+ bookings. To organise, contact Shirley: shirleyc@yourside.org.au or 1300 134 332

Enquiries: Contact Rosanna: rosannac@yourside.org.au or Shirley: shirleyc@yourside.org.au or T: 1300 134 332

REGISTRATION: Click here to register.