Who should attend?
This course is for frontline workers in roles that undertake planning or associated support services such as case management, service coordination or support facilitation. It is recommended for workers who are providing support to people with multiple diagnosis, behaviours of concern, complex physical and/or mental health needs, contact with the criminal justice system, alcohol and other drug issues, or a combination of the above.
The approach to planning that is explored is especially relevant for those undertaking planning-related work with clients who are or are at risk of contact with the criminal justice system, as this group are likely to require more intensive and coordinated support for a longer duration than other people with disability. The training is practically focused and built around use of the ‘Being a Planner with a Person with Cognitive Disability and Complex Support Needs’ resource kit developed by the Intellectual Disability Behaviour Support Program at the University of NSW.
This Kit can be downloaded at https://www.arts.unsw.edu.au/research/intellectual-disability-behaviour-support-program/support-planning/.
Participants will learn about:
The training aims to strengthen existing good practice and provide guidance for engaging a person with disability and complex support needs in planning. It also addresses the skills, training and personal attributes needed by planners working with people with cognitive disability and complex support needs. Participants will receive a copy of the kit to use in their work.
It will provide participants with a working understanding of complexity analysis and the ecological model of complex support needs. It will also equip workers to undertake a three-staged process for engaging a person with complex support needs in planning and tools for reflective practice.