This training is essential for staff/volunteers to meet one of the four Commonwealth Home Services Programme (CHSP) training requirements.
Are you just starting your home visits or have you been home visiting for a long time and want to review/refresh your practice? Either way, this session will assist you to make your home visits productive and safer.
Using realistic case scenarios and participant experiences we will explore and develop good practice policy, procedures and strategies which ensure care provider's physical and emotional safety when entering and working in service users' home.
- Identifying safety issues, determining when it is safe to visit, how to make it safer and what to do if the visit gets tricky
- Legal and ethical responsibilities of staff and volunteers
- WHS and Duty of Care
- Good risk assessment practice and tactics to ensure physical safety during home visiting - hazardous substances, manual handling, environment, threat of violence and substance abuse
- Practical safety tips and strategies to use for protecting emotional boundaries around client's history, behaviours, health status, domestic, social and support networks
Who should participate?
This training is essential for staff and volunteers to meet one of the four Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) training requirements.
About the facilitators
Betty Stampoulis-Lyttle has worked in the not-for-profit / community sector (in Australia, UK and USA) for over 20 years, specialising in supporting the disabled community to lead more empowered and independent lives. Her work includes over 15 years’ experience in the development and delivery of educational workshops and therapeutic programs (for service users and their support networks), as well as training sessions for staff and volunteers. Betty has also worked as an independent training consultant since early 2011, running sessions for small and large not-for-profit organisations including local government services. She is a member of the Institute for Learning Practitioners and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology). She also has a Certificate IV Assessment & Workplace Training.
Betty grew up in a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) home and particularly enjoys connecting with people, exploring diversity and celebrating difference!
When & Where
The Junction Neighbourhood Centre
VAST Training Services specialises in the delivery of Learning and Development opportunities for Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) and disability funded services' staff, managers, board members and volunteers across Eastern Sydney and City of Sydney.
We provide face to face courses, managers' breakfasts, volunteer training, customised training opportunities, including, "Tailored for Tomorrow" and new 90min Turbo Training workshops!