Your support staff may have some qualifications and experience in disability support, but they won’t know your family member.  Here are some ideas for what training you might need to create for your staff to help them provide support that is specific to your family member.

How to turn up to work on time and get paid

  • Rosters
  • Timesheets
  • Payruns
  • Payslips
  • Leave

Understanding job purpose, responsibilities and authorities

  • The vision for your family member’s good life
  • Current goals
  • What you are authorised to do and not do
  • What are your responsibilities?

How to build relationships with your family member

  • What your family member likes
  • What family member doesn’t like
  • How your family member says yes and no
  • What your family member’s body language means

How to build relationships with other supports and family members

  • How family members like supports to behave when in their hous
  • Get to know you activities
  • The story of your family
  • Roles and responsibilities of other colleagues

Get to know daily routines

  • Getting up
  • Showering
  • Getting dressed
  • Meals
  • Cleaning teeth
  • Going to work
  • Fun things I do at home
  • Activity schedule
  • Going to bed

Keeping your family member and workers safe

  • Eating safely
  • Road safety
  • Emergency information
  • Reducing the occurance and responding to challenging behaviours
  • Reporting hazards
  • Reporting issues
  • Preventing trips and falls
  • Storage of chemicals and medications

How to use the tools of your job

  • Rostering system
  • Reporting system
  • Training system
  • Timesheet system
  • Feeding pumps
  • Wheelchairs
  • Hoists

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Get step by step guidance on training your staff in my Train Your Team Project

In the Train Your Team Project I will help you to get all of that good stuff out of your head and all those files on your computer spread all over the place into an organised learning platform for your staff.

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