The Disability Support Worker


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The Disability Support Worker is an Australian text providing a practical introduction to the role and responsibilities for workers providing crucial support to clients with a disability.

  • Practical exercises
  • Integrate theory with practice and allow students to consolidate what they have learnt in the text
  • Case studies that put the theory into practice; numerous examples provide students with a solid application of theory
  • Summaries and self-check questions allow students the opportunity to review what has been learnt in each chapter
  • Discussion questions provide an opportunity to reflect on key topics
  • Extension activities offer an opportunity for students to consolidate their new knowledge.
  • Working within a legal and ethical framework
  • Working effectively in the community sector
  • Working effectively with people with a disability
  • Empowering people with disabilities
  • Facilitating skills development and maintenance
  • Facilitating community participation and inclusion
  • Communicating using augmentative and alternative communication strategies
  • Facilitating individualised plans
  • Providing behaviour support in the context of individualised plans
  • Following safety procedures and contributing to OH&S for direct care work
  • Working effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
  • Advocating for clients
  • Providing services to people with disabilities with complex needs
  • Facilitating support for personal care needs
  • Working effectively with older people
Author Bio:
Geoff Arnott has worked for over thirty years in the TAFE sector where he managed a range of programs involving the disability sector. In the last five years he was manager of the Department of Health, Recreation and Human Services . He now works as a writer and consultant, and has previously written several resources for Disability and Aged Care students.