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
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.