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Certificate of Disability Services

$899.00$1,299.00

Course Outline and Topics

Course Overview

Would you like to embark on a fulfilling career where your work is all about helping a disabled person to achieve their best life? The Certificate of Disability Services is an online professional development program that will provide you with the essential knowledge and skillsets to provide person-centred support to those with a disability.

In this online disability program you will learn in-depth skills and knowledge about the disability sector to move into disability support positions including case management and project work in both the government and non-government sectors.

You will learn how to coordinate multiple service inputs for clients and learn how to undertake case management for clients with complex needs and issues.

The Certificate of Disability Services will teach you to facilitate the empowerment of a people with disability by fostering self-determination, independence and strengths.  You will also learn how to coordinate services for people with disabilities and maximise participation in work.

Course Structure

Unit 1 - Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

  • Legal, political and social frameworks
  • Developmental delay
  • Intellectual disability
  • Neurological disability
  • Physical disability
  • Sensory disability
  • Disability support services
  • National Disability Strategy 2010
  • National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
  • Disability Services Standards
  • Social Model of Disability
  • Social justice
  • Catteneo’s Model of Empowerment
  • Facilitating empowerment
  • Human rights
  • Legally denying rights
  • Communication techniques
  • Impacts of trauma
  • Chronic lifestyle conditions
  • Cultural needs
  • Family partnerships
  • Breaches of human rights
  • Abuse and neglect
  • Choice and self-determination
  • Person-centred options
  • Support services
  • Adaptive technology
  • Communication specialists
  • Dignity of risk
  • Self-advocacy
  • Advocacy services
  • SODAS decision-making process

Unit 2 - Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs

  • Complex support issues
  • Prioritise needs
  • Duty of care
  • Risk management
  • Negligence
  • Complex support needs
  • Detecting impairment
  • Comprehensive assessments
  • Aged Care Assessment Program (ACAP)
  • Quality of life
  • Best practice guidelines
  • Complex and special needs
  • Service plans
  • Cultural differences
  • Health problems
  • Service coordination plan
  • SMART goals
  • Community support groups / agencies
  • Individualised care plans
  • Record keeping
  • Support worker required skills
  • Disability support workers
  • Physical conditions
  • Service providers
  • Privacy principles
  • Evaluate plan
  • Feedback
  • Process mapping
  • The Aged Rights Advocacy Service (ARAS)

Unit 3 - Maximise participation in work by people with disability

  • Job search techniques
  • Open supported employments
  • Employment steps
  • Resumes
  • Strategy plans
  • Register with agencies
  • Disability employment service
  • Rights and responsibilities
  • Equal employment opportunity
  • Working conditions
  • Work health and safety
  • Assess work abilities
  • Questioning techniques
  • Listening
  • Preliminary screening
  • Appraisal assessments
  • Assess productivity
  • Pro rate legal wage
  • Key Performance Indicator
  • Industrial relations system
  • Contracts of employment
  • Apprentice wage support
  • Salaries and wages
  • Employer organisations
  • Monitor employment opportunities
  • Preparing for interviews

Unit 4 - Support individuals with autism spectrum disorder

  • Diagnostic processes
  • Assessment tools
  • Core areas of functional impact
  • History of autism spectrum disorders
  • Neurobiological cause
  • Genetic causes
  • Current research
  • Functions of the brain
  • Environmental toxins
  • Viral causes
  • Treatment, therapies and interventions
  • Testing and diagnosis
  • Deficits in social skills
  • Impact and stress on family
  • Education
  • Values and attitudes
  • Plan and implement support
  • Responding effectively to needs
  • Interventions and support strategies
  • Strategies for including students with ASD
  • Physical activities
  • Individual program plan
  • Individual education plan
  • Sensory strategies
  • Touch sensitivity
  • Gustatory strategies
  • Olfactory strategies
  • Vestibular strategies
  • Triggers
  • Positive reinforcement
  • Evidence of positive results
  • Pharmaceutical drugs
  • Alternative therapies
  • Achieving outcomes
  • Developmental philosophy
  • Quality of life
  • Social models
  • Human rights
  • Respect and equality
  • Equal opportunity / discrimination legislation
  • Health and safety
  • Medication regulations
  • Disability services
  • Professional boundaries
  • Professional development
  • Childhood autism rating scale (CARS)

Unit 5 - Develop and provide person-centred service responses

  • Person-centred approaches
  • Communication skills
  • Promoting participation
  • Strengths-based approach
  • Response planning
  • Collaboration
  • Case management administration
  • Documentation
  • Privacy principles
  • Monitoring progress
  • Problem-solving
  • Training for clients
  • Changes in the sector
  • Policy and procedures
  • Quality frameworks
  • Barriers
  • Best practice

Unit 6 - Develop and promote positive person-centred behaviour supports

  • Individual behaviour influences
  • Challenging behaviours
  • Functions of behaviours
  • Positive programming
  • Support strategies
  • Behaviour support plans
  • Eliminating the setting event
  • Prompts for positive behaviour
  • Behaviours of concern
  • Behavioural stimuli / function
  • Understanding of behaviour
  • Topography of the behaviour
  • Cycle and course of behaviour
  • Strength of behaviour
  • History of problem behaviours
  • History in interventions
  • Triggers of behaviour
  • Self harm
  • Antecedents and consequences
  • Mental illness
  • Cognitive assessment
  • Data and observations
  • Proactive support strategies
  • Functional behaviour assessment
  • Respect, dignity and rights
  • Setting limits
  • Support plans
  • Monitoring and review
  • Intervention and Response Plan
  • Active strategies
  • Initial response strategies
  • Strengths-based support
  • Physical intervention
  • Seclusion and physical restraint
  • Legislation
  • Duty of care
  • Ethical issues
  • Diffusion strategies
  • De-escalation techniques
  • Passive self-defense
  • Counselling and therapy
  • Behavioural management guidelines
  • Health and safety
  • Emergency response
  • Reduction of risk and harm
  • Policy and protocols
  • Staff records

Unit 7 - Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness

  • Homelessness
  • Personal values/ attitudes
  • Stereotyping
  • Identify barriers
  • Safe, secure housing
  • Risk of homelessness
  • Lack of employment
  • Low income
  • Domestic violence
  • Drug and alcohol abuse
  • Cultural issues
  • Refugees and asylum seekers
  • Mental illness
  • Legal issues
  • Cost of housing
  • Employment services
  • Case management
  • Referral procedures
  • Rental subsidies
  • Early intervention
  • Assess personal safety
  • Family violence
  • Freedom of information
  • Mandatory reporting
  • Physical abuse
  • Psychological /emotional abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Recognising neglect
  • Confidentiality
  • Domestic violence
  • Duty of care
  • Foreseeable harm
  • Interventionist strategies
  • Transitional housing
  • Crisis housing
  • Advocacy
  • Accessing pathways
  • Linguistic differences

Unit 8 - Coordinate complex case requirements

  • CSMA
  • Case management standards
  • Models of case management
  • Formal behaviour support
  • Services for families and carers
  • Case action plans
  • Client goals
  • Statutory requirements
  • Community-based case management
  • Case coordination
  • Standards of care
  • Care meetings
  • Monitoring client progress
  • Accountability to funding bodies
  • Accessible service delivery
  • Problem solving
  • Family structure and dynamics

Assessment

Written assignments and exercises, including short-answer questions, reports/essays and projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment.

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  • Recognised by employers as professional development;
  • Improve your employment opportunities;
  • Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
  • Access to high-quality courses written by industry experts;
  • All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
  • Unlimited tutor support;
  • Easy to understand course content;
  • Unlimited enrolment with no expiry;
  • Certificate of Attainment issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
  • Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
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