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The Disability Support Worker with Student Resource Access 12 Months : 2nd Edition - Geoff Arnott

The Disability Support Worker with Student Resource Access 12 Months

2nd Edition

Book with Other Items Published: 6th July 2016
ISBN: 9780170369671
Number Of Pages: 440

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The second edition of The Disability Support Worker meets the needs of people who adopt a person-centred approach in their work. The wholly Australian text now includes the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), and other required reforms consistent with the United Nations convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities.This text supports training and skills development for the CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability, and Disability electives of the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support. Revisions reflect changes to the training package, particularly upgrading competencies dealing with individualised support, empowerment and facilitation consistent with a strengths-based approach.

New to this Edition

  • Now accompanied by instructor support materials, including competency mapping, PowerPoints, a test bank and case studies

  • Now includes a CourseMate Express companion site to support student learning

  • Terminology, e.g. OHS, updated in line with current standards

  • Expansion of sections on how to report non-compliance and facilitating skills development and maintenance with more examples and activities

  • Content revision to reflect the update to the training package primarily upgrading of elective competencies for the C4 to core - particularly those competencies dealing with individualised support, empowerment and facilitation consistent with a strengths based approach.


About the Author

Geoff Arnott Cert IV A&WPT, Dip. FLM, B. Ec., B. Ed., Grad. Dip. BA, M. Bus., is a freelance writer and consultant and has published books in areas including disability, aged care and community services, He previously worked for more than 30 years in the TAFE system in various roles including as a Deputy Head of School and a Department Manager at Swinburne University in charge of programs based around health, recreation and human services. He has produced numerous learner guides and curriculum materials in a diverse range of areas for client organisations from the public and private sectors. His book publications in community services are Working in Aged and Community Services (Tertiary Press, 2005), Working in Community Services (Tertiary Press, 2007) and The Disability Support Worker, 2e (Cengage, 2016). He is an alumnus of Swinburne and Monash Universities.


1. Working within a legal and ethical framework

2. Working effectively in the community sector

3. Working effectively with people with a disability

4. Empowering people with disabilities

5. Facilitating skills development and maintenance

6. Facilitating community participation and inclusion

7. Communicating using augmentative and alternative communication strategies

8. Facilitating individualized plans

9. Providing behaviour support in the context of individualised plans

10. Following safety procedures and contributing to Work Health and Safety for direct care work

11. Working effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

12. Advocating for clients

13. Providing services to people with disabilities with complex needs

14. Facilitating support for personal care needs

15. Working effectively with older people

ISBN: 9780170369671
ISBN-10: 0170369676
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Book with Other Items
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 440
Published: 6th July 2016
Publisher: Cengage Learning Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 21.6  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.8
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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