Fundamentals of Assistive Technology (Ipswich)

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This practical and interactive skills training focuses on the valued role that community care workers provide in supporting the assistive technology journey for older people, and people with disabilities. This four hour workshop is aimed at support staff, community care workers and coordinators, covering the fundamental skills and knowledge to support good AT outcomes. This training event is endorsed by the Australian Community Workers Association.

Presented by: - Zoe du Cann - Learning and Development Coordinator, Occupational Therapist

Janice Beamish - Allied Health Assistant (OT), Client Services Officer

This training is suitable for Professional Practicing Level 3 (PPL3) registered workers disability and aged care support workers, coordinators and program managers.

Assistive Technology (AT) is one of the key strategies under the NDIS and current care reforms, to support wellness, re-ablement, and participation for clients with disabilities and aged care needs. This workshop will provide you with a vision of how AT enables people, and complements support services.

It is critical that consumers be provided with accurate information about their assistive technology options, and the right level of support in accessing AT. LifeTec has developed this skills training package for the valued role that community care workers provide in supporting the AT journey for people with disabilities.

This four hour workshop is aimed at support staff, community care workers and coordinators, covering the fundamental skills and knowledge to support good AT outcomes. Learn how to support consumers as they explore AT options to meet their goals, and seek the ‘right’ assistive technologies for their needs. Build your skills in facilitating a good AT journey for people receiving your services, and know how to refer people with complex needs. Our practical activities will also give you hands-on experience with technologies for daily living, using AT databases and other reliable sources of AT information. We will also share some key considerations regarding assistive technology, when supporting people with their NDIS planning.

Learning objectives

On completion of the topic participants will:

  • Appreciate how AT enables people to remain safe and independent, and remain active participants in their community
  • Be familiar with a range of assistive technologies available to support people in everyday activities
  • Understand some of the complexities of AT use, and the risks involved in use
  • Understand different team roles, responsibilities, and when and how to refer clients for additional support
  • Offer assistive technology information using a timely and person-centred approach
  • Connect consumers with reliable AT supports, resources and sources of information about AT
  • Be aware of considerations for addressing AT needs in NDIS planning

Request a workshop or training program:

LifeTec offers this workshop as a tailored training program to community care, disability and aged care providers. Our Learning and Development programs will support your team’s development, building assistive technology capability and capacity across the workforce in your organisation.

Contact LifeTec to discuss custom delivery of assistive technology training in your workplace. Contact the LifeTec Learning and Development Coordinator to request a workshop, or discuss workplace delivery within Australia, at education@lifetec.org.au or 1300 543 383.

Date: Tuesday 30th May 2017

Time: 9.00am - 1:00pm

Cost: Early Bird Rate: $110

Standard Rate: $132

VenueIpswich Humanities Centre, 56 South Street, Ipswich, QLD, 4305

Registration Closing Date: 25th May 2017

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If you would prefer not to use our online registration process, please call our learning & development team on (07) 3552 9000.

30th May, 2017 9:00 AM   through   1:00 PM
Ipswich Humanities Centre
56 South Street
Ipswich, QLD 4305
Australia
Phone: 07 3552 9000
Email:
Early Bird Discount $ 110.00
Standard Rate $ 132.00