The Disability Support Worker,
2nd Edition

Geoff Arnott

ISBN-13: 9780170369671 | ISBN-10: 0170369676

Copyright 2016

| Published 2016

| 440 pages

List Price USD $80.75


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.

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Geoff Arnott has written several books covering disability, aged care and community services. Geoff worked for more than thirty years in the TAFE system in various roles including deputy head of school and department manager at Swinburne University, in charge of health, recreation and community service programs. Geoff is an active community service volunteer, and was presented with a Commonwealth Deakin service award in 2015.

  • 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.
  • Expansion of sections on how to report non-compliance and facilitating skills development and maintenance with more examples and activities
  • Terminology, e.g. OHS, updated in line with current standards
  • Now includes a CourseMate Express companion site to support student learning
  • Now accompanied by instructor support materials, including competency mapping, PowerPoints, a test bank and case studies
  • Extensive updates to 'Participating in the development of an individual’s behaviour support plan'
  • NEW material on Commonwealth Government aged care reform, Key Directions for the Commonwealth Home support Program, Australian aged care quality agency, national respite for carers program, home and community principal agreements, the home and community care sector, home care packages
  • New content on Strengths-based approach; active support; Inclusion; National Disability Strategy
  • New content on Human Rights Commission; National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013; 2012 Commonwealth Work Health and Safety Act
  • New content National Standards for Disability Services; effective communication

Table of Contents

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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

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

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The Disability Support Worker

  • ISBN-10: 0170369676
  • ISBN-13: 9780170369671

Price USD$ 80.75


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