Social workers will be provided with practical skills needed for successfully working within the NDIS framework.
Part 1 – will explore the roles for social workers in the NDIS:
- In depth exploration of the roles of social workers in the NDIS and how we can ‘build capacity’ for participants within their plans. What can social workers do and how can we add value to participants goal attainment and to the social work profession.
- In-depth exploration of the role as Support Coordinator/specialist support coordination – and how social workers can lead the way with effective support coordination to achieve maximum outcomes for participants and establish a point of difference from other support coordinators.
Part 2 – Will explore how social workers can successfully support participants to achieve the best outcomes:
- Social workers will explore the practical tools they can use for assisting participants with accessing the scheme, pre-planning, standardised assessments, how to write reports, what language to use and how to maximise the outcomes.
- Social workers will also learn the business basics for the NDIS – the business rules, declaration of suitability, invoicing requirements and financial management.
Social workers, as skilled professionals, have a lot to offer this new world of disability care and the intrinsic diversity of the profession, positions social worker at the forefront of the allied health professions operating in this space.
Social workers are able to work for the NDIS as providers, adding value to people with disabilities on both sides of service provision. Of particular interest to many social workers hoping or planning to work for the NDIS, is gaining understanding about how their social work practice interfaces with this new model and what skills they need to learn in order to be successful in this space.
Before a social worker can even consider working for the NDIS they need to ensure they understand the NDIS and it is anticipated they have completed the on-line training and are ready to commence working or maximise their current potential in this space.
The NDIS needs skilled, confident social workers to assist individuals with disability maximize their NDIS funding and achieve quality of life outcomes. The NDIS has the potential to be the largest employer of social workers in the next 20years and with such identified need for social work input, navigating the maze and becoming registered as a provider is more imperative than ever. Embracing this new world of disability care, under this new unfamiliar insurance framework will not only offer people with disability appropriate and much needed services, but also provide social workers with opportunities to thrive as disability practitioners.
Who should attend?
Social Workers wishing to practice in the NDIS space
- A thorough understanding of the role for Social Workers in the NDIS
- Understanding how social workers can build capacity for participants
- Understanding what interventions social workers can offer to build capacity
- Understanding how to communicate and offer social work services to participants
- Understanding how to work towards goal attainment as a social worker
- Understanding the Support Coordination and Specialist Support Coordination
- Roles, responsibilities and outcomes for support coordination
- Effective skills for support coordination
- Understanding and how to communicate and promote social workers as support coordinators
- Understanding how social workers can successfully support participants to achieve the best outcomes
- Learn effective tools for assist participants
Access the scheme
Rolling out plans
- Understanding the standardized assessments
- Learn how to write reports for success
- Learn the ‘new’ NDIS language
- Development of business skills needed to work with the NDIS
Business rule and declaration of suitability
Starting up business
Invoice requirements and financial management I the NDIS
Making business sustainable
Meet the Presenter
Brooke Kooymans brings almost 20 years’ experience working as a social worker in acquired disability, complex rehabilitation and catastrophic injury management working with Australia’s leading government and non-government agencies in both the public and private sectors.
Brooke has completed post graduate qualifications including graduate certificate in rehabilitation case management, a Masters of Social Work and is currently enrolled in her Phd at Griffith University.
Brooke has been working in private practice in this sector for the last 14 years, as an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, presents at local and national conferences on her work, is a professional supervisor, guest lecturer and the convener of the AASW Qld Branch Disability Practice Group.
Via Webinar – please register to the right of this panel.
2 Part Webinar Session – (Please note to receive your Certificate of Attendance you would need to attend both sessions.)
Date: Tuesday 04 June and 11 June 2019 – 3.00pm – 6.00pm
CPD: 6 Hours
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