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Introduction into Disability Support

Introduction into Disability Support

80 hours | One day a week

Hours: 80

Days: One day a week,  9.30am – 3.30 pm

Course start date:  31 January 2023; 26 April 2023; 11 July 2023;

Number of sessions: 13

This is a pre-employment course that will give participants an insight into what it is like to work in accommodation or wider disability support services.

All coursework is  contextualised for the disability support  services industry and includes:

  • Overview of working in the disability support  sector

    • Understanding the legislative  and ethical environment
    • Understanding safe work practices
    • Understanding concepts such as person centred behaviours, social inclusion, respect  and empowerment in disability support work

  • Cultural awareness, communication  skills and skills for working effectively with others
  • Understanding of the functional Language and literacy skills required for working in the disability support sector.
  • Practical  skills awareness  through guest speakers
  • Employment preparation including mock interviews

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