Tag Archives: DES

Training Standards And Disability Employment

Regrettably most of our disability service organisations operate without any real training standards. Whilst the sector generally acknowledges it is desirable for staff to hold a Cert IV in Disability, there isn’t any real compliance regime that mandates this level … Continue reading

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Where’s The Evidence For Evidence Based Practice In Your Organisation?

The use of the term “evidence based practices” by organisations to promote and differentiate themselves from other service providers is almost the norm these days. No doubt with the coming of the NDIS we’ll be bombarded with another round of … Continue reading

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DES Research interviews

Just finished my first set of interviews with staff and management. Some interesting stuff already dropping out. looking forward to the next set.

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Challenging Behaviour Workshops

June 5th – Half day workshop for Disability Professionals Victoria. Melbourne City Venue. Contact DPV on Phone: 9629 1010 Fax: 9629 1818 Email: info@dpv.org.au June 11th – Full day workshop. Outer Eastern Melbourne Venue. Contact Praxis on 0427 813840 or … Continue reading

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Learning from UK Employment Practices.

Work Capacity assessments or JCA’s in mainstream employment services have always been a contentious affair in Australia, whilst in the UK they’ve also been a topic of much discussion.  Mental Health Today reported that in the UK, three judges have … Continue reading

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Promising Practices in Transition for Predominantly Minority Youth: Results of Multi-Year, Multi-Site Studies

Attended this webinar this morning (at 3.00am) Presented by Dr. Ellen Fabian, Dr. Paul Gold & Dr. Richard Luecking. The informational webinar discussed the results of a multi-year, multi-site study of personal and contextual factors contributing to employment for predominantly … Continue reading

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Disability Employment, DES and Childcare

Now you may be wondering how do I link these together. In recent years I’ve had to reacquaint myself with the mystery of childcare. We’re all aware that government set standards and we now have an expectation that childcare is … Continue reading

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