Tag Archives: JSA

Motivational Interviewing & Self Determination

I’ve just finished writing a new program for DES that brings the best features of our Self Determination workshops and combines them with Motivational Interviewing to create a new program that will add another dimension to consultant skill-sets and enhance … Continue reading

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Call for Abstracts – Direct Support Professionals

CDS, in conjunction with the National Disability Coordination Officer Program (NDCO), are excited to be hosting the 2013 Direct Support Professional Conference on the 22nd and 23rd July. Aimed at Direct Support Professionals (DSPs), the conference will include a dedicated … Continue reading

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Direct Support Professional Conference 2013

The Centre for Disability Studies, in conjunction with the National Disability Coordination Officer Program (NDCO), are excited to be hosting the 2013 Direct Support Professional Conference on the 22nd and 23rd July. Aimed at Direct Support Professionals (DSPs), the conference … Continue reading

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Disability in Singapore – What have I Learn’t

Well It’s been an enlightening experience. The rights of individuals and many of the things that we take for granted aren’t a given in Singapore. Whilst we talk about equality of access, in Singapore we have a very hierarchical society … Continue reading

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Singapore and disability employment

What I’m finding different is the additional skill sets that staff here employ to support clients. Mental Health, counselling, sound referral processes supported by evidence, a focus on the client without KPI’s getting in the way and respect for culture.

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UK Work Capacity Assessments clearly out of touch!

The worsening state of work capacity assessments in the UK, gives me pause to wonder about the quality of assessments carried out in Australia. How do ours compare? The following article was published in the UK Sun newspaper by Kirsty … Continue reading

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Post Placement Support in Disability Employment

This is one area of support that needs a kick along and some evidence based practices. When should PPS start and what should it look like? In my view it should start as soon as you’ve completed your client discovery … Continue reading

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