Disability training directory

Find out about workforce and leadership training for the disability workforce. Developed in partnership with Inclusive NZ.

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Bachelor of Social Services (Disability)

If you wish to work in middle management or team leadership in supporting people with disabilities or policy and procedure development then this a fantastic programme.

Certificate of Achievement in Oral Care for Providers of “People in Residential and Assisted Care”

The workshop has a health focus with improved outcomes for patients and staff. Both can attain better general health by being better equipped, with alternative techniques when providing Oral health care, as well as understanding the relationship between the mouth and total body health. • Care Providers: -Having a better understanding of oral health allows providers to identify and refer some common diseases & conditions before they can have an adverse effect on the people in their care, with relieve or prevention of pain and discomfort. - Have some alternative options available to slow or prevent disease in people under care. -Better techniques when providing oral care reduce stress and anxiety for both provider and patient. -People in care with reduced risk of pain and discomfort are happier and healthier and more compliant with day-to-day activities. • People in residential or assisted care: -Improved outcomes with oral health & general health. -Prevention of pain & discomfort improves the life style for people requiring care. -Less medication if healthier.

De-escalation - using effective communication to minimise distress

Minimising the risks of violence, aggression in the workplace is a critical requirement in all health and community support settings, especially when clients are experiencing distress. This one day interactive workshop will provide staff with a range of strategies to identify and de-escalate a distressed and/or agitated person while keeping themselves and others safe.

Understanding Cultural Diversity and Cultural safety: Working safely in a multi-cultural context

The world is much more dispersed now and people from all walks of life are living and working everywhere. Gone are the days of working only with the people who grew up where you did. Are you able to navigate the multi-cultural workplace with little difficulty, or do you sometimes struggle to understand why others think and act in ways different to yours? This workshop explores the notions around cultural diversity while providing you with some strategies to ensure you are working in a culturally safe way.

Positive Approaches to Challenging Behaviour (Level Two)

This workshop focuses on supporting people, whose behaviour challenges, to live ordinary lives in the community and has more of a focus on intervention strategies.

Advancing the skills of case management in the community

This one day workshop is tailored for any staff that work individually with clients in the community. It will guide staff in ensuring safe and effective support is provided with clients.

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