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Do you work as a Disability Support Worker? Are you looking to develop your capacity in person-centered practice?

Do you support a person with disability? Are you a carer for someone with disability?

Are you looking to enter the Disability Support Sector? Do you wish to learn more about the National Disability Insurance Scheme?

The Training & Professional Development team at ECSC has developed two NEW exciting training courses specifically designed with you in mind.

Comnmencing in 2017, the training courses will be facilitated by experienced consultant trainers and experts in the field of Disability with a focus on person-centered practice, awareness of CALD issues and strategies to improve on provision of care for CALD clients with disability, as well as their families.

Understanding Disability for Support Workers

This training program has been designed to provide a consistent understanding of the disability support service system. Issues to be explored include: the role of the support workers and what constitutes good practice and the desired outcomes for people with a disability, their families and carers.

Sutiable for support workers/carers currently working in, or wishing to enter, the Disability Sector and develop skills in person-centered practice.

(Topics include: Overview of AUS & NSW disability systems, Contemporary Social Model, Impacts of Disability, Dignity of Risk and Duty of Care, Person-centred Practice, Principles and Values Underpinning Working with Individuals, Families and the Communities, Effective Communication and Building Strong Relationships and Partnerships with Individuals and Families, Empowerment: Principles and Practice, Rights to Freedom of Choice, Identifying and manage conflict.)

Disability & Cultural Diversity

This training program has been developed for staff from employed in services supporting people with disability. It focuses on providing person-centred and culturally responsive support to individuals and families from CALD (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds). Issues to be explored include: ways of working that support the choice, control, and community inclusion of the person with a disability and works with them and their family and community in a way that respects their culture, language and religion.

Suitable for practitioners in the Disability Sector developing best practice when working with individuals and families from CALD backgrounds.

(Topics include: Culture, Diversity and Disability, Person Centred Practice Overview and Culturally Responsive Support, Working with a Person in the Context of their Family and Community, Providing Person Centred Culturally Responsive Support, Community Responses to Disability, Responding to Different Expectations of Inclusion.)

For more information, please contact the Training Co-ordinator at ECSC by phone, on (02) 9569 1288 or via email

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What participants say about our training

“Great workshop. We can’t wait to go away and implement what we learnt about inclusive practice."
“It’s inspired me to learn more about the diversity in my service and the local community.”
“It really boosted my confidence for working with CALD and refugee families.”
“Thanks for a great workshop. It gave us some excellent ideas about how we can celebrate diversity in our service without being tokenistic.”
“It helped me understand the importance of exploring the cultures and languages relevant to the children in my service.”
“I’m going to start making more of an effort to incorporate cultural competence into my staff meetings.”
“I really enjoyed deconstructing the concepts of culture and identity.”