Individual Support qualifications for Identitywa graduates
A shared vision for encouraging staff to achieve the ‘best life’ for the people they support has resulted in 16 Identitywa support workers graduating with a Certificate lll in Individual Support in December, 2016.
Identitywa and Centacare, collaborated in early 2016 to offer staff the opportunity to gain further accreditation in the area of Individual Support.
Having highly skilled staff is critical to the delivery of Identitywa’s services which can assist people throughout their lives.
Manager, Operational Services, Britta Meyer explains:
“This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and residential settings who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centered support to people who may require assistance due to ageing, disability or some other reason.
“Our goal is that staff will have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centered support,” said Britta.
“The training was completed at Centacare’s facility in Perth. It consists of 13 units – seven core units and six elective units and rigorous assessment in the work place.”
The staff were presented with the certificates at a special morning tea attended by Marina Re, Identitywa’s CEO and Lee-Anne Phillips, Executive Director of Centacare.
“We are delighted to see another group of committed staff graduate from this program. We congratulate and wish them all the best for the future,” said Marina.
Applications are currently being taken for the 2017 enrolment.
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