Certificate lll in Individual Support graduation for Identitywa staff
The commitment to ensure staff are highly trained to provide individualised support is at the heart of the successful collaboration between disability support agency, Identitywa, and Centacare Employment and Training.
For the third year, Identitywa and Centacare have collaborated to offer Identitywa staff the opportunity to complete a Certificate lll in Individual Support.
“We understand the importance of providing career pathways for our staff and we are delighted this initiative has been so successful,” said Britta Meyer, Manager, Operational Services at Identitywa.
“Having highly skilled staff is integral to the delivery of Identitywa’s services offered in our shared houses and supporting people in the community.”
All the training was completed at Centacare’s facility in Perth. It consisted of 13 units – seven core units and six elective units and an extensive assessment in the workplace.
Identitywa CEO, Marina Re said the qualification reflects the critical role workers have in a range of settings and the need for them to be committed to person-centered active support.
“Our goal is that our staff will develop a better understanding of their role in supporting each person to achieve their goals and live the life they want,” said Marina.
“While we seek employees who share our values it is critical that they have access to training to enable them to do the best they can in achieving great outcomes for the people we support.
A special afternoon tea was held at Centacare where staff were presented with their certificates.
Identitywa Training Office, Angela Bamford, facilitates the program and assisted at the graduation.
“It was lovely being able to celebrate with staff achieving their Cert III in Individual Support,” shares Angela.
“We had a great afternoon sharing their stories and experiences they had during the course, not to mention enjoying the delicious afternoon tea!”
Identitywa is one of WA’s leading agencies supporting people with disability to live the life they choose. With a strong commitment to Person Centred Active Support, staff work in partnership with individuals to explore, plan and design support options to suit their individual needs.
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