Identitywa’s ongoing commitment to PCAS
Motivated by the goal of ensuring that everyone is able to actively engage in all aspects of life is at the heart of Identitywa’s commitment to Person Centred Active Support (PCAS).
This commitment has seen Identitywa participating in the Embedding Active Support & Practice Leadership Study currently being facilitated by La Trobe University.
“The aim of the study is to identify the organisational and managerial practices associated with the successful implementation of active support and practice leadership in our services,” explains Executive Manager Services, Lee-Anne Brensell.
“We employed a Practice Leader to assist us to roll out PCAS across our services, providing direct support to the disability support workers in our 42 houses located throughout the metropolitan area,” said Lee-Anne.
“This role is critical to the successful implementation of PCAS by our staff and to improving our culture.”
Janine Moore has been working as Practice Leader, observing and mentoring staff to ensure they understand their role and are delivering the highest quality supports.
Janine says her job satisfaction is working with the DSW teams to improve the daily living skills of the people Identitywa supports and assisting them to reach their goals.
“It is great to see them achieve real satisfaction and accomplishment in their day-to-day lives,” said Janine.
“The improvements we are making is a direct outcome of increasing the engagement time with our individuals, and giving them more choice and control about how they spend their days.”
Lee-Anne said, “In response to the very positive results of PCAS, Identitywa has made a further commitment to engage a second Practice Leader.
“We were delighted to welcome, Eimear Sheahan, who will join Janine. Eimear will cover the southern suburbs whilst Janine will continue supporting staff working in the northern suburbs,” said Lee-Anne.
Eimear is very much looking forward to the challenge.
“I’m excited about starting my new role to support our staff make a difference in the lives of the people we support,” said Eimear.
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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