The NDIS industry will see many new disability support workers entering the field and it will be very important that people are choosing to be supported by someone who is a good match for them. It is so important to ask as many questions as possible, even talk to the directors if possible, to see how involved they are.
It’s important that a support worker is not only someone who is caring and supportive, but is also a person who can make you feel empowered, independent and included in the community.
1. Assistance with daily house work.
This one comes as an obvious, however is crucial in finding and knowing when you have a professional support worker. A lot of support workers we have noticed and have had feedback on DO NOT like to do “chores” around the house, this is such a major aspect of the role and something that Shine Disability Care really takes seriously.
We understand & our Support Workers understand that cleaning, doing laundry etc can be a lot harder on someone that is disadvantaged in anyway. We’re here to help & make your life as easy as humanly possible.
2. Not Making Assumptions About A Person’s Ability.
It’s important that a support worker never assumes a person can’t do something, or does something for the person, thinking it will ‘just be easier’ that way. There’s definitely an art to support working, and you will learn that each person will like to be supported in their own way. Shine Disability Care will always encourage our support workers to let the client say or signal when something doesn’t feel right or they don’t feel comfortable doing it. Our workers have the experience needed to know when something doesn’t feel right, you’d be surprised what you can do when you put your mind to it.
3. Knowing When to Step Back.
Sometimes a Support Person doesn’t realise that they are the barrier to inclusion for their client. The support worker can feel like they aren’t doing their job if they stand back and let the person communicate and interact directly in the community… when that’s really the aim! It’s important that the support worker facilitates a person’s independence and that can sometimes include stepping back.
One tip that we have found that has made a major change on our client’s lives is Social Inclusion. As well as stepping back, you can stand behind the person you are supporting and direct people in the community to communicate directly with the person you support, especially if they have communication difficulties. By doing this, you educate people in the community of equal opportunity and rights.
4. Indoor / Outdoor Activities.
A lot of things are hard on your own, whether it is from a lack of ability to perform such activity or just the mental ability to think you can’t do it. When you know someone has 100% of their attention on you and your safety, you’d be surprised what mental fears you can overcome and the experiences you can have in life. At Shine Disability Care we are in contact with a magnitude of different local businesses to ensure boredom is non-existent whilst in our care.
Travel to and from appointments, activities, friends is not something that every Disability Company offers as special requirements are often a hurdle. However, with our fine screening of Support Workers and vehicles available there is no trip to small for us.
6. A Friend.
Sometimes life can be lonely, whether it be from being shy or not having the opportunity to go out and meet new people. A support worker will always be there when you need them either for a chat or a trip out, we have an extensive list of both indoor & outdoor activities that will give you & your Support Worker the bonding experience needed to progress physically & mentally.
If you have any questions about the above or what to know more, please don’t hesitate to Contact Us Here or send us an email hello@https://shinedisabilitycare.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/2021-new-year-colour-banner-logo-for-holidays-vector-31658799-1.jpg.com.au we’re more than happy to help.