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Strengthening Senior Leader Resilience and Wellbeing

SuperFriend CEO Margo Lydon and Beyond Blue CEO Georgie Harman speak honestly about resilience and wellbeing for leaders providing insights and practical actions.

Domestic and family violence training resources for the disability workforce

This resources provides foundational level domestic and family violence knowledge and skills and the ‘how to’ of organisational responses.

NDS Member Webinar: Safeguarding to Prevent Physical and Sexual Abuse & Insurance Advice 

This webinar is designed to explore the important role disability service organisations play in preventing abuse of children and vulnerable adults. 

Regional Disability Workforce Innovation Showcase Forum

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Key benefits
  • Shares and celebrates disability workforce innovation projects funded by the Victorian Regional Readiness Fund.
  • These addressing workforce issues for the sector in regional Victoria.
  • Increases disability workforce innovation capacity and capability.
  • Provides examples that other organisations can adapt.

Who is this for?

Disability Sector CEOs, HR Managers, RTO leaders and other leaders who are interested in innovative workforce solutions and wanting to hear real stories of achievements, challenges and lessons learnt.

Theme 1. Service Delivery Models

Theme 2. Workforce Supply

Theme 3. Capability

Theme 1. Service Delivery Models

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Mind Australia

Telephone based services for regional customers: Develop organisational capacity to introduce fee for service telephone-based services.

Presenter and contact: Kelly Bougioukos, Kelly.Bougioukos@mindaustralia.org.au 

Slides: PDF | Accessible Word

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Australian Primary Mental Health Care Alliance Ltd

Regional recovery hub for people with psychosocial disability - Establishment of a mental health recovery hub to provide multidisciplinary team-based care comprising mental health, allied health and general practice services for people with psychosocial disability.

Presenter and contact: Gary Bourke, gary@apmhahealthcare.com.au

Slides: PDF | Accessible Word

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Providing All Living Supports (PALS)

Inclusion team and allied health collaboration project - Create a new approach and operating system for development and delivery of a self-managing team of support workers and improve access to allied health practitioners.

Presenter and contact: Suzanna Vile, Suzanne.Vile@palsinc.org.au

Slides: PDF | Accessible Word

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Pinarc Disability Support

Pinarc tele-supports - Development, implementation and evaluation of a shared tele-therapy service delivery model.

Presenter and contact: Clare Davenport, CDavenport@pinarc.org.au

Slides: PDF | Accessible Word

Theme 2. Workforce Supply

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AMES Australia

CALD workforce ready program - Identify and engage CALD community members in Gippsland area to train and work within the disability care sector.

Presenter: Gulsoom Jaghuri
Contact: Teresita Romero, RomeroT@ames.net.au

Slides: PDF | Accessible Word

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Gippsland Aboriginal Advocacy Support Services (GAASS)

Aboriginal employment pathways project - Collaborative approach to development of an Aboriginal specific education, training and skills pathway for Aboriginal people to enter the workforce.

Presenter and contact: Tanisha Bull, tanisha@gaass.net

Slides: PDF | Accessible Word

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Mpower Inc.

Use of trained Allied Health Assistants (AHA) to build workforce capacity in rural and regional communities - Pilot program in which two existing staff members (one each for early childhood and disability support) and a post-secondary trainee will have the opportunity to learn skills on the job while being supported to undertake Certificate 3 or 4 in disability.

Presenter and contact: Louise Jellie, ljellie@mpower.org.au

Slides: PDF | Accessible Word

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South West Disability Network (SWDN)

Workforce enhancement strategy
Development of diverse and sustainable training pathways to the disability sector.

Presenter and contact: Janet Collins, janetcollins@westnet.com.au

Slides: PDF | Accessible Word

Theme 3. Capability

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Summer Foundation Limited

UpSkill: Build the capacity of the NDIS workforce in regional Victoria to assist NDIS participants with complex disability support needs - Co-delivery of targeted workshops to UpSkill the NDIS workforce in: cultural competence, working with people with complex needs, NDIS and housing and running a sustainable Support Coordination business.

Presenter and contact: Helen Jeisman, upskill@summerfoundation.org.au

Slides: PDF | Accessible Word

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Connect GV Consortium (with Family Care, Primary Care Connect & The Bridge Youth Services)

Workforce Connect - Develop a transferable model of practice which promotes workforce sustainability and builds professional capacity.

Presenter and contact: Tamara Clark, tamarac@connectgv.com.au

Slides: PDF | Accessible Word

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Gateway Health

Adult Autism Spectrum Disorder – Training and development of a Community of Practice for allied health professionals - Provision of autism spectrum disorder (adult population) specific training for allied health professionals in North East Victoria.

Presenter and contact: Meridith Lane, Meredith.Lane@gatewayhealth.org.au

Slides: PDF | Accessible Word

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Yooralla

Positive behaviour support: building best practice capability and capacity amongst local multi-disciplinary health professionals in the Ovens Murray region - Up-skill at least 10 local multi-disciplinary health professionals in positive behaviour support, building workforce capability and capacity.

Presenter and contact: Rod Carracher, Rod.Carracher@yooralla.com.au

Slides: PDF | Accessible Word

Contact information

For any enquiries, please contact Dianne Hardy, Project Lead Disability Workforce Innovation, 0436 820 088, submit enquiry/feedback