ACT COVID-19 Webinar: Re-Engaging Participants and Staff after Lockdown

As the ACT opens up after lockdown, it’s a great opportunity for disability providers and workers to examine how they are supporting participants to re-engage with services and the ACT community. NDS and Boosting the Local Care Workforce Program (BLCW) have partnered together to present a special webinar which will focus on key elements to assist providers examine and explore their process to support re-engagement, with both staff and participants.

Wednesday 3rd of November 2021 02:00:00 PM

Behaviour Support Providers - Community of Practice (Vic)

Behaviour support providers (BSP) are welcome to join NDS’s BSP Community of Practice. Behaviour support providers from Victoria are invited to attend to connect with colleagues, discuss common issues, NDIS requirements, share resources and professional development opportunities. This online CoP is scheduled for Thursday, 3 March 3.00pm to 4.30pm AEDT.

Thursday 3rd of March 2022 03:00:00 PM

Behaviour Support Providers - Community of Practice (Vic)

Behaviour support providers (BSP) are welcome to join NDS’s BSP Community of Practice o be held on Thursday 9 June, to connect with colleagues, discuss common issues, NDIS requirements, share resources and professional development opportunities.

Thursday 9th of June 2022 03:00:00 PM

COVID-19 Prevention, Vaccines and Outbreak Management Community of Practice

All disability service providers are welcome to join these monthly meetings to discuss emerging issues, government strategies and share existing provider expertise to support the maintenance of high-quality service delivery throughout. Disability service providers and staff responsible for COVID prevention and management are invited to attend. One hour meeting: 3pm to 4pm AEST. Further meetings will be held each month.

Thursday 26th of May 2022 03:00:00 PM

Day Services Community of Practice

NDS is inviting disability services providers to attend the Day Services Community of Practice (CoP) meetings. The key discussion topics operational challenges, Programs of Supports and Group Pricing implementations. Anyone within disability service organisations providing day services is encouraged to attend. By facilitating this day services CoP, it is aimed at fostering peer support across the disability sector, identify issues that NDS may raise in its representation to Government and the NDIA. The CoP aligns with NDS’s Safer and Stronger project which aims to provide practical information, guidance, support and active intervention to Victorian disability service providers.

Wednesday 30th of March 2022 03:00:00 PM

Disability interface meeting - Current COVID-19 environment

NDS is hosting an interface meeting for Tasmanian providers with the Department of Communities, other relevant government departments and the disability sector on the current COVID-19 environment.

Tuesday 5th of April 2022 11:00:00 AM

Incident Management Information Session

This series of information sessions is part of the NDS Risk, Incidents and Complaints Management project will include an introduction to the NDS developed resources to help improve your incidents management. The sessions will be facilitated by Donny Raets from Preventing Harm Initiative (PHI) who has the proven ability to break down the overwhelming into manageable, orderly pieces and to utilise those skills in the management of incidents, how to identify, report, investigate, but most importantly, how to prevent or reduce the likelihood of recurrence. Key topics include: an overview of incident management, expectations of NDIS Practice Standards to achieve compliance, what to report and NDIS commission reportable incidents and documentation.

Wednesday 15th of September 2021 11:30:00 PM

Leading high performance teams masterclass

This session focuses on developing the skills required to build, engage and lead a high-performing team with a focus on leading virtual and remote teams. Recommended for strategic leaders such as CEOs, CFOs and HR Managers. Cost is $250 + GST for members. Two-hour webinar. 9.30am to 11.30am AEST via Zoom.

Thursday 26th of August 2021 09:30:00 AM

Life Changing Life campaign - How to write a good job ad

We understand the sourcing challenges currently being faced by Australian care and support sector hirers. As part of the A Life Changing Life campaign, the Department of Social Services has partnered with SEEK to deliver a series of webinars providing insights and tools for care and support sector employers to better engage with and appeal to today’s candidates. There are three upcoming webinars in this series, the first session will be focused on how to write a good job ad. A session designed for those in your organisation responsible for writing and posting job ads and short-listing candidates. Guest speakers for this webinar include Jodi Schmidt, CEO of the Human Services Skills Organisation (HSSO) and Stephanie Hutton, SEEK Success Manager.

Tuesday 30th of November 2021 01:30:00 PM

Living with COVID-19: Information sharing and collaboration series

In light of the current COVID-19 situation in Victoria, NDS is recommencing interactive webinars for disability services in Victoria. These interactive sessions will include regular updates on developments as Victoria continues to manage COVID-19, updates on current government directions and restrictions, presentations from relevant experts, sharing of good practice and consideration of emerging issues. Leaders within disability organisations are encouraged to attend.

Thursday 24th of March 2022 12:00:00 PM

Lunchtime Lecture with Professor Christine Bigby

Join us for a series of fascinating and well-attended lectures by academics working in fields relevant to the disability sector. In October, the lecture will be delivered by Professor Christine Bigby, Director of the Living with Disability Research Centre at La Trobe University, will speak on the topic of improving support practice and quality of life outcomes for people with intellectual disabilities living in supported accommodation. Support, front line practice leadership, staff confidence in management, staff culture and support for practice among senior leaders will be discussed with examples from research and practice.

Tuesday 12th of October 2021 12:00:00 PM

Not if but when: How to effectively manage COVID-19 infection control

NDS is partnering with member organisation, genU, to deliver a practical and informative session via Zoom on managing COVID-19 infection to the NT Disability Sector. genU will share its hands-on practical knowledge of how to manage a COVID-19 infection in the workplace. Attendees will have the opportunity to have a question and answer session with our panellists.

Tuesday 21st of December 2021 09:00:00 AM

Peer to Peer Professional Practice: Navigating Changes of Circumstances

Join this Peer-to-Peer Professional Practice session to discuss the issues that support coordinators face. This month, the session will focus on challenges to supporting participants applying for unscheduled reviews, and strategies for getting timely and appropriate outcomes for participants. Come and share your own thoughts and strategies, ask questions, and learn from your sector colleagues.

Wednesday 13th of October 2021 02:00:00 PM

Preparing for winter and the impacts of influenza and COVID-19

This preparing for winter webinar for disability service providers will give important information about how you can help support our most vulnerable people with disability in managing the impacts of the winter season. In this session, the Commonwealth Government will discuss, how to prepare participants for winter, including winter dose and flu vaccinations, and COVID-19 oral treatments, the support that providers can give to participants to help them make plans for what they’ll do if they, their family members, or disability worker gets COVID-19 or influenza and business continuity for providers and self-managed participants.

Friday 29th of April 2022 01:30:00 PM

Queensland Event: Lunchtime lecture with Dr John Gilroy

Dr John Gilroy is a Yuin man from the NSW South Coast and an associate professor of sociology in Indigenous health, specialising primarily in disability studies. John has worked in disability and ageing research and community development with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, government and non-government stakeholders for most of his life. John has led many research projects in urban and rural/remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. This lecture is particularly for Queensland providers of disability and allied health services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their families.

Thursday 10th of February 2022 10:30:00 AM

Risk Management Information Session

This free session will be facilitated by Michele Moreau from Preventing Harm Initiative (PHI). Michele is a risk management expert who works with disability organisations. She has a master’s degree in health services management and is a registered nurse. Her expertise is in simplifying what appears complicated into an easily understandable and useable format to achieve desired outcomes and meet compliance requirements. Topics include benefits and overview of risk management and process management, expectations of NDIS Practice Standards to achieve compliance, risk decision making with the people you support and more!

Tuesday 21st of September 2021 11:30:00 AM

Risk, Incidents and Complaints Management Resource Launch

This webinar will introduce the risk, incidents and complaints resources developed by National Disability Services. The resources support individuals/sole traders, and small to medium-sized providers to effectivity manage and respond to risks, incidents and complaints. The resources are designed to help you implement systems and processes that will drive good quality outcomes for people with disability, as well as meet the regulatory requirements of the NDIS Commission. Meet the developers, learn about the resources and how to access them, listen to the facilitators of upcoming ‘how to’ workshops and meet members of the NDS Practice Support Network. These resources and webinar have been made available free of cost as part of the Support for NDIS Service Providers Program funded by the NDIS Quality and Safety Commission.

Monday 16th of August 2021 11:30:00 AM

Supporting women with intellectual or cognitive disability–understanding abuse through technology

eSafety’s is offering free professional training for disability, social services and domestic and family violence workforces to better understand technology-facilitated abuse. The session aims to give practitioners the skills and confidence to know how people misuse technology against women, how to help women who find themselves the target of abuse, and how to refer their clients for help.

Wednesday 23rd of March 2022 01:00:00 PM

Towards Better Practice: Supporting participants with hoarding and squalor issues

Join NDS for Towards Better Practice: Supporting participants with hoarding and squalor issues webinar. In this webinar, panelists will discuss key issues that providers supporting participants who are living with hoarding and/or squalor issues should be across in order to provide respectful, high quality support. Panelists include: Mercy Splitt, Hoarding & Squalor Manager, Home and Community Services, Catholic Health Care and Martijn van Lith, forensic, trauma, hoarding and squalor cleaning specialist.

Wednesday 24th of November 2021 01:00:00 PM

Working as an NDIS Provider

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) would like to invite all new NDIS providers to attend an information session on working as an NDIS provider. This session will benefit new providers that have commenced delivering supports to NDIS participants. This session will cover topics including: an overview of the NDIS and support budgets, NDIS Pricing Arrangements and Pricing Limits, working with participants, using the myplace provider portal, service agreements and service bookings, payment requests and enquiries and more. This webinar is happening Tuesday 29 March 2022.

Tuesday 29th of March 2022 12:00:00 PM