Training for Personal Carers

 

ParaQuad NSW offers a series of three workshops tailored specifically to personal carers.

‘Personal Care For Clients with a Spinal Cord Injury’

Who would benefit from this course?

Personal carers both from public and private sector agencies, who care for clients with a spinal cord injury living in the community. Participants are usually personal carers, service coordinators, community support staff, family members or anyone involved in supporting a person with a spinal cord injury.

How does the training help?

The workshop provides an overview of the causes and effects of a spinal cord injury and the specific personal care tasks that participants deliver. It explores the underlying reasons why these procedures are so important to the client’s health.

What is the workshop format?

The workshop is run with trainer presentations, small group sessions and practical demonstrations.

Workshop Locations:

  • Sydney – 6 Holker Street, Newington
    Dates: TBA
  •  Newcastle – 65 The Avenue, Wickham
    Dates: TBA

Confident Communication and Professional Boundaries In Personal Care

Who would benefit from this course?

Personal carers both from public and private sector agencies, who care for clients with a spinal cord injury living in the community. Participants are usually personal carers, service coordinators, community support staff, family members or anyone involved in supporting a person with a spinal cord injury.

How does the training help?

It allows participants to identify which situations are difficult for them to handle, examine what contributes to those situations and work through various strategies to manage them.

What is the workshop format?

The workshop is run with trainer presentations, small group sessions and practical demonstrations. This is a very interactive workshop.

Workshop Location:

  • Sydney – 6 Holker Street Newington:
    Dates: TBA

More detailed course content is available here.

*Please note that we do not aim to cover situations which include violent or seriously challenging behaviours in this workshop.

Transferring And Moving People with a Physical Disability

Who would benefit from this course?

Personal carers both from public and private sector agencies, who care for clients with a spinal cord injury living in the community. Participants are usually personal carers, community support staff, family members or anyone involved in caring for a person with a spinal cord injury.

How does the training help?

The challenges of transferring and moving people are not usually part of generic manual handling training so this workshop seeks to address those issues.

What is the workshop format?

The workshop is run with trainer presentations, small group sessions and practical demonstrations. This is a very interactive workshop containing a lot of practical content which allows participants to practice a number of people moving and manual handling activities in a simulated client environment.

Workshop Locations:

  • Sydney – 6 Holker Street, Newington
    Dates: TBA
  • Newcastle – 65 The Avenue, Wickham
    Dates: TBA

For more detailed course content please click here.

The following details apply to the Newington workshop location:

Newington Transport and Parking: Limited parking is available on site, however a metered car park is available at Newington Plaza. Newington is accessible by bus from Parramatta, Auburn, Strathfield and Olympic Park Ferry Stop and Train Station.

Presenters:

Our presenters are qualified and experienced in the relevant subject matter. They include spinal nurses, social workers, Occupational Therapists, and community educators.

Participants receive:

Learners guide, Certificate of attendance, Morning tea and lunch.

To register your interest in training or make an enquiry phone: (02) 8741 5689 or Email: training@paraquad.org.au.

Comments taken from participant evaluations:

“The whole presentation was excellent. All topics covered were very informative. I learnt a great deal and am thankful as my clients will be.”

“I found all the topics very useful. It was the best training I’ve had.”

“Both visual and auditory presentations were excellent. The presenters knew their material and communicated it well.”