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What do Professional Boundaries look like as a Professional Support Worker?

By |2022-02-26T11:44:11+10:00October 17th, 2021|Categories: Professional Development, Support Work|

The Next Steps Previously we have been talking about what makes a good support worker, here are some things a Professional Support Worker should consider when they do service provision. The Duty of Care you owe as a support worker is the obligation to take reasonable actions to prevent unreasonable risks of harm (e.g. preventing someone running across the road in front of a truck). By doing this, you ensure that you are not affecting the person with a disabilities Dignity of Risk, which is the person’s right to take and make informed decisions about engaging in situations that [...]

The Starting Point of being a Professional Support Worker

By |2022-02-26T11:46:04+10:00October 17th, 2021|Categories: Professional Development, Support Work|

The Starting Point Having worked in the human services industry for many years, I have had the opportunity to see, hear or be part of some amazing things, some exciting and some incredibly sad. My plan here is to talk about some of these things in the hope that others can learn, see the possibilities, help others break down barriers or limits placed on them by others who cannot see the trees for the forest. One of my biggest complaints is that many support staff do not view working with people who have disabilities as a career or profession. It [...]

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