Disability Support Workers Wanted
We currently have opportunities for Support Workers to work with our consumers who live in Collie. The following individual profiles describe what the people are ideally looking for in their successful staff.
Collie “I am a woman in my 30’s who is very easy going and looking for Support Workers to join my team. Some of my passions include outdoor activities such as fishing and also the arts and crafts. As mentioned, I am easy going and would like to engage with like-minded people who have a positive attitude, happy and polite demeanour. I love being independent and the ideal Support Worker would be courteous, respectful and not pushy. If you have a drivers licence and vehicle and share similar interests, I would love to hear from you”
To apply for the above opportunities, please contact Megan on 0408 312 451 or email a detailed resume to Megan@one2onewa.com.au.
Recognition of Service Award
This month we are proudly celebrating 3 years of service with Alfred Carere, our Corporate Services Manager. Alfred leads with great care, diligence and professionalism One2One’s HR, recruitment and essential administration practices.
“Alfred is a kind, humble and supportive colleague to everyone he works with atOne2One” – Luka, Quality Systems Officer.
We value your contributions Alfred. While congratulations on your 3 years of service is awarded to you, we’re the real winners having you on team One2One.
Driftability at Barbagallo Raceway
Driftability is a community race event for special needs & disabled young adults to allow them to experience the thrill of what it’s like to ride in a race car. This year, the event will be held on Thursday 26th November, with rides starting at 9:00AM. We will be holding 100+ passenger rides over the full day in drift cars, as well as hot laps in exotic supercars.
We have this year opened up registration to allow for even more passengers over the course of the day as the event has grown each year.
Head over to the Driftability Facebook page, give it a like to keep up to date with news and details, and sign up anyone who is 16+ within the special needs community that you think would enjoy such an experience. You can read more information about Driftability on their website.
Early Days Workshops
Early Days workshops are run throughout the year for parents and informal (unpaid) carers of young children, aged 0 to 6 years, who have recently been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), or referred for an assessment. Workshops are held in small groups to give parents the opportunity to meet other parents. These workshops are FREE to attend and refreshments are provided.
Workshops cover many topics, such as:
- Progression to School
- Understanding behaviour
- Helping my child cope with change
DDWA Side by Side Update
Side by Side is a peer support group for families that experience behaviours that can be seen as challenging. They welcome new families joining the Side by Side community and their Facebook page is humming with questions, stories and ideas. They had some online sessions during COVID-19 and have now moved back to face to face get-togethers. Side by Side continues to offer online support as these have been successful for our working and, or regional families.
If you would like any further information about the Side by Side programme please contact Maggie 0400 509 892 or Bron 0414 813 489 or visit their website.
Ali has been living independently for four years in her unit in Glendalough where she continues to thrive under the watchful eye of supporters, friends, and family (a.k.a Team Ali). She’s a social butterfly who likes nothing more than to feel part of everyone’s family. Her own family is very small, just mum and dad and a sister who until recently lived interstate; she loves being included in support workers’ extended families where she can have fun with teenagers, young adults, little babies, young mums and grandparents.
Ali also likes attending live concerts and musicals so she was disappointed to miss out when West Side Story was cancelled due to Covid-19. Also cancelled was a holiday to Bali but now she is looking forward to a short break in Broome with her friend Rhianna and two support workers.
Pilot: The Health Navigator for Men
Pilot is a technology platform that helps Australian men take command of their physical and mental health. A platform for Australian males to take command of their own physical and mental health, designed to help them learn about what is causing their problems and then take early action under the guidance of trusted Australian doctors, psychologists and pharmacists.
If you or someone you know could benefit from Pilot, visit their website to find out more.
Start your day with a positive mindset
What if you could start the day with a better mindset even when things don’t quite go as planned?
There are two simple techniques to draw on to start the day with a positive mindset. Choose one of these to focus your 15 minutes on:
Dip into your happy memory bank.
Tap into the happiest moment of your life, the proudest you’ve ever felt, or the time when you’ve felt most content. Really think about it and place yourself in that situation (e.g. picture what you see, focus on the sounds, smell, and touch that you experience in that moment).
Now, turn your attention to the effect of that happy memory has triggered within your body. There’s every chance that this has triggered a warm, fuzzy feeling and you may even have a smile on your face.
Practise gratitude – what 3 things are you thankful for?
It could be someone you’re thankful to have in your life, an ability or skill that you possess, a great opportunity you’re been given in your life, or even nature (e.g. sunsets or the crisp, fresh air).
Again, once you have these 3 things in sight, turn your attention to the effect these have had on your mood and your body. Do you feel lifted? Content and satisfied?
Yes, the happy memory bank and gratitude techniques really are that simple and powerful and set you up for the rest of the morning with a more positive outlook.
Sourced from: https://theskillcollective.com/
Your Story Disability Legal Service
Your Story Disability Legal Service (YSDLS) based in WA is a free national legal service offering legal information and advice to people about safely sharing their story with the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.
In WA, there are lawyers based at both Legal Aid and Aboriginal Legal Service (ALS). YSDLS offer a state-wide legal service for all people with disabilities, with ALS focusing on First Nations peoples.
Feel free to contact the Information Line on 1800 77 1800 or their website for more information and advice.
Disability Support Pension Help
DSP Help is a free resource for DSP applicants and their support workers which helps you understand the Disability Support Pension and guides you through the application process.
DSP Help has been designed for DSP applicants and their support workers. DSP Help may be useful to:
- People thinking of applying for the DSP
- People who have been rejected for the DSP
- Friends and family helping someone apply for the DSP
- Support workers helping someone access the DSP.
Find DSP Help here.
EDGE Employment Solutions: Accessibility and Inclusion Research
EDGE Employment Solutions was founded in Western Australia 36 years ago and is a Non-For-Profit organisation which assists People with Disability to secure meaningful employment. EDGE’s passion is to improve Employment rates for People with Disability and shift workplace mindsets further towards accessibility and inclusion. Thus EDGE is conducting a body of research facilitated by Core Data and funded by the Department of Communities, in order to further understand the barriers to employment for people with disability.
Key to this research is the input of people with disability who can participate in a 30-minute interview and will be rewarded with a $60 online gift voucher. EDGE is looking for input from candidates at any stage of employment (pre, post or current).
For more information phone (08) 9286 6600 or email Bec Guilbert
Scitech – Multisensory Exhibition
SciTech has a brand new exhibition, Earth Matters: Rethink The Future.
It is a collaboration with more than 850 West Australian scientists, innovators, students, parents, teachers and artists who have created a multi-sensory exhibition never before seen in WA.
The Earth Matters exhibition and related activities are now open, operating 9.30 am- 4 pm Monday to Friday, and 10 am – 4 pm Saturday, Sunday & during school holidays.
Head to the Earth Matters website to book now, with discounts for groups and free entry for children under 4 years. Online bookings are essential due to COVID-19 restrictions and your ticket entry includes entry into all galleries and shows.
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