Practice Tools Resources

Companion Card SA: The Companion Card is issued to people who have a significant, lifelong disability and will always need a companion to enable them to attend and participate in community based activities – http://www.sa.companioncard.asn.au/

Companion Card NT: https://nt.gov.au/wellbeing/disability-services/nt-companion-card/apply

Pearson Clinical Australia – https://www.pearsonclinical.com.au/archive (Assessments)

Motivational Interviewing: A Practice Guide for Practitioners who Support People with Disabilities 

Dignity in Care Principles – developed by Dept of Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) – 10 principles that focus on changing the culture of care services by reinforcing the importance of treating people with dignity and respect.

Safe Work Instructions (SWI), developed by Dept of Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) – to assist with performing a range of care activities safely and competently.

Safe Work Instructions (SWIs) online for all employers to provide information and instructions regarding safe work practices under the Safe Work Australia Hazard Manual Tasks Code of Practice and Section 39 of the Work Health and Safety Regulations 2012.

Don’tDISmyABILITY: A language guide about etiquette and common courtesies for talking to, working with or socialising with a person who happens to have a disability. Don’tDISmyABILITY