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Staff Training and Support

We know from experience that our disability services staff need and want access to regular upskilling.

Somerville operates a weekly staff training program to ensure our disability services staff are highly skilled, responsive and flexible to meet the needs of people with disability regardless of what environment we are providing support.

Training covers a wide range of areas and includes specific training needed to work optimally with a specific person and generic training to ensure broad knowledge and transferable skills. Training topics include the below list and many more:

  • Person Centred Care
  • Social Role Valorization
  • Understanding abuse and neglect
  • Restrictive practices
  • Duty of Care and Dignity of Risk
  • Medication Management and Administration
  • Food handling and food safety
  • Alternative and Augmentative Communication
  • Self-care practices
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Fire safety training using the Bullex Training System

Somerville welcomes interested staff from other organisations to attend our training. There may be a small cost associated with attending.

For more information contact Somerville’s Services Development Manager and Administrator on email or 08 8920 4100.