Aug
27
9:00 AM09:00

August Member Forum 2019

  • Melbourne Polytechnic Preston Campus (Building U) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This forum is held by the North Metro Community Care Alliance and Department Of Health & Human Services.

The forum will provide important information on HACC PYP directions, updates on key CHSP & HACC PYP developments by state and commonwealth governments , and an update on what DHHS is doing in relation to reablement. 

It’s also an opportunity to network with colleagues.

Who should attend
All HACC PYP providers are highly encouraged to attend.

Chair
Louise Hogan, Manager CHSP and HACC-PYP Programs, St Vincent’s Hospital 

Special Guests 
Commonwealth Department of Health
Commonwealth Department of Social Services
Victorian Department of Health and Human Services
Louise McGuire, Manager Operations, Community Care & Assessment
Richard Adams, Senior Project Officer, Community Care & Assessment

Download the agenda (PDF, includes access and parking info).

Please RSVP by no later than 22nd August to Kevin McInerney, Senior Advisor Agency Performance Kevin.McInerney@dhhs.vic.gov.au.

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Aug
8
to Aug 10

TRAINING: Consumer feedback workshops (Face to Face & Webinar


Finding meaningful ways to engage consumers in your service design and delivery is more important than ever.  However, many organisations find it difficult to collect feedback in meaningful ways and not get overwhelmed with the administration. 

These workshops by Kate Pascale & Associates are designed to support you with practical tools and strategies that will help you make the most of your consumer feedback.

Collecting feedback from healthcare consumers – Keeping it simple (Brunswick – Tuesday 3rd September 2019 - 9am to 12pm)

This 3 hour workshop focusses on simple, fast and inexpensive ways you can collect feedback from clients and carers.  We will provide you with lots of ideas and explore a range of practical, hands on strategies and tools that you can embed in your everyday practice. 

 
Developing consumer surveys (Webinar – Thursday 8th August, Thursday 22nd August, Thursday 5th September 2019 - 9.00am to 11.30am)

This training program will provide you with a range of tools and strategies to plan, design and implement surveys that are meaningful for consumers and provide your agency with relevant and useful information.  The workshop will be delivered over 3 sessions (2.5 hours each fortnight) so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to practice as we go and work together to design a survey that’s fit for purpose.

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Aug
7
to Aug 29

TRAINING: Goal Setting & Care Planning (Face to face & Webinars)

Kate Pascale & Associates new training calendar includes a range of workshops focusing on Goal Setting & Care Planning which will be delivered over the next couple of months.
 
You can find more about each session and book your place using the Eventbrite links below. There are limited places, so make sure you get in fast. 

Costs have been kept as low as possible to make the training accessible.  There are also discounts when 3 or more people from one team book into the same session.

If you have any questions, or would like more info please contact Kate at support@kpassoc.com.au or call 0405 719 939. 

Developing effective Goal Directed Care Plans (Brunswick – Thursday 29th August 2019 - 9.30am to 4.00pm)

This one day workshop is a great introduction, or refresher about goal setting and planning.  We focus on the practical skills, tools and strategies that support you to work collaboratively with your clients to set meaningful goals and create useful care plans. 

Goal setting and care planning - Q & A session (Webinar - Monday 12th August 2019 - 9am to 10.30am)

For the first time, we are offering a Q&A session with Kate.  This 90 minute session will provide you with an opportunity to talk about whatever issues your facing with your goal setting and planning practice.  While everyone is welcome, we suggest that this will be most relevant to people who have already completed GDCP training and want to explore specific questions and challenges. 
  
Making the most of goal setting and planning (Webinar – Wednesday 7th August 2019 - 9.30am to 12.30pm)

This 3 hour workshop is designed for people that have already completed GDCP training and want to further refine and develop your skills.  We will focus on answering some of the most common questions around how to introduce goal setting and planning to people, making sure goals are meaningful (and come from your client) and fine tune the way you document care plans.

Documenting care plans in group settings (Webinar – Thursday 15th August 2019 - 9.30am to 12.30pm)

This workshop focuses specifically on goal setting and care planning for people in group settings.  We will focus on how to set individualised goals within group programs and create care plans that support clients, carers and staff work together effectively. 

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Jun
14
9:30 AM09:30

TRAINING: Diversity in practice – Introduction (1/2 day)

FREE training from Swinburne University of Technology.

Gain an overview of the broader diversity principles and practices including how to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations.

This course is open to staff and volunteers of CHSP and/or HACC PYP providers.

More info and to register

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Jun
6
2:00 PM14:00

TRAINING: Falls prevention webinar

FREE training from Swinburne University of Technology.

Learn what care workers can do to support and work in partnership with older people (and their carer/s) to action strategies to minimise the risk of falls.

This webinar is open to staff and volunteers of CHSP and/or HACC PYP providers in Victoria.
It's suitable for community care workers, direct care workers, social support coordinators, social support workers, and volunteers.

It’s suitable for staff and volunteers involved in direct service delivery to clients and/or carers.

Learn more and register.

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Jun
6
2:00 PM14:00

TRAINING: Diversity in practice – People who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless webinar

FREE training from Swinburne University of Technology.

Learn to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations. This course focuses on those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

This course is open to staff and volunteers of CHSP and/or HACC PYP providers in Victoria.

Learn more and register.

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Jun
5
9:30 AM09:30

TRAINING: Diversity in practice – People who are financially or socially disadvantaged (1/2 day)

FREE training from Swinburne University of Technology.

Learn to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations. This course focuses on those who are financially or socially disadvantaged.

This course is open to staff and volunteers of CHSP and/or HACC PYP providers.

More info and to register

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May
30
to May 31

TRAINING: Motivational interviewing & active listening (2 days)

FREE training from Swinburne University of Technology.

Develop key principles of motivational interviewing and their application, and build on your current levels of counselling skills to support changes in a person’s behaviour.

Open to staff and volunteers of CHSP and/or HACC PYP providers.

More info and to register

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May
16
9:30 AM09:30

TRAINING: Legal & ethical responsibilities - Maintaining professional boundaries, confidentiality & privacy, & duty of care

FREE Training provided by the Victorian Community Care Education and Training Service.

Gain the skills and knowledge required to take a proactive role to identify and meet legal and ethical responsibilities, including professional boundaries, confidentiality and privacy, duty of care and client rights and responsibilities.

More info and to register

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May
15
2:00 PM14:00

TRAINING: Palliative care webinar

Up skill with FREE training from Swinburne University of Technology.

Gain the skills to apply principles of a palliative care approach. Learn to support individuals with life-threatening or life-limiting illness, within the person’s advance care directives plan.

This Webinar is open to staff and volunteers of CHSP and/or HACC PYP providers in Victoria. It's suitable for community care workers, direct care workers, social support workers, and volunteers.

Learn more and register.

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Apr
29
9:30 AM09:30

TRAINING: Social & emotional care support – Behaviours of concern (1 Day)

FREE Training provided by the Victorian Community Care Education and Training Service.

Learn to respond effectively to behaviours of concern of people. Information and skills are associated with handling difficult incidents rather than managing ongoing behavioural difficulties.

More info and to register

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Apr
11
9:30 AM09:30

TRAINING: Implementing & monitoring goal directed care plans in a service setting (1/2 day)

FREE Training provided by the Victorian Community Care Education and Training Service.

Focus on what is required to work collaboratively with clients and/or their carers while supporting and monitoring goal achievement within an established Goal Directed Care Plan.

More info and to register

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Apr
10
1:00 PM13:00

TRAINING: Autism spectrum disorder webinar

Up skill with FREE training from Swinburne University of Technology.

Learn how to work with individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), with regard for their needs and within the context of support work.

This Webinar is open to staff and volunteers of CHSP and/or HACC PYP providers in Victoria. It's suitable for community care workers, direct care workers, social support workers, and volunteers.

Learn more and register.

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Mar
26
9:30 AM09:30

TRAINING: Diversity in practice – Introduction (1/2 day)

FREE Training provided by the Victorian Community Care Education and Training Service.

Gain an overview of the broader diversity principles and practices including how to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations.

This course is open to staff and volunteers of CHSP and/or HACC PYP providers.

This course is suitable for all staff roles and volunteers.

What to bring

Please bring along a notebook and pen to take your own notes. In addition, we’ll supply you with a workbook.

More info and to register

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Mar
26
2:00 AM02:00

TRAINING: Diabetes Webinar

Up skill with FREE training from Swinburne University of Technology.

Gain an overview and understanding of diabetes and its ongoing care requirements in the community care context.

This Webinar is open to staff and volunteers of CHSP and/or HACC PYP providers in Victoria. It's suitable for community care workers, direct care workers, social support workers, and volunteers.
presented by Diabetes Victoria

The webinar will go for one hour. Allow 90 minutes in your calendar in case of extra questions.

Learn more and register.

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Mar
22
9:30 AM09:30

Symposium on Social Connection in Older Age

This symposium includes presentations by policy makers, researchers, service providers and community groups working to prevent or reduce social isolation and loneliness among older Australians.

This event is for community members, academics, service stakeholders, policy makers, peak groups, and anyone interested in social connection in older age to attend this collaborative forum.

Hosted by Bolton Clarke Research Institute. Official opening by Victorian Commissioner for Seniors, Gerard Mansour.

Other speakers include Dr Catherine Barrett, Dr Michelle Lim, Mr Matiu Bush, Dr Rajna Ogrin and Prof Barry Golding.

Click here to get your tickets

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Mar
21
1:30 PM13:30

Health, justice and ageing: a national symposium (Online Live Steam of Event)

Health, Justice and Ageing is a landmark national symposium providing a unique opportunity to explore the systemic drivers of vulnerability faced by older people and the innovations that are improving how we meet the needs of our ageing population.

Hosted by OPAN, Health Justice Australia and UTS.

You will be able to watch the proceedings via live stream, and submit questions to the Q&A.
A selection of these questions will be answered  by the expert speakers.

Famed journalist Julie McCrossin will facilitate the day. Other speakers include:

  • Professor Liz Tobin-Tyler, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Health Services, Policy and Practice, Brown University

  • Janet Anderson, Australian Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner

  • Dr Tessa Boyd-Caine, CEO, Health Justice Australia

  • The Hon Dr Kay Patterson AO, Age Discrimination Commissioner

  • Alison Verhoeven, CEO, Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association

  • Faith Hawthorne, Manager and Principal Lawyer, Seniors Law

Click here to get tickets to the online live steam of the event

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Mar
19
9:30 AM09:30

TRAINING: Diversity in practice – People from culturally & linguistically diverse backgrounds (1 day))

FREE Training provided by the Victorian Community Care Education & Training Service, Swinburne University of Technology.

Enhance your ability to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups.
This course focuses on those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

The course is open to staff and volunteers of CHSP and/or HACC PYP providers in Victoria.

  • Managers

  • Team leaders/Coordinators

  • HACC PYP Assessors

  • Nurses

  • Allied health professionals

  • Allied health assistants

  • Community care workers/home care workers

  • Social support coordinators

  • Social support workers

  • Volunteers

  • Property maintenance staff

What to bring

Please bring along a notebook and pen to take your own notes. We’ll supply you with a workbook.

More info and to register

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Mar
12
9:00 AM09:00

North Metro & West Metro Sector Diversity Forum

This forum is for CHSP and HACC-PYP funded providers and is in response to themes emerging from the 2018-2019 Diversity planning and practice cycle. It aims to provide a setting for service managers and staff to access support and resources and hear from experts in a range of diversity topics.

For more info and to register visit: 
westmetroalliance.org/diversity-forum-details

Registrations close Friday 1st March at 5pm

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Mar
6
9:30 AM09:30

TRAINING: Social & emotional care support: Behaviours of concern (1 day)

FREE Training provided by the Victorian Community Care Education and Training Service.

Learn to respond effectively to behaviours of concern of people. Information and skills are associated with handling difficult incidents rather than managing ongoing behavioural difficulties.

More info and to register

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Mar
4
1:00 PM13:00

PELVIC FLOOR AND CONTINENCE INFORMATION SESSION

Come and join Back in Motion's Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist Kim for an informal, open discussion about women's pelvic floor and incontinence, followed by a practical workshop on exercises to strengthen your pelvic floor.

Participants will enjoy an afternoon tea together, with some time for a private one-on-one discussion with Kim.

REGISTER

Yarra Leisure is hosting a week of free activities and events to celebrate International Women's Day on Friday 8 March, click here to view all our events.

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Mar
4
9:30 AM09:30

TRAINING: Managing and leading in a change environment: Reflect on and improve own practice (1/2 day and online follow up)

FREE Training provided by the Victorian Community Care Education and Training Service.

Gain an overview of the skills and knowledge required to evaluate and enhance your own practice through a process of reflection and ongoing development within a change environment to meet quality requirements. Attendance at this course includes a follow-up online component which will assist you to implement learnt strategies in your workplace.

 More info and to register

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Feb
26
12:30 PM12:30

February Member Forum 2019

  • Melbourne Polytechnic Preston Campus (Building U) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Networking Lunch 12.30pm to 1pm
General Forum 1pm to 4pm

This is an important meeting where we’ll discuss the future of the Alliance. 
We hope you’ll be able to come along and have your say about the direction and
priorities of the Alliance moving forward.  

Who should attend: CEOs and Senior Program Managers

Chair
Louise Hogan, Manager CHSP and HACC-PYP Programs, St Vincent’s Hospital 

Special Guests 
Commonwealth Department of Health 
Commonwealth Department of Social Services 
Victorian Department of Health and Human Services 
Jackie Moden, Jackie Moden Consulting 

Download the agenda (includes access and parking info).

Please RSVP as soon as possible to RDC@hwpcp.org.au

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Feb
11
9:30 AM09:30

TRAINING: Managing and Leading in a Change Environment: Leading in Ambiguity (DAY 2)

FREE Training provided by the Victorian Community Care Education and Training Service.

Learn the skills to lead and manage in times of uncertainty and ambiguity. You will gain an understanding of the importance of resilience during change. And, gain the tools and techniques for building and maintaining resilience in yourself and your team.

Further info and to register: http://www.swinburne.edu.au/vccets/find-a-course/managing-leading-change-environment/leading-in-ambiguity/

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Feb
7
to Feb 8

TRAINING: Social and emotional care support: Motivational interviewing and active listening (2 Day Course)

FREE Training provided by the Victorian Community Care Education and Training Service.

Develop key principles of motivational interviewing and their application, and build on your current levels of counselling skills to support changes in a person’s behaviour.

Further info and to register: http://www.swinburne.edu.au/vccets/find-a-course/social-emotional-care/motivational-interviewing-active-listening/

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