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AASW (WA) NDIS Symposium- Webinar Signup Page

Event Details
Date: 25 July 2018
Time: 9.00am to 1.00pm & 3.30pm to 5pm
State: WA
CPD hrs: AASW members can claim 6 CPD hours under category 2
Webinar Access
Members: $30
Standard: $50
No Refunds after the 28 May 2018
Organiser: AASW WA

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NDIS Webinar Session

This one-day Symposium is an opportunity for social workers and health professionals to find out more about the NDIS.

The morning Webinar session will include keynote presentations from researchers, service providers, and advocates and a service user. This will be followed by a panel (presenters) to answer questions. This webinar will begin at 9:00am and run till about 1:00pm.

The Webinar will resume with the Workforce Planning Session at 3.30pm. Unfortunately due to the nature of the break out research focus groups we are unable to broadcast this section of the symposium via webinar.

  • Webinar will include;
    • Key Note Presentations & Panel Discussion (9am to 1pm).
    • Workforce Planning (3.30pm-5pm).

Key Note Presentations (not in specific order and more to be added)

  1. "NDIS experiences from the ground up". Samantha Jenkinson, Executive Director, People with Disabilities WA.
  2. "The NDIS in context: international developments in personalised support", Professor Kathy Boxall, Social Work and Disability Studies, Edith Cowan University.

This presentation will explore policies of personalised support or cash-for-care which have developed across the Western world. It will draw on international research in this area as well as my experience in the UK, prior to coming to Australia in 2014. In addition to discussing the promotion of cash-for-care schemes and individual stories, the presentation will explore some of the wider implications of personalisation policies: for professional staff including social workers; for workers providing direct care and support; and for those people with disabilities who do not qualify for support.

3."The NDIS five years on: a national perspective", Dr Sue Gillieatt, Senior Lecturer, Curtin University.

Using recent NDIS literature from across Australia and our own evaluation of a peer-led community engagement project for people with psychosocial disability, this presentation provides some commentary on progress at the five-year mark. What we understand about the current successes and challenges of implementing the NDIS will be outlined with particular reference to the challenges for people with psychosocial disability. It will briefly outline key learning from a Curtin evaluation project funded by the DSC as it was known which focussed on peers (service users and families who have had their own experience of mental health issues) targeting and customising information about the NDIS for people with a psychosocial disability.

4. "A Provider Perspective of the NDIS through 5 C's: Choice, Control, Culture, Collaboration and Confidence", Justin O'Meara Smith, Chief Executive Officer, interchange.

5. "The Opportunities and Challenges of People from a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Brackground with Disability in Accessing Services through the NDIS", Nihal Iscel, Team Leader, Consumer & Stakeholder and Engagement, Multicultural Services Centre WA.

Nihal Iscel has many years of experience working in the multicultural and disability sectors in various roles providing:
- Support to build the capacity of people from a culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) background with disability , their families and carers to know their disability / human rights to access supports and services to meaningfully participate in the community life;
- Individual and systemic advocacy for people from a CaLD background with disability , their families and carers;
- Family mediation for separated parents and grandparents from CaLD backgrounds to get the best outcome for their children;
- Settlement support for up to five years for the newly arrived refugees and humanitarian entrants.

Nihal currently works at the Multicultural Services Centre of WA (MSCWA) Inc as the Team leader, Consumer and Stakeholder Engagement. MSCWA is a NDIS registered Multicultural disability service provider in WA and supports people from refugee, humanitarian entrant and migrant backgrounds with disability through NDIS to build their capacity and support their successful inclusion and meaningful participation in the economic, social and all aspects of community life.

6. Workforce Planning (The Webinar will resume from 3.30pm to 5.00pm)

National Disability Insurance Scheme(NDIS)- Career Opportunities for Social Workers in WA.

This session will provide an overview on the workforce required for the NDIS and anticipated growth of the Disability Sector, there will be an opportunity to discuss employment opportunities for social workers and how to become a registered provider.

Suzanne Velarde Project Manager Sector Development, Sharon McFarlane Sector Development Manager, Tim Cross Procurement Manager, Kate Rowe Senior Contract Management Officer, Disability Services, Department of Communities. Eddie Drury- Therapy Focus Behaviour Support Clinician.

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers