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Northern Territory disability service standards

Details:

Title

Northern Territory disability service standards

Creator

Northern Territory. Territory Health Services

Collection

E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT

Date

1999

Abstract

The Northern Territory Disability Service Standards are based on the National (Commonwealth) Disability Service Standards. Being able to build on existing standards helps to maintain continuity and consistency, however, the current standards development process has focussed on issues particularly pertinent to the Northern Territory.These include standards promoting cultural and family relationships and appropriate support and training for support workers and volunteers.

Notes

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT)

Language

English

Subject

Disabilities; Delivery of service; Best practice

Publisher name

Northern Territory Government

Format

39 pages : colour illustrations ; 30 cm

File type

application/pdf

ISBN

0724533672

Use

Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

Copyright owner

Northern Territory Government

License

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

Related links

http://docs.prosentient.com.au/prosentientjspui/handle/10137/82 [Department of Health]

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/832227

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/832233

Page content

29 G e t t i n g t h e m o s t o u t o f l i f e . . . N o r t h e r n Te r r i t o r y D I S A B I L I T Y S E R V I C E S T A N D A R D S SUPPORTING STANDARDS Selection Procedures The agency will develop and use support worker selection procedures in collaboration with consumers, their families and guardians. Supporting Practices Consumers are involved in the development of the agencys selection policies and procedures. Interview and selection panels include at least one appropriate person from outside the agency and wherever possible, a consumer or consumer advocate. In making appointments, the agency complies with merit, equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination principles. The agency has best-practice written # policies and procedures for advertising vacant positions and appointing support workers, including: selection criteria; assessment processes and rating formats; reference checks; police criminal history checks; and selection reports. The agency uses consistent best-practice procedures for handling employment inquiries and unsuccessful employment applicants. The agency upholds management practices that value support workers and volunteers, involve them in decision-making and provide them with thorough orientation and training for all aspects of their employment or support roles. Plain English The agency looks after support workers and volunteers so they can do their job properly. Standard7Support and Tra in ing for Support Workers and Vo lunteers 7.1