The Individual Support Worker : Ageing, Disability, Home and Community,
2nd Edition

Geoff Arnott

ISBN-13: 9780170443050 | ISBN-10: 0170443051

Copyright 2021

| Published 2020

| 544 pages

List Price USD $83.50


The Individual Support Worker is designed to meet the needs of workers in the home, community and/or a residential setting, who are required to provide support to people who are ageing and/or have a disability-related condition. The text includes workplace activities and examples, as well as an introduction to the Consumer Directed Care and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

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Geoff Arnott has written several books covering disability, aged care and community services. Geoff worked for more than thirty years in the TAFE system in various roles including deputy head of school and department manager at Swinburne University, in charge of health, recreation and community service programs. Geoff is an active community service volunteer, and was presented with a Commonwealth Deakin service award in 2015.

  • NEW chapter on unit, 'Assisting with medication' (HLTHPS006)
  • NEW content on infection control
  • NEW 'Industry Insights' boxes provide students with examples of real-life experiences
  • Increased coverage of NDIS with NEW icon that indicates sections in the text that refer to the NDIS
  • NEW chapter on unit, 'Palliative care' (CHCPAL001)
  • NEW documentation feature: a stippled section outlining documentation requirements relevant to the chapter
  • eBook format and MindTap platform for fully digital or blended delivery
  • The text is rich with activities and review, for in-class practice or homework
  • Mapped to show alignment to the qualification and the packaging requirements of the qualification. Elements and performance criteria identified by heading level
  • A range of ancillary material supports educators in lesson planning and delivery
  • Addresses all mandatory core and the specific elective steams of Ageing, Disability and Home & Community. The three student streams can be taught together

Table of Contents

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1 Provide individualised support
2 Support independence and wellbeing
3 Communicate and work in ageing, disability and home and community support
4 Work with diverse people
5 Work legally and ethically
6 Recognise healthy body systems
7 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
8 Assisting with medications NEW

9 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
10 Provide support for people living with dementia
11 Meet personal support needs
12 Palliative care NEW

13 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
14 Follow established person-centred behaviour support
15 Support community participation and social inclusion
16 Facilitate empowerment of people with a disability

17 Support relationship with carers and family
18 Provide home and community support services

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Instructor Website for Arnott's The Individual Support Worker

This tailored collection of teaching tools includes solutions to in text activities and review questions, and a mapping grid showing how the content aligns to the elements and criteria of each competency unit addressed in the text.

The Individual Support Worker Instructor's Resource Pack

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The Individual Support Worker : Ageing, Disability, Home and Community

  • ISBN-10: 0170443051
  • ISBN-13: 9780170443050

Price USD$ 83.50


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