Projects

Embracing Change

MHCC has received grant funding from the Australian Government to deliver ten webinars and one national forum during 2019/2021 for organisations that provide services/supports to people living with, or at risk to develop, psychosocial disability and their supporters.

The project aims to create greater national awareness of the NDIS Practice Standards and Quality Indicators as they apply in the provision of psychosocial support services. It also aims to support existing and prospective NDIS providers to achieve increasing alignment with the Practice Standards and service delivery practices.


Webinar 7
NDIS Workers Screening and Worker Requirements
29 October 2020 – 11:00 AM AEDST

The seventh FREE Embracing Change webinar focuses on NDIS Workers Screening and Worker Requirements. This webinar is formulated in two parts. In the first part you will learn about worker screening and worker requirements relative to NDIS psychosocial disability workers. In the second half you will hear from a NDIS service provider about their Human Resources and Professional Development systems which give effect to these requirements.

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free Webinar series

MHCC will host ten webinars over the next two years as part of the Embracing Change project.

Webinar 6: Embracing Change: Understanding behaviour support under the NDIS

The sixth webinar in the series held on 27 August 2020 focused on Behaviour Support under the NDIS. This webinar featured Tracey Harkness, National Director Behaviour Support, NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission and Evelyn Ireland, Senior Behaviour Support Practitioner at The Disability Trust.

Webinar 5: Embracing Change Core Module 3 and 4: Provision of Supports and Provision of Supports Environment

MHCC ran the fifth webinar in the series on the 2 July 2020.  This webinar explored the last two components of the NDIS Practice Standards: Core Module entitled: Provision of Supports and the Provision of Supports Environment.  These Practice Standards cover the responsibilities of NDIS providers when providing supports to participants.

Webinar 4: Embracing Change Core Module 2: Complaints, Incidents, Human Resources and Continuity of Supports

MHCC ran the fourth webinar in the series on the 28 May 2020.  This webinar explored the second four Practice Standards in the second part of the Core Module, Governance and Operational Management. This webinar featured Graham Humphreys, Director of Complaints for NSW/ACT, NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission, Christine Regan, State Director, NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission and Kate Wilson, Quality and Safety Manager, One Door Mental Health.

Webinar 3: Embracing Change Core Module 2: Governance, Operations, Risk, Quality and Information Management

MHCC hosted the third webinar in the series on the 5 March 2020. This webinar explored the first four outcomes in the second part of the Core Module, Governance and Operational Management. This webinar features guest speakers Sherie Avalos, Acting Director of Provider Registration at the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission and Fiona Loughlan, General Manager of IHCA.

Webinar 2: Demonstrating Compliance with NDIS Practice Standards: Core Module Rights and Responsibilities

MHCC hosted the second webinar in the series on the 28 November 2019. The focus of the webinar was to look in more detail at what is required to demonstrate alignment with the first part of the Core Module: Rights and Responsibilities. MHCC Project Manager Karen Hersey sat down with Juliet Middleton from Aftercare to discuss what psychosocial services can expect when aligning work practice with the Core Module: Rights and Responsibilities.

Webinar 1: Pain Points and Priorities for Providers in Applying the Practice Standards in Psychosocial Disability Services

MHCC hosted the first webinar on the 24 October 2019. The focus of the first webinar was to explore and prioritise the topics to be covered in the upcoming webinars. MHCC Project Manager Karen Hersey sat down with National Disability Services’ Quality and Safeguarding Manager John Carrigan to discuss some key issues facing the sector.


For project enquiries and feedback, contact Enis Jusufspahic enis@mhcc.org.au