Community Fundamentals

Getting started in your role as a community OT

Programs Available

Each program runs for 6 weeks

Foundation Skills

Processes for Working in the Community

12th September to 24th October 2022

$490

AT and Home Mods

Assessment and Interventions in People’s Homes

31st October to 5th December 2022

$490

Presenters

Karen Maurer and Cheryl Banks (Capable Spaces) have worked as OTs for over 2 decades, and are passionate about training the next generation of clinicians through using evidence-based practical skills that have helped 1000s of clients to stay living safely and independently in their homes for as long as possible.

Their presentations provide a scaffold of learning, using practical tips and process checklists to build your competency in a Community OT role. They share from real world experience, case studies, and tips and tricks of how they work effectively in community OT.

Each week’s training goes for 1.5 hours, and is recorded. Online training includes live Q&A to brainstorm solutions to challenges that impact you in your roles each week.

Karen Maurer OT Capable Spaces Newcastle

What You’ll Learn in each Program

OTs getting started in a community role will know the steps and processes to

Foundation Skills

Processes for Working in the Community

  • Complete safe and effective home visit assessments
  • Be aware of safety and WHS risks when doing home visits
  • Understand legislation and policies to help fund interventions
  • Assess functional limitations and provide solutions to maximise function
  • Implement strategies for effective time management and documentation
  • Develop an ongoing learning plan for developing scope of practice in Community OT Roles

    AT and Home Mods

    Assessment and Interventions in People’s Homes

    • Trial common basic assistive technology to support client’s needs
    • Assess and request minor home modifications
    • Complete a pressure care assessment
    • Identify and offer solutions to meet client’s needs using AT and home mods
    • Know when to refer on to specialist service
    • Identify manual handling risk factors and determine risk mitigation strategies
    • Know where and how to get additional support and training to meet ongoing learning goals

      Weekly Outline

      What we’ll be covering each week

      Foundation Skills

      Processes for Working in the Community

      Classes held each Monday 12-1:30pm AEST (Sydney Time)

      Week 1 – Home visit Process – How should I conduct a safe and effective home visit?

      Week 2 – OT Process – How can I implement the OT process in community?

      Week 3 – Effective Time Management – How can I maximise my time through using time-efficient strategies and strategic planning?

      Week 4 – Funding and Legislation – How do I get the funding that I need to meet my client’s needs?

      Week 5 – Documentation – What processes can I follow to document my work to meets AHPRA requirements, that is effective and streamlined for any role I work in?

      Week 6 – Learning and Skills Development – What structures should I put in place for ongoing learning and skill development, while taking care of myself in the busy role that I’m working in?

      AT and Home Mods

      Assessment and Interventions in People’s Homes

      Classes held each Monday 12-1:30pm AEST (Sydney Time)

      Week 1 – Transfers and Mobility assessments – How can I assess and provide solutions to maximise people’s independence with mobility and transfers in their home?

      Week 2 – Pressure Care Assessments – What are the step-by-step processes to follow to assess someone’s pressure risks, and what should I do about that?

      Week 3 – Capable Accesses – How can I assess and provide solutions to maximise people’s independence accessing their home?

      Week 4 – Capable Bathrooms and Toilets – How can I assess and provide solutions to maximise people’s independence in the bathroom and toilet?

      Week 5 – Capable Bedrooms – How can I assess and provide solutions to maximise people’s independence in the bedroom?

      Week 6 – Capable Lounge/Dining – How can I assess and provide solutions to maximise people’s independence in their lounge/ dining rooms?

      Foundation Skills

      Processes for Working in the Community

      12th September to 24th October 2022

      $490

      AT and Home Mods

      Assessment and Interventions in People’s Homes

      31st October to 5th December 2022

      $490

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