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NDIS national worker screening system

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Worker Screening: What Providers Need to Know

Many providers DSC consults with have been asking about what the new NDIS national worker screening system will look like. We won’t know all the answers until it becomes operational next year but here is what we do know.

 

Why do we need a new system if we are already screening our workers?

The short answer is, not all clearances are equal.

Avoiding Support Coordinator Burnout

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At DSC, we’ve been lucky enough to train over 1,000 Support Coordinators and Support Coordinators to be over the last few years. This experience has given us a really interesting look into the experience of organisations around the country and the chance to watch as similar challenges arise for providers at different stages of the NDIS rollout.

Next Step Disability Services

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I would like to share with you another service that is available to clients and that is Next Step Disability Services which is an NDIS registered provider and can assist with community access, personal care and one to one supports for NDIS registered participants.  We offer weekly bus trips, fishing trips and a movie club.  We also schedule one off events such as a BIG BASH cricket game in December.  We have capacity and are ready to assist should you like to know more contact Nadia on 0420 427 919 or Glenn on 0408 101 168.

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