Access to quality professional development is a critical element in community service organisations ability to provide the right help at the right time. Traditionally, trainers offering accredited workshops came no further west than Toowoomba or Ipswich, which presented significant obstacles for regional community service staff in accessing relevant and industry standard professional development.
As demand for services increases and government funding is either frozen or reduced, community services within the Western Downs will struggle to re-direct the significant funds and staff time away from direct client delivery. This Project addresses these obstacles, allowing community services west of the Great Divide to access professional development locally.
The Professional Development Accessibility Project consists of various workshops that are being delivered throughout 2014:
|Workshop Name||Workshop Supervisor||Date||Brochure|
|Accidental Counsellor||Pamela Toothe||14th March & 11th April 2014|
|Dealing with Difficult People & Mastering Change||CSDS Training Specialists||4th April 2014|
|Case Management & Sampling Models of Service||CSDS Training Specialists||13th June 2014|
|First Point of Contact (Unit code CHCCS308B)||Southern Queensland Institute of TAFE||8th August 2014|
|Professional Boundaries||CSDS Training Specialists||10th October 2014||Brochure coming soon|
|Helping Clients with Mental Health Issues – Best Practice Guide (TBC)||CSDS Training Specialists||10th October 2014||Brochure coming soon|
|Accidental Counsellor||Pamela Toothe||17th October & 14th November 2014||Brochure coming soon|