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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 3 Hansard (30 March) . . Page.. 965..


Disability ACT-staff

(Question No 932)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice, on 15 February 2006:

(1) How many staff are currently assigned to each individual Disability Group House in the ACT;

(2) What are the pre-requisite qualifications in order to be appointed to a position in a Disability Group House;

(3) How many staff, both on-going and non-ongoing, currently working in Group Homes hold the necessary qualifications to manage any given home;

(4) If some staff do not have the necessary qualifications to operate effectively in a Disability Group Home, what is the ACT Government doing to ensure adequate training is provided.

Mr Hargreaves

: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) The number of staff in any one home is based on client need and varies

(2) A current senior first aid certificate, class CA drivers licence, completion of induction and completion of workplace learning modules.

(3) All Network Coordinators and House Managers hold the required qualifications to manage group homes.

(4) Group and Individual training needs are identified through probation reports, Performance Management Program, and supervision. Training records identify courses completed by each staff member. Staff have access to ongoing training and are notified of upcoming training through the training calendar.

Disability ACT-staff

(Question No 934)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice, on 15 February 2006:

(1) What process must staff follow during a handover period in Disability Group Homes from one shift to another;

(2) During the handover period between shifts, are staff paid for any official handover period to incoming staff; if not, why not.

Mr Hargreaves

: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) Disability ACT has a formal handover procedure in place across all Group Homes. There is a handover checklist for staff to complete on commencing their shift. This includes


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