F101: The Evolving Field of Community Disability Services
F104: Roles and Responsibilities
As a community disability service worker, you will be called upon to use many skills to support people with disabilities. You will need to know how to protect their health and safety, promote their physical and emotional wellness, facilitate their growth and skill development, and help them build community connections. You will need skills in the areas of crisis intervention, communication, behaviour management, and the use of adaptive equipment.
The units in this module focus on four key roles of a community disability service worker. They include getting to know the individual you support; promoting personal growth and self-determination, building community, and dealing with abusive situations.
After completing this module, you will be able to:
- Describe ways of getting to know the individuals you support.
- Discuss how to increase the personal growth and self-determination of individuals with disabilities.
- Explain what is meant by the term, “community,” and describe strategies for building more inclusive communities for people with disabilities.
- Identify various types of abuse and describe how to recognize and take appropriate action in an abusive situation.
Registered students: Go to F104: Roles and Responsibilities.