Podcast 11: Supporting consumer choice and boundaries

How can we support the right of a person to make choices about the type of support they receive?

In this episode we discuss how you can communicate your role as support worker, and how to convey what you can and can’t do.

– How Callum has experienced receiving support (01:17)
– Support workers’ uncertainty around roles and boundaries (04:33)
– Explaining your role to your client (05:43)
– Ethical issues in support work (06:39)
– Communicating the purpose of your role (13.14)
– Defining the boundaries (14.20)
– Importance of language in talking boundaries (17.09)
– Personal boundaries (19:30)
– Melissa talks about learning from mistakes (22:30)

Ellen, Trainer and Project Manager, ermha365
Dr Melissa Petrakis, Senior Lecturer of Social work, Monash University
Tamara, Trainer,
Lynne, Practice Leader, ermha365
Callum, Consumer at ermha365

This podcast series is part of the Developing the growing new NDIS (psychosocial disability) Workforce Project supported by the Victorian Government.