Updates to our NDIS Employee Manual Products Released

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31 Jan, 2022

We have just released a series of updates to our NDIS Self Managers Direct Employment HR Manual and the NDIS Support Worker Agency HR Manual.

Clients with current subscriptions to these products are invited to log into their member’s area and download the latest versions.

These changes have come about primarily because of changes to the NDIS Practice Standards and Quality Indicators and we have taken the opportunity to review our entire manuals against the revised standards.

NDIS Support Worker Agency HR Manual.

V1.7 – 31 January 2022

HR Policies – New Policies

  • Nil

HR Policies – Updated Sections

  • Chapter 2 – Privacy & Confidentiality – Updated to include client information.
  • Chapter 3 – Title changed from Performance, Learning and Development to Performance, Training and Development to better align to the NDIS Practice Standards and Quality Indicators. The word learning has been changed to training throughout the manual where relevant.
  • Chapter 3 – Performance, Training and Development – Training & Development- Types of Development. Paragraph on Organisational needs extended to include requirements under the NDIS Practice Standards and other National Disability Insurance Scheme rules.
  • Chapter 3 – Performance, Training and Development – Training & Development- Types of Development. Paragraph on Occupational needs extended to include infection prevention and control training requirements where appropriate to comply with NDIS Practice Standards.
  • Chapter 3 – Performance, Training and Development – Training & Development-Roles and responsibilities. Para on manager’s responsibilities extended to include ensuring team members with capabilities to assist in response to an emergency or disaster are identified.
  • Chapter 4 – Behaviour & Code of Conduct – Code of Conduct – Respect for Persons. An example of financial abuse has been included.
  • Chapter 5 – Safety & Security – Administering Medication – Things to check before administering medication extended to include understanding the effects and side-effects of the medication to comply with the NDIS Practice Standards.
  • Chapter 5 – Safety & Security – Administering Medication – Things to check before administering medication. A new paragraph was added to ensure medications are stored safely and securely to comply with the NDIS Practice Standards.
  • Chapter 5 – Safety & Security – Behaviours of Concern – Your Responsibilities. The paragraph relating to restrictive practices has been extended to include a  requirement for training in the use and understanding of the risks associated with the practices.
  • Chapter 5 – Safety & Security – Behaviours of Concern – Reporting. Extended to include reference to legislative reporting requirements.
  • Chapter 5 – Safety & Security – Mealtime Management. Edited to take into account the new NDIS Practice Standards relating to Mealtime Management and Severe Dysphagia Management.
  • Chapter 5 – Safety & Security – Pandemics. A new paragraph was added, ensuring the continuity of support for our clients to comply with the NDIS Practice Standards and Quality Indicators.
  • Chapter 5 – Safety & Security – Severe Weather and Natural Disasters. A new paragraph was added, ensuring the continuity of support for our clients to comply with the NDIS Practice Standards and Quality Indicators.

Induction Manual

  • Learning and Development was renamed Training and Development.
  • Code of conduct – respect for persons amended to reflect the words in the manual

HR Forms

  • New Employee Checklist – Diary appointments – examples added to the dot point training booked
  • Induction Checklist – client equipment added to the equipment section

NDIS Self Managers Direct Employment HR Manual

V1.9 – 31 January 2022

HR Policies – New Policies

  • Chapter 5 – Severe Weather and Natural Disasters.

HR Policies – Updated Sections

  • Chapter 2 – Privacy & Confidentiality – Updated reflect storage of confidential information.
  • Chapter 3 – Title changed from Performance, Learning and Development to Performance, Training and Development to better align to the NDIS Practice Standards and Quality Indicators. The word learning has been changed to training throughout the manual where relevant.
  • Chapter 4 – Behaviour & Code of Conduct – Code of Conduct – Respect for Persons. An example of financial abuse has been included.
  • Chapter 5 – Safety & Security – Administering Medication – Things to check before administering medication extended to include understanding the effects and side-effects of the medication to comply with the NDIS Practice Standards.
  • Chapter 5 – Safety & Security – Administering Medication – Things to check before administering medication. A new paragraph was added to ensure medications are stored safely and securely to comply with the NDIS Practice Standards.
  • Chapter 5 – Safety & Security – Behaviours of Concern – Your Responsibilities. The paragraph relating to restrictive practices has been extended to include a requirement for training in the use and understanding of the risks associated with the practices.
  • Chapter 5 – Safety & Security – Behaviours of Concern – Reporting. Extended to include reference to legislative reporting requirements.
  • Chapter 5 – Safety & Security – Mealtime Management. Edited to take into account the new NDIS Practice Standards relating to Mealtime Management and Severe Dysphagia Management.

Induction Manual

  • Learning and Development was renamed Training and Development.
  • Code of conduct – respect for persons amended to reflect the words in the manual

HR Forms

  • New Employee Checklist – Diary appointments – examples added to the dot point training booked
  • Induction Checklist – client equipment added to the equipment section

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