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About This Webinar
sixth Embracing Change Webinar focuses on behaviour support under the NDIS
guided by the requirements of the Specialist Behaviour Support Module
and the Implementing Behaviour Support Plans Module of the NDIS Practice
Standards together with The Positive Behaviour Support Capability Framework.
This Webinar is designed to guide you through practical examples that will assist in preparing your desktop audit, self-assessment and onsite audits. You will also have opportunities to ask questions via our Moderator throughout the webinar.Hear from:
- Tracey Harkness, National Director Behaviour Support, NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission who will explain the key Behaviour Supports features under the NDIS Practice Standards and the role of the NDIS Commission.
- Evelyn Ireland, Senior Behaviour Support Practitioner, The Disability Trust who will speak about operationalising these behaviour supports requirements in her organisation and her work with NDIS participants with psychosocial disability and implementing service providers.
Who should attend this webinar?
This webinar is designed to assist two groups of service providers:
- Psychosocial disability service providers registering or re-registering as a registered NDIS provider with the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission (the NDIS Commission); and
- Community services and NDIS service providers currently not delivering services to people with psychosocial disability.
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Tracey Harkness, National Director Behaviour Support, NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission
Tracey Harkness is a registered psychologist with over 20 years of experience in the provision of positive behaviour support for people with disability who engage in behaviours of concern. Tracey has regularly provided guest lectures for Western Sydney University and University of NSW as well as training over 200 psychologists in NSW government agencies in motivational interviewing, positive behaviour support and clinical supervision.
Tracey has held the positions of Practice Leader, Psychology for Ageing, Disability and Homecare and Senior Manager of the NSW Practice Leaders team. Tracey is very passionate about the rights of people with disability to live an inclusive and valued life in the community. Tracey joined the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission just over two years ago as Director in the National Behaviour Support Team.
Evelyn Ireland, Senior Behaviour Support Practitioner, The Disability Trust
Evelyn’s experience supporting people with a disability exceeds 20 years and includes a variety of roles in both government and non-government agencies. This has included direct care support work and behaviour support practitioner roles, working with people with complex support needs.
Working within positive behaviour support and trauma informed frameworks, Evelyn has extensive experience delivering behaviour support services and training. She has convened restrictive practices panels and is an Independent Specialist with DCJ, contributing to panels across NSW and in ACT. She is a strong advocate for upholding the rights of the people she supports.
As the clinical lead of the behaviour support team, Evelyn provides supervision and support to the behaviour support practitioners at TCS. She also provides behaviour support and restrictive practice leadership within the broader organisation. She is currently pursuing provisional psychology registration.
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