Allied health business to host training day for staff
Torquay’s WHR Allied Health is hosting its annual training day on Friday May 3 at Torquay’s Kurrambee Myaring Community Centre (KMCC) to promote the safety and wellbeing of staff and clients.
WHR Allied Health provides National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) allied health support to the local community as well as one-on-one care in “complex” home environments, services that managing director Brad Dent said “warrant” the program.
The training day will cover three main areas including mental illness, child protection and management of violence and aggression.
WHR Allied Health has a team of nine occupational therapists and 23 therapy assistants who work out of the Torquay office in the Surf City Plaza. Each team member will be attending the training at KMCC.
Each therapy assistant is an OT student from Deakin University, with three new graduates offered employment at the conclusion of their studies.
“The majority of our staff are under 25-years-old, so ensuring that they’re well equipped to manage some of these
potentially complex situations aids in their capacity to appropriately handle them at the time,” WHR Allied Health managing director Brad Dent said.
“It also ensures that they’re well supported after the incident/s and are able to remain happy in their work roles.”
The first session will be presented by Jules Haddock from GenU and will focus on understanding and supporting mental illness.
The second and third session will be hosted by Mark Parigi (AVID Training) and Jane Bezzina (Child Wise), respectively.