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Mates

Place

Welcome
to Mates
Place

Mates Place Report.

Contents:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

Mission Statement
Agency Description
Organization Chart
Analysis of Management structure
Service Description
Recruitment
a. Advertisement
b. Selection for interview
c. Process for notifying un/successful candidates
7. Manager Position Description
a. Key Selection Criteria
b. Interview questions
c. Roles and responsibilities
8. Worker Position Description
a. Key Selection Criteria
b. Interview questions
9. Induction policy and process
10.Support and Supervision
11.OH&S
12.Budget
a. Staffing Resources
b. Service Delivery
c. On Costs
d. Cost Effectiveness
13.Professional Development Plan
a. Manager
b. Worker
14.Authorship
15.Conclusions

1. Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide support for individuals to reach their goals and to
participate in their communities. We focus on the individuals unique abilities and
enhance their capacity for leadership of and involvement in their community.

2. Agency Description
Mates Place provides services to assist adults with intellectual disabilities who live in
the Northern and Western regions of Melbourne.
We are located within the Darabin Municipality in Victoria, and provide support for
up to 50 individuals each day.
We offer a Lifestyle Program Adult Training Support Service (ATSS) for adults with
Intellectual Disabilities that is tailored to the individuals needs.
Our service has recently established and created a sensory garden, caf and fruit
and vegetable garden. The gardens and caf were the result of a consultative
process with people with a disability and staff at Mates Place.
The staff at Mates Place are dedicated to ensure that each individual in Mates Place
is valued, respected, and given the opportunity to achieve personal fulfillment.
Intake and Response
Mates Place has an intake worker who can assist with any queries regarding the
range of our disability programs. If you would like to enquire about any of these
programs call us on 1300 242424 and ask for the disability intake worker.
Short Term Case Management
Disability case management aims to assist people with disabilities to become more
independent and to improve their quality of life. Case managers establish a positive
relationship with the person and their support network and assist the person to
identify, link with and organise the supports they need to deal with issues and
achieve their goals.
Case management involves focusing on an individuals identified needs through a
person-directed planning process. Supports accessed through case management
will be tailored to the needs of the individual.
Case Management is available for people who have an intellectual disability and are
eligible for services.
Support and Choice/Client Council
Mates Place has a Client Council that is made up of people with a disability and their
families are encouraged to be in the drivers seat when planning for services and
support, helping them to take a leading role in the services they want at Mates
Place.

Mates Place Lifestyle Program


Mates Place aims to create a better future for people with a disability by increasing
and enhancing their lifestyle opportunities. Mates Place operates a range of nonvocational day services, known as Adult Training Support Services (ATSS).
The Mates Place Lifestyle Program is focused on identified client needs,
incorporating all aspects of the persons life. The environment and staffing levels
allow for the learning and enhancement of skills to allow the individual to
participate within the community to their maximum potential. A great emphasis is
given to positive interaction with the wider community and full participation is
encouraged.
Support is provided for training in life skills and recreational activities, and
assistance is given to access a wide range of centre-based and community
activities.
Horticultural and Hospitality Programs
Mates Place also offers support for people who are interested in attaining Tafe
Certificates in Horticulture and Hospitality. We have staff who are devoted to
assisting clients into Tafe courses and Mates Place offers work experience and the
possibility to future work. Our Serenity Sensory & Vegetable Garden is a prevocational program that provides skill development in the areas of plant
propagation, plant care, retail sales, customer relations, maintenance, and record
keeping. The Chatty Caf provides experience and skill development in the areas
of food safety, food handling, retail sales, customer relations, cleaning, money
exchange and record keeping.
Mates Place Eligibility and Referral
Mates Place offers services for Adults aged between 25 54 years old with an
intellectual, physical or sensory disability, or an acquired brain injury. Adults are
required to have moderate to high functioning abilities to engage in the daytime
activities that Mates Place has to offer.
All people who attend Mates Place Adult Day Services must be registered with the
Department of Human Services (DHS).
Contact DHS Intake and Response on 1300 888 999.
Referrals are accepted from DHS Intake and Response.

3. Organization Chart

Members

Client
Council

Board of
Directors

CEO

Executive Manager
Lifestyle Unit

Program Team
Leader Client
Enterprises

Program Team Leader


Day
Services

Executive Manager
Corporate Services

Client Liaison Officer


Cleaners
Administation

Disability Day
Service Instructors

IT

4. Analysis of Management structure


Day to day management of the service is the responsibility of the CEO who reports
to a board of directors appointed by the members. The Board takes input from
members and is advised by a client made up of clients, practitioners and
experienced professionals form other feilds. The Board is constituted by members
and also outstanding figures of great public standing.
The CEO coordinates the two halves of the organization, that is the programmatic
and the administrative, via the two line managers, Lifestyle and Corporate,
respectively. These two lead teams who do the work, the lifestyle team being
responsible for client work and the corporate team being responsible for the
financial and corporate administration of the organization.
The lifestyle program has three section; the day program, where clients receive
assistance with there personal development plans, client enterprises, like the caf,
sensory garden and gallery, where clients develop useful broader community skills,
and client liaison, which works to connect the client with the service in the most
beneficial possible way.

5. Day Service Description (walkthrough of client process)


After an initial assessment, each client at Mates Place receives a Person Centered
Plan (PCP) annually to detail their use of programs and goals clients aim to achieve.
Regular reviews involving clients and their families and / or carers are organised to
evaluate, discuss progress and look at alternative programs clients may like to be
involved in.
Services provided at Mates Place focus on clients preference and is adaptable in the
attempt to include a variety of programs for our wide range of clients.
A huge success of our service is the SERENITY SENSORY & VEGETABLE GARDEN.
The gardens were established by clients in 2001. An adjacent vacant block was
purchased by Mates Place and clients voted to use this land for gardens to relax in
and tend to plants.
In addition to this venture, Client Council decided to have a market day on the first
Sunday of each month. Fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers from the gardens are
sold to the public at the marker. Revenue from the sale of herbs and plants
supplement the continuous running of the gardens.
Another benefit of the garden is the Chatty Caf which was also as a result of
consultation with the Client Council. The caf provides coffee and an assortment of
cakes and snacks for visitors and clients to enjoy in the picturesque undercover
canopies surrounding the caf while viewing the sensory garden.
Other Services include:
Client Council
A formal meeting process has been set up for clients to have their say in how
programs are run. A major part of Client Council is the running and development of
Serenity Gardens and the Chatty Caf.
Gardening
Many clients are enthusiastic to join our gardening team. This gives the clients
scope to enjoy the pleasures of gardening and the appreciation of tending to their
own vegetable patches and working in the sensory garden. Gardening includes
planting, weed control, pruning, trimming and other maintenance.
Work Experience
Many of our clients gain work experience in the gardens. This includes maintaining
and supervising work in the sensory and vegetable gardens and selling of goods

from the Sunday Market. Hospitality experience is gained from clients assisting
other staff in the cafes kitchen and serving coffee and snacks to the cafes patrons.

Some of our more devoted clients have obtained certificates in horticulture and food
handling as a result of their work in the garden and cafe.
Health & Fitness
A qualified fitness instructor develops and individual exercise program. This can
include our popular Tai Chi classes, walking, and yoga and for clients who like to be
more energetic, netball, basketball, ping pong and cricket teams can be accessed.
Getting together
Clients meet once a week to engage and participate in group discussion on topics
such as relationships, social skills, disabilities, rights and responsibilities, stress
management, etc.
Computer skills
Clients have use of the pool of computers on site and are taught skills in wordprocessing, emailing and internet use.
Penfriends
When computer skills are developed by clients contact other members of Mates
Place via email and chat with a network of contacts can be set up and organised.
We have a list of interstate contacts who clients can contact. This has been
extremely successful for clients to interact and develop friendships internally and
outside of our organisation as well as building on social skills.
Art
We have members from Project Australia come to Mates Place to encourage an
outlet for clients who like to be creative. Project Australia is an established art
organisation in Northcote which has been established for 21 years. The specialised
art teachers have the expertise to bring out the artistic talents of many clients.
Some of the art is sold or rented to the public and businesses through Project
Australia with proceeds going to our clients.

6. Recruitment
a. Advertisement
Disability Day Service Instructors support people with a disability, enabling
them to reach their goals through acquiring new skills and participating in their
community. Instructors see the skills and capacities of clients as unique and
work to foster that uniqueness into involvement with and leadership in the
community.
We currently have casual, full-time and part-time positions available with our
Mates Place Day Service and Client Enterprises Programs.
If you are motivated and enjoy challenging work in a team environment and
have:

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills


Experience in supporting people with disabilities
Understanding of the OH&S and the Disability Services Acts
A full Victorian drivers license is essential

The successful applicants will be part of a unique organization, with an


opportunity to develop their own skills and careers within a professional and
supportive team.
Applications close 12 October 2009 and can be e-mailed to
joseph@matesplace.org.au or sent to:
Administration
Mates Place
PO Box 886
Darebin VIC 3072

b. Selection for interview


Applicants are selected for interview by being placed in a matrix of desirable
qualities. Those achieving the highest scores from analysis of their cover
letters and resumes will be interviewed.
c. Process for notifying un/successful candidates

Candidates will be notified in writing via email of an unsuccessful


application/interview. Unsuccessful interviewees, and the successful
interviewee will also be notified by telephone.

7. Manager Position Description


a. Key Selection Criteria
b. Interview questions
c. Roles and responsibilities

Mates Place Managers Job Description

Position Title:

Executive manager, Corporate Services, Mates Place.

Accountable to: Chief Executive Officer.


Reporting Directly to: Chief Executive Officer.
Salary level: As detailed in contract.

Accountability;

The Mates Place Executive Manager is directly responsible to the Chief


Executive Officer.

To ensure that the Unit its contractual obligations, in accord with the
organisations policies, Mission and Vision.

To manage financial and human resources to achieve the above objective.

Key Responsibilities;

To ensure that Mates Place is operating in accord with the requirements of its
funding contract, the Disability Act 2006 and the State Disability Plan.

The day to day management, development and implementation of the


Service Infrastructure.

To take a leading role, in liaison with the Executive Team, in the future
planning and development of the unit.

To develop and implement the units strategic direction in line with the
organizations Operational and Strategic Plans.

To negotiate with Government, clients, employers and parents / caregivers /


advocates (as appropriate) in regard to operational matters and within
delegated limits of authority.

To recommendations to the CEO regarding policy, procedures and work


instructions in relation to human resources.

To provide current information to the CEO on all functional aspects of the unit.

To act as Authorized Officer in terms of Restrictive Practices under the


Disability Act 2006.

To act in the role of CEO in his/ her absence if so nominated.

Job Specification;
Staff;

To manage all staff within the corporate services area in the performance of
their duties.

To regularly evaluate staff in the performance of their duties and conduct an


annual staff appraisal with recommendations for professional development.

To promote the professional development and training of staff.

To ensure delegated responsibilities are carried out efficiently and effectively.

Client;

To ensure the maintenance of all client records and files.

To attend and present a report at Joint Consultative Committee meetings.

To ensure the organizations of public events that highlights the abilities of our
clients.

To ensure that the Consumer Service Handbook is updated at least annually.

To champion personal outcome measures in the development of client service


plans.
Community Networks;

To participate in activities within networks relevant to the achievement of the


objectives of the Mates Place and / or the Organization.

Finances;

To ensure sound financial management of the Mates Place. This will entail:

Preparation of an annual cash flow budget with detailed working papers

Half-yearly reviews of budget

Monitoring of monthly budget report as per Mates Place Policies and


procedures.
Other;

To be responsible for management of the Grievance / Complains as per


policies and procedures.

To submit monthly reports to the CEO for presentation at the Board Of


Directors (BOD) meeting.

In conjunction with the CEO/ Executive Team, to prepare AGM reports and
meeting.
Professional Development;

To keep abreast of all relevant legislation, trends and intelligence in both the
human services and education environments and maintain an up to date knowledge
and understanding of disability issues.

To participate in an annual appraisal and to act upon the recommendations


that emanate from the appraisal.
KEY SELECTION CRITERIA:
Understanding of and commitment to a community participation model of disability
services.
Demonstrated experience in the management of the corporate services of a
community service and/or demonstrated experience in the management of private
or government organizations.
Tertiary qualifications in Business, Management, Finance or related field,
qualifications in Human Services, Community Welfare or related highly desirable.
Demonstrated awareness of and commitment to Social Justice and Social Inclusion.

Understood and Agreed____________________________________ Date: __________

8. Worker Position Description


a. Key Selection Criteria
b. Interview question Assessment Template, worker
MATES PLACE
Position Description
Position Title:

Day Service Instructor

Accountable To:

Manager

Report To:
Hours:

Team Leader
Part Time 40 hours per fortnight

Position Objectives:

To be efficient and effective in providing support and skills training to persons


with a disability within a team.

To contribute appropriately to the achievement of performance objectives of


the unit.

To promote participation and involvement of People with disabilities within


the community.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks


A program instructor shall:

Work under supervision and exercise some judgement and discretion in


regular decision making.

Have a sound understanding of relevant legislation and procedures and


policies of Mates place.

Prepare session plans in advance.

Display a high standard of Professional conduct

Ensure that all contact either in or out of program is In accordance with


Disability service standards.


Participate in organizational special functions ie. Christmas celebrations
and variety show.

Participate in organizations training and professional development programs.

Attend all staff meetings.

Maintain appropriate records of programs, client attendance and feed this


information into the PCP process.

Undergo annual performance appraisals.

Attend to clients personal needs where necessary.

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA:


Understanding of and commitment to a community participation model of disability
services.
Demonstrated experience in the provision of care/instruction to persons with a
disability.
Tertiary qualifications in Welfare/Social Work, Finance or related field.
Demonstrated awareness of and commitment to Social Justice and Social Inclusion.

UNDERSTOOD AND AGREED


Employee _____________________ Date_________
Employer______________________ Date__________

Interview Questions for both manager and worker.


Q1 Tell something about your past work history that isnt on your resume?
( To assist candidate to relax and initially demonstrating their communication skills)
Q2 Can you tell us what are some of your hobbies/ pastimes? Do you feel you could
pass any of these to the clients?
( to both assist the candidate relax and to ascertain what they can contribute to
future programs through their knowledge base)
Q3 Tell us how you have contributed in some way to the social inclusiveness of a
work place or a community service?
( to identify passion and creativity)
Q4 What is your understanding of the Medical model and social model of disability
and how those differ from the community participation and social justice model?
Q5 what is your opinion of the principles of community participation?
( to asitain what their core values are as well as knowledge base)
Q6 How would you self appraise yourself?
( self evaluation skills)
Q7How would you manage conflict with another member of your team and what
procedures would you follow?
(values)
Q8 Scenario- You have been made aware that two of your clients have been
sexually active. Pregnancy has occurred. Both love each other and want to keep the
baby, but both the clients parents are against it and want an abortion to take place.
How would you approach this situation? What is your role, if any? How do the
principals of Social Justice and community participation bear on this issue?

(values)

9. Induction policy and process


Induction to Mates Place
Mates Place wishes to see all new staff provided with appropriate induction and
orientation to the organisation and to their new role.

Day One
New staff is briefed by supervisor on the following information:

Outline structure of Organisation

Provide a staff list

Give overview of all positions and position descriptions

Give a tour of organisation

Discuss any relevant office procedures e.g. Photocopying, Maintenance


requests, Records management/filing system, Mail, etc

Advise where first aid kits and evacuation areas are and show emergency
procedures

Organise photo for noticeboard

Advise of security information

Afternoon tea to meet and greet with staff and clients to be held in Chatty
Caf

Day Two
New staff to shadow shift with supervising staff member
The following is to be over a 2 week period and staff member to have supervision at
end of 2nd week to review

Discuss role and responsibilities

Advise where Mates Place policies and procedures & OH & S guidelines are
kept. Attend to HR Forms for payroll. Eg. Tax file Form, Superannuation
forms, etc

Ensure that the new staff member has a safety induction with the relevant
Safety Officer.

End of First Month

Discuss relevant policies and procedures

Make an appointment to meet with the staff member for 3 monthly probation
review meeting.

After 3 Months

Supervisor to discuss the staff member's progress.

Any remaining transition issues should be resolved.

Discuss staff development resources and opportunities in more detail.

10.Support and Supervision

Supervision Agreement
Supervision Agreement
Section One:

Name of Staff Member:


Position:
Date:
Signature:____________________

Name of Supervisor:
Date:
Signature:_____________________

Section Two:

Mates Place expects staff members to receive supervision for a minimum of


__ hours every fortnight.

Our roles and responsibilities are outlined in the Mates Place supervision
guidelines:

Additional roles and responsibilities:

a.
b.
c.

Section Three

Supervision arrangement:

We agree that the conditions and structure of the scheduled supervisions as a


minimum will be as follows:

Frequencey:
Duration:
Location:

Recording of supervision sessions


i.
ii.
iii.
iv.

Who will make a record:


Who will sign it?
Where will it be kept?
Under what circumstances its content will be shared with others:

Interruptions will only be permitted if

Section Four

Session Focus and Content:

The topics to be covered in the supervision session are (Agenda Setting):


1.
2.

Expectations:
(Agreement to be obtained on matters that can wait for scheduled
supervision and matters that supervisors need to be advised on immediately,
that is, through unscheduled supervision).

Supervisors expectations:

Workers expectations:

Section Five

Professional Development Plan:


(This section is to be completed by the staff member with the support of the team leader.)

Performance, progression and development (PPD)/ Professional development


and supervision (PDS)
Completed:

Yes

No

Yes

No

End of cycle review completed Yes

No

Mid cycle review completed

Areas for development to be considered


plans) :

(developments needs, interests, goals and action

o
o
o
o

What are the important components of your job?


What do you consider your current strengths to be?
What areas do you need to develop over the next six to twelve months
to meet the requirements for your job?
What areas are you most interested in developing for future roles?

The PPD/PDS to be reviewed and completed in accordance to the perfomace


management policy, to ensure the performance, professional development
and learning needs of staff are met.

Review Date of Supervision Agreement:

11.OH&S
Mates Place embraces the OHS principles reflected in the DHS, Worksafe,
Annecto and VCOSS CSIF funded disability support focused OHS guide: Catching
the Wave found at http://www.ohsnetwork.org.au/wave/overview/index.html
Our policy and procedures are developed by a OHS committee that looks to that
resource and the Worksafe publication:
http://www.ohsnetwork.org.au/wave/pdfs/vwa_workingsafely_commserv.pdf as
its guiding document and seeks via representitives and the peak body to have
input into the CSIF funded VCOSS study.

12.Budget
a.
b.
c.
d.

Staffing Resources
On Costs
Service Delivery
Cost Effectiveness

The budget of Mates Place is substantial, and commensurate with the scale of
the service.
Staffing
Staffing is a significant component of our budget:
Advertising - Staff
Employees entitlements
Staff Training
Staff Amenities
Salaries and wages
Sessional wages
Superannuation Contribution
Travelling Expenses
Supported Employee Wages
Work Cover Expenses
Work Cover Medical Cost
Prior Year Salaries and Wages Expenses
TOTAL:

6,397
252,167
14,275
35,819
2,447,230
162,296
231,222
197,848
77,698
67,878
1,791
41,673
3,453,132

Our staffing costs are fully funded by the DHS:


DHS Funding received

3,453,132

Salary on-costs
The following percentage components are used to calculate total salary on-costs for a range of
appointment types.
Casual staff
Superannuation

9%

Payroll Tax

4.75%

WorkCover

0.6%

Total

14.35%

Fixed term appointments for less than 2 years


Superannuation

9%

Payroll Tax

4.75%

Long Service Leave

1%

WorkCover

0.6%

Recreation Leave

11.7%

Total

27.05%

Service delivery
Service delivery constitutes the second largest component of expense:
Cleaning
Consultancy
Depreciation
Events management
Fire/Security
House Keeping
Insurance
Legal costs
Light and Power
Motor vehicle expenses
Printing, postage and stationery
Rent
Repairs and maintenance
Staff Amenities
Telephone
TOTAL:

42,902
88,437
206,406
8,489
20,782
54,304
18,803
390
25,972
98,371
23,174
28,000
70,308
35,819
28,288
750,445

Cost Effectiveness:
From a budget of almost 4.4 million dollars, our salaries and on costs make up approximately 75 percent of
our total expenditure. We fund a substantial amount other costs via client led enterprises, which bring in
around half a million dollars per year.
We believe that despite our large budget we are one of the most cost effective services of our kind in the
country, and our best practice models are now being exported interstate and even overseas.

Mates Place Darebin Incorporated BUDGET


ABN 13847123746812346
Detailed Profit and Loss Account
For the Year Ended 30 June 2009
2009

2008

543,959
11,174
3,453,132
26,709
191,433
95,459
1,909
(27,342)
4,323,775

519,197
126,293
3,320,729
10,000
111,641
80,562
1,864

Accounting/Audit fees
Advertising - Staff
Bank charges
Cleaning
Consultancy
Depreciation
Donations
Doubtful debts
Events management
Employees entitlements
Employee Reimbursement
FBT Expenses
Fire/Security
House Keeping
Insurance
Legal costs
Light and Power
Motor vehicle expenses
Printing, postage and stationery
Rates and taxes
Rent
Repairs and maintenance
Staff Training
Expenses carried forward
Staff Amenities
Salaries and wages
Sessional wages
Superannuation Contribution
Telephone
Travelling Expenses
Supported Employee Wages
Work Cover Expenses
Work Cover Salary Costs
Work Cover Medical Cost
Prior Year Salaries and Wages Expenses
Total Expenses

12,710
6,397
1,138
42,902
88,437
206,406
8,797

15,772
4,270
1,657
43,454
68,048
199,154
150
6,988
6,596
20,824
(12,022)

NET OPERATING SURPLUS/(DEFICIT)

(63,790)

Income

Client Enterprise Income


Other income
DHS Funding received
Donations
Aurora Products/Supported Employment Income
Interest received
Rent received
Profit/(Ioss) on sale of fixed assets
Total income

4,142,944

Less: Expenses

8,489
252,167
(10,201)
3,258
20,782
54,304
18,803
390
25,972
98,371
23,174
6,863
28,000
70,308
14,275
1,084,028
35,819
2,447,230
162,296
231,222
28,288
197,848
77,698
67,878
(879)
1,791
41,673
4,387,565

20,657
45,375
23,799
473
26,070
80,749
33,925
5,800
14,000
66,198
21,883
798,290
41,395
2,469,922
253,370
217,253
27,265
173,808
64,190
92,381
(19,121)
2,418
4,134,141
8,803

13.Professional Development Plan


All Mates Place employees undertake professional development. Attached
are examples of the kinds of professional development plans utilized for staff
at Mates Place. One is for the Manager of the corporate services division, the
other applies to a day service or client enterprises instructor.

Staff Professional Development Training Plan(Instructor)


Professional Development Task 1
Understand and apply OHS practices and principles in the workplace.

Workplace Strategies to develop skills & Knowledge (list 3)

Become team OHS rep.


Shadow incumbent OHS rep to OHS meetings.
Redraft OHS policy for review of OHS committee.

Identify a specific external training to develop skills &


Knowledge to address Professional Development Task
(Include brief summary of training here)

OHS day training to certify qualification as OHS rep.

Cost $600

Person responsible
for supervision and
support
Incumbent OHS Rep

Task
Completion
date

12 months
6 months
3 months

Person responsible
for sourcing training

Program Team
Leader

Within 6
months

Staff Professional Development Training Plan(Instructor)

Professional Development Task 2


Develop leadership abilities.

Task
Completion
date

Workplace Strategies to develop skills & Knowledge (list 3)

Shadow Team Leader for planning day


Draw up draft of team plan to submit to team leader in
preparation of Org planning day
Include leadership discussion in supervision (i.e how to apply
leadership principles in given situations.)

Identify a specific external training to develop skills &


Knowledge to address Professional Development Task
(Include brief summary of training here)

Person responsible
for supervision and
support
Program Team
Leader

6 mnths

3 mnths

Person responsible
for sourcing training
12 mnths

Leadership training

Admin
Cost $ 300

Staff Professional Development Training Plan(Instructor)


Professional Development Task 3
Become proficient at budgeting

Task
Completion
date

Workplace Strategies to develop skills & Knowledge (list 3)

Meet with accountant to discuss accounting practices within


Org
Proof Team Leaders budgets before submission
Manage budget for next team R&R; including booking venues,
activities, food, utilising company credit card and following
procedures for reporting and accounting

Identify a specific external training to develop skills &


Knowledge to address Professional Development Task
(Include brief summary of training here)

Person responsible
for supervision and
support
Program Team
Leader

6 mnths

3 mnths

Person responsible
for sourcing training
12 mnths

Certificate in Computerised bookeeping

Admin
Cost $ 300

Staff Professional Development Training Plan(Manager)


Professional Development Task 1
Understand and apply Social Justice Principles to Workplace.

Workplace Strategies to develop skills & Knowledge (list 3)

Shadow Instructors to learn about Disability


Take time to talk to non admin workers
Draft Social Justice Vision Statement

Identify a specific external training to develop skills &


Knowledge to address Professional Development Task
(Include brief summary of training here)

Social Justice and Human Rights Training from Amnesty


Internationa

Cost $600

Person responsible
for supervision and
support
CEO

Task
Completion
date

12 months
6 months
3 months

Person responsible
for sourcing training

CEO

Within 6
months

Staff Professional Development Training Plan(Manager)

Professional Development Task 2

Task
Completion
date

Develop Community Focus

Workplace Strategies to develop skills & Knowledge (list 3)

Meet regularly with Manager, Lifestyle Unit


Draw up draft of corporate team contributions to community
participation
Present updates to the Client Commitee

Identify a specific external training to develop skills &


Knowledge to address Professional Development Task
(Include brief summary of training here)

Person responsible
for supervision and
support

6 mnths

CEO
3 mnths

Person responsible
for sourcing training
12 mnths

DHS Training

CEO
Cost $ 300

Staff Professional Development Training Plan(Manager)

Professional Development Task 3


Develop public policy awareness

Task
Completion
date

Workplace Strategies to develop skills & Knowledge (list 3)

Meet with Board and Client committee regularly


Give briefings to DHS, and political and media stakeholders
Attend policy briefings

Person responsible
for supervision and
support

6 mnths

Ongoing
CEO
3 mnths

Identify a specific external training to develop skills &


Knowledge to address Professional Development Task
(Include brief summary of training here)

Person responsible
for sourcing training
Ongoing

Toastmasters membership
PR training

CEO

Cost $1000

14.Conclusions
Mates Place is a place where friends can come and work towards greater
community involvement and the realization of each of our unique sets of
skills, capabilities and aspirations. Mates Place endeavors to facilitate this by
providing practitioners who respect Social Justice, believe in partnership and
collaboration and aspire to a world where disability is not a barrier to
community participation, employment and leadership.
15.Authorship
This report was prepared by the report writing committee of Mates Place,
comprising Tracy Laffan, Leanne Aston, Kelly Trainor and Joseph Zizys.