Working in People's Homes

Mile End, SA
In person
09:00 - 04:30

Event registration is full.


Working in people’s homes is more complex than one might think:


  • What is the purpose of working in people’s homes?
  • What is the role of the worker?
  • What do workers need to be mindful of?
  • Where are the boundaries in the relationship between the worker and the older person/person with a disability?
  • How can someone’s home not be turned into a workplace?


These questions will be explored in an informative and interactive workshop.

The workshop is relevant to coordinators/managers as well as support workers and advisors.


About the Presenter:

  Jane Sherwin is a Queensland based consultant who has been has been involved in the lives of older people and people with disabilities since the late1970s.

Jane works with groups and organisations on matters to do with values based quality, person centred approaches and leadership development.  She is committed to working at a grassroots level towards developing and maintaining supports so vulnerable people experience meaningful lives.

Jane is a Senior Social Role Valorisation Trainer, having been involved in the teaching, learning and application of SRV since the early 1990s.  She enjoys working alongside keen community works in exploring new ways of strengthening the lifestyles of vulnerable people and how services can do better.

Jane draws on her experience in government, academic environments and community services as an occupational therapist, Manager, Lecturer and change agent.  Her consulting work is with groups, organisations and individuals on matters to do with values based quality, the learning and application of social role valorization, person-centred approaches and leadership development. She is well regarded for her teaching and writing.

Some of her own favourite roles include wife, aunt, daughter, friend, nature photographer, crime novel reader, Facebook stalker, teacher, author, mentor, card maker and wine drinker. She is known to do better in some roles than others, and is happy to keep people guessing about which.

Event Summary

30 May 2019, 9:00 AM

From $80.00 (inc GST)

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