Shaping Outcomes - Supporting Early Intervention Group 2019 Programs

Empowered Kids

This project seeks students in the allied health discipline to support two Shaping Outcomes Early Intervention Group Programs: Social Skills Group and the Pre-school Program.

Details

Availability: Approved

Time required: Not yet defined

Duration: Not yet defined

Location:
PO Box 6457
Tweed Heads South
New South Wales
Australia

Requires face to face contact: Yes

Related unit codes: HLT10595

Overview

Aims

• Social skills groups - 3 x 60 min groups over 8 weeks at three different locations (one per week at Tweed, Kingscliff and Pottsville). This will be with an OT and one of the Key Workers from Shaping Outcomes. Will be assisting to run the group, and taking notes of observations for the team to report back to parents each week.

• Pre-school programs - These are run by the Shaping Outcomes Key Workers and run for 6 weeks at various locations during term 2 (Banora, Tweed, Kingscliff, Pottsville, Condong). These groups focus on play skills and social interactions, as well as some basic school readiness activities. There is a significant focus on parent support during these groups, and the Key Workers often meet with the parents (separate to the children) to discuss concerns and to support where they can).

Outcomes

Supporting the family to build a team of preferred therapists/professionals based on their needs.

Needs to be addressed

Shaping Outcomes is such a fantastic early intervention service. They don't employ therapists, instead they support the family to build a team of preferred therapists/professionals based on their needs.

Skills required:
• Interest in early intervention/pediatric practice.
• Work independently with minimum supervision.
• Great communication and teamwork skills.
• Working with Children Check.

Benefits to students

A great opportunity for students interested in early intervention/pediatric practice.

Requirements

Southern Cross University

Students to support the program, academic supervision from SCU staff.

Partner

Staff and logistic support.