Compass Education & Training:
Compass Education and Training Services is for young people with intellectual and/or physical disabilities who have completed their secondary education and require considerable support with ongoing personal development, education, training, community access, recreational interests and vocational placements.
Through highly individualised and regularly reviewed support and training programs, we facilitate the transition from school and home to increased independence and community access.
Role of a Support Trainer:
A Support Trainer is in the unique position of being directly responsible for implementing a highly educational system that aims to assist clients in ‘becoming their ideal selves’ in all areas of their life. The success of all the planning ultimately rests in the hands of the Trainer who must strive to build supportive relationships that increase the clients’ capacity to become increasingly independent by stimulating their willingness to learn about themselves and their world.
The role of Support Trainer at Compass Education and Training can look quite different to that of a Support Worker in other disability services. They design and deliver educational programmes and provide direct support to Trainees. Working side-by-side with Trainees on real-world tasks and activities, staff provide experiential ways for clients to ‘learn’ in self-paced developmental stages.
Documentation, simple lesson plans and simple assessments are an essential part of this role.
Staff are permanent part-time and work set days and hours each week. Our mainstream program runs Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9am to 4pm.
We value ongoing staff development and training. Regular staff training days and weeks are scheduled into our year and all staff are expected to attend. These are notified in advance and staff are paid to attend.