Are you interested in becoming a shared living/homeshare provider? Or, have you recently received a shared living/homeshare provider contract? This workshop will provide you with an introductory learning opportunity.
This course has been designed to provide the participant with an overview of the roles, responsibilities and expectations involved in being a contracted shared living / home share provider.
The course is broken down into 4 modules:
1) Introduction to Shared Living / Home Sharing
- Become familiar with the roles and philosophies of WJS and CLBC in the provision of quality home sharing service in British Columbia
- Building Community
- Personalized Planning
- Transition, Discharge, and Follow Up Planning
- and more
3) Safeguards and Rights
- Managing Incidents, Complaints, & Investigations
- Risk Management
- Behaviour Support & Safety Planning
- and more
4) Documentation and Report Writing
- Daily Logs
- and more
What is home sharing? (definition provided by CLBC)
Shared Living or Home Sharing is a residential option in which an adult who needs extra support, for example with a developmental disability, shares a home with someone who is contracted to provide ongoing support. Homes may be owned or rented by the home sharing provider or by the individual requiring support. In some situations, the home sharing provider’s family lives in the home. In others, people live together as roommates in a reciprocal relationship.
Course Grading Breakdown:
- Attendance - 25%
- Participation - 35%
- Final, open book quiz - 40%
- Final passing grade - 85%
- Written and verbal English communication skills
- Experience working with persons who are eligible for support services
- Basic computer skills including email with attachments, internet use, scanning, and printing
- This will be an interactive workshop - includes lecture, PowerPoint, and group work. Questions are encouraged throughout the course.
- The course includes a Learner's Guide
- An official certificate of completion will be issued to those who attend and are successful in the workshop.
- Professional, comfortable, and accessible location with local businesses nearby.
- Coffee, tea, and refreshments provided, as well as breaks.
- Group rates available
The instructor of this workshop, Kathy Vandermeer, has been with WJS for almost 5 years as a highly skilled Home Share Quality Analyst.
Her diploma from BCIT includes courses in how to teach adults (Train the Trainer), Public Relations, and Organizational Behaviour. She also has a certificate in Office Computer Skills which includes Microsoft Office. Kathy has been taking courses at Kwantlen with the intent of obtaining her Associates of Arts Degree in Psychology.