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Life Transition Planning, Mentoring and Individual Skills Development

Coordination of Your Supports

Individual Skills Development involves picking skills you want to build and working on them with your outreach worker.  They are primarily practical skills based around activities in the community or to aid you in accessing the community. Below are some examples of skills we have helped people develop in the past:

  • Information Technology - learning how to use computers, smart phones, laptops, tablets - how to use these things more effectively. 

  • Public transport  - how to read bus and tram timetables, where to find timetables, how to purchase a transport card (MyWay) and top up your balance.

  • Cooking - Learning how to cook and prepare meals.

  • Housework  - How to do tasks around the home and become more self sufficient.

  • Support with developing social connections  - Help making phone calls, attending social groups and making new friends.

Life Transition Planning

Life Transition Planning is similar to Mentoring and Individual Skills Development, but focuses more on long term plans rather than learning individual skills.  For example, with Mentoring and Individual Skills Development you may make it a goal to learn how to do organise your paperwork, whereas with Life Transition Planning your goal would be to organise your house starting with the papers.  Life Transition Planning is more complex and usually requires more sessions revolving around planning how to tackle the goal before learning new skills, and usually takes more sessions.

Examples include:

  • Organising your home - Creating a plan for what to keep, where and how to store things, sorting through your possessions, and cleaning.

  • Creating a health plan (Mental, physical, dietary, or other) - This is typically done in coordination with a professional (Psychologist, Personal Trainer, Physiotherapist, Dietitian, etc.) or GP, and includes planning your long term health goals, as well as appointments to help you follow through with the activities or exercises set by the professional.

  • Job seeking or volunteering - Working with you to help find what sort of work you would like to do, what qualifications you may need to do this, helping make phone calls to agencies or visiting in person, linking you in with disability job seeking agencies or professionals to aid with skill building.

These are just a few examples as to how Life Transition Planning can work, but each new goal and plan will be tailored to your exact needs.  

How is Life Transition Planning, Mentoring and Individual Skills Development billed?

Life Transition Planning, Mentoring and Individual Skills Development is billed at an hourly rate in 15 minute increments and 2 hours minimum, with an additional 15 minutes per session (non face to face) to allow the writing of session notes and any additional work needed to be done outside of the session (such as printing resources or additional research). Travel time getting to and from the place of session is billed at a maximum of half an hour each way, with the kilometres billed for that travel and any travel during the session.

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  • Recovery Coaching
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