Microboards can set themselves up as employers. This can allow them to
- hire and train people to provide highly personalised support to the person at the centre of the microboard
- no longer having to rely on agencies that don’t meet the person’s needs
- get more value out of funding
Firstly microboards need to ensure they comply with various laws or board members could be held liable. So we also have a program called Becoming a Responsible Employer.
Our Recruiting and Managing Your Own staff program provides step by step guidance on how to on how to attract good staff, provide them with appropriate training, manage their performance as well as what needs to be done if an employer leaves or their employment needs to be terminated.
Our Learning Program
Our learning program is broken down into 7 learning modules:
Plan – Get clear on what kind of workers you are looking for
Recruit – Design your recruitment process that attracts the staff you are looking for and weeds out the ones you are not.
Hire– Ensure you meet your legal responsibilities around contracts and award wages.
Induct – Help new staff quickly understand the responsibilities of their role and your expectations.
Train – Develop systems for training staff in how to support your family member that are based on the principles of inclusion, person centredness and assumed capacity.
Manage – Promote good employee performance and address underperformance
Ending employment – Learn what you need to do when an employee resigns or you need to terminate their employment.
Delivery of the Learning Program
Learning is delivered over 4 months via online learning modules that can be shared among microboard members. Participants also attend 2 intensive workshops to consolidate their learning.
Support to Implement Learning
To support microboards to implement what they learn and problem solve any hurdles, Microboards Australia offers monthly webinars where microboard members can pose problems and have the support of experts to help overcome them.
We also support participants to gather with their peers in peer support groups and provide some structure on how to get the best outcome from these groups.
Included in the Recruiting and Managing Your Own Staff program is 2 hours of individual coaching with mentors. More hours can be purchased at an additional cost.
Timing & Price
There are three intakes to the program each year starting in January, May and August.
The program costs $5000 and can be funded using NDIS funding under Improved Life Choices category.
At the moment we are not registered with the NDIS so cannot offer services to those people whose NDIS plans are NDIA managed.
Interested? Contact us