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The role of the learning disability worker

The role of the learning disability worker

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56 pages | Learning Matters
If you are working within the learning disability sector and studying for the QCF Diploma in Health and Social Care, you will find this book an invaluable resource in helping you to achieve the units on the role of the learning disability worker.

You will find the book easy to navigate, with each chapter covering one of the learning outcomes within the unit. Each chapter begins with an example taken from real people's stories and lots of activities, photographs and other illustrations are included throughout the book so you can really get to grips with the subject.

Understanding working relationships when supporting people with a learning disability
Working in ways that are agreed with your employer
Working in partnership with others

very good book, very informative on the role of the worker

Mrs Charlie Grieve
Adult Skills, North Lindsey College
August 12, 2014

A very good book for this area of work.

Miss Martina Kirlew
Health and Social Care, University of Bolton
April 7, 2014

Good basic knowledge base for new entrants across programs

Mr Carl Chandra
Social Work , London South Bank University
April 15, 2013

Part of a series of books. Good for providing a foundation to understanding concepts surrounding what life is like for people who experience learning difficulties. Requested full set for library.

Ms Michelle Evans
Faculty of Health and Social Care, London South Bank University
January 21, 2013

This text is useful for a range of courses within the college and can inform and improve practice. Good examples and application to practice.

Mrs Nicola Meek
Social Work, Merthyr Tydfil College
April 16, 2012

The book looks at the current role of the Learning Disability Worker in the personalised services that are found in communities. The chapters are broken up into short pieces of succinct reading.

Ms Jean Riding
Health, Care and Education, Knowsley Community College
January 9, 2012

Jackie Pountney

Jackie Pountney/par1/Jackie has worked at BILD since 2004, where she supports organisations to offer learning disability qualifications to their staff. Before this she worked with people with learning disabilities, firstly within Birmingham Social Services Department, and later in a Further Education College. She has co-authored ‘Not behind the bikeshed’ a resource pack for teaching health and social education to people with learning disabilities, and was the author of ‘Your role as a learning disability worker’ and ‘Protecting people who have a learning disability from abuse’. More About Author

Lesley Barcham

Lesley Barcham’s career has been about learning. She trained as a teacher of deaf children in the 1970s and started out as a hearing therapist and then teacher of secondary aged deaf children. She has also worked in residential child care and teaching children with learning disabilities and adults with a learning disability in a further education college. Lesley gained a PhD from the Open University in the 1990s for her research into the development of education for disabled children in Southern Africa. Lesley has worked for BILD for 14 years on a variety of learning materials and programmes. From 2009 – 2011 she was seconded part time to... More About Author