Support Coordination operates on three tiers:
- Support Connection (see relevant article here)
- Coordination of Supports (see relevant article here)
- Specialist Support Coordination
Today we are talking about Tier 3 in the NDIS planning cycle, Specialist Support Coordination.
Specialist Support Coordination operates within a specialist framework where high level risks are present in the participant’s situation. This can be a specific crisis and does not always need to be ongoing.
The specialist role is time limited and focuses on reducing risks and developing solutions to complex situations. The role of the specialist exists in complex service environments where a large multi-disciplinary team of supports are involved and requires skills in developing intervention plans, skills programs, develop and deliver staff training, building participant capacity and resilience and high level communication skills.
Complex situations for participants often involve multiple chronic conditions, risk of entering the criminal justice system, high risk of placement or service breakdown, homelessness and significant periods of transition such as leaving school, family /carer breakdown or ageing.
The coordinator providing this level of support should hold relevant university qualifications, and have extensive experience.
For more information about the levels of support and what might suit your situation, get in touch with us.