Trelawney St Co-Op

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Trelawney St documents & templates

Entity Formation Resources

C1 Form

Application for a co-operative name & draft rules

C1 Form

C4 Form

Application to register a new co-operative

C4 Form

Checklist for Charity Registration

Everything you need to register your house as a charity

Checklist for Charity Registration

Director Consent Form Template

Director Consent Form Template

Draft Co-operative Rules Template

Draft Co-operative Rules Template

Fair Trading Form C12

Fact sheet for completing an annual return for small co-operatives

Fair Trading Form C12

Formation Meeting Agenda

Example Agenda for Entity Formation Meetings

Formation Meeting Agenda

Guide to Charity Registration

A guide to assist you in registering your house as a charity

Guide to Charity Registration

How to Register as a Co-operative

Step by step guide to registering as a co-operative

How to Register as a Co-operative

Income and Expenditure Template for Co-op Formation

To be submitted with the C1 form

Income and Expenditure Template for Co-op Formation

House Establishment Resources

Board of Directors Code of Conduct Template

Board of Directors Code of Conduct Template

Consent for Medical Treatment, Restrictive Practices and the Release of Information

Consent for Medical Treatment, Restrictive Practices and the Release of Information

Continual Improvement Review

Annual Continual Improvement Review Template

Continual Improvement Review

Cooperative Rules Template

A template document of cooperative rules to assist in establishing rules for individual cooperatives

Cooperative Rules Template

Example Board Meeting Agenda

Example Board Meeting Agenda

Google Team Drive Guide

How to set up a Google Team Drive for your house

Google Team Drive Guide

House Budget Example

House Budget Example

House Budget Template

House Budget Template

House Establishment Project Plan

Step-by-step plan to establishing a SILC home

House Establishment Project Plan

House Operator File Structure

House Operator File Structure

NDIS Code of Conduct Poster

This is to be displayed in all SILC Homes

NDIS Code of Conduct Poster

Process to apply for Commonwealth Rent Assistance

Process to apply for Commonwealth Rent Assistance

Resident Transition Plan Template

Template with examples of what to consider when transitioning a resident from one home to another

Resident Transition Plan Template

SILC Insurance Requirements

SILC Insurance Requirements

Xero Setup Guide

How to set up Xero accounting software in your house

Xero Setup Guide

Service Agreements

House Operator Agreement

SILC House Operator Agreement

House Operator Agreement

SILC Service Provider Agreement

SILC Service Provider Agreement

House Staff Recruitment

Interview Question Examples

Suggested questions to ask prospective staff members

Interview Question Examples

Staff Onboarding - Standard Operating Procedure

The purpose of this standard operating procedure is to support House Managers and House Operators to carry out the necessary screening process for potential employees before commencing an individual in the workplace.

Staff Onboarding - Standard Operating Procedure

Staff Reference Checking Form

Staff Reference Checking Form

Support Worker Agency

Support Worker Agency

Support Worker Agency

Support Worker Agency

House Staff Employment and Onboarding

100 Point ID Check

Types of identification and how many points they are worth

100 Point ID Check

FACT SHEET: NDIS Worker Check Requirements

Fact Sheet to support House Operators and all SILC staff to apply for the NDIS Worker Screening Check

FACT SHEET: NDIS Worker Check Requirements

Fair Work Information Statement

Fair Work Information Statement

House Manager Position Description

House Manager position description outlining skills and responsibilities required of the role. Version January 2021

House Manager Position Description

Salary Solutions Salary Packaging Brochure

Salary Solutions Salary Packaging Brochure

Staff Induction Pack

A template to be completed for all new staff

Staff Induction Pack

Staff Induction Pack House Specific Information Template

To be read in conjunction with the Induction Pack

Staff Induction Pack House Specific Information Template

Support Worker Position Description

Support worker position description outlining the skills and responsibilities required for support workers of SILC. Version January 2021

Support Worker Position Description

Working With Children Check

Working With Children Check

House Staff Training

Face-to-Face Training: The offering & cost for house operators

Face-to-Face Training: The offering & cost for house operators

PECS

Picture Exchange Communication System Training

PECS

Seizure Management Training

1 hour online course for carers covering seizure identification, first aid and management strategies

Seizure Management Training

House Staff Management

End of Probation Letter

Fair Work letter for staff when they successfully complete their probationary period

End of Probation Letter

End of Probation Procedure

Fair Work resource on understanding & designing end of probation procedures

End of Probation Procedure

Fair Work Managing Performance

Strategies to manage staff performance

Fair Work Managing Performance

Fair Work Managing Performance

Best Practice Guide for managing underperformance

Fair Work Managing Performance

Grievance Resolution Standard Operating Procedure

The SOP will support in navigating workplace conflict to achieve the best possible outcome

Grievance Resolution Standard Operating Procedure

KM Claim Form for Staff

KM Claim Form for Staff

National Employment Standards

The National Employment Standards (NES) are the 10 minimum standards of employment for all workers without exclusion. Please follow the link to understand your requirements as an operator.

National Employment Standards

Pregnant Employee Risk Assessment Template

Pregnant Employee Risk Assessment Template

Shift Routine Template

Template to outline what tasks staff need to complete while on shift

Shift Routine Template

Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010

A document from Fair Work that details the latest award for staff in our sector

Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010

Staff Review Guidelines

Staff Review Guidelines

Staff Review Template

Staff Review Template

Staff Satisfaction Survey Template

A useful template which house operators can request their staff to complete annually. This survey will provide feedback on how to improve the operation of your home.

Staff Satisfaction Survey Template

Team Meeting Agenda/Minutes Template

Team Meeting Agenda/Minutes Template

House Policies and Procedures

Abuse and Neglect Policy

Abuse and Neglect Policy

Abuse and Neglect Standard Operating Procedure

This standard operating procedure is to support all employees and volunteers to understand what steps to take should actual or suspected abuse or neglect occur in a SILC home

Abuse and Neglect Standard Operating Procedure

Administration of Medication Policy

Administration of Medication Policy

Behaviour Support & Restrictive Practices Policy

Behaviour Support & Restrictive Practices Policy

Choice, Voice & Control Policy

Choice, Voice & Control Policy

Complex Bowel Care Policy

To ensure safety for SILC residents who require complex bowel care and to provide support and clear procedures for staff who provide direct high intensity daily personal support to clients SILC residents to promote healthy bowel function.

Complex Bowel Care Policy

Continual Improvement Policy

Continual Improvement Policy

Definitions List

This list of definitions should be read alongside our policies and procedures

Definitions List

Equity and Diversity Policy

Equity and Diversity Policy

Feedback and Complaints Policy

The feedback and complaints policy provide a framework for addressing issues raised by complainants and enabling timely and systematic response

Feedback and Complaints Policy

Financial Policy

This policy outlines the financial responsibilities of House Operators when operating under SILC's family governance model

Financial Policy

Leave Policy

This policy provides key principles for the management and use of leave by employees across SILC.

Leave Policy

Motor vehicle Policy

Motor vehicle Policy

Motor vehicle Policy

Motor vehicle Standard Operating Procedures

Procedures for ensuring safe transportation when undertaking work-related activities in the house or personal vehicle.

Motor vehicle Standard Operating Procedures

Nutrition & Swallowing Safety Policy

Nutrition & Swallowing Safety Policy

Participation and Inclusion Policy

Participation and Inclusion Policy

Pressure Injury and Wound Management Policy

Purpose: • To ensure safety for SILC residents who require support for pressure injury and wound management based on their individual needs. • To ensure safety for residents who are at risk of or require daily supports for pressure injury prevention and management and/or for complex wound management, and to provide support and clear procedures for staff who directly support residents to promote wound healing. This may include liaison with appropriately qualified health practitioners (e.g. NSW Health Community Nurses) to provide wound care support to a resident.

Pressure Injury and Wound Management Policy

Privacy, Confidentiality, Consent and Records Management Policy

Privacy, Confidentiality, Consent and Records Management Policy

Recruitment and Onboarding Policy

Purpose: To ensure all volunteers and employees at SILC have the necessary pre-employment check, skills and qualification to carry out their roles.

Recruitment and Onboarding Policy

Register of Interests Template

Attachment to the Related Party Transactions & Conflict of Interest Policy

Register of Interests Template

Related Party Transactions & Conflict of Interest Policy

Related Party Transactions & Conflict of Interest Policy

Resident Intake and Exit Process

Resident Intake and Exit Process

Restrictive Practice Policy

FACS Restrictive Practice Authorisation Policy 2018

Restrictive Practice Policy

SILC Houses Staff Sharing Arrangement & Procedure

SILC position and procedure on how to share staff between homes.

SILC Houses Staff Sharing Arrangement & Procedure

SILC Workplace Health and Safety Policy & Procedures Manual

This policy relies on Work Health and Safety NSW Legislation and SafeWork regulatory requirements. You will find specific fact sheets that this manual references under the Work Health and Safety tab on the left.

SILC Workplace Health and Safety Policy & Procedures Manual

Specialist Behaviour Support Framework

The aim of this document is to outline the intake, assessment, and implementation process for Specialist Behaviour Support and the development and implementation of Functional Behaviour Assessments and Behaviour Support Plans.

Specialist Behaviour Support Framework

Vehicle Policy Template for Homes

To be adjusted for the House if there is a House owned or leased vehicle being driven by staff

Vehicle Policy Template for Homes

Working with Carers Policy

Working with Carers Policy

Workplace Conduct Policy

This policy outlines the commitment tour commitment to creating and sustaining a safe, supportive and meaningful workplace

Workplace Conduct Policy

Work Health and Safety

Emergency Evacuation Template

Emergency Evacuation Template

Firechex

Organisation offering extensive range of fire safety services including preparation of block and evacuation plans and on site evacuation training

Firechex

Guidelines for Claiming Workers Compensation

Appendix F - Work Health and Safety Policy & Procedures

Guidelines for Claiming Workers Compensation

Injured at Work Poster

Appendix A - Work Health and Safety Policy & Procedures

Injured at Work Poster

Injury Management Program

Appendix E - Work Health and Safety Policy & Procedures

Injury Management Program

Recover at Work Plan Template

Appendix D - Work Health and Safety Policy & Procedures

Recover at Work Plan Template

Reference Materials for Work Health and Safety

Appendix G - L - Work Health and Safety Policy & Procedures

Reference Materials for Work Health and Safety

Register of Illness or Injuries Form

Register of Illness or Injuries Form

Return to Work Form

Appendix B - Work Health and Safety Policy & Procedures

Return to Work Form

Return to Work Information Sheet

Appendix C1 - Work Health and Safety Policy & Procedures

Return to Work Information Sheet

Return to Work Program

Appendix C2 - Work Health and Safety Policy & Procedures

Return to Work Program

Risk Assessment Template for Activities in Community

This template is necessary and helpful for planning offsite activities with SILC residents

Risk Assessment Template for Activities in Community

Risk Management Register Template

Risk Management Register Template

Workplace Health and Safety House Specific Information Template

Workplace Health and Safety House Specific Information Template

Worksite Action Plan & WHS Hazard Register Template

Worksite Action Plan & WHS Hazard Register Template

Feedback and Complaints

Complaints/Grievances Register

Template for complaints and grievances reported by House Staff

Complaints/Grievances Register

Incident Reporting

Incident Investigation and Risk Assessment Form

Incident Investigation and Risk Assessment Form

Incident Investigation and Risk Assessment Form

Template for investigating reportable incidents

Incident Investigation and Risk Assessment Form

Incident Reporting & Management Policy

Incident Reporting & Management Policy

Useful Resources

A Note on Financial Viability of Houses

This short explanation around financials from CEO Steve Anthony is to be read in conjunction with the House Operator Requirements.

A Note on Financial Viability of Houses

About SILC March 2020

Amended with updated information and financials

About SILC March 2020

Alliance Health Nursing Agency

Agency for temporary nursing staff for houses

Alliance Health Nursing Agency

Australian Unity Registered Nursing Support

Reigstered Nursing Support

Australian Unity Registered Nursing Support

Authority to Act as an Advocate Form

Authority to Act as an Advocate Form

Benevolent Society Support Centre

Phone: 1800 236 762 Email: customercare@benevolent.org.au

Benevolent Society Support Centre

Better Caring

Recruitment platform for advertising jobs and hiring support staff

Better Caring

Bright Sky Australia

Australia's leading destination for specialist healthcare products

Bright Sky Australia

Care Careers

Recruitment platform for advertising jobs and hiring support staff

Care Careers

ClubMates Travel

Travel Holidays for People with Disability and Support Staff

ClubMates Travel

Consumer Rights Charter

Consumer Rights Charter

Discussion Paper: SDA Related Documentation

Discussion paper by Steve Anthony on SDA related documentation

Discussion Paper: SDA Related Documentation

Effective Communications

Strategies for effective communication and avoiding communication breakdown

Effective Communications

Epilepsy Action Australia Safety Factsheet

Epilepsy Action Australia Safety Factsheet

Epilepsy Action Australia Seizure Classification Factsheet

Epilepsy Action Australia Seizure Classification Factsheet

Epilepsy Action Australia Seizure Safety Checklist

Steps to help reduce risk of accident or injury when having a seizure

Epilepsy Action Australia Seizure Safety Checklist

Epilepsy Factsheet

Epilepsy Factsheet

Fuel Card Information

Your Co-operative may want to purchase a fuel card to streamline spending on petrol/transport. This website compares fuel cards based on your budget and use-age

Fuel Card Information

Futures In sight

Support coordination agency

Futures In sight

Guardianship & Restrictive Practice Authorisation Fact Sheet

This factsheet explains the type of Guardianship order which is required to authorise environmental restraints for your family member.

Guardianship & Restrictive Practice Authorisation Fact Sheet

Guardianship Application Form

Some SILC residents have environmental restraints recommended in their behaviour support plans. In order to authorise these environmental restraints for your family member, you must apply for guardianship. Please fill the form provided and send to NCAT for advice.

Guardianship Application Form

Hireup

Recruitment platform for advertising jobs and hiring support staff

Hireup

ILS Independent Living Specialists

Buy or hire disability aids and aged care equipment

ILS Independent Living Specialists

Jims Electrical Test and Tag

Electrical test and tag is required for all SILC homes

Jims Electrical Test and Tag

Just Better Care

Platform to recruit support staff in your local area

Just Better Care

Midazolam Administration

Factsheet on how to correctly use and administer Midazolam to a person experiencing a seizure

Midazolam Administration

NSW Fire & Rescue Notification of Group Home

Notify NSW Fire and Rescue that a residence is a group home for people living with disabilities to assist with evacuation in case of emergency

NSW Fire & Rescue Notification of Group Home

Observing and Recording Seizures

Factsheet on what to record when witnessing a seizure

Observing and Recording Seizures

Overview of SDA Documentation

An explanatory note from our CEO May 2020

Overview of SDA Documentation

PRN Protocol

Protocol for the Administration of PRN Medication

PRN Protocol

Pharmacy Agreement Template

Pharmacy Agreement Template

Real Therapy Solutions

Registered allied health provider

Real Therapy Solutions

Resident profile and contact details template

For completion and annual review for all SILC residents

Resident profile and contact details template

Return to Work Poster

Return to Work Poster

Robust (Hopefully Not Too) Hard

Discussion paper by Steve Anthony on robust SDA housing

Robust (Hopefully Not Too) Hard

SAL Consulting

Allied health Supports

SAL Consulting

SILC Governance Pack

May 2019

SILC Governance Pack

SILC Insurance - Not for Profit Association Liability Package

Our Insurance Coverage from Community Underwriting - Association Liability Package

SILC Insurance - Not for Profit Association Liability Package

SILC Insurance - Not for Profit's General Liability Policy

Our Insurance Coverage from Community Underwriting - General Liability Policy for Not for Profit Organisations

SILC Insurance - Not for Profit's General Liability Policy

SILC Insurance - Personal Accident Policy and Product Disclosure Statement

Our Insurance Coverage from Community Underwriting - Not for Profit Voluntary Workers Personal Accident Policy and PDS

SILC Insurance - Personal Accident Policy and Product Disclosure Statement

SILC Participant Handbook

SILC Participant Handbook

SILC Strategic Plan

May 2019

SILC Strategic Plan

Seizure First Aid Poster

Epilepsy Action Australia first aid poster for seizures

Seizure First Aid Poster

Seizure First Aid Poster for Person in Wheelchair

Seizure First Aid Poster for Person in Wheelchair

Social Ventures Australia interview with Steve Anthony

Discussion of robust SDA housing

Social Ventures Australia interview with Steve Anthony

The 6 Rights to Medication Administration

Poster of the things to consider when administering regular medication

The 6 Rights to Medication Administration

House Drive

COVID-19 RESOURCES

Continuity Support: Checklist for First Aid/Cleaning supplies/Pandemic supplies

Continuity Support: Checklist for First Aid/Cleaning supplies/Pandemic supplies

Continuity Support: Decision Making Guide for COVID-19 scenario's

A guide to help house operators plan for situations during COVID-19 which may occur that impact the delivery of services. This guide will assist houses to complete the continuity planning

Continuity Support: Decision Making Guide for COVID-19 scenario's

Continuity Support: Letter Template - Authority for Community Access 2:1

A template which can be modified and given to support workers to carry with them when supporting a resident to access the community during COVID19

Continuity Support: Letter Template - Authority for Community Access 2:1

Continuity Support: Operational Guidelines for COVID-19

FAQ's answered and guidelines around decision making and actions in relation to COVID-19

Continuity Support: Operational Guidelines for COVID-19

Continuity Support: PPE Suppliers List

List of Australian PPE & cleaning material suppliers sourced by SILC. SILC cannot guarantee these suppliers will have stock consistently available.

Continuity Support: PPE Suppliers List

Continuity Support: Physical Intervention & Restrictive Practices during COVID-19

Guidelines around the use physical intervention and restrictive practices in relation to risk of infection and self-isolation

Continuity Support: Physical Intervention & Restrictive Practices during COVID-19

Continuity Support: Public Health Office Directions from June 1

Continuity Support: Public Health Office Directions from June 1

Continuity Support: Risk Assessment/Continuity Plan Template for COVID-19

To be completed by all houses to ensure a continuity plan is in place if the house is affected by COVID-19

Continuity Support: Risk Assessment/Continuity Plan Template for COVID-19

Continuity Support: Risk Assessment/Continuity Plan for COVID-19 - PARA Exemplar

Example of a completed continuity plan

Continuity Support: Risk Assessment/Continuity Plan for COVID-19 - PARA Exemplar

Continuity Support: Staff Availability Register for COVID-19

To assist House Managers prepare upcoming rosters and understand which staff have capacity to take extra shifts if staff members cannot come to work. Also assists houses to understand where staff are also working and can potentially be exposed.

Continuity Support: Staff Availability Register for COVID-19

Financial Support: Financial Information for Houses during COVID-19

Information for houses to assist with the financial burden of changing rosters and circumstances faced during COVID-19

Financial Support: Financial Information for Houses during COVID-19

Financial Support: Temporary Advance Facility Guidelines for House Operators

Operational Guidelines for borrowing against the Temporary Advance Facility and payment request form

Financial Support: Temporary Advance Facility Guidelines for House Operators

Poster: Do Not Enter Front Door Sign

This sign for front doors outlines the circumstances one should not enter the home e.g. symptoms or exposure to COVID-19

Poster: Do Not Enter Front Door Sign

Poster: Easy-english COVID19

Poster: Easy-english COVID19

Poster: How to fit a mask properly

Poster: How to fit a mask properly

Poster: How to handwash

Poster: How to handwash

Poster: How to stay healthy during COVID-19

Poster: How to stay healthy during COVID-19

Poster: Personal Protective Equipment Application & Safe Removal

Poster: Personal Protective Equipment Application & Safe Removal

Poster: Respiratory Hygiene

Poster: Respiratory Hygiene

Poster: Social Distancing

Poster: Social Distancing

Poster: Social Distancing - Cantonese

Poster: Social Distancing - Cantonese

Poster: Triage Health Hotline

Poster: Triage Health Hotline

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The latest news and information for members.

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