Staff Competencies and Skills Mix for a Community-Based Model of Disability Services

May 2018

These reports are the output of an internal review conducted on the subject of competencies and skill mix for staff in disability services. The first report ‘Competencies and Skill Mix Report’ establishes whether and what new competencies and skills would be required of staff, and how they might be achieved, in order to support persons with disabilities in newer, community-based models of service. The second report focuses on reviewing existing Irish and international disability services competency frameworks and examines similarities between them.  The research will guide next steps, such as consideration of approaches to change management among staff, development of a national competency framework, and identification of good practice in staff rostering and skill mix in community dwellings.

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