Specialist deafblind Assessor course
Level 3 OCN Credit4Learning
Level 3 OCN qualification that meets the minimum requirements of the Care Act 2014 as “specialist training to carry out assessment of people who are deafblind” for non-complex cases.
It is primarily aimed at local authority social care staff responsible for the identification and assessment of older people with age-related deafblindness.
You can book a place on our open course or contact us about a tailored course for your team, delivered at your offices.
SCIE are pleased to offer this course in partnership with In Good Hands, SCENE.
- Causes, types, prevalence and definition of deafblindness
- Understanding hearing and visual impairment and the uniqueness of dual sensory loss
- Understanding the impact of dual sensory loss on mobility, access and communication
- Vulnerability, social isolation and health implications
- Legislative background: Care Act and regulations for assessing deafblind people
- How to prepare and conduct a Care Act compliant assessment
- Communication skills, tactics, etiquette, manual methods and use of communication professionals
- Assistive technology, aids, equipment and rehabilitation
- Deafblind communicator guiding; one to one support, assisting people to make choices
Attendees will be able to:
- Understand the statutory guidance and requirements of the Care Act 2014 for assessing deafblind people
- Improve capability to identify and assess older people who are deafblind as a consequence of ageing.
- Understand how to review and redesign their identification and assessment processes for age acquired deafblind people for Care Act compliance.
- Confidently identify the impact of deafblindness on the individual wellbeing on and if assessed on their carer.
- Understand the local authority market shaping duty including collaboration, transparency and sharing.
- Meet the minimum statutory requirement in the Care Act for the assessment of a deafblind person.
Who should attend?
The course is for local authority social workers and care professionals who are responsible for identifying and assessing older people with combined sight and hearing loss and who providing appropriate care packages for them.
Ask about in-house courses
This is a sample training course outline. It is based on approximately 25 delegates, trained at your premises. It can be adapted to your organisation’s training and CPD requirements. Contact us to arrange an in-house customised course.
Book a place on an open course
We are also delivering this training as a two day open access course. These courses are designed for individuals or small groups to attend. We currently have the following open sessions scheduled for this course: Book now for the following dates: