Support individuals to adjust to physical disability

Description

Assist individuals to adjust to the implications of physical disability and to understand the new responsibilities and level of dependency.

Alternative labels

support individual to accustom to physical disability
support individuals to adjust to limitation on physical functioning
support individuals to accustom to physical disability
assist individuals to adjust to physical disability
assist individual to adjust to physical disability
support patient to adjust to physical disability
help individuals to adjust to physical disability
support patients to adjust to physical disability

Skill type

skill/competence

Skill reusability level

sector-specific

Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Support individuals to adjust to physical disability is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Home care aide: Home care aides provide personal assistance and promote autonomy, on a daily basis to individuals who are unable to take care of themselves due to illness, ageing or disability. They assist them with personal hygiene, feeding, communication or medication according to the health care professional’s instructions.
Disability support worker: Disability support workers provide personal assistance and support to individuals of all ages with disability conditions, either intellectual or physical disabilities. They work with other health professionals to maximise individuals physical and mental well being. Their duties include bathing, lifting, moving, dressing or feeding people with disability.
Rehabilitation support worker: Rehabilitation support workers provide counselling to individuals dealing with birth defects or with major consequences caused by diseases, accidents, and burnouts. They help them to cope with personal, social and vocational issues. They assess the personal needs of clients, develop rehabilitation plans, get involved in the training, and help people undergoing a rehabilitation plan with job placement.

Optional skill

Support individuals to adjust to physical disability is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Social worker: Social workers are practice-based professionals who promote social change and development, social cohesion, and the empowerment and liberation of people. They interact with individuals, families, groups, organisations and communities in order to provide various forms of therapy and counselling, group work, and community work. Social workers guide people to use services to claim benefits, access community resources, find jobs and training, obtain legal advice or deal with other local authority departments.
Guide dog instructor: Guide dog instructors train dogs to be responsible in guiding blind people to travel effectively. They plan the training sessions, match guide dogs with their clients and ensure overall routine care of the training dogs. Guide dog instructors also provide advice to the blind people in the use of techniques that facilitate dog’s travel skills and mobility.
Social care worker: Social care workers provide support and help people with care services. They help people to live full and valued lives in the community. They assist babies, young children, adolescents, adults and older adults.They attend to the psychological, social, emotional and physical needs of service users. They work in a large variety of settings with individuals, families, groups, organisations and communities.
Healthcare assistant: Healthcare assistants work together in a team with registered nurses within the occupational fields of nursing, care and maintenance of people of all age-groups in all diverse acute care settings as well as in primary care environments.
Companion: Companions perform housekeeping duties and meal preparation for the people they assist on their own premises such as elderly people or people with special needs or who suffer from an illness. They also provide entertainment activities such as playing cards or reading stories. They may do shopping activities as well as punctual transportation to doctor’s appointments, etc.

 


 

References

  1. Support individuals to adjust to physical disability – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022