What makes a good Therapeutic Residential Care Worker? – practice guide

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Dec 2020

Written by Glenys Bristow Janise Mitchell

Trained staff and consistent rostering are essential elements of therapeutic residential care. The purpose of this guide is to consider more broadly what makes an excellent therapeutic residential care worker and explore the interplay of intrinsic qualities, training, and mentoring.

 

This practice guide will:

  • Support the recruitment and selection of Therapeutic Residential Care Workers
  • Validate the often-tacit skills that cannot be explained and the balance required with formal training
  • Capacity building for Therapeutic Residential Care Workers. Providing a platform for experiential learning and mentoring, which is a critical
    the mechanism for integrating skills and knowledge
  • Begin to map who practical Therapeutic Residential Care Workers are to ensure that all staff are the best fit for the role

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