Sam is a support worker for a small regional service that supports people with disabilities. Rick uses the service. Rick is Indigenous Australian, and has a mild intellectual disability. Rick loves outdoor activities, such as rock climbing, sailing and bushwalking. Unfortunately the service is small and receives limited funding, so Rick has not been given much opportunity to explore his interests.
Rick is also very social. He loves people, and especially loves talking to people.
Rick has just started shelf stocking at the local supermarket. His supervisor, Will, has not had much time to train him, but has complained to Sam about Rick’s behaviour. He says Rick is distracted, irritable and never completes a task, and when he’s asked to do something, he often ignores the request.
Sam meets with Rick and his mother Helen to discuss some options and look at ways they could potentially enhance Rick’s lifestyle.
How could Sam support Rick to maintain his daily living activities and routines?
What are Rick’s individual needs that Sam must consider?
What are Rick’s individual strengths that Sam should consider?
What are Rick’s individual capabilities that Sam should consider?
What are Rick’s individual preferences that Sam should consider?
Describe two problems faced by Sam in engaging Rick in daily living activities and routines.
Describe how Sam could seek appropriate assistance to motivate Rick.
Explain two ways that Sam could provide a safe environment for Rick, which is conducive to positive and adaptive responses.