Risk Management for Home Visitors is a practical and research-based workshop that will equip outreach workers with the skills, awareness and strategies to stay safe and healthy in their work.
This training has been developed specifically for home visitors, by the Home Visitor Training Initiative at BC Council for Families, with extensive consultation through WorkSafeBC and an occupational health-care expert.
Following the training, participants will have: 1) an increased level of knowledge of the risks of delivering social services in clients’ homes, and 2) increased skills and knowledge to assess risk levels and to take the appropriate steps to mitigate risk. Risk Management policies and resources from Canada, the US and other countries have been integrated into this practical and informative workshop.
Topics covered include:
- The BC Workers Compensation Act
- Occupational Health and Safety Rights
- Risk assessment
- Strategies to mitigate risks such as: working alone, slips and falls, driving and travel, violence, infectious diseases, and psychological trauma
This training will be taking place online via Zoom. Participants will be emailed the meeting link. There will be breaks throughout this training.
You must have secure Wi-Fi, single use computer /tablet with full audio and video capabilities. No phones please. Worksheets will be emailed to you for printing.
The Integrated Strategies for Home Visitors 4 day training is a prerequisite
- "It helped me to keep myself safe, as well as the families I work with safe. If there's a risk to my health and safety within the home, there's also a risk to the family's health and safety."
- "It has made me realize the importance of walking into home visits with my eyes open and assessing situations objectively."
- "As a supervisor this gave me a better understanding of what our staff will be facing when out in the field."
- “The practical way to look at hazards and risks. The emphasis of personal safety working with co-workers [were the best parts of the training].”
- “Orah did a great job in pacing the material, making people feel safe, seen and understood. This helped with learning.”
About the Facilitator
Orah Chaye is of North African and Sami descent growing up with a strong Asian cultural influence since age 10. A highly experienced Educator and Consultant for over 30 years, she has developed the Creative Process Trauma Informed Practice methodology approach. Working extensively in Indigenous, Refugee and Immigrant Populations, Orah is contracted for a wide variety of in-service development projects to various agencies and is invited to present at numerous conferences and symposiums. She has taught courses throughout the Early Childhood Education Curriculum. Orah has a particular interest in early human brain development, and its correlation to early attachment.
Training Package Discount: Home Visitor and Risk Management
If you register for both the Risk Management for Home Visitors (April 29) and the Integrated Strategies for Home Visitors (April 9-12) trainings, you will receive $25 off each training. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the discount code.
The cost of this training is per person.
This training will be taking place online via Zoom. Registered participants will be emailed a meeting link.
This training is not guaranteed to run. We need a miniumum number of people enrolled in order to run it.