Who is it for?
A Key Worker is for families who have a child who has difficulties in more than one area of development. It is an option for all families regardless of whether or not your child has a formal diagnosis and is for children aged 0 to 7 years.
What is it?
A Key Worker is an early childhood intervention professional and may be an Early Childhood Special Educator, Speech Pathologist, Occupational Therapist or Psychologist. Your Key Worker becomes the main contact for all the family’s needs and is the person you see and talk to the most.
How does it work?
Your Key Worker will visit your child for up to one hour a week or fortnight during term time in their normal routine – wherever you need support. This can be at your home, at preschool/school and in the community. Your Key Worker provides support across all the areas you require to reach your goals. The Key Worker is also able to communicate with other professionals if required. We call this ‘transdisciplinary’.
How much do I pay?
Fees for this program are linked to the NDIS Price Guide. Overall fees and charges will be individually tailored and outlined in a service agreement and will vary depending on the frequency, duration and location of the sessions.
What funding is relevant?
Participants will need to have access to one of the following funding programs:
· The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), and in particular, the funding Support Area of “Improved daily living”.
Contact Advocate for Me on 0435 894 115 for more information or if you have further questions.