Your Life Your Choice Host Providers - Disability Services, Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services (Queensland Government)

Your Life Your Choice Host Providers

IDEAL Placements

Available to

North to Gumla, South to St Laurence including offices in Mackay, Bowen, Proserpine, Airlie Beach and Sarina and servicing west including Dysart, Moranbah and Glenden.

Target group

All people with disability 0-65 years.

Organisational Information

Established in 1995, IDEAL Placements has provided disability support services to the Mackay and Whitsunday regions. IDEAL Placements is a local not-for-profit and community based organisation with a mission to provide quality services to improve the lives of people with a disability through support, employment, community integration and involvement.

IDEAL Placements understands and values people with a disability want choice and control over how, when and where their supports are delivered. We don't follow traditional aspects of support, we individually assess and provide meaningful activities to assist people with a disability to improve their way of life and achieve their goals and aspirations. Whether the goal is to leave the house, social activity or find a job, we will tailor supports to assist.

IDEAL Placements have experienced and reliable support workers who genuinely care and are compassionate about their work. They understand having a good sense of humour, being compassionate and listening to their person with a disability can be the key to a successful relationship.

Besides being a host provider for Your Life Your Choice, IDEAL Placements is also a Disability Emplyment Service provider and operates other community based projects such as the Community Learning Project, Rehabilitation and Return to Work, Work for the Dole and an experienced Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff member who works actively in the ATSI community.

Host Provider Model

Providing Choices, Improving Lives and Creating Futures'

IDEAL Placements foundation philosophy is to encourage participation and choice for each service user whilst moving towards an ultiamte goal of accessing an independent lifestyle model. The decision to provide services to participants in this prgoram was a natural business decision as IDEAL Placements beliefs also encourage advocacy and choices for service users.

So if you want Choice and Control in your life, IDEAL will assist you to achieve this by:

  • a free, initial planning session for participants and carers (up to two hours)
  • identifying your goals and aspirations and tailor supports to achieve this
  • working together to develop a flexible, individualised Personal Support Plan
  • focusing on a person centred, strength based plan
  • planning and organisation of meaningful dat to day activities
  • assisting with cost effective ways to manage your funding
  • supporting and encouraging self-management of funds
  • monitoring potential changes in your capacity through regular reviews and feedback

Fee Structure

IDEAL Placements offers three levels of host provider support. The level you require will be arranged and agreed upon at your initial interview. There is an annual charge based on the model you choose, however each anniversary of your funding you can change your model to best suit your needs.

Model 1 - Fully Self Directed - 5% of total package

In this level you take full responsibility for the support that is needed including planning, budgeting, employment of staff and calculation of all statutory requirements including work cover, wages and ATO requirements. IDEAL Placements will in most cases act as a broker only. This incurs administration costs to process funds and provision of timely reports to you, your family and the government. Extra services can be delivered at any time and written quites will be provided if outside the items listed in the services list below. Service fees will not be charged if you have not given prior approval beforehand.

IDEAL Placements will provide:

  • up to 25 hours of support (calculated not to exceed 5% of the total funding package that you receive)
  • fees charged quarterly to allow flexibility
  • quarterly plan review
  • funds deposited into your account monthly
  • quarterly acquittals to the department
  • information and templates for record keeping (assistance can be purchased separately - see Additional Charges)

You take responsibility for:

  • planning your budget
  • payment for services you access or staff that you may choose to hire
  • management of support staff including Work Cover insurance, superannuation and Workplace Health and Safety responsibilities
  • records of expenditure and monitoring the balance of funding
  • providing expenditure records and invoices to us for acquittal to the department

Model 2 - Partially Self Directed - 8% of total package

In this level you accept most of the responsibility for planning and management of your needs. You will employ your own staff and take responsibility for any activities involved as an employer. We will help with planning, budgeting, recruitment processes, record keeping and other business related advice. You will always be encouraged to access specialist areas and to source free servces when available.

IDEAL Placements will provide:

  • up to 37.5 hours of support (calculated not to exceed 8% of the total funding that you receive)
  • fees charged quarterly to allow flexibility
  • quarterly plan review
  • quarterly acquittals to the department
  • information and templates for record keeping

You take responsibility for:

  • planning your budget
  • records of expenditure and monitoring the balance of funding
  • providing expenditure records and invoices to us for acquittal to the department

Model 3 - Minimal Self Direction - 10% of total package

In this model IDEAL Placements is responsible for the planning and management of your needs as identified in your Personal Support Plan. IDEAL placements will assist with the employment of staff and take responsibility for all activities involved as an employer.

IDEAL Placements will:

  • pay all wages
  • ensure legal and statutory requirements are met
  • conduct recruitment processes
  • assist with planning and budgeting
  • ensure accurate record keeping
  • coordinate all purchasing requirements
  • provide up to 50 hours of support (calculated not to exceed 10% of the total funding that you receive)
  • charge fees quarterly to allow flexibility
  • prepare budget plan
  • conduct quarterly plan reviews
  • source other service providers and community resources to meet your planned needs and goals
  • pay invoices to services accessed
  • provide monthly budget update reports
  • provide quarterly acquittals to the department

You will always be encouraged to use specialist areas and to source free services when available and make decisions on the services you want, especially when quotes are received.

All models of host provider support will include an annual review so that you have the choice to move between models and to increase your own participation level in your personal support plan.

Website

http://www.idealplacements.com.au

ABN

77069425654

Contacts

Contact name:
Tracy Woods
Contact position:
Coordinator - Your Life Your Choice
Contact phone:
07 4957 8177
Contact mobile:
0488 343 560
Contact email:
twoods@idealplacements.com.au
Secondary contact name:
Kathy Dine
Secondary contact position:
CEO
Secondary contact phone:
07 4957 8177
Secondary contact email:
Kathy@idealplacements.com.au

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