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Tami J. Weber. Being Your Own Boss & Building a Good Support Team. Third Annual Wisconsin Self-Determination Conference. Building A Good Support Team/ Being Your Own Boss. Hire Your Own Workers Employer Managing Your Schedule Self-Advocacy Stay In Your Home Empowerment

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Tami j weber

Tami J. Weber

Being Your Own Boss & Building a Good Support Team

Third Annual Wisconsin

Self-Determination Conference


Building a good support team being your own boss

Tami J. Weber

Building A Good Support Team/Being Your Own Boss

  • Hire Your Own Workers

  • Employer

  • Managing Your Schedule

  • Self-Advocacy

  • Stay In Your Home

  • Empowerment

  • Independence

  • Team Work


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Building A Good Support Team/Being Your Own Boss

  • Finding Personal

  • Care Workers

  • Advertise

    • Newspapers

    • Signs

    • Internet Ads

    • Job boards

    • Tech Schools, universities, etc…


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Building A Good Support Team/Being Your Own Boss

  • Finding Personal

  • Care Workers

  • Immediate Surroundings

  • Family

  • Friends

  • Church

  • Community


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Building A Good Support Team/Being Your Own Boss

  • Employer

  • In depth interview

  • Resume & cover letter

  • Application & background check processed through Consumer Direct (Fiscal Agent/Co-Employer)


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Building A Good Support Team/Being Your Own Boss

  • Employer

  • Keep copies of all paperwork & communication (with names & dates)

    • Requests for time off

    • Switching Shifts

    • Emails


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Building A Good Support Team/Being Your Own Boss

  • Employer

  • Keep copies of all paperwork

    • Copies of all past schedules

    • Copies of all past time cards

      • In case of questions re: pay rate, hrs. worked

      • Time off/missed shifts


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Building A Good Support Team/Being Your Own Boss

  • Self Advocacy

  • Control & A Voice

    • Having the power to make our

    • own decisions concerning the day-to-day matters that most people take for granted

      • Where to live

      • When/What to eat

      • When to go to bed/get up


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Building A Good Support Team/Being Your Own Boss

  • Self Advocacy

  • Control & A Voice

    • Social outings

    • Being active in the community

    • Privacy…you choose (Not an

    • agency) who is taking care of you

    • physically—bathing, dressing,

    • grooming


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Building A Good Support Team/Being Your Own Boss

  • Self Advocacy

  • No Home Health Services

  • Increased privacy

  • You set the rules

  • No asking for “permission” from a

  • nurse or supervisor to change schedule

  • Initiating own care


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Building A Good Support Team/Being Your Own Boss

  • Self Advocacy

  • Stay In Your Home

  • Non-Institutionalized setting

  • Stay in your own environment

  • Happier

  • Physically healthier


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Building A Good Support Team/Being Your Own Boss

Empowerment

  • Sense of Achievement

  • Dignity

  • Self-confident in abilities

  • Self motivation


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Building A Good Support Team/Being Your Own Boss

Independence

  • Self Reliant

  • Leader

  • Increased sense of being an

  • equal member of society


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Building A Good Support Team/Being Your Own Boss

  • How To Manage Your Schedule

  • Work schedule like jigsaw puzzle

  • PCW burnout rate high…try

  • not to over schedule any one person

  • Always “try” to employ 1 extra

  • person…almost as “on-call”

  • status


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Building A Good Support Team/Being Your Own Boss

  • Manage Your Schedule

  • Schedule holidays & weekends equally & fairly

  • Keep schedule consistent;

  • (day-to-day week-to-week)

  • Be flexible…

  • Keep sheet available for special

  • scheduling requests


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Building A Good Support Team/Being Your Own Boss

  • Remember…Workers Have Access to everything In Your Home

  • Money…credit cards, food share card, etc…

  • Electronics – laptops, dvd players, etc…

  • Medications

  • Mail -- Social Security Number


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Building A Good Support Team/Being Your Own Boss

Team Work

  • Positive attitude

  • Respect

    • For client

    • Your property

    • Co-workers


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Building A Good Support Team/Being Your Own Boss

Team Work

  • Strong work ethic to achieve best

  • possible outcome

  • Foster a professional, positive & “fun”

  • work environment


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Building A Good Support Team/Being Your Own Boss

Team Work

  • Communication…

    • Between you and the workers

    • Workers with one-another

      • communication log book


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Building A Good Support Team/Being Your Own Boss

  • Taking additional responsibility

  • for one’s own life gives people

  • a stronger sense of purpose.

  • Thus, individuals tend to be

  • more medically compliant,

  • with an increased drive to be independent, and have a

  • renewed positive outlook.


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Tami J. Weber

Building A Good Support Team/Being Your Own Boss

Phone: 715.425.2855

Cell: 715.410.7440

Tami J. Weber

1164 Bartosh Lane

#12

River Falls WI 54022

[email protected]

[email protected]


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