The staff team should consist of at least one trained conductor who leads and oversees the CE element of services. The Conductor should be open-minded and willing to share their knowledge with others. With this in mind, they should be responsible for training staff whom they work directly with. Ideally, Conductors should be members of relevant professional bodies and keep up to date with changes and best practices within Conductive Education
The team may also consist of appropriately trained conductor assistants, carers and other professionals. All members of the team should also be open-minded, positive and understand the ethos of Conductive Education particularly with regards to facilitating individuals to be as independent and as possible. With this in mind, carers within a supported/ sheltered living environment should help individuals apply the skills they have developed through Conductive Education in their home environment.
The staff team should be a consistent group of people to enable them to get to know the individuals they are working with well and to build a good working relationship with them. Training for all should be regular and relevant.
All staff should have a willingness to work with other professionals where needed and where it will be beneficial for the individual. Also, there should be an exchange of knowledge with other organizations delivering CE services.
There are differences between countries which will affect the staffing team you can have. One of the major differences is funding. Both the amount of funding available and how services are funded vary greatly from country to country. Conductive Education as a profession isn’t recognized in all counties and so conductors have to work in different guises to enable them to deliver CE sessions.