Course Title: Support relationships with carers and families

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

Course Code: HWSS6081C

Course Title: Support relationships with carers and families

School: 365T Global, Urban and Social Studies

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3319 - Certificate III in Individual Support

Course Contact: Renee Costa

Course Contact Phone: 9925 0886

Course Contact Email: renee.costa@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 70

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

In this unit you will acquire the skills and knowledge required to work positively with the carers and families of people using the service based on an understanding of their support needs

This unit applies to workers across a range of community services contexts.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families

Element:

1. Include carers and family members as part of the support team

 

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Assess and acknowledge the role and importance of carers and family members for the person
1.2 Work in a manner that recognises and supports carer’s relationship with, and knowledge about, the person with support needs
1.3 Identify the knowledge and skills of the carer that complement the role of the worker
1.4 Involve carers and families in the design and delivery of the person’s support services

Element:

2. Assess and respond to changes in the care relationship

 

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Assess potential risks of change to the care relationship including any potential physical and psychological harm to carers and the person
2.2 Support the person, carer and family to identify and use strategies that maximise positive aspects of change and transition
2.3 Support carers, families and friends to maximise ongoing support and involvement in the life of the person

Element:

3. Monitor and promote carer rights, health and well being

 

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Respect the confidentiality and privacy of the carer, as well as the person with support needs
3.2 Identify and respond to the need for services required by the carer to support the care relationship with the person
3.3 Identify and respond to issues that may impact on the physical and emotional health and well being of the carer
3.4 Provide carers and families with information about carer support services
 


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.


Details of Learning Activities

Some of the examples of learning activities are:

·         class exercises and discussions

·         practical demonstrations in a simulated environment

·         peer learning

·         guest speakers

·         group discussions

·         independent assessment tasks which require research

·         practical placement

·      group activities and group discussions


Teaching Schedule

Session 1:


• Assess and acknowledge the role and importance of carer’s and family members for the person
• Involve carer’s and family in the design and delivery of the persons support services
• Access and equity

• Identify key changes that may include risk of care relationship breakdown
• Support the person, carer and family to identify and use strategies that maximize positive aspects of change and transition

Session 2:

• Support carer’s family and friends to maximize ongoing support and involvement in the life of the person

• Respect the confidentiality and privacy of the carer as well as the person with support needs

• Current best practice approaches for service delivery
• Identify and respond to the need for services required by the carer and issues that may impact on the physical and emotional health and well-being of the carer

 

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems and access to specialised facilities and relevant software. You will also have access to the library resources. Students will need to purchase an RMIT polo top as uniform for placement

 


Overview of Assessment

There will be three forms of assessment and they will include a research task, questions and answers in relation to the unit of competency and practical assessment either in a simulated or workplace environment.

The assessment tasks are as follows:

Task 1: Questions and answers

Task 2: Research questions

Task 3: Observation in a simulated and workplace environment

 

 

 

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more

A student charter http://www.rmit.edu.au/about/studentcharter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=c15i3ciaq8ca


Assessment Tasks

There will be three forms of assessment and they will include a research task, questions and answers in relation to the unit of competency and practical assessment either in a simulated or workplace environment.

Task 1: Questions and answers - For this task you will need to read through the individualised plan that you will be given and briefly answer a number of questions in relation to working with carers and families. You need to remember that you are working within the community care context.

Task 2: Research questions - You are to give a brief paragraph on your understanding around topics that relate to a carers role and working with carers.
 You will need to think about how this relates to your role as a personal care worker in the aged care and home and community sector

Task 3: Observation in a simulated and workplace environment - 

For this part of the assessment you will be observed either in a simulated environment (in class) or whilst on your practical placement by the RMIT facilitator/assessor. You will be observed demonstrating the following points:

• Was able to use suitable facilities, equipment and resources, and had an understanding of organisation policy, protocols and procedures relevant to carers and families

• Demonstrated an understanding of modelling of industry operating conditions and contingencies, including people, carers or family members with whom the candidate can interact

 


Assessment Matrix

Students will be given an assessment marking guide for reference at the time that the assessment tasks are distributed

Other Information

This is a Work Integrated Learning course in which you will complete a 120 placement in an organisation, undertaking the kinds of professional tasks you could expect in your work after graduation.

Police Check

You must obtain evidence of a satisfactory National Police Records Check before undertaking work placements and will need to pay the associated costs.

or

You may be required to obtain a satisfactory National Police Records Check at the request of their placement agency.

Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters: rmit.edu.au/students

 

Cover Sheet for Submissions
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of implications of plagiarism.

Attendance
It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

Applying for an Extension
Extension of time for assessment tasks may be granted where circumstances beyond your control prevent submission by the published due date. Speak with your teacher or course coordinator regarding applying for an extension.

Applying for Special Consideration
If you are seeking an extension of more than seven calendar days (from the original due date) you must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form, preferably prior to, but no later than two working days after the official due date. Late applications will only be accepted in exceptional circumstances. For information about Special Consideration and how to apply, see:
http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration
Academic Integrity

Academic integrity means honesty and responsibility in scholarship through respecting the work of others whilst having the freedom to build new insights, new knowledge and ideas. RMIT University upholds the values of academic integrity as fundamental to the scholarship undertaken by all members of its community. Whenever you refer to another person’s research or ideas (either by directly quoting or paraphrasing them) you must acknowledge your source
If you are even in doubt about how to properly cite a reference, consult your lecturer or the academic integrity website: http://www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity
The RMIT library provides tools to assist with your referencing http://www1.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing

Plagiarism and Collusion
Plagiarism and collusion constitute extremely serious academic misconduct, and are forms of cheating. You are reminded that cheating, whether by fabrication, falsification of data, or plagiarism, is an offence subject to University disciplinary procedures. Plagiarism is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person as though it is your own. It is a form of cheating and is a very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University. Plagiarised material can be drawn from, and presented in, written, graphic and visual form, including electronic data, and oral presentations. Plagiarism occurs when the origin of the material used is not appropriately cited. Plagiarism is not acceptable.
Examples of plagiarism include:
Copying sentences or paragraphs word-for-word from one or more sources, whether published or unpublished, which could include but is not limited to books, journals, reports, theses, websites, conference papers, course notes, etc. without proper citation;
Closely paraphrasing sentences, paragraphs, ideas or themes without proper citation;
Piecing together text from one or more sources and adding only linking sentences;
Copying or submitting whole or parts of computer files without acknowledging their source;
Copying designs or works of art and submitting them as your original work;
Copying a whole or any part of another student’s work; and
Submitting work as your own that someone else has done for you.
Enabling Plagiarism: the act of assisting or allowing another person to plagiarise or to copy your own work is also an offence.
For further information, please see the RMIT Plagiarism Policy – http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=sg4yfqzod48g1 – and the RMIT Student Conduct Regulations –http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=r7a7an6qug93

Plagiarism Software
The originality verification software Turnitin may be used in this course. For details, see: http://www.turnitin.com

Complaints Procedure:
RMIT University is committed to providing a harmonious study and work environment for all students and staff. The University recognises your right to raise concerns about academic, administrative or support services without recrimination and has policies and procedures to assist in the resolution of complaints.
Most issues are resolved at the local level and you are encouraged to take steps to resolve your issue locally. The student complaint procedure details steps to take if your problem is not resolved or you believe the response you received is unreasonable.
Student Complaints Policy: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/policies/studentcomplaintspolicy
Student complaints Procedure: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=i1lexipvjt22
Student Complaints Form: http://mams.rmit.edu.au/v4ujvmyojugxz.pdf
Police Checks
Students must obtain their own police check by the due date and pay the associated costs. Students who do not obtain a required police clearance by the due date shall not be able to undertake a practical placement or work experience activity that requires a Police Check.
The University shall not be obligated to organise a placement for a student who does not wish to obtain a Police Check.
Where required by the workplace, students shall provide a copy of their police check on request.
If a student is rejected by a workplace on the basis of a Police Check, the following actions shall occur, as appropriate:
- advise the student of the outcome; and
- discuss placement options with the student; and/or
- provide program and career counselling.
RMIT will not store Police Checks on student files.

Early Termination of Placement
Under section 6 of the WIL Procedure, a placement may be ended early by the host organisation or School due to the student’s conduct and/or performance during the placement.
Possible reasons for such decisions may include, but are not limited to
failure to follow processes required for safety
breach of client or patient confidentiality
failure to comply with the instructions of supervisors
or other unprofessional behaviour
Where a placement ends early, a meeting will be convened to discuss the sequence of events that led to the termination. This meeting will precede any consideration of a student’s progress by the Progress Panel (if applicable) or Program Assessment Board.
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RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems and access to specialised facilities and relevant software. You will also have access to the library resources. Students will need to purchase an RMIT polo top as uniform for placement

 

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