Course Title: Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: HWSS6014C

Course Title: Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

School: 360T Education

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4349 - Certificate IV in Education Support

Course Contact: Soosan Kian Robyn Blaikie

Course Contact Phone: 03 9925 9183 03 9925 4383

Course Contact Email: soosan.kian@rmit.edu.au robyn.blaikie@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

jacqueline.rumble@rmit.edu.au  9925 9495

Soosan Kian soosan.kian@rmit.edu.au  9925 9183

Nominal Hours: 40

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

No specific pre-requisite and co-requisite.

Course Description

This unit focuses on the skills and knowledge required to support and protect children and young people who are at risk of harm. This work occurs within legislative and policy frameworks and carries a duty of care responsibility.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

Element:

1. Implement work practices which support the protection of children and young people

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify children and young people at risk of abuse or neglect by observing signs and symptoms, asking open and non-leading questions, being aware of protective issues and using child protection procedures where appropriate
1.2 Respond to disclosure, information or signs and symptoms in accordance with state legislative responsibilities and the service policies and procedures
1.3 Routinely employ child-focused work practices to uphold the rights of the child and encourage them to participate in age-appropriate decision-making
1.4 Employ communication and information-gathering techniques with children and young people in accordance with current recognised good practice
1.5 Ensure decisions and actions taken are within own level of responsibility, work role, state legislation and service policies and procedures
 

Element:

2. Report indications of possible risk of harm

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Accurately record relevant specific and general circumstances surrounding risk of harm in accordance with state legislation, service policies and procedures and ethics
2.2 Promptly record and report risk-of-harm indicators, including the circumstances surrounding the risk of harm according to service policies and procedures
2.3 Ensure writing in reports is non-judgemental
2.4 Work collaboratively with relevant agencies to ensure maximum effectiveness of report
 

Element:

3. Apply ethical and nurturing practices in work with children and young people

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Protect the rights of children and young people in the provision of services
3.2 Identify and seek supervision support for issues of ethical concern in practice with children and young people
3.3 Employ ethical and nurturing practices and observe professional boundaries when working with children and young people
3.4 Recognise and report indicators for potential ethical concerns when working with children and young people
 


Learning Outcomes


This unit develops the skills and knowledge required to support and protect children and young people who are at risk of harm. This work occurs within legislative and policy frameworks and carries a duty of care responsibility. On successful completion of this unit, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements.


Details of Learning Activities

This unit is part of Certificate IV in Education Support program. You will study this unit with several other units on the same day. Your program consists of face to face teaching, Directed Study and you are required to participate in compulsory work placement. The major learning experience involves participating in face to face classes. 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. You are not required to attend to complete Directed Study, however you are expected to complete all work given and will at times be required to show evidence that the work has been completed in this unit. Directed Study is a very important part of your program. An outline of your Directed Study will be given by your teacher and is published in the Weekly Program Delivery Plan.

The student learning experience will be facilitated through participation in a range of activities: 


  • Work Placement
  • Group discussion 

  • Research assignments

  • Guest speakers

  • Oral and/or written questions on "What if?" scenarios

  • Realistic simulations and role play
  • Practical demonstrations and direct observation of actual work and simulated work practice
  • Oral Presentations
  • Individual and group projects - Completing the projects will include negotiated independent study time and practical work relevant to the unit of competency. 



Teaching Schedule

Program Dates: 9 February - 19 June 2015

Mid Semester Break: 3 April - 10 April 2015
Public Holidays: 9 March 2015 (Labour Day); 8 June 2015 (Queen’s Birthday)

This unit will be delivered weekly. The times will be outlined in the program delivery plans which are updated each week.
Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources. Should the teaching schedule change students will be advised via blackboard.
Library Orientation & an RMIT Online Systems Information Session will be scheduled during the first two weeks of your program. Information about student services, rights and responsibilities is contained in your student diary. 

This unit of competency is clustered with CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people) and CHCEDS032 Support learning and implementation of responsible behaviour

 

 WeekCluster 1 CHCPRT001 CHCECE006CHCEDS032Assessment
 1Maslow’s Heirarchy
Needs and Wants
Child and Human Rights
 1 11 
 2Maslow’s Heirarchy
Needs and Wants
Child and Human Rights
 1 12 
 3Mandatory Reporting
Duty of care
Negligence
 
 1 12 
 4Observing and recording signs and symptoms when identifying young people at risk of harm
 
 1 12 
 5Asking non-invasive questions (open and closed) 1 33Assessment - Part 1 - Open book assessment completed in class

 

 6Confidentiality
Recording
 2 23 
 7Providing a response
Scenario based learning
 
 1 23Assessment - Part 2 - Written - Question and Answer

 

 8Using child protection procedures and services

 1

2

 22 
 9Scenario based responses 2 43 
 10Working with children at risk
Child focussed work practices
 1

 4

5

3 
 11Working with children at risk
Child focussed work practices
 1

 1

4

3 
 12Awareness of own level of responsibility
Scenario based learning
 1 22 
 13Ethical and nurturing practices 3 23 
 14Ethical and nurturing practices 3 53 
 15Ethical and nurturing practices 3 11Assessment One - Part 4 - Online Module for Mandatory Reporting

 Assessment Two - Personalised Support Plan

 16Responses to inappropriate behaviour 3 11

Assessment One - Part 3  Analysis of well being policies and job descriptions - in class group work and presentation

 

 17Services available to students at risk
 
 3 11 Assessment Three- Workplace Logbook and Observation and Demonstration in workplacement (Week 2 -17)
 18

Unit evaluation and reflection
 

 3 12 


 

**The teaching schedule maybe subject to change. Students will be advised via Blackboard and in class should changes occur.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

TEXTS AND EQUIPMENT

There are no set texts in this course. RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through handouts, our online systems and access to facilities and relevant software. You will also have access to the library resources. It is recommended that you bring:

• Display folder with plastic sleeves
• Highlighter pens
• Notebook or loose leaf paper
• Headphones (use your own or they can be purchased from the Brunswick Library very cheaply)
• USB (Memory stick)


Overview of Assessment

This unit is part of an integrated program. You must demonstrate Performance and Knowledge Evidence of the unit in order to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks. You may be assessed by:
• Oral or written questioning
• oral presentations
• Assignments and projects
• Direct observation of actual work practice
• Presentation of a portfolio of evidence which may comprise documents, and/or photographs and/or video and audio files
• Work-based activities
• Third-party feedback from a work supervisor/employer
Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions, through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.

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 manager or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

The Student Charter www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/supporting-learning-and-teaching/student-charter/ summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT University student as well as the responsibilities of the university.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which can be found on the RMIT University website at: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qwxbqbg739rl1


Assessment Tasks

Assessment in this unit will be clustered with CHCEDS032 - Support learning and implementation of responsible behaviour and CHCECE006 - Support behaviour of children and young people

Assessment Task One
Part 1 - Open book assessment completed in class with access to all notes and references
Part 2 - Written response in a question and answer format
Part 3 - Well being policy and job description anlaysis completed in class through group work and presentation of understandings
Part 4 - Online Module for Mandatory Reporting completed in class

Assessment Two

Personalised Support Plan (Weeks 9-13)

Assessment Three

Workplace Logbook and Observation and Demonstration in workplacement (Week 2 -17)

All Assessment tasks should be submitted by the deadline. If an extension is required you must ask your teacher for one before the due date.
 


Assessment Matrix

The assessment mapping demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency and with the critical aspects of assessment for each unit. The assessment mapping grids for units will be available on Blackboard for students to access.

CA - Competency achieved
NYC - Not Yet Competent

Other Information

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 the plagiarism implications.

Attendance - The major learning experience involves participating in face to face classes. 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.www.rmit.edu.au/policies/academicprogress

Feedback - Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Students will be asked to attend mid semester interviews with relevant teachers and Program Coordinator.

Special Consideration - All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. Please see the RMIT website for further information..rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism - RMIT University has a strict policy on plagarism and and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.www.rmit.edu.au/students/academic-integrity
 

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