Course Title: Engage respectfully with young people

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2020

Course Code: HWSS6016C

Course Title: Engage respectfully with young people

Important Information:

Students typically complete 80 hours of WIL.

School: 375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4352 - Certificate IV in Youth Work

Course Contact: Dianne Mackay

Course Contact Phone: +61 (3) 9925 4454

Course Contact Email: dianne.mackay@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 60

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 students will develop the skills and knowledge required to communicate effectively with young people (aged 12-25) in work roles with a specific focus on young people.

This unit is taught and assessed with: 

CHCYTH003 Support young people to create opportunities in their lives

CHCYTH010 Provide services for young people appropriate to their needs and circumstances

 CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk 

 CHCYTH004 Respond to critical situations

CHCYTH002 Work effectively with young people in the youth work context


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CHCYTH001 Engage respectfully with young people

Element:

1. Communicate effectively with young people

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Listen to the young person to gain understanding of their experiences

1.2 Foster communication exchanges that support the development of trust and rapport

1.3 Process information about the young person’s situation from their perspective

1.4 Use a range of appropriate communication strategies to engage with young people

1.5 Consider cultural sensitivities in communication techniques and adapt style and language to accommodate different cultural values and practices

1.6 Maintain young person’s confidentiality in the context that the young person is the primary stakeholder

Element:

2. Reflect understanding of youth cultures and subcultures and young person’s own development

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Consider youth culture and subcultures of the young person in all actions and decisions

2.2 Consider the young person’s individual development in all actions and decisions

2.3 Evaluate issues in relation to young person’s culture and modify approaches appropriately

2.4 Select activities and resources to promote awareness, respect the young person and value diversity

2.5 Establish guidelines that are relevant to the culture and background of the young person

2.6 Assess the impact of own cultural values, cultural lens and ethnocentrism in youth work

Element:

3. Work with the young person as the focus

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Apply youth-centred practices when working with young people

3.2 Respect the rights, needs and responsibilities of the young person

3.3 Explain worker rights and responsibilities to the young person as necessary

3.4 Establish a professional relationship and boundary expectations with the client

3.5 Identify and manage power inequities in the professional relationship

3.6 Apply principles of ethical decision-making in working with young people

Element:

4. Reflect on own practice and values

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Identify opportunities to reflect on own interactions and practices with young people

4.2 Recognise areas where own biases, background and opinions may have impacted on work with the young person

4.3 Seek opportunities to address any concerns or areas for development


Learning Outcomes


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

1. Communicate effectively with young people

1.1       Listen to the young person to gain understanding of their experiences

1.2       Foster communication exchanges that support the development of trust and rapport

1.3       Process information about the young person’s situation from their perspective

1.4       Use a range of appropriate communication strategies to engage with young people

1.5       Consider cultural sensitivities in communication techniques and adapt style and language to accommodate different cultural values and practices

1.6       Maintain young person’s confidentiality in the context that the young person is the primary stakeholder

 

 

2. Reflect understanding of youth cultures and subcultures and young person’s own development

2.1       Consider youth culture and subcultures of the young person in all actions and decisions

2.2       Consider the young person’s individual development in all actions and decisions

2.3       Evaluate issues in relation to young person’s culture and modify approaches appropriately

2.4       Select activities and resources to promote awareness, respect the young person and value diversity

2.5       Establish guidelines that are relevant to the culture and background of the young person

2.6       Assess the impact of own cultural values, cultural lens and ethnocentrism in youth work

 

 

3. Work with the young person as the focus

3.1       Apply youth-centred practices when working with young people

3.2       Respect the rights, needs and responsibilities of the young person

3.3       Explain worker rights and responsibilities to the young person as necessary

3.4       Establish a professional relationship and boundary expectations with the client

3.5       Identify and manage power inequities in the professional relationship

3.6       Apply principles of ethical decision-making in working with young people

 

 

4. Reflect on own practice and values

4.1       Identify opportunities to reflect on own interactions and practices with young people

4.2       Recognise areas where own biases, background and opinions may have impacted on work with the young person

4.3       Seek opportunities to address any concerns or areas for development

 

 


Details of Learning Activities

This course learning activities will be support and complimented by RMIT's online learning management tool Canvas. Other essential learning activities take place during the workshops, and you will also be required to undertake independent studies. Some learning activities that you will undertake in the workshops are:
Class discussion
Documentary viewing and discussion
Guest speaker
Group work projects
Questioning


Teaching Schedule

ourse Schedule:     W.I.L - Engage with Young People                                                       Semester 1 & 2 : 2020

Week

Topic

Content

Assessment

Unit(s) of Competency
Elements and Performance Criteria

Week 1 & 2

 

Welcome,introductions, unit introduction

  • Welcome to Country
  • Introductions
  • WIL Cluster
  • Student Expectations and Student Conduct Policy
  • Student /Staff communication (Email)
  • 3 domains of learning throughout course: Classroom, Canvas: Online learning management system, and practical hands-on learning on placement.
  • Canvas introduction ; Review Cluster in Canvas.
  • Campus Tour/ Library Tour/ RMIT Connect.
  • RMIT WIL requirements (Police check,WWCC, WIL Student Toolkit .
  • RMIT WIL Online Module

 

 

 

Week

3 & 4

 

 

History of youth work & “the youth work context”

Models of youth work practice

  • History of youth culture and subcultures
  • Harmful and helpful stereotypes about young people
  • Where does the concept of “youth” come from?
  • Why do we need youth workers
  • What role do youth workers play in society?
  • Professionalisation of youth work
  • Youth culture in Australia
  • Current topics of debate about young people in Australia
  • Develop comprehensive understanding of youth sector

 

CHCYTH001: 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.4, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3

CHCYTH002: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 4.1

CHCYTH003: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5

Week 5

 

Mutual respect and autonomy in youth work.

Common misconceptions/myths.

Youth centred practice.

Ethics in Youth Work

  • Communicating with young people
  • Confidentiality with young poeple
  • Working with the young person as the focus
  • Rights, responsibilities and needs of young people
  • Professional relationship boundaries
  • Power inequities in professional relationships
  • Social and media myths about young people
  • Myths about the ways youth workers work

 

 

CHCYTH001: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3.

CHCYTH002: 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1. 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3

CHCYTH003: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 , 1.4, 1.5, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4

CHCYTH010: 2.1, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6

Week 6

Recognising individual needs and circumstances.

Physical, moral and psychosocial development and behaviour of young people

  • Situating young people within their context.
  • Maintaining up to date knowledge and awareness of social, political, economic and legal contexts of young people
  • Apply knowledge and understanding of historical and cultural contexts to individual young people.
  • Psychological Theories of Development

 

CHCYTH001 – 1.2, 1.6, 2.5, 3.2

CHCYTH002 – 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.4,

 Week 7

Legal, ethical and political context for youth work.

 

Develop an understanding of cultural diversity in Youth Work Practice

  • Engaging with young people – how to build and maintain rapport.
  • Legal frameworks and duty of care requirements.
  • Cultural diversity
  • Good practice in youth work
 

CHCYTH001: 1.1,1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3,

CHCYTH002: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2,4.3

CHCYTH003:

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4,

 Week      8

 

Creating opportunities.

Goal setting and planning.

Recognising and responding to strengths and assets

Working with diversity.

  • Identify goals with the young person
  • Develop and implement action plans
  • Work with young people to identify their needs, rights, strengths, hopes and opportunities
  • Documentation of work.
  • Reflect understanding of youth culture and subculture and individual experiences and development
  • Recognise the role cultural diversity plays in young people’s development
  • Recognise the ways other diversities play roles in young people’s development eg: sexuality, gender, disability, family structure etc. 

Assessment Task 1: Question and Answer

You will be provided time during this class to complete this assessment.

CHCYTH001 – 1.2, 1.6, 2.5, 3.2

CHCYTH002 – 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.4,

 Week 9

Being informed – research in youth work

Preparing for placement

  • Research, analyse and maintain up-to-date knowledge and awareness of the social, political, economic and legal contexts of young people.
  • Reputable and disreputable sources of information about young people.
  • Analysing data on young people.
  • Translating data into meaningful information

Assessment Task 1: Question and Answer

You will be provided time during this class to complete this assessment.

CHCYTH002: 1.2, 1.3, 4.1

 Week 10 

Excursion to Melbourne Magistrates Court

(Morning Session)

Organisational context

Working for a youth organisation

Representing your workplace

(Afternoon Session)

  • 10:30am arrival at Melbourne Magistrates Court for observation
  • Details and protocols for visit discussed prior in class
  • Core values and practice frameworks of youth work as a profession
  • Core values and practice frameworks of different youth work organisations
  • Identifying organisations that align with your personal values and beliefs.

Assessment Task 1: Question and Answer

You will be provided time during this class to complete this assessment.

CHCYTH001: 4.1, 4.2, 4.3

CHCYTH002: 3.1, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3

 Week 11

Providing services to young people.

Goal and agenda setting.

Targeted assistance and referrals.

Advocacy

  • Identifying immediate vs long term needs
  • Explore issues facing young people
  • Explore nature of support services required/sought
  • Facilitate goal setting
  • Ensure true nature of needs is investigated within comfort of young person
  • Facilitate appropriate and achievable action planning
  • Provide targeted assistance
  • Investigate and negotiate other people/organisation’s involvement
  • Provide appropriate referrals
  • Document actions
  • Play advocacy role as requested/required

 

CHCYTH010: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3..5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5

Week 12

 

Recognising and responding to risks experienced by young people

Responding to critical situations

Responding to crises with young people and their families

  • Implementing risk-minimisation strategies
  • Maintaining a safe environment before, during and after critical situations
  • Handling violent behaviour
  • Prevent escalation of violent behaviour
  • Securing the safety of clients, families, staff and bystanders
  • Strategies to minimise risk and handle aggressive behaviour

Working with young people: Assessment Task 2 - Workplace Investigation

CHCYTH004: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6

CHCPRT001: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4

CHCYTH004: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 37, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7,

CHCPRT001: 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4

Week 13

 

Child protection

Child Safe Standards

Mandatory reporting

Abuse and neglect

Ethical concerns

  • Implementing work practices which support the protection of children and young people
  • Identify and report indications of possible risk of harm
  • Apply ethical and nurturing practices when working with young people
  • Identifying signs of abuse and neglect
  • Report writing for indicators of harm or risk of harm

Assessment Task 2: Working with Young People: Workplace Investigation

CHCPRT001: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4

 

Week 14

 

Working with Young People

Workplace Investigation

Placement preparation and allocations

Assessment Task 2: Working with Young People: Workplace Investigation

 

 Week 15

Working with Young People

Workplace Investigation
Placement preparation and allocations

Assessment Task 2: Working with Young People: Workplace Investigation

 

Week 16

Working with Young People

Workplace Investigation
Placement preparation and allocationsAssessment Task 2: Working with Young People: Workplace Investigation

 

Week 17

Placement Updates

Semester 1  Wrap Up/Assessments
Placement preparation and allocations

Assessment Task 2: Working with Young People: Workplace Investigation

 

 Semester Break 

 

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

This course is assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment. To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete the following assessment tasks to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback from the teacher when you have completed the assessment tasks.

Students must complete 80 hours of Work Placement supported by RMIT to achieve competency in these units.  These units support students learning and assessment in the workplace.

 

Assessment Task 1: Working with Young People Research questions

 This assessment requires you to answer a series of questions about working with young people in the youth work context.

 Assessment Task 2: Working with Young People: Workplace Investigation

 This assessment requires you to participate in two separate role plays about ethics and a critical incident experienced in the youth work context.

 Assessment Task 3: Workplace Observation – Responding to children and young people at risk

 This assessment requires you to conduct a workplace investigation locating policies and procedures and interviewing an experienced youth worker.

 Assessment Task 4: Workplace Observation: Working with a Group.

 This assessment requires you to be observed working with a group of young people and verbally answering a series of questions.

 Assessment Task 5: Workplace Observation: Working with young people to set goals and provide information

 This assessment requires you to be observed working with a number of individual young people and verbally answering a series of questions.

 


You should refer to the assessment plan which is available on Canvas for details of each assessment task and for detailed assessment criteria. 

 

Grades that apply to courses that are delivered and assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment are:

CA: Competency Achieved
NYC: Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did not Submit for Assessment

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 Equitable Learning Unit if you would like to find out more: https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-and-facilities/student-support/equitable-learning-services

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: https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/assessment-and-exams


Assessment Tasks

Students enrolled in Vocational Education and Training qualifications are assessed for Competency.  To be assessed competent means you have consistently demonstrated the required knowledge and skills at a standard expected in the workplace. To be assessed as Competent in this course, you will need to complete each assessment task to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback from the teacher at the conclusion of each assessment task.


Assessment Matrix

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