Course Title: Work with people with mental health issues
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2016
Course Code: OHTH5925C
Course Title: Work with people with mental health issues
School: 365T Global, Urban and Social Studies
Campus: City Campus
Program: C4352 - Certificate IV in Youth Work
Course Contact: Dianne Mackay
Course Contact Phone: +61 (3) 9925 4454
Course Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Nominal Hours: 80
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
In this unit students will develop the skills and knowledge required to establish relationships, clarify needs, and then work collaboratively with people who are living with mental health issues.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
1. Establish respectful relationships with people with mental health issues
1.1 Communicate in a way that develops and maintains respect, hope, trust and self-direction
1.2 Work in a way that reflects and prioritises the person’s right to self define and direct their own recovery
1.3 Recognise and respect the person’s social, cultural and spiritual differences
1.4 Support the person to understand and exercise their rights1.5 Maintain confidentiality and privacy of the person within organisation policy and protocols
2. Determine the needs of people with mental health issues
2.1 Gather and interpret information about the person’s needs from the person and other agreed sources
2.2 Identify and discuss with the person services and strategies that support empowerment and recovery
2.3 Support the person to express their own identity and preferences and avoid imposing own values and attitudes2.4 Identify duty of care and dignity of risk considerations in collaboration with the person
3. Work with people with mental health issues to meet aspirations and needs
3.1 Provide support that facilitates progress towards the person’s goals in collaboration with the person and their care network
3.2 Work in ways that uphold the person’s rights
3.3 Adapt service delivery within organisation policies and procedures to meet the person’s specific needs and requirements
3.4 Document interactions and services according to organisation policy and procedures
3.5 Respond promptly and supportively to people experiencing distress or crisis3.6 Work within the limits of own knowledge, abilities and work role and make referrals to other services as indicated by the person’s needs
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
This course’s learning activities will be supported and complimented by RMIT’s on line learning management tool Blackboard. Other essential learning activities take place during the workshops, and you will also be required to undertake independent studies. Some learning activities that you may be required to undertake are:
- class exercises to review discussions/lectures
- responses to case studies
- workplace simulations and role plays of youth work practice
- analysis/critique of relevant reading material
- design activities or projects
- group projects
- peer learning
- guest lecture/presentation
- peer teaching and class presentations
- group discussion
- independent project based work
- group activities/projects
- ‘workshopping’ of student projects including peer/lecturer feedback
- practical placement
Note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.
You are advised to look at the course at myRMIT for ongoing updated information.
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.
Overview of Assessment
To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete all of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive written feedback on all assessment (refer to MyRMIT for assessment criteria).
Assessments will include:
Mental Health First Aid Certificate (in class)
(a) Questions and answers in response to a case study.
(b) Case management skills
(c) Work place simulation role play, feedback and reflection
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.
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Assessment one: Workplace simulation – role play – understand an initial assessment of a young person (MSE style)
Assessment two: Workplace simulation – role play – describe working with three young people to support empowerment, recovery and access to services (as youth centre manager – working with someone in a heightened state) in order to manage risk.
Assessment three: Case study – written response to questions and/or role play – a written response to a peer review meeting where youth workers discuss progress of the three young people. Evaluate and review a mental health plan ad assessment (using the minutes of the peer review).
Students will be given an assessment marking guide for reference at the time that the assessment tasks are distributed.
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