Course Title: Follow established person-centred behaviour supports

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2017

Course Code: HWSS6113C

Course Title: Follow established person-centred behaviour supports

School: 365T Global, Urban and Social Studies

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4365 - Certificate IV in Disability

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: 50

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

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement behaviour support strategies outlined in an individualised behaviour support plan for a person with disability.

This unit applies to workers in varied disability services contexts. Work performed requires some discretion and judgement and may be carried out under regular direct or indirect supervision.

This unit is delivered and assessed in a cluster with:

CHCDIS004 - Communicate using augmentative and alternate communication strategies

CHCDIS009 - Facilitate on-going skills development using a person centred approach


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports

Element:

1. Apply a person-centred approach to minimise behaviours of concern

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Support the person to maintain their activities of daily living in accordance with organisation policies and procedures and the individualised behaviour support plan

1.2 Consider the person’s individual needs, strengths, capabilities and preferences when engaging in activities of daily living and routines

1.3 Identify problems with engaging or motivating the person and seek appropriate assistance

1.4 Provide a safe environment for the person conducive to positive and adaptive responses

  
 

 

Element:

2. Review context of behaviours of concern

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Recognise behaviours of concern outlined in the individualised behaviour support plan

2.2 Consider what happened before, during and after the behaviour of concern

2.3 Consider the type, frequency and triggers of the behaviour

2.4 Consider environmental factors in the context of the behaviour

2.5 Consider the person’s emotional well-being in the context of the behaviour

2.6 Consider the person’s health status in the context of the behaviour

2.7 Consider the person’s medication in the context of the behaviour

2.8 Record all observations accurately and objectively in consultation with supervisor using terms that can be clearly understood

Element:

3. Provide positive behaviour support according to individualised behaviour support plan

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Recognise the difference between appropriate and inappropriate interventions when addressing behaviours of concern

3.2 Interpret and follow behavioural support strategies

3.3 Ensure that all interventions are in line with the plan and organisation policies and procedures

3.4 Follow organisation procedures to ensure safety of the person, self and other people

3.5 Respond to critical incidents in accordance with organisation’s intervention and notification procedures

3.6 Monitor strategies to determine effectiveness in consultation with supervisor

3.7 Identify and report changes in person’s needs and behaviours in consultation with supervisor

3.8 Follow referral procedures in consultation with supervisor

Element:

4. Complete documentation

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Comply with the organisation’s reporting requirements

4.2 Maintain documentation according to organisation’s requirements


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

  • class exercises to review discussions and workshops
  • seminars/workshops/presentations
  • guest presentations
  • group discussions
  • research in and out of class time
  • independent workplace case study


Teaching Schedule

 

Workshop

Class content

 

Unit of competency &  elements

 

9

15/09/17

The people you support, their families and carers.

  • Family and carer demographics
  • Transitions and service needs
  • Person-centred and family centred practices – planning supports together
  • Effective communication with the person you support, family/carers

 

 

 

CHCCCS025

1, 2, 3

 

CHCDIS004

1, 3

 

CHCDIS009

1, 5

 

CHCDIS004,      CHCDIS009       CHCDIS002

Assessment task 1:  theory questions         

Assessment task 2: Case Study part 3, individual                           

Assessment task 3 – Performance evidence  Due date: workplace appointment to be scheduled

10

13/10/17

Communication, skills development and positive behaviour support – building a full and interesting life

  • Complex communication needs (CCN) and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • Person centred planning – assessment, increasing skills, strategies
  • CHCDIS004, CHCDIS009 & CHCDIS002 Assessment task 2: individual in-class – Case study Part 3, the client communication, skills and behavioural profile. 

 

CHCDIS004

1, 2, 3

 

CHCDIS009

2, 3, 4, 5

 

CHCDIS002

1, 2

 

CHCDIS004,      CHCDIS009       CHCDIS002

Assessment task 1:  theory questions          

Assessment task 2: Case Study part 3, individual

Assessment task 3 – Performance evidence  Due date: workplace appointment to be scheduled

11

10/11/17

Communication, skills development and positive behaviour support

  • Staff communication skills and practices
  • Effective communication with, and between the people we support
  • Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) strategies – what is the context of the behaviour of concern?
  • Linking effective communication, increased skills and inclusive behaviour

 

CHCDIS004

2, 3, 4

 

CHCDIS009

5

 

CHCDIS002

1, 2, 3

 

CHCDIS004,      CHCDIS009       CHCDIS002

Assessment task 1:  theory questions         

Assessment task 2: Case Study part 3, individual

Assessment task 3 – Performance evidence  Due date: workplace appointment to be scheduled

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Additional resources available both in class and online.  


Overview of Assessment

 

Assessment 1: Understanding theory - Short answers

Assessment 2: Case study part 3:

  • Workshop - client communication, skills and behaviour profile
  • Take Home - Current skills development and behaviour support

Assessment 3: Professional Discussion, Workplace Evidence, Third Party Report.


Assessment Tasks

 

This course is assessed in accordance with competency based assessment. The unit

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). You will receive a full assessment brief on the Blackboard site accessed via MyRMIT.

Assessment Task 1: Work responsibilities and practice – short answer questions

Using your experience in supporting people with complex communication needs to develop their life skills and capacity to manage themselves, and the information, discussions and materials from the workshops, you will respond to written questions about how you support your clients.  

Assessment Task 2: Case Study Part 3 – based on a person whom you support

In Part 3 of the case study you will discuss how your service supports clients to develop and maintain communication and skills for daily life, and provides positive and person centred behaviour support.

Assessment Task 3: Professional Discussion and performance evidence, Third Party Report 

This describes skills and knowledge you can demonstrate via your job role your skills and knowledge as a disability worker communicating with clients' using augmentative and alternative communication strategies, facilitating clients' skills development using a person centred approach and following established person-centred behaviour supports with clients.  This will be provided via a professional discussion and presentation of workplace evidence during planned workplace visits, and a Third Party Report from your team leader of manager.

Due date: to be scheduled with students

When you have completed all unit tasks to “Satisfactorily completed” standard, you will be signed off as “Competency Achieved” in this unit.

 


Assessment Matrix

An assessment matrix for this unit will be available from the Program Coordinator

Other Information

Work Integrated Learning

This is a Work Integrated Learning course in which you will complete a 240 hour 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.

Working with Children

You must provide evidence of a satisfactory Working with Children check before undertaking work placements and will need to pay the associated costs.

or

You may be required to obtain a satisfactory Working with Children Check at the request of their placement agency.

Immunisation

You may be required to provide evidence of immunisation for certain diseases before undertaking work placement. You will need to discuss the specific requirements of your placement with the course coordinator and/or WIL practitioner and will need to pay the associated costs for immunisation.

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 work submitted in hardcopy. For every piece of work submitted online you will complete an e-Declaration. The signed cover sheet or e-Declaration acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

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 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

Assessment Appeals

If you believe your assessment result or final result is wrong please contact the course coordinator and provide the reason why you think your result is incorrect. Valid reasons for seeking a review of results include:

  1. a) You believe an error has occurred in the calculation of the grade; or,
  2. b) You believe the assessment did not comply with criteria published in the Course Guide; or,
  3. c) You believe the assessment did not comply with University Policies on Assessment (i.e. an error in process has occurred).

Full details of the procedure (including appeals procedure) can be located at this RMIT site: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/policies/academic#assessment

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 (unresolved) – 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

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