Course Title: Develop and implement service programs

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

Course Code: HWSS6101C

Course Title: Develop and implement service programs

School: 365T Global, Urban and Social Studies

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5345 - Diploma of Community Services (Case Management)

Course Contact: Bronwyn Tanti

Course Contact Phone: 9925 9079

Course Contact Email: bronwyn.tanti@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 100

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 engage consumers, analyse service needs of particular groups and develop programs and services to meet those needs 

This unit applies to workers coordinating or managing teams and operations in varied service delivery contexts.

 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CHCCCS007C Develop and implement service programs

Element:

1. Engage consumers in the analysis of service needs

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Develop a plan for consumer participation and engagement in decisions about service provision

1.2 Investigate the needs of individuals as the basis for service provision in line with consumer participation and engagement plan

1.3 Recognise processes and communications that may be a barrier to consumer participation and develop mechanisms to overcome these

1.4 Interact and consult with people accessing the service to monitor changing needs so they can be addressed

1.5 Consult and collaborate with other services and networks to address multi-faceted needs of individuals and client groups

1.6 Evaluate broader organisation context and its impact on service delivery

 

Element:

2. Develop programs

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Facilitate input to program development from internal and external stakeholders

2.2 Engage people accessing programs in management processes and develop formal arrangements as required

2.3 Incorporate consideration of individual differences, rights, needs and preferences in the planning processes

2.4 Integrate both internal and external services as required

2.5 Determine financial, human and physical resource requirements

2.6 Develop supporting systems and procedures

2.7 Develop and integrate service evaluation methods, including mechanisms for feedback from people accessing service programs

2.8 Document program identifying priorities, timelines and responsibilities

Element:

3. Implement and monitor programs

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Communicate roles and responsibilities to relevant stakeholders

3.2 Facilitate provision of training to support implementation

3.3 Monitor service delivery against agreed objectives and budgetary frameworks

3.4 Make user interactions and feedback an integral part of ongoing monitoring

3.5 Identify and address problems in addressing the needs of service users in accordance with organisation procedures

3.6 Maintain relevant program and service delivery documentation

Element:

4. Evaluate programs

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Assess capacity of programs to meet objectives

4.2 Seek and evaluate feedback from those using the service and other stakeholders

4.3 Modify programs as needed to meet changing requirements within policy and budgetary frameworks


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

Classes where information is shared through talks and group discussions, and workshops where exercises are conducted to apply learning. Time is spent during allocated class time for students to work on developing and implementing programs.


Teaching Schedule

 

Week 1

Introduction to the development of service programs

·         Principles of program design and development

·         The role of engagement and consultation in developing programs and working

          with clients

·         Conducting pre-planning research to begin analysing needs

Week 2

Developing a participation and engagement plan

·         Identifying and analysing stakeholders

·         Developing participation and engagement strategies

·         Implementing the plan

Week 3

Designing programs

·         Investigating needs with clients and other stakeholders

·         Developing program objectives

·         Identifying financial, human and physical resource requirements, and sources of funding

Week 4

Developing the program plan

·         Developing supporting systems and procedures, monitoring and evaluation methods

·         Developing the implementation action plan

·         Confirming funding arrangements

Week 5

Implementing and monitoring programs and work

·         Communicate roles and responsibilities to relevant stakeholders

·         Encouraging ongoing program participation

·         Monitoring changing client/client group needs, service delivery and own performance

Week 6

Assessment workshop and presentations

·         Maintaining own momentum and stakeholder participation

·         Student present their program design and plan

Week 7

Evaluating programs and work

·         Seeking and evaluating feedback from consumers and other stakeholders to analyse performance against objectives

·         Identifying opportunities for program improvement

·         Modifying programs to improve outcomes

 

 

 

 

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

 

Assessment Task 1: Online quizzes

Assessment Task 2: In class activities

Assessment Task 3: Group assignments

 


Assessment Tasks

Assessment task 1: Develop and implement a program for a small group of clients within the local community.

Assessment task 2: Evaluate other students’ service programs.

Assessment task 3: Complete an online, self-paced quiz on the key issues and concepts relating to the development of service programs for clients.


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant unit of competency. These matrix's are available through the program coordinator

 

Other Information

 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 (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

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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