Course Title: Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

Course Code: HWSS6089C

Course Title: Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues

School: 365T Global, Urban and Social Studies

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5346 - Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs

Course Contact: Chris Walters

Course Contact Phone: 9925 8268

Course Contact Email: chris.walters@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Iren Citler

iren.citler@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 90

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

 

There are no stipulated pre-requisites or co-requisites for this unit.

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assess capacity to support people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues and to work collaboratively to provide support and facilitate links to other services.

This unit applies to work with people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs (AOD) assessments in a range of community services work contexts.

This unit is delivered and assessed as a cluster with:
CHCCCS004 - Assess co-existing needs
CHCMHS006 - Facilitate the recovery process

 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CHCMHS005 Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues

Element:

1. Assess capacity to provide support to a person with co-existing mental health and AOD issues

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Recognise and respond to signs indicating that a person may have co-existing mental health and AOD issues

1.2 Identify own service provision and possible agency programs or interventions suitable for a person with dual diagnosis

1.3 Assess the impact and nature of co-existing conditions on the person, including their social, financial and legal status

1.4 Work with the person to understand their readiness, motivation, priorities and goals for recovery in relation to both their mental health and alcohol and other drug issues

1.5 Research or consult with specialist services, as needed, to gather additional specific information about the relevant AOD substances and their interactions or possible impacts on someone with mental health issues

Element:

2. Work collaboratively to provide support services to address co-existing issues

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Build an effective working relationship with the person

2.2 Discuss with the person their existing services and supports, and their perspective on collaboration or coordination across services

2.3 Gather and review information on available service options and approaches with the person

2.4 Support person to make informed decisions about approaches, including resources and services

2.5 Develop and document a plan with the person that reflects choices made

2.6 Work collaboratively with the person to facilitate the implementation of appropriate strategies, services and resources

Element:

3. Facilitate links to further care

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Identify issues that are outside the scope of the service and/or the scope of the worker

3.2 Collaboratively identify appropriate service and other support options with the person

3.3 Support positive decision making to assist the person to make informed choices about recovery options

3.4 Work collaboratively with the person to determine referral options, and responsibilities and consents required

3.5 Make referrals in consultation with the person and in line with organisation protocols

3.6 Follow up and evaluate referrals to ensure they have been effective

Element:

4. Collaborate with the person to minimise risk

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Work collaboratively with the person to proactively identify potential risks to safety of person, workers and others

4.2 Prevent risks by identifying triggers, strategies to manage risks and contingency options

4.3 Use evidence based de-escalation techniques, conflict resolution and negotiation skills to manage conflict

4.4 Identify emergency situations and seek immediate assistance

4.5 Comply with laws, relevant ethical guidelines and policy requirements that affect duty of care and dignity of risk

Element:

5. Review and report on support provided

Performance Criteria:


5.1 Develop and maintain records of services provided, decisions made and follow up actions in collaboration with the person

5.2 Communicate relevant information to work colleagues and other people working with the person, with the persons consent

5.3 Reflect on own role in providing support and use learning to enhance future practice

5.4 Seek advice, supervision and debriefing from workplace supervisor based on identified needs


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

In class: Lectures, discussions and group work


Teaching Schedule

 

ClassTeacherTopicContentElements of competencyResourcesAssessment due dates
10: April 20thIren CitlerCo morbidityCHCMHS005: Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and AOD issues1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5
2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6
3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4,3.5,3.6
4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4,4.5
 Case management meeting
11: April 27th Co morbidityCHCMHS005: Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and AOD issues1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5
2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6
3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4,3.5,3.6
4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4,4.5
 

Itp/isp

AOD/MH referral

12: May 4th Co morbidityCHCMHS005: Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and AOD issues1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5
2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6
3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4,3.5,3.6
4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4,4.5
 

Denise part 1 Due

Denise part 2 handed out

 

 

 

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

 

Assessment Task 1: Completion of mental state examination (MSE) in client file

Assessment Task 2: Complete ITP/ISP and referral tools

Assessment Task 3: Dual diagnosis documentation completion


Assessment Tasks

 

Assessment Task 1:MSE in client file
This task requires you to complete a Mental State Examination and document a client file based on the information contained within the case study and document appropriate interventions to support the client

Assessment Task 2: ITP/ISP tools
This task requires you to complete a comprehensive ITP/ISP tools for a fictional client to facilitate the referral process with all documentation to be added to the client file.

Assessment Task 3: Dual diagnosis documentation.
This task requires you to complete a AOD/mental health documentation in a client file and identify appropriate local services to support the client and provide a treatment plan.


Assessment Matrix

Students will be given an assessment marking guide for reference at the time that the assessment tasks are distributed.

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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