Course Title: Undertake youth work in specific communities

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: HWSS5720C

Course Title: Undertake youth work in specific communities

School: 365T Global, Urban & Social Studies

Campus: City Campus

Program: C0045 - Vocational Graduate Certificate in Community Services Practice(Client assessment & case management)

Course Contact : Zaina Nehme

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4552

Course Contact Email:zainaindira.nehme@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 55

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 required.

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work effectively with young people in specific communities, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities, schools, rural and remote communities and other specific community settings. It includes the use of individual, group and community development processes to address issues of concern to young people in those communities. This unit applies to youth work in the context of diverse groups of young people and communities.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CHCYTH503A Undertake youth work in specific communities

Element:

1.Become familiar with the culture of the specific community

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify the historical, social, political, economic and environmental factors that impact on the community
1.2 Get to know the members and the culture of the specific community
1.3 Identify how relationships, communication and power structures work within the community
1.4 Identify the key decision-makers and opinion makers within the community
1.5 Identify the key external stakeholders of the community
 

Element:

2.Identify the place of young people in that community

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Establish and maintain networks and relationships with the key stakeholders in the community
2.2 Identify the experiences, key issues and concerns of young people in the community
2.3 Identify the expectations of young people and other key stakeholders of your role within the community
 

Element:

3.Identify issues of common interest for young people and other key stakeholders in the specific community

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Support young people to safely express their views
3.2 Identify areas of common concern and difference
3.3 Identify key community allies who share young people's concerns
3.4 Make referral to address individual issues within duty of care requirements
3.5 Brainstorm a range of ideas to address issues of common concern and create opportunities for young people in the community
 

Element:

4.Work with young people and other key stakeholders to plan, implement, evaluate and document specific interventions appropriate to the community

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Reflect on effective models, strategies and programs that address young people's issues in community work
4.2 Deliver services safely in line with organisation policies, regulatory requirements and community protocols
4.3 Consider and respect local community values, beliefs and roles when providing services
4.4 Identify aspects of organisation's service strategies, policies, bodies and resources relevant to work in specific communities
4.5 Apply strategies and policies to address identified needs of young people in communities
4.6 Identify barriers to access and equity in relation to young people
4.7 Take available opportunities to advocate on behalf of young people within communities
4.8 Maintain confidentiality of client information
4.9 Document interventions and outcomes
 


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

You will be involved in learning activities in a series of 1 day long workshops. Activities will include group discussions, critique of reading material and self-reflection exercises.


Teaching Schedule

There are 10 workshops scheduled for this program.  Workshop 9 covers this unit.
WorkshopTitleDateExplanatory NotesUnit(s) of Competency
9Working with young peopleOctober 2014We will consider the skills and knowledge required to work effectively with young people in specific communities, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities, refugee and migrant communities, schools, rural and remote communities and other specific community settings.CHCYTH503A: Undertake youth work in specific communities (E1, E2, E3 and E4)


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

None required


References


Other Resources

A set of readings will be made available to you prior to each workshop. Additional resources will also be available in the learning management tool ‘Blackboard’


Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is based on a written report that demonstrates how you have applied the principles of cultural diversity and cultural competence in your day to day practice.


Assessment Tasks

For this course you will be required to read a DHS publication entitled ‘Cultural Diversity Guide’ that seeks to provide leadership and guidance on cultural diversity matters in Victoria. You will then identify a client from a specific community, including ATSI people, and then describe how you applied the principles of cultural diversity and cultural competence (as specified by this publication) in your day to day practice when working with the young person.

Full details of this assessment task can be found on the Blackboard shell for the program.


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available from the Program Coordinator. This program in delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, grades include:

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

Other Information

Assessment Tasks Submission Cover Sheet
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 the plagiarism implications.

Attendance
It is strongly advised that you attend all workshops in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

Feedback
You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your competency. Information regarding student feedback can be found at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=9pp3ic9obks7

Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. The student progress policy can be found at:
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1

Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. Information regarding application for special consideration can be found at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=g43abm17hc9w

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. For more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity Web site: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n

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