Course Title: Support young people to create opportunities in their lives

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: HWSS5692C

Course Title: Support young people to create opportunities in their lives

School: 365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4313 - Certificate IV in Community Development

Course Contact : Julian Silverman

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4578

Course Contact Email:julian.silverman@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 45

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 knowledge and skills required to assist young people to identify the challenges and opportunities in their lives and to work towards their goals on an individual or group level.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CHCYTH403C Support young people to create opportunities in their lives

Element:

Build respectful and trusting working relationships with young people

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Facilitate safe individual or group processes with young people and apply principles of youth work practice
1.2 Identify the conditions necessary for young people to change and grow
1.3 Actively listen to the young person’s stories and experiences to clarify issues
1.4 Identify and explore strengths and exceptions
1.5 Encourage and support young people to identify relationships between their issues and social structures
1.6 Identify and avoid colonising practices

Element:

Define identified goals

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Ensure the young person has been heard and problems acknowledged before moving to future planning
3.2 Assist young people to explore future possibilities and ways of being
3.3 Use creative methods, processes and questions to consider and create possibilities
3.4 Identify barriers that hinder the way young people would like changes to take place
3.5 Establish with the young person their desired outcomes

Element:

Develop and implement actions plans

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Utilise a range of youth work interventions to create future opportunities
4.2 Explore additional resources needed to achieve goals
4.3 Develop proposals and strategies for action plans
4.4 Measure and ensure change is noticed
4.5 Document intervention work as required

Element:

Work with young people to identify their needs, rights, strengths, hopes and opportunities

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Clarify the young person’s expressed, demonstrated, or felt needs and concerns
2.2 Explore exceptions, identify strengths and resources
2.3 Problem solve immediate issues or concerns
2.4 Work with client to create their own reframe of current circumstances
2.5 Work to externalise the young person’s issue or problem
2.6 Acknowledge circumstances outside of the young person’s control


Learning Outcomes


  


Details of Learning Activities

You will attend an all-day workshop in which you will participate in activities including role-plays, discussions and presentations related to engaging communities in the community development process as part of specific initiatives. Self-directed study activities to be completed outside of the workshop include assisting young people to identify goals, challenges and opportunities in their lives and to work towards their goals on an individual or group level.


Teaching Schedule

Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.

 

Elective Unit 6Class ContentLearning Elements
Support young people to create opportunities in their livesThis workshop will develop students’ practical skills in active listening through class presentations and simulations in working with young people to support them to voice their issues and develop action plans for the future as part of the community development process.1. Build respectful and trusting working relationships with young people
2. Work with young people to identify their needs, rights, strengths, hopes and opportunities
3. Define identified goals
4. Develop and implement actions plans


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

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.


References


Other Resources

You will be issued a reading kit that includes links to relevant web resources upon commencement of this course. It will contain articles and instructional materials that relate to this workshop and it will be developed in consultation with industry experts in the community development sector.

Web links for this workshop:
Young people break thru – Kristy Delaney (Youth Action and Policy Association NSW)
http://www.yapa.org.au/youthwork/stories/breaking.php
Planning for the future – Youth Services Toolkit
http://www.youthservicestoolkit.com.au/YouthServices/PlanningForTheFuture.html


Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course. Assessment will incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of knowledge and skills and will include:

- Evaluation Report
- Self and Supervisor Assessment
- Simulation


Assessment Tasks

In order to demonstrate competence in this course you will need to satisfactorily complete the following assessment tasks:

Evaluation Report
You will be asked to complete a report that describes how you are able to effectively develop positive relationships with young people and engage them in your project. This will include providing them with the knowledge and skills required to identify their own individual and group’s needs, rights, capacities, aspirations, goals and opportunities. You will then reflect on how you are able to work with individuals in the group to develop and put into action plans that support them to meet their individual and group goals.

Self and Supervisor Assessment
You and your supervisor will be asked to evaluate your ability to build positive and effective relationships with young people as part of your community development project. In particular you will be assessed on your ability to build working relationships with young people so that they are able to identify their needs, rights, goals and develop and implement actions plans. You will be assessed and self assessed on how well you are able to support these individuals and groups to state their goals and develop subsequent action plans.

Simulation
As part of the workshop you will engage in a hypothetical scenario in which you will role-play an informal meeting with a group of young people. You will be asked to demonstrate the skills required to develop a rapport and trust/support system within the group to identify a possible project, and to identify their own individual ambitions, strengths and future opportunities. Finally you will work with the group to identify an action plan in which they are responsible for key activities in their project.


Assessment Matrix

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