Course Title: Maintain OHS processes

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: OHTH5536C

Course Title: Maintain OHS processes

School: 365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5289 - Diploma of Community Services (Alcohol, other drugs and mental health)

Course Contact : Xenia Girdler

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4660

Course Contact Email:xenia.girdler@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 40

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 access and judiciously use the current best practice and evidence to guide decisions for improving client outcomes


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTOHS400A Maintain OHS processes

Element:

1. Provide information to the work group

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Clearly and accurately explain to the work group relevant provisions of OHS legislation, standards, codes of practice/compliance codes and guidance material
1.2 Provide information on organisation policies and procedures in a readily accessible manner and clearly explain to the work group
1.3 Explain roles and responsibilities of workplace OHS representatives and OHS committees
1.4 Provide information to the work group, in an accessible and understandable format, on hazards, the outcomes of risk assessments, and required risk controls

Element:

2. Ensure others are able to implement safe work practices

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Ensure personal protective equipment appropriate to the work is available and functional
2.2 Implement processes to confirm that others in the work group are following safe work practices, and oprganisation policies and procedures
2.3 Identify OHS training needs and either address or report these needs to those with control

Element:

3. Implement OHS participative processes

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Consult with the work group and provide advice in relation to OHS matters relevant to their work
3.2 Ensure OHS issues raised are dealt with promptly, and in accordance with organisation procedures and legislative requirements, or referred to appropriate personnel
3.3 Record outcomes of consultation regarding OHS and promptly communicate these outcomes to the work group

Element:

4. Monitor compliance with work procedures

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Check work procedures for availability, clarity and completeness, addressing any deficiencies or reporting them to appropriate persons
4.2 Identify and address any deviations from procedures or report to appropriate persons
4.3 Evaluate hazard identification and reporting processes are for effectiveness and address nay deficiencies or report to appropriate persons
4.4. Monitor OHS housekeeping practices to ensure that workplace standards are maintained, and take action to address any deficiencies
4.5 Ensure own behaviour is consistent with organisation and work procedures

Element:

5. Implement hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control procedures

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Ensure hazards are identified and eliminated with residual risk reported according to organisation procedures
5.2 Conduct risk assessments
5.3 Develop control measures, taking account of the hierarchy of control
5.4. Implement and support outcomes of risk assessments and identified risk controls
5.5 Identify and address and/or report deficiencies in OHS risk controls according to organisation procedures
5.6 Identify personal professional limitations and seek expert advice as required

Element:

6. Implement organisation procedures for maintaining OHS records

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Obtain feedback to ensure that workgroup is aware of organisation reporting requirements
6.2 Review OHS records to confirm that they are completed in an accurate, thorough and timely manner in accordance with legislative and organisation requirements
6.3 Use aggregate information and data from records to identify hazards and monitor risk controls

Element:

7. Implement emergency procedures

Performance Criteria:

7.1 Obtain feedback to ensure that emergency procedures are available and known by the work group
7.2 Implement processes to ensure that emergency equipment is available and routinely checked for functionality
7.3 Implement processes to ensure that others in the workgroup are able to respond appropriately to emergencies
7.4 Conduct or contribute to investigations to identify cause of emergencies
7.5 Identify and implement or support control measures tom prevent recurrence and minimise risk of emergencies


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

The course is made up of a mixture of: workshops - facilitated by leading industry experts, small group assignments and work-based reflections and assessments which encourage experiential learning. This range of learning and assessment methods is a deliberate attempt to harness and utilise your diverse skill base and current capacity to work in the sector. Guest facilitators and speakers will be brought in from a wide range of disciplines and service areas to enhance your learning. Areas to be covered will include: clinical and non-clinical assessment and management, culturally sensitive practice, counselling and support, forensic services and pharmacotherapy. There will also be opportunities for you to share your knowledge and expertise via small group work and larger group presentations. Trainers and facilitators will be required to draw on the wide ranging skills and expertise of the leaner group – thus ensuring material is relevant and meaningful.


Teaching Schedule

Date and TimeTitle and Focus
Introduction
October 21st
10.00am - 2.00pm
Program Introduction

This first  gathering of the group provides students with an opportunity to learn about the
program - workshop structure, assessment processes and expectations - and to be guided through enrolment.
Workshop 1
November 18th
10.00 -4.00pm
Breaking down the barriers

This workshop will give students the opportunity to:
  • reflect upon and share their professional experiences and expertise
  • explore each other’s sector-specific practices
  • examine and question the barriers which exist.
Workshop 2
January 20 2012
10.00 - 4.00pm
Sector Orientation

This workshop will focus on how to effectively share our knowledge, share our language and support our clients.  Students will be introduced to their case study and begin to explore the presenting issues and support needs within their assigned "working group".

Workshop 3
February 17 2012
10.00 - 4.00pm


Intervention, Change and Recovery

This workshop will explore the underpinning principles of the two key concepts in AOD and MH health work - AOD - Intervention and change MH - Recovery

Acknowledging the differences in language whilst exploring how these differences do not necessarily represent a difference in approach



 Workshop 4
March 16 2012
10.00 - 4.00pm

 Working with the family

This workshop continues to explore the principles of recover, intervention and change whilst examining our practice in relation to the case study.  Students will also get to work with one or more carers throughout the day



Workshop 5
April 20 2012
10.00 - 4.00pm

 Assessments

This workshop will focus on:
  • introduction of one of the major assessment tasks
  • reporting back on how students are working with their client/case study
  • The purpose of assessment tools - why do we need them.  What does your service currently use and identify the strengths and weaknesses of these.  What information do we really need if working with a dual diagnosis focus

Students will also hear from a variety of professionals who conduct assessments to determine pathways of care for clients with complex needs.


Workshop 6
May 11 2012
10.00 - 4.00pm
 Tools of the Trade

Borderline Personality Disorder (level 1)

Workshop 7
May 18 21012
10.00 - 4.00pm
 Tools of the Trade

Chroming

Workshop 8
June 15 2012
10.00 - 4.00pm
 Tools of the Trade

Narrative Therapy

Workshop 9
June 22 2012
10.00 - 4.00pm
 Tools of the Trade

Borderline Personality Disorder (level 2)

Workshop 10
June 29 2012
10.00 - 4.00pm
 Tools of the Trade

Victorian Transcultural Psychiatry Unit

  


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Learning resources such as unit reading and unit references will be provided to all students via their program folders and also placed within the blackboard site as required.


Overview of Assessment

This course will be assessed via a number of class based and work-integrated
tasks.  To be deemed competent in this course you will be required to demonstrate
your skills knowledge and attitude through -

case study - you will be placed into a small working group and assessed on your ability to case manage a fictitious client over the duration of the course

assessment and screening tool - in your small working group you will be required to develop an assessment tool which will provide you with the information required to develop an effective treatment-recovery plan for          your case study client 

self and supervisor assessments

class presentations

direct observation of actual and simulated class based activities


Assessment Tasks

All assessments within this course are designed to compliment learner’s work within the community services sector.

For Semester 1 2012 you will not be required to submit any of the outlined assessment tasks however you will be introduced to and commence work on the assessment tasks and be guided throughout the workshops on expectations and progress you need to be making in order to achieve competency in Semester 2 2012.

Case Study:
In workshop one you will be introduced to your own case study which is reflective of the current client and family groups you work with. In workshop two you will be placed into small learning groups and commence to case manage the client via your Case Study. The journey you take with this client will become part of a major assessment task as groups develop assessment tools and case plans to meet the ever-changing needs of their client.

To be marked as competent in this assessment task you must –

Demonstrate high-level judgement and autonomy required to effectively work with people with complex and/or multiple issues
Select and apply assessment tools appropriately
Identify and manage risk (including self harm and suicide)
Provide opportunities for meaningful; consumer and carer engagement
Make whole life assessments
Work within a recovery focused framework
Apply relevant monitoring and review techniques

Assessment Tool:
In your working groups you will be required to develop an assessment tool which will provide the information required to develop an effective treatment/recovery plan for your case study client. This assessment tool needs to be able to provide a clear understanding of your case study’s current situation and support requirements. In developing this tool it is important you consider the tools currently in use, what information you will require and provide evidence to support your use of the tool.

To be marked as competent in this assessment task you must –

Demonstrate high-level judgement and autonomy required to effectively work with people with complex and/or multiple issues
Select and apply assessment tools appropriately
Identify and manage risk (including self harm and suicide)
Provide opportunities for meaningful; consumer and carer engagement
Make whole life assessments
Work within a recovery focused framework
Apply relevant monitoring and review techniques

Self and Supervisor Assessments:
You and your work-place supervisors will assess your skills, knowledge and attitude against the critical aspects of the nineteen (19) units making up this qualification. It is anticipated this assessment will form the basis of your professional supervision and reflective practice thus embedding your learning within existing work practice.

Health Promotion Campaign:
You are required to develop a health promotion campaign– on a topic relevant to Dual Diagnosis and targeted to a community of your choosing. This campaign must be reflective of an identified need – through research and evidence. It may be undertaken in a group or individually. The campaign does not need to be undertaken – simply designed. An evaluation process must also be considered and included as part of the overall design.

To be marked as competent in this assessment task you must demonstrate your knowledge of:

Community attitudes toward mental health and AOD issues
The impact of stigma
The importance of health promotion and prevention
Feedback mechanisms
A range of promotional resources
And their ability to:
Engage community members in prevention and promotional activities
Match strategies to target audience
Budget development and management
Time management


Assessment Matrix

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