Course Title: Facilitate consumer, family and carer participation in the recovery process

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: OHTH5605C

Course Title: Facilitate consumer, family and carer participation in the recovery process

School: 365T Global, Urban & Social Studies

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5318 - Diploma of Community Services (Alcohol, other drugs and mental health)

Course Contact : Mandy Morrison

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4065

Course Contact Email:mandy.morrison@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Iren Citler

iren.citler@rmit.edu.au

99253925

Nominal Hours: 50

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 course describes the knowledge and skills required by workers to work collaboratively with a person with mental health issues to establish a basis for participation of family and carers in their individual recovery process and to facilitate ongoing participation in line with the client’s needs and wishes.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CHCMH409A Facilitate consumer, family and carer participation in the recovery process

Element:

1.Apply principles and practices of consumer and carer participation in mental health work

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Approach mental health work in collaboration with consumers and other relevant stakeholders to ensure effective participation in line with organisation policy and industry standards
1.2 Identify benefits and issues related to family and carer participation in recovery processes for people with mental health issues
1.3 Identify principles and practices underpinning consumer and carer participation and contribute to maintaining ongoing relevance of organisation's policies and procedures in this respect
1.4 Develop and maintain knowledge of relevant and available consumer and carer services and resources
 

Element:

2.Involve consumers, carers and families in planning support during recovery

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Consult with consumer to identify appropriate involvement of family and carers
2.2 Work with consumer to identify and agree on specific roles and responsibilities for individual family members and carers and document in consumer recovery plan
2.3 Consult with family, carers and other relevant stakeholders as required in line with consumer consent
2.4 Gauge level of relevant knowledge, skill and involvement of carers and family as a basis for identifying additional consumer support requirements
2.5 Provide relevant information, resources, referrals and education to meet needs of carers and families within scope of own work role
2.6 Engage with consumer, family and carers to plan provision of appropriate support to consumer in line with consumer consent
2.7 Establish and maintain a relationship with consumer, family and carers within boundaries of own work role
2.8 Clarify expectations of carers and families and provide information as required to support and manage realistic expectations
 

Element:

3.Facilitate recovery of clients with appropriate involvement of carers and families

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Involve carers and families in consumer recovery process with consent of consumer and in line with recovery plan
3.2 Monitor carer and family participation in collaboration with consumer to ensure ongoing effectiveness and consumer consent
3.3 Maintain relationship with carers to identify changing carer needs and to identify support needs of carers within boundaries of own work role
3.4 Assist consumer to identify ways in which their behaviour may be positively or negatively influenced by others
3.5 Assist consumer to identify ways in which their behaviour may be positively or negatively affecting families and carers
3.6 Monitor any potentially negative influences on the consumer and bring these to their attention
3.7 Take action as required to maintain well being and safety of self, client and other stakeholders
 


Learning Outcomes


By completing this course you will have acquired the knowledge and skills to work collaboratively with a person with mental health issues to establish support and participation of family and carers in their individual recovery process and to facilitate ongoing participation in line with the client’s needs and wishes.


Details of Learning Activities

The course is made up of a mixture of:
•workshops - facilitated by leading industry experts,
•small-group peer review exercises
•simulated role plays

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


 All workshops are 3 hours in length and are held once a week in the evening. Workshops specifically examining working intensively with clients are spread out across the year however you can expect workshops indicative of the above to be held. A detailed workshop schedule will be given to you at your first class.However you can expect workshops over the year to look specifically at the following:

Workshop Schedule

Workshop 17-18principles and practices of consumer and carer participation in mental health work
Workshop 19 - 20planning support for consumers, carer and families during recovery
Workshop 21 -22appropriate involvement of carers and families to facilitate recovery


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

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


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on your skills to facilitate a  consumer, family and carer participation plan within an integrated and multi-staged case study. You will be required to undertake a variety of tasks throughout each stage specifically designed to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your competency working with clients in recovery process while presenting with multiple and complex needs.


Assessment Tasks

All assessments within this course are designed to complement learner’s work within the community services sector.
There are four major assessment tasks which meet the critical aspects of the nineteen (19) units of competency which make up the Diploma of Community Services. All assessments within this course are designed to complement learner’s work within the community services sector.
1: Case study

Throughout the duration of the Diploma, you will be working with a case study client who presents with a variety of complex care needs. At each phase, you are required to engage in an intensive peer review and reflective practice session based on your case management with the client. This is documented and provides an opportunity to give and receive feedback on identified opportunities for improved practice.
To be marked as competent in this course 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 technique

2.ResearchProject:

You will undertake a research activity to provide evidence to support your choice of underpinning principle of practice. You will be required to explore how it is applied when working with clients who experience both AOD (Alcohol and Other Drug) and Mental Health issues. You will be required to identify opportunities for the implementation or change within the current professional practice and apply these principles to your work with your case study.
3. Health promotion:
You will be required to design a health promotion campaign reflecting an evidenced-based-need relating to complex care/dual diagnosis in your community of interest.
4. Final Case Study presentation:
During the final weeks of the course you will be required to give a final case-plan presentation to your learner group and a panel of industry experts. Your ability to reflect and change your practice to suit the needs of the client will be examined and assessed.


Assessment Matrix

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

Cover sheet for Submissions
You must include a completed submission coversheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.
Academic Integrity: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n

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.

Feedback
You will receive verbal and written feedback on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
Student feedback at RMIT: 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.
Student progress policy: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1

Special consideration policy (late submissions)
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.
Special consideration, appeals and discipline: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y

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