Course Title: Work autonomously
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2011
Course Code: EMPL5733C
Course Title: Work autonomously
School: 365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng
Campus: City Campus
Program: C6099 - Advanced Diploma of Disability Work
Course Contact : Mary Collins
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254598
Course Contact Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Nominal Hours: 150
Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
Students are assumed to be experienced disability staff working the disability or community services fields.
In this unit you will develop the knowledge and skills to work as a member of a team or as an individual for periods of time without direct supervision and for coaching and mentoring colleagues.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
CHCORG502A Work autonomously
Please refer to elements
Details of Learning Activities
You will attend a program of workshops which will focus on key themes and issues and which will include guest presenters from the disability area and other industry areas.
The student cohort is comprised of experienced disability staff so the workshops are based on extending your knowledge and skills focussing on current work practices, industry initiatives and issues, legislative and policy frameworks and related community services sectors.
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Learning and Assessment tasks:
Major L & A task - Project: Case Study
Unit cluster theme:
Assessment – building a picture of the individual and their needs
In-class task 1- Assessment in Community Services settings
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Positive Behaviour Support – overview and discussion
Behavioural characteristics of other conditions
Behaviour support across the service sector:
Developing and maintaining good practice
In-class task 2– Effective Behaviour Support
• responding to behaviours of concern
• observation, recording, analysis, response
• immediate, medium and long term strategies
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Case Management & Case Work (Guest speaker)
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Students lead discussions – Case Study overview
• Students discuss their progress to date in the major learning assessment task, the Case Study.
• Each student allocated up to 15 minutes
|Mid semester break – no session on Thursday 21/4/11|
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Complex and unique needs
• Mental Health & Dual disability
• How each condition affects the individual and when
• Issues and solutions for staff and agencies
• Working across agencies and service sectors
• Developing, supporting and sustaining positive mental health
Centre for Developmental Disability and Health Victoria (CDDHV)
• Developmental disability and general health
• Disability and Ageing.
Staff support and development – the leadership role for an experienced disability staff person.
In class task 3 - Staff support and development
Dual diagnosis – mental health disorders and substance addiction.
• Services and funding
• Client group and needs.
Overview of Assessment
Assessment will be through a mix of in class tasks, workplace based projects and a workplace assessment. A workplace assessment appointment will be undertaken once per year with you, to allow you to present and discuss workplace evidence.
This unit is assessed by the following learning and assessment tasks:
1. Case Study - students will undertake a Client Support Plan review via assessment and identification of current and future needs, support plan development and implementation, and review.
2.1 Client assessment in community services settings - students will identify and discuss aspects of the assessment tools commonly used in their area of community services.
2.2 Effective behaviour support - students will be presented with a scenario. They will use their professional knowledge and skills to analyse the behaviour/s of concern and develop a response to the scenario
2.3 Staff support and development - students will discuss the role of experienced disability staff in providing new and inexperienced staff with support to develop their work practices.
2.4 Case managment, case work and case coordination - students will respond to a scenario requiring them to identify a client’s needs and develop a plan to respond from a case management, case work or case coordination perspective.
3. Community services resource - students will research and document information on a number of non-disability services to which clients may be referred for services.
4. Workplace assessment - a workplace assessment will be undertaken once per year with each student to allow students to present and discuss workplace evidence.
You may be asked to provide supplementary evidence from your workplace to demonstrate competence.
Each Learning and Assesssment task will be assessed against the matrix with the student progressively demonstrating their competence as they complete the set of tasks.
The Assessment Matrix will be distributed and discussed in class. The matrix is used to track the student’s progress to "Competency Achieved" through the full set of learning and assessment tasks each semester.
The following units are delivered as a cluster with a common workshop schedule. The Learning and Assessment tasks are designed to address the set of units. The 5 semester 1 units are comprised of one compulsory unit (C) which all students undertake, and six elective units of which each student selects 4.
CHCCOM403A – Use targeted communication skills to build relationships (C)
CHCCS601B - Work with clients with unique needs
CHCICS404A – Plan and provide advanced behaviour support
CHCCS422A – Respond holistically to client issues and refer appropriately
CHCORG502A - Work autonomously
CHCCM605C – Develop practice standards
CHCCW503A – Work intensively with clients
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