Course Title: Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2017
Course Code: HWSS6089C
Course Title: Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
School: 365T Global, Urban and Social Studies
Campus: City Campus
Program: C5346 - Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs
Course Contact: Chris Walters
Course Contact Phone: 9925 8268
Course Contact Email: email@example.com
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Nominal Hours: 90
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
There are no stipulated pre-requisites or co-requisites for this unit.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assess capacity to support people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues and to work collaboratively to provide support and facilitate links to other services.
This unit applies to work with people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs (AOD) assessments in a range of community services work contexts.
This unit is delivered and assessed as a cluster with:
CHCCCS004 - Assess co-existing needs
CHCMHS006 - Facilitate the recovery process
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
CHCMHS005 Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
1. Assess capacity to provide support to a person with co-existing mental health and AOD issues
1.1 Recognise and respond to signs indicating that a person may have co-existing mental health and AOD issues
1.2 Identify own service provision and possible agency programs or interventions suitable for a person with dual diagnosis
1.3 Assess the impact and nature of co-existing conditions on the person, including their social, financial and legal status
1.4 Work with the person to understand their readiness, motivation, priorities and goals for recovery in relation to both their mental health and alcohol and other drug issues
1.5 Research or consult with specialist services, as needed, to gather additional specific information about the relevant AOD substances and their interactions or possible impacts on someone with mental health issues
2. Work collaboratively to provide support services to address co-existing issues
2.1 Build an effective working relationship with the person
2.2 Discuss with the person their existing services and supports, and their perspective on collaboration or coordination across services
2.3 Gather and review information on available service options and approaches with the person
2.4 Support person to make informed decisions about approaches, including resources and services
2.5 Develop and document a plan with the person that reflects choices made
2.6 Work collaboratively with the person to facilitate the implementation of appropriate strategies, services and resources
3. Facilitate links to further care
3.1 Identify issues that are outside the scope of the service and/or the scope of the worker
3.2 Collaboratively identify appropriate service and other support options with the person
3.3 Support positive decision making to assist the person to make informed choices about recovery options
3.4 Work collaboratively with the person to determine referral options, and responsibilities and consents required
3.5 Make referrals in consultation with the person and in line with organisation protocols
3.6 Follow up and evaluate referrals to ensure they have been effective
4. Collaborate with the person to minimise risk
4.1 Work collaboratively with the person to proactively identify potential risks to safety of person, workers and others
4.2 Prevent risks by identifying triggers, strategies to manage risks and contingency options
4.3 Use evidence based de-escalation techniques, conflict resolution and negotiation skills to manage conflict
4.4 Identify emergency situations and seek immediate assistance
4.5 Comply with laws, relevant ethical guidelines and policy requirements that affect duty of care and dignity of risk
5. Review and report on support provided
5.2 Communicate relevant information to work colleagues and other people working with the person, with the persons consent
5.3 Reflect on own role in providing support and use learning to enhance future practice
5.4 Seek advice, supervision and debriefing from workplace supervisor based on identified needs
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
In class: Lectures, discussions and group work
|Class||Teacher||Topic||Content||Elements of competency||Resources||Assessment due dates|
|10: April 20th||Iren Citler||Co morbidity||CHCMHS005: Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and AOD issues||1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5|
|Case management meeting|
|11: April 27th||Co morbidity||CHCMHS005: Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and AOD issues||1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5|
|12: May 4th||Co morbidity||CHCMHS005: Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and AOD issues||1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5|
Denise part 1 Due
Denise part 2 handed out
Overview of Assessment
Assessment Task 1: Completion of mental state examination (MSE) in client file
Assessment Task 2: Complete ITP/ISP and referral tools
Assessment Task 3: Dual diagnosis documentation completion
Assessment Task 1:MSE in client file
This task requires you to complete a Mental State Examination and document a client file based on the information contained within the case study and document appropriate interventions to support the client
Assessment Task 2: ITP/ISP tools
This task requires you to complete a comprehensive ITP/ISP tools for a fictional client to facilitate the referral process with all documentation to be added to the client file.
Assessment Task 3: Dual diagnosis documentation.
This task requires you to complete a AOD/mental health documentation in a client file and identify appropriate local services to support the client and provide a treatment plan.
Students will be given an assessment marking guide for reference at the time that the assessment tasks are distributed.
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