Course Title: Establish and manage client relationships
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2017
Course Code: HWSS6090C
Course Title: Establish and manage client relationships
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
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Nominal Hours: 35
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
Relevant industry experience or completion of relevant qualification.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge to establish and manage professional one-to-one relationships with clients in the context of providing an ongoing health service or intervention. This unit applies to community services or health workers who have defined responsibilities to work independently with clients within broad but established guidelines.
Workers at this level work under supervision within established guidelines but take on a team leadership role in the coordination of services and service providers.
This unit applies to work in a range of health and community services contexts.
This unit is delivered and assessed as a cluster with:
CHCCSL003 – Facilitate the counselling relationship
CHCCSL001 – Establish and confirm client relationships
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relationships
1. Establish professional relationship with the client
1.1 Establish relationship within appropriate professional boundaries
1.2 Build trust and respect through use of effective communication techniques
1.3 Identify and respond to client special needs
1.4 Communicate in ways that take account of cultural considerations
1.5 Exercise discretion and confidentiality
2. Manage client interactions
2.2 Use motivational interviewing as a basis for client interactions
2.3 Seek client information respectfully and sensitively, using purposeful, systematic and diplomatic questions
2.4 Support the client to identify and articulate key information that supports the provision of service
2.5 Encourage clients to voice queries or concerns and address these appropriately
2.6 Respond to difficult or challenging behaviour using established techniques
2.7 Maintain professional integrity and boundaries at all times
2.8 Work within scope of role and identify and respond to situations where interactions suggest the need for client referral
3. Provide effective responses to client enquiries
3.1 Select the most appropriate mode of communication for the information being provided
3.2 Use language and terminology that the client will understand
3.3Present information clearly and with sufficient detail to meet client needs
3.4 Confirm with client that the information has been understood and address any unresolved issues
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|
|13: May 11th||Iren Citler||Therapeutic relationships||CHCCOM006: Establish and manage client relationships||1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5
|14: May 18th||Therapeutic relationships||CHCCOM006: Establish and manage client relationships||1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5
|Peer review meeting|
|15: May 25th||Therapeutic relationships||CHCCOM006: Establish and manage client relationships||1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5
|16: June 1st||Therapeutic relationships||CHCCOM006: Establish and manage client relationships||1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5
Overview of Assessment
Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through:
- Practical demonstration of skills
- Case study scenarios
- Written assignments/questions
Assessment Task 1: Quiz
This task requires you to research and respond to an online quiz which is available through ’Blackboard’
Assessment Task 2: Case study
In this task you will be allocated a fictional client who requires case management. you will be required to create a file and complete relevant documentation for the client in accordance with state and federal legislation
Students will be given an assessment marking guide for reference at the time that the assessment tasks are distributed.
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