This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement behaviour support strategies outlined in an individualised behaviour support plan for a person with disability.  This unit applies to workers in varied disability services contexts. Work performed requires some discretion and judgement and may be carried out under regular direct or indirect supervision.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - provided positive support in response to at least 3 different situations of behaviours of concern, and; - responded to at least 1 critical incident relating to adverse behaviour in accordance with individualised behaviour support plan and organisation's policies and procedures.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - principles and practices of positive behaviour support which focuses on the individual person; - the social model of disability; - the impact of social devaluation on an individual's quality of life; - positive lifestyle enhancement strategies; - organisation policies and procedures relating to behaviour management; - principles of effective communication and ways to implement these to minimise behaviours of concern; - indicators that people have unmet needs; - factors that may contribute to behaviours of concern; - specialist services and referral options, and; - legal and ethical considerations for working with people with disability.

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