This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist with supporting people with disability in community participation and social inclusion using a person-centred approach. This involves enabling people to make choices to maximise their participation in various community settings, functions and activities to enhance psychosocial well-being and lifestyle in accordance with the person's needs and preferences.

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: - supported at least 1 person with disability, by working with them to identify skills and interests and find matching options within the broader community.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - rights and responsibilities of people with disability; - principles of: strengths-based practice; person-centred practice; community inclusion and best practice examples; - strategies for strengthening options, networks and services for people with disability; - local agencies and services, and resources to obtain community information about sporting, cultural and specific-interest groups; - active citizenship and what this means for people with a disability, and; - role of carers and/or families and/or relevant others.

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