This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and facilitate person-centred strategies for participation in various community settings, functions and activities to enhance the psychosocial well being and lifestyle of a person with disability.  This unit applies to workers in varied disability contexts. Work performed requires a range of well developed, person-centred skills where some discretion and judgement is required and workers will take responsibility for their own outputs.

Unit details

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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: - assisted at least 3 people with disability to develop and implement community engagement plans within their individualised plan.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - elements of best practice in the area of community participation and social inclusion; - the social model of disability and the impact of social devaluation on an individual's quality of life; - principles of: active support; lifespan development; strengths-based and person-centred practice; risk assessment and mitigation; - funding frameworks and their impact on community participation; - legal and ethical considerations relevant to working with people with disability; - human rights, including the United nations convention on the rights of persons with disabilities (UNCRPD), and; - strategies for: identifying interests, abilities and requirements of people with disability; communication to assist with community participation.

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