This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide for the care and support of clients in residential care and assist their transition from primary/residential care.

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: - outlined terms of placement with at least one client in care, including expectations, rules, consequences for behaviour and client rights and responsibilities; - resolved issues, reviewed placement progress and explained grievance procedures; - completed and maintained all relevant documentation accurately; - provided/mobilised domestic support; - provided clients with education, support and development; - assessed and addressed resettlement needs of clients and negotiated required resources, services and ongoing support, and; - identified appropriate levels of contact with client once out of care.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - relevant statutory procedures, responsibilities and rights; - service protocols, philosophies and processes; - characteristics of appropriate client-worker relationships; - procedures to ensure the environment is clean, healthy and safe; - available resources and programs; - stages of grief; - the impact and signs of abuse; - cultural protocols, systems and taboos; - parenting models; - budgeting practices; - protocols for working with professional service providers, and; - models of child development.

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