This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work with clients in their home and community to facilitate rehabilitation goals through supporting independence in daily living and optimising community access and participation in the context of a rehabilitation plan.  This unit applies to workers in the community and should be performed under the direction and supervision (direct, indirect or remote) of a health professional.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

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: - facilitated 3 different clients, 1 in a simulated environment and 2 in the workplace, to access and participate in the community within the context of rehabilitation plans; - assisted with facilitation of 3 different clients, 1 in a simulated environment and 2 in the workplace, involvement and participation in daily living activities within the context of rehabilitation plans, and; - performed the activities outlined in the performance criteria of this unit during a period of at least 120 hours of work.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - cross cultural issues in a community rehabilitation context; - community care service providers; - work health and safety (WHS) issues and requirements, risk assessment and risk management associated with working in client homes and the community; - philosophy and values of community rehabilitation; - psychological impact of illness and/or injury, especially in relation to client participation in daily living activities and routines; - range of aides, appliances, modifications and services that could promote client participation in daily living activities and facilitate community access; - relevant national and/or state-based community services and programs and local community care service providers; - importance of community access and participation to client well being; - motivational strategies to promote client interest in accessing and participating in the community; - the importance and meaning of home and belongings to clients and the nature and significance of working in the client s home and community settings, and; - principles and practices of self management.

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