This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work with clients to support rehabilitation within the community according to 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

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: - facilitated involvement and participation of 3 clients, 1 in a simulated environment and 2 in the workplace, in the rehabilitation process 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: - 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; - the importance and practice of participation, social justice and equity; - values and philosophies of community rehabilitation in practice; - different frameworks, approaches and models of community rehabilitation; - cross cultural issues in a community rehabilitation context; - community advocacy groups; - importance of principles and practices to enhance sustainability in the workplace, including environmental, economic, workforce and social sustainability; - international classification of functioning, disability and health; - organisation policy and procedures; - legal and ethical considerations relevant to allied health; - relevant national and/or state-based community services and programs and local community care services, and; - medico-legal and legal implications of working outside the plans, specifically treatment style plan.

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