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Unit of competency details

CHCDIS322A - Support community participation and inclusion (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by CHCDIS003 - Support community participation and social inclusionThis version was released in CHC Community Services Training Package release 2.0 and meets the requirements of the 2012 Standards for Training Packages. Significant change to the elements and performance criteria. New evidence requirements for assessment including volume and frequency requirements. Significant changes to knowledge evidence. 05/Aug/2015
Supersedes CHCDIS6C - Plan and implement community integrationNew unit (based on CHCDIS6C) 24/Mar/2011

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 25/Mar/2011

Qualifications that include this unit

CodeSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
CHC40608 - Certificate IV in Leisure and HealthCertificate IV in Leisure and Health1-2 
CHC50612 - Diploma of Community Services WorkDiploma of Community Services Work
CHC30408 - Certificate III in DisabilityCertificate III in Disability1-3 
CHC52312 - Diploma of Community Services (Development and or Humanitarian Assistance)Diploma of Community Services (Development and or Humanitarian Assistance)
CHC50608 - Diploma of Community Services WorkDiploma of Community Services Work
CHC30212 - Certificate III in Aged CareCertificate III in Aged Care
CHC30312 - Certificate III in Home and Community CareCertificate III in Home and Community Care1-2 
CHC30308 - Certificate III in Home and Community CareCertificate III in Home and Community Care
CHC52310 - Diploma of Community Services (Development and/or Humanitarian Assistance)Diploma of Community Services (Development and/or Humanitarian Assistance)
CHC30208 - Certificate III in Aged CareCertificate III in Aged Care
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 090599 Human Welfare Studies And Services, N.e.c.  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 090599 Human Welfare Studies And Services, N.e.c.  02/Feb/2009 
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Modification History

Not Applicable

Unit Descriptor

Descriptor 

This unit describes the knowledge and skills required by the worker to maximise the participation of a person with a disability into various community settings, functions and activities to enhance their psychosocial well being and lifestyle

Application of the Unit

Application 

The knowledge and skills of this unit of competency are used within the framework of an individualised support plan

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Pre-Requisites

Not Applicable

Employability Skills Information

Employability Skills 

This unit contains Employability Skills

Elements and Performance Criteria Pre-Content

Elements define the essential outcomes of a unit of competency.

The Performance Criteria specify the level of performance required to demonstrate achievement of the Element. Terms in italics are elaborated in the Range Statement.

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

1. Support the person with a disability to engage with a social network  and the broad community

1.1 Identify interests, abilities and requirements of person with disability in order that they may engage with a social network

1.2 Match relevant options, networks and services to requirements of person with disability

1.3 Identify and access appropriate resources  according to organisation policy and protocols

1.4 Provide information about options available to person with disability and/or their advocate/s /carer

1.5 Recognise and accommodate individual choices and cultural differences

2. Support strategies for community participation and inclusion according to individualised plan 

2.1 Support the person and, where appropriate their family, to implement strategies to address barriers to participation, according to the individualised plan

2.2 Assist the person and, where appropriate their family, to identify and access community options that will meet needs identified in the individualised plan

2.3 Support the person and, where appropriate their family, to access opportunities to establish connections through shared interests

2.4 Assist the person, if appropriate, to become an active member of their local neighbourhood

2.5 Provide the person and, where appropriate their family, the necessary supports for participation, according to the individualised plan

2.6 Assist person with disability and, where appropriate their family to select activities that will enhance successful integration

2.7 Provide support in a manner that provides a positive role model and promotes development and/or maintenance of the person's skills

2.8 Identify aspects of involvement in the individualised plan outside scope of knowledge, skills and/or job role and seek appropriate support

2.9 Identify strategies for community participation and inclusion that may require review and report to supervisor

3. Assist in minimising isolation for people with disabilities 

3.1 Assess physical barriers to participation and identify solutions with involvement of person with disability

3.2 Recognise own limitations in addressing issues and seek advice when necessary

3.3 Assist the person and, where appropriate their family, to implement strategies to address transport issues according to the individualised plan

Required Skills and Knowledge

REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE 

This describes the essential skills and knowledge and their level required for this unit.

Essential knowledge :

The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively do the task outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage the task and manage contingencies in the context of the identified work role

These include knowledge of:

  • Relevant policies, protocols and practices of the organisation in relation to Unit Descriptor and work role
  • Understanding of the legislative processes related to the rights and responsibilities of people with a disability
  • Understanding of elements of best practice in the area of community inclusion
  • Strategies for identifying the psychosocial interests, abilities and requirements of a person with a disability
  • Strategies for matching options, networks and services to the requirements of people with a disability
  • Knowledge of programs and agencies that support community integration
  • Transport services available for people with various types of disabilities
  • Strategies for providing community education
  • Aids and equipment used to facilitate community integration
  • Group dynamics
  • Working with families and family systems
  • Role of carers

Essential skills :

It is critical that the candidate demonstrate the ability to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of and adherence to own work role and responsibilities
  • Follow organisation policies, protocols and procedures
  • Liaise and report appropriately to agencies
  • Promote community integration to enhance the psychosocial well being of people with a disability
  • Uphold rights and responsibilities of people with a disability through community integration
  • Implement a wide range of activities for facilitation of community integration
  • Implement individualised community support plan
  • Apply aids and equipment as required to facilitate community participation

In addition, the candidate must be able to effectively do the task outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage the task and manage contingencies in the context of the identified work role

These include the ability to:

  • Apply reading and writing skills required to fulfil work role in a safe manner and as specified by the organisation/service:
  • this requires a level of skill that enables the worker to follow and give work-related instructions and directions and the ability to seek clarification and comments from clients, colleagues, health professionals and other service providers
  • industry work roles will require workers to possess a literacy level that will enable them to, read and write client's service delivery plans, record in health records, complete assessment tools and write reports and submissions
  • Apply oral communication skills required to fulfil work role in a safe manner and as specified by the organisation:
  • This requires a level of skill that enables the worker to follow work-related instructions and directions and the ability to seek clarification and comments from supervisors, clients and colleagues
  • industry work roles will require workers to possess effective verbal and non-verbal communication skills that will enable them to ask questions, clarify understanding and meaning, recognise and interpret non-verbal cues, adapt communication styles to meet specific needs, provide information and express encouragement and support
  • Apply problem solving skills that require negotiation and medication skills to resolve problems of a difficult nature within organisation protocols
  • Collaborate and network with a variety of stakeholders in order to achieve service objectives

Evidence Guide

EVIDENCE GUIDE 

The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the Performance Criteria, Required Skills and Knowledge, the Range Statement and the Assessment Guidelines for this Training Package.

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate this unit of competency :

  • The individual being assessed must provide evidence of specified essential knowledge as well as skills
  • This unit will be most appropriately assessed in the workplace or in a simulated workplace and under the normal range of workplace conditions
  • It is recommended that assessment or information for assessment will be conducted or gathered over a period of time and cover the normal range of workplace situation and settings

Access and equity considerations :

  • All workers in community services should be aware of access, equity and human rights issues in relation to their own area of work
  • All workers should develop their ability to work in a culturally diverse environment
  • In recognition of particular issues facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, workers should be aware of cultural, historical and current issues impacting on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Assessors and trainers must take into account relevant access and equity issues, in particular relating to factors impacting on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and communities

Context of and specific resources for assessment :

  • This unit can be assessed independently, however holistic assessment practice with other community services units of competency is encouraged
  • Resources required for assessment of this unit include access to:
  • appropriate workplace where assessment can take place
  • relevant organisation policy, protocols and procedures
  • equipment and resources normally used in the workplace

Method of assessment may include :

  • Observation in the workplace
  • Written assignments/projects
  • Case study and scenario analysis
  • Questioning
  • Role play simulation

Related units :

This unit should be assessed after or in conjunction with related units:

  • CHCDIS301A Work effectively with people with a disability
  • CHCDIS302A Maintain an environment designed to empower people with disabilities

Range Statement

RANGE STATEMENT 

The Range Statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Add any essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts.

People with disabilities may include :

  • Individuals at any stage of the life span
  • Individuals living in the community, either alone or with family or carers
  • Individuals living in supported community accommodation
  • Prospective individuals to the service or services

Contexts may include :

  • An individual's own dwelling
  • Shared households or group dwellings
  • Specialist residential facilities
  • Community centres
  • Respite services
  • Supported employment venues
  • Community/government agencies

Social network may include :

  • Family groups
  • Support groups
  • Direct neighbourhood or local community
  • Work groups
  • Sports and other recreation groups
  • Age-related groups (youth or senior citizens)
  • Community centres
  • Clubs

Individualised plan may include :

  • Relevant stakeholders
  • Community inclusion goals
  • Strategies
  • Who is responsible for actioning
  • Review dates

Elements of inclusion best practice may include :

  • Person-centred support
  • Capacity thinking
  • Building alliances within the community
  • Create understanding
  • Open choices and opportunities
  • Raising expectations
  • Nurture relationships

Appropriate resources may include :

  • Specialised transport
  • Mobility aids
  • Communication aids
  • Personnel

Examples of physical entry and exit issues may include :

  • Kerbs
  • Lifts
  • Ramps
  • Lighting
  • Signs
  • Amenities

Unit Sector(s)

Not Applicable