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Unit of competency details

CHCYTH004 - Respond to critical situations (Release 2)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes CHCYTH407E - Respond to critical situationsThis version was released in CHC Community Services Training Package release 1.0 and meets the requirements of the New Standards for Training Packages. Significant changes to elements and performance criteria. New evidence requirements for assessment. 30/Jun/2013

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
2 (this release) 06/Aug/2015
(View details for release 1) 01/Jul/2013


Qualifications that include this unit

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CHC40513 - Certificate IV in Youth JusticeCertificate IV in Youth Justice1-4 
HLT50113 - Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health CareDiploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care1-7 
HLT40213 - Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care PracticeCertificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice1-7 
CHC52015 - Diploma of Community ServicesDiploma of Community Services1-2 
SIS40619 - Certificate IV in Outdoor LeadershipCertificate IV in Outdoor Leadership
SIS50310 - Diploma of Outdoor RecreationDiploma of Outdoor Recreation
SIS50419 - Diploma of Outdoor LeadershipDiploma of Outdoor Leadership
CHC40413 - Certificate IV in Youth WorkCertificate IV in Youth Work1-5 
HLT40113 - Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health CareCertificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care1-7 
HLT50213 - Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care PracticeDiploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice1-7 
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 090501 Social Work  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 090501 Social Work  01/Nov/2013 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 2

Updated:

  • assessor requirements statement
  • foundation skills lead in statement
  • licensing statement
  • modification history to reflect 2012 standards

Equivalent outcome.

Release 1

This version was released in CHC Community Services Training Package release 1.0 and meets the requirements of the 2012 Standards for Training Packages.

Significant changes to elements and performance criteria.

New evidence requirements for assessment.

Application

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to maintain safety through effective response to potential or actual critical situations.

This unit applies to staff working in specialist services and in residential work sites or in the community.

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.

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

Elements define the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria specify the level of performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Implement risk-minimisation strategies

1.1 Establish framework for dealing with potential crisis situations

1.2 Undertake timely risk assessment of potential crisis situation, with due consideration for the safety of young people and others

1.3 Identify, assess and implement a variety of possible strategies to minimise risk in accordance with organisational procedures

1.4 Recognise the possible causes of incidents and assess these for relevance to the safety and welfare of young people and the service environment

1.5 Seek and provide information on potential responses to the appropriate team members for action and support

1.6 Request assistance clearly and promptly

2. Maintain a safe environment for young people

2.1 Identify and routinely implement organisation’s policies, procedures and practices designed to maximise physical and emotional safety of young person

2.2 Maintain healthy and safe environment to minimise potential for harm

2.3 Ensure all legislative and ethical requirements are met by self and those who supervise

3. Prevent escalation of violent behaviour

3.1 Routinely monitor person’s behaviour pattern to ensure aggressive or abusive behaviour is minimised

3.2 Develop plan of care outlining ways to prevent, and respond to clients’ expressions of violence against self or others, communicate it to relevant personnel and implement the plan

3.3 Anticipate potential causes of conflict and harmful behaviour and respond in a manner that promotes calm and reassurance, to prevent escalation

3.4 Use procedure to protect clients from endangering themselves or others that are consistent with legal, ethical and organisation requirements, and safety considerations

3.5 Make appropriate judgements relating to physical restraint, based on balance of risk and safety of all

3.6 Provide assistance as necessary and appropriate to the situation

3.7 Complete relevant documentation, as required

4. Secure the safety of clients

4.1 Use calm, confident and assertive communication to establish positive personal interaction and exchange information

4.2 Provide information designed to promote positive decision-making based on the relationship between actions and consequences

4.3 Present information to all relevant individuals in a clear, accurate and comprehensive manner

4.4 Select response and action designed to minimise risk, prevent escalation and to preserve the safety and security of all involved

4.5 In responses and emergency action, give priority to the protection of individuals from severe harm

4.6 Ensure use of force for maintenance of safety complies with procedures and is applied with minimum force to establish control

4.7 Complete all necessary documentation in an accurate and timely manner

Foundation Skills

The Foundation Skills describe those required skills (language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills) that are essential to performance.

  • Oral communication – in order to provide calm, confident and assertive communication during high stress or crisis situations.

The remaining foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit.

Unit Mapping Information

No equivalent unit.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=5e0c25cc-3d9d-4b43-80d3-bd22cc4f1e53

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 2

Updated:

  • assessor requirements statement
  • foundation skills lead in statement
  • licensing statement
  • modification history to reflect 2012 standards

Equivalent outcome.

Release 1

This version was released in CHC Community Services Training Package release 1.0 and meets the requirements of the 2012 Standards for Training Packages.

Significant changes to elements and performance criteria.

New evidence requirements for assessment.

Performance Evidence

The candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role. There must be demonstrated evidence that the candidate has completed the following tasks at least once:

  • established a framework for dealing with potential crisis situations which covers:
  • identifying and assessing risks to client safety and welfare
  • understanding and anticipating possible causes of conflicts
  • identifying and implementing risk-minimisation strategies
  • providing information on possible responses to team members
  • stating when to request assistance of others
  • detailing types of assistance appropriate to various situations
  • identifying equipment available to support response to potential crisis situations
  • maintained a safe and healthy environment to minimise the risk of crisis situations
  • used effective communication skills and techniques in all communications with client, appropriate to the situation
  • documented actions taken according to organisational procedures and policies, clearly and accurately.

Knowledge Evidence

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:

  • team roles and responsibilities and reporting requirements
  • responsibilities of child protection reporting and duty of care
  • understanding how critical incidents and risks arise both generally and in particular situations
  • common mental health issues in young people
  • principles of effective communication for counselling, risk-assessment, negotiation, mediation and information management
  • code of conduct
  • organisation’s policies, guidelines and procedures and emergency protocols.

Assessment Conditions

Skills must be demonstrated in the workplace.

In addition, simulations and scenarios must be used where the full range of contexts and situations cannot be provided in the workplace or may occur only rarely. These are situations relating to emergency or unplanned procedures where assessment in these circumstances would be unsafe or is impractical.

Simulated assessment environments must simulate the real-life working environment where these skills and knowledge would be performed, with all the relevant equipment and resources of that working environment.

Assessors must satisfy the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015/AQTF mandatory competency requirements for assessors.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=5e0c25cc-3d9d-4b43-80d3-bd22cc4f1e53