Siren Watcher Aged Care – Certificate III in Home and Community Care

2020-06-11
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Completed Units:

Work effectively with older people

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by the worker to perform work that reflects understanding of the structure and profile of the residential aged care sector, the home and community sector and key issues facing older people in the community.

    • Unit outcomes:
    • Apply understanding of the structure and profile of the residential aged care sector.
    • Apply understanding of the home and community care sector.
    • Demonstrate commitment to the philosophy of ‘positive ageing’.
    • Apply understanding of the physical and psychosocial aspects of ageing.
    • Apply understanding of changes associated with ageing.
    • Support the rights and interests of the older person.
    • Support the older person who is experiencing loss and grief.
    • Deliver services within a quality framework.
Provide support to people living with dementia

This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to provide support to clients with dementia in a variety of settings including family homes, community day settings and residential care.

    • Unit outcomes:
    • Provide support to those affected by dementia.
    • Use communication strategies which take account of the progressive and variable nature of dementia.
    • Provide appropriate activities to maintain dignity, skills and health of client at optimum level.
    • Implement strategies which minimise the impact of behaviours of concern.
    • Implement self care strategies.
Work effectively in the community sector

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to work effectively in a community work or service delivery setting with communities, clients, carers, staff, visitors, suppliers and others to meet established work requirements.

    • Unit outcomes:
    • Work ethically.
    • Communicate effectively in a community work or service delivery setting.
    • Work effectively within the community services system.
    • Demonstrate commitment to relevant values and philosophy underpinning work in the sector.
    • Maintain work standards.
    • Take responsibility for personal skill development.
    • Reflect on own practice.
Work effectively with people with a disability

This unit describes the knowledge and skills required as an introduction to working and communicating with people with a disability.

    • Unit outcomes:
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the delivery of quality services for people with disabilities.
    • Communicate effectively with people with a disability.
    • Demonstrate the capacity to support rights, interests and needs of people with disabilities.
    • Demonstrate the capacity to provide support across a range of disability types.
    • Respond to situations of risk or potential risk to people with disabilities.
Work effectively in home and community care

This unit describes the introductory knowledge and skills required to work effectively in a home care environment and community settings with clients, family members, staff, visitors, suppliers and others to meet established work requirements

Home care services may include: respite care, personal care, household maintenance, home modifications or maintenance, personal assistance and food services

Community settings include shops, streets, parks, day programs, venues and vehicles.

    • Unit outcomes:
    • Operate respectfully within a home care environment.
    • Work ethically.
    • Demonstrate importance of safety, hygiene and infection control in a home care setting and community settings.
    • Address relevant work issues, requirements and guidelines.
Provide support to meet personal care needs

This unit describes the knowledge and skills required by workers within their designated role and responsibilities to support or assist a client with their personal care needs within the framework of an individualised care support plan.

    • Unit outcomes:
    • Apply understanding of client’s personal support requirements.
    • Provide support within the context of maximum client participation.
    • Address personal support requirements.
    • Recognise and report changes in client health and/or personal support requirements.
    • Complete reporting and documentation.
Participate in the implementation of individualised plans

This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to provide support for people to sustain quality of life according to individualised plans.

    • Unit outcomes:
    • Plan work activities according to an individualised plan.
    • Establish and maintain appropriate relationships with client (and carer).
    • Provide and monitor support according to the individualised plan.
    • Contribute to ongoing relevance of the individualised plan.
    • Respond to situations of risk to the client within work role and responsibilities.
    • Complete documentation and reporting.
Work effectively with carers

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to work effectively with members of families or other non-paid support people e.g. friends and carers, to support quality of life for their family member who is aged or has a disability.

    • Unit outcomes:
    • Acknowledge the carer as part of the care team.
    • Contribute to the inclusion of the carer as part of the care team.
    • Support carer to maintain a lifestyle suitable to their needs and preferences.
    • Identify risk to the care relationship.
Follow safety procedures for direct care work

This unit is specifically designed to cater for safety aspects of work involving delivery of services in aged care, home and community care and disability services.

    • Unit outcomes:
    • Identify sources of risk to personal safety, assess the level of risk and follow risk minimisation procedures.
    • Identify manual handling hazards, assess related risk and follow risk minimisation procedures.
    • Identify sources of infection and apply industry accepted practice to minimise risk of infection to themselves, clients and others.
    • Identify other hazards and assess risk.
    • Follow procedures and strategies for risk control.
    • Contribute to OHS in the workplace.
Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework

This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to work within a legal and ethical framework that supports duty of care requirements.

    • Unit outcomes:
    • Demonstrate an understanding of legislation and common law relevant to work role.
    • Follow identified policies and practices.
    • Work ethically.
    • Recognise and respond when client rights  and interests are not being protected.

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.

    • Unit outcomes:
    • Support the person with a disability to engage with a social network and the broad community.
    • Support strategies for community participation and inclusion according to individualised plan.
    • Assist in minimising isolation for people with disabilities.

This unit describes the knowledge and skills required by the worker to support a client’s health and emotional wellbeing.

    • Unit outcomes:
    • Support the client to engage with a relevant social network and the wider community.
    • Support the client’s health.
    • Support the person’s emotional and psychological wellbeing.
    • Recognise and accommodate a client’s cultural and spiritual preferences.
    • Support client to create an environment suitable to needs and preferences.
    • Recognise and accommodate the client’s expressions of identity and sexuality.
    • Complete documentation.

This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to provide basic foot skin and foot nail care to clients.

    • Unit outcomes:
    • Prepare for basic foot skin and nail care.
    • Perform basic foot skin and nail care.
    • Clean and store equipment and materials.
    • Document client information.

This unit describes the awareness, knowledge, skills and values required of a worker in contributing to the care of clients with life-limiting illness and/or normal ageing process within a palliative approach.

    • Unit outcomes:
    • Apply a palliative approach.
    • Respect client preferences for quality of life choices.
    • Follow the client’s advanced care directives in the care plan.
    • Follow end-of-life care strategies.
    • Respond to signs of pain and other symptoms/ discomfort.
    • Manage own emotional responses and ethical issues.
Apply first aid

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to provide first aid response, life support, management of casualty(s), the incident and other first aiders, until the arrival of medical or other assistance.

These skills and knowledge may be applied in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

    • Unit outcomes:
    • Assess the situation.
    • Apply first aid procedures.
    • Communicate details of the incident.
    • Evaluate own performance.
Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

This unit deals with the cultural awareness required for effective communication and cooperation with persons of diverse culture.

    • Unit outcomes:
    • Reflect cultural awareness in work practice.
    • Accept cultural diversity  as a basis for effective work place and professional relationships.
    • Communicate effectively with culturally diverse persons.
    • Resolve cross-cultural misunderstandings.

 

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