Youth Work Practice (Individual Support and Case Management)

 

VET Diploma Level Subject

This subject is designed to teach students the skills that they need to facilitate and monitor all aspects of case management in a range of settings. The module is also designed to introduce students to skills and practices that will enable them to continuously improve their ractice and deliver high-quality case management. Students will learn to use the core skills used by Case Managers in a variety of settings. Students will also learn about the case management standards developed by the Case Management Society of Australia (National Standards of Practice for Case Management, Case Management Society of Australia, 2008) and how these are applied in best practice case management.

Learning Elements

Subjects are composed of Units of Competency from the government endorsed Diploma of Youth Work Training Package. This subject has two units of competency: CHCCSM005 Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management and CHCYTH005 Develop and implement procedures to enable young people to address their needs.

The unit of competency CHCCSM005 Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management contains four elements or learning outcomes. You will learn to:

  • Determine appropriate response to case management in accordance with organisation and legislative requirements
  • Conduct case management meetings
  • Develop an appropriate case management plan
  • Monitor and review case work activities and processes

The unit of competency CHCYTH005 Develop and implement procedures to enable young people to address their needs contains four elements or learning outcomes. You will learn to:

  • Develop support programs for young people
  • Ensure that young people with complex needs receive appropriate services
  • Liaise with other services and organisations
  • Monitor and upgrade support provided by the organization

Content Areas

  • Understanding the history and needs of diverse client populations
  • Case management meetings with clients: Rights, roles and responsibilities
  • Identifying harm and negotiating outcomes
  • Risks and responsibilities relating to duty of care
  • Developing case management plans
  • Monitoring case management process
  • Case Coordination
  • Lifelong learning and self-care

Subject Duration and Workload

This subject involves a total of 120 hours per term of study including course work, teacher contact, work placement and research and related study activities.

This subject is undertaken over a 12-week term. In addition to the 3 hours of teacher-led class time each week, students are expected to spend an average of 7 hours of study per week on this subject over the course of the term. In addition students will need to allocate additional time for the completion of assessment activities including assessments based in work placement.