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The Diploma of Community Services qualification reflects the roles of community services, case management and social housing workers involved in the managing, coordinating and/or delivering of person-centred services to individuals, groups and communities.
At this level, workers have specialised skills in community services and work autonomously under broad directions from senior management.
Workers usually provide direct support to individuals or groups of individuals. Workers may also have responsibility for the supervision of other workers and volunteers and/or case management; program coordination or the development of new business opportunities.
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 300 hours of work.
WHY STUDENTS ARE CHOOSE QAT
COMMUNITY SERVICES WORK
The community support worker holds a medical position in which the working is responsible creating pleasant, active environment for people with disabilities in a day programs and group homes.
They encourage participation in these programs, which are meant to assist clients in the development of physical, emotional, and social skills intended to promote well-being, independence and self-confidence.
They also follow up with people already in the program to assess their progress, and they may also help develop initiatives to address concerns within the community, especially related to housing, health and employment.
The community support worker works closely with a wide range of individuals, and they must establish good relationships to facilitate progress in rehabilitation and/or development.
These professionals must possess strong interpersonal and communications skills, patience, a friendly demeanor, and a willingness to take an on-hands approach to helping people.
The community support worker may be asked to perform direct development work with clients, as well as work under the supervision of health care and social service agents in planning and participating in group functions.
This position’s requirements vary by employer.
Previous experience in community-support roles is also generally preferred and may be substituted for education. Certain aspects of community support may require the applicant to possess relevant certifications.
Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. A possible job title relevant to this qualification is:
|74 Weeks||Full Time (Monday & Wednesday)|
*Holiday Information will be available on the Training Plan.
2 intakes per month / contact with QAT staff for further information.
|CHCCCS007||Develop and implement service programs|
|CHCCOM003||Develop workplace communication strategies|
|CHCDEV002||Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services|
|CHCDIV003||Manage and promote diversity|
|CHCLEG003||Manage legal and ethical compliance|
|CHCMGT005||Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice|
|HLTWHS004||Manage work health and safety|
|CHCCSM005||Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management|
|CHCPRP001||Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships|
|CHCCDE003||Work within a community development framework|
|CHCMHS011||Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing|
|CHCDIS008||Facilitate community participation and social inclusion|
|CHCDIS010||Provide person-centered services to people with disability with complex needs|
|CHCMHS002||Establish a self-directed recovery relationship|
|CHCDIS007||Facilitate the empowerment of people with a disability|
All vocational courses are assessed through a combination of assessment types that may include assignments, essay, reports, group tasks, portfolios and/or presentation.
|8:30am – 9:00am||Tutorial (8:30 to 17:00pm)||Supported Study|
|9:00am – 13:00pm||Lecture|
|13:00pm – 14:00pm||Break|
|14:00pm – 16:30pm||Lecture|
|Work placement: 300 hours|