Work Effectively in Mental Health

 CHCMH301A Work effectively in mental health

Work effectively in mental health  Vision Colleges

This unit Work Effectively in Mental Health is a required unit for those who wish to work in the field of chaplaincy.  The unit describes the knowledge and skills required in the context within which mental health work occurs This unit applies to work with mental health clients in a range of community services work contexts This work provides a person-centred approach to care, involving a variety of health and community service professionals working collaboratively with the client, their carer/s and family

1.   This unit applies to work with mental health clients in a range of community services work contexts
2.   This work provides a person-centred approach to care, involving a variety of health and community service professionals working collaboratively with the client, their carer/s and family
3.   This unit applies to work with mental health clients in a range of community services work contexts
4.   This work provides a person-centred approach to care, involving a variety of health and community service professionals working collaboratively with the client, their carer/s and famil

Application of the Unit

This unit applies to work with mental health clients in a range of community services work contexts. This work provides a person-centred approach to care, involving a variety of health and community service professionals working collaboratively with the client, their carer/s and family

Competencies to be adressed

1. Work within the context of the mental health sector
2. Develop knowledge of the mental health sector
3. Demonstrate commitment to the central philosophies and standards of the mental health sector
4. Work with people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

Essential skills:

It is critical that the candidate demonstrate the ability to:

  • Demonstrate application of understanding of underpinning values, philosophies and standards applying to work in the mental health sector

  • 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 a workplace or simulated workplace where assessment may occur

Method of assessment:

In cases where the learner does not have the opportunity to cover all relevant aspects in the work environment, the remainder should be assessed through realistic simulations, projects, previous relevant experience or oral questioning on 'What if?' scenarios

Assessment of this unit of competence will usually include observation of processes and procedures, oral and/or written questioning on Essential knowledge and skills and consideration of required attitudes

Where performance is not directly observed and/or is required to be demonstrated over a 'period of time' and/or in a 'number of locations', any evidence should be authenticated by colleagues, supervisors, clients or other appropriate persons

This unit can be completed through our Online Training Portal or though the development of a Comprehensive Skills Portfolio.

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