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Introduction to disability work

Unit Descriptor This unit is intended to provide an introduction to working with people with a disability.

1 . Demonstrate an understanding of the delivery of quality services for people with disabilities
  1. An understanding of key issues facing people with disabilities and their carers is demonstrated

  2. The context of policy, regulatory, legislative and legal requirements as they apply to the area of disability work is demonstrated

  3. A commitment to access and equity principles is demonstrated

  4. Personal values and attitudes regarding disability are taken into account when planning and implementing work with people, with disabilities

  5. An understanding of the differences that specific disabilities may have on clients is demonstrated. This will include acquired and developmental disabilities.

2 . Demonstrate the capacity to support rights, interests and needs of people with disabilities
  1. An understanding of strategies that assist in people with disabilities to exercise their rights and independence is demonstrated

  2. Different client requirements are acknowledged

  3. Legal responsibilities and duty of care are complied with

  4. Situations which may pose a health or safety issues are reported according to organisational procedures

  5. Different models for working in the sector are applied to met client needs

Key CompetencyExamples of ApplicationPerformance
How can information be collected, analysed and organised?
How are ideas and information communicated within this competency?
How are activities planned and organised?
How are problem solving skills applied?
How are mathematical ideas and techniques used?
How is use of technology applied?
How is team work used within this competency?

Range Statement

Context includes:

Issues include:

Different models of work in the sector may include:

The underpinning values and philosophies of the sector may include:

Different client requirements may depend upon:

Policy and legislative requirements include:

A commitment to principles of access and equity includes:

Rights include principles expressed in:

Rights include:

Interests include:

Appropriate people include:

Responding to situations of risk in the context of the work role may include:

Evidence Guide

Critical aspects of assessment:

Demonstrating an understanding of the rights and responsibilities of people with disabilities, stereo types that may exist about people with disabilities and awareness of the impact of own attitudes on working with people with disabilities

Essential knowledge:

Essential skills:

Interpersonal communication with clients and other stakeholders

Resource implications:

Access to a relevant workplace or an appropriately simulated environment where assessment may take place

Consistency in performance:

Consistency in performance should consider the particular workplace context

Context of assessment:

This unit is best assessed in the workplace or in a simulated workplace under the normal range of conditions