Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Family support)

This suite of qualifications covers those who work in youth and family intervention, including practice specialisations in residential and out of home care, child protection, family support and early intervention. Workers are under a broad supervision framework and operate within clearly defined organisation guidelines, service plans and position specifications.

These workers may include paraprofessional and recognised entities who:

Carry out activities related to maintenance of a child or young person at risk, personal care and/or other activities of living

Report directly to a supervisor and may at times be partially responsible for providing support to other workers

Possibly undertake higher levels of report preparation and case notes, especially in relation to supervised access visits

May provide out of home care.

Please note:

Foster carers may access units from the suggested foster care electives

Child protection workers in some jurisdictions may be required to select particular electives to address jurisdictional requirements

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander workers in child protection may, in some jurisdictions be required to select the elective unit: CHCPROT422A Undertake child protection work within an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander framework

Occupational titles may include:

Alternative care workers

Early intervention worker

Care worker

Entry level case worker

Case support worker

Family support/prevention worker

Child protection support worker

Foster parent/carer

Children's/youth support worker

Home based care worker

Community visitors

Out of home care provider

Cottage parent

Residential care worker

Direct care worker


Subjects

PACKAGING RULES

15 units are required for award of this qualification including:

7 core units

8 elective units

Packaging for each specialisation:

Electives must be packaged to provide a qualification with a specialisation in residential and out of home care, child protection or family support

For award of the Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Residential and out of home care):

All three Group A electives for Residential and out of home care specialisation must be selected

Five additional electives are to be selected in line with the packaging rules below

For award of the Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Child protection):

All four Group B electives for for Child protection specialisation must be selected

Four additional electives are to be selected in line with the packaging rules above

For award of the Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Family support):

All three Group C electives for Family support specialisation must be selected

Five additional electives are to be selected in line with the packaging rules above

Note: Some occupational jurisdictions may require selection of specificelectives.

In addition to electives identified for the three specialisations, a wide range of elective units is available, including:

Other relevant electives listed below

Units of competency to address workplace requirements and packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in Community Services and/or Health Training Packages

Where appropriate, to address workplace requirements, up to 3 units of competency packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in other relevant Training Packages or accredited courses where the details of those courses are available on the NTIS or other public listing

Core units

add topic CHCCHILD401A Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

add topic CHCCHILD505B Work effectively in child protection and out of home care for children and young people

add topic CHCCOM403A Use targeted communication skills to build relationships

add topic CHCCS400B Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework

add topic CHCLD415A Confirm client developmental status

add topic HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

add topic HLTOHS300B Contribute to OHS processes

The importance of culturally aware and respectful practice

All workers undertaking work with children, youth and families need foundation knowledge to inform their work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and co-workers and with clients and co-workers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This foundation must be provided and assessed as part of a holistic approach to delivery and assessment of this qualification. Specific guidelines for assessment of this aspect of competency are provided in the Assessment Guidelines for the Community Services Training Package.

Where work involves a specific focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients or communities, the following elective is recommended:

add topic HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

Relevant electives

Electives are to be selected in line with specified Packaging Rules. Employers may specify that certain electives are required to address specific workplace needs.

This suite of qualifications includes specialisations in:

Residential and out of home care

Child protection

Family support

Group A electives - Residential and out of home care specialisation

The following three units of competency are required for award of add topic CHC41408C ertificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Residential and out of home care):

add topic CHCCS401B Facilitate responsible behaviour

add topic CHCPROT409D Provide primary residential care

add topic HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

In addition, the following units of competency may be required in some jurisdictions in case support work involving supervision of access:

add topic CHCCONS401B Facilitate changeover

add topic CHCCONS402B Facilitate and monitor contact

add topic CHCCONS403B Support families to develop relationships

add topic CHCCONS504B Assist families to self manage contact

Group B electives - Child protection specialisation

The following four units of competency are required for award of add topic CHC41508C ertificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Child protection):

add topic CHCCM506B Undertake case management in a child protection framework

add topic CHCFC301A Support the development of children

add topic CHCPROT424A Develop a child protection practice framework

add topic CHCPROT429A Work collaboratively to maintain a child safe environment

Group C electives - Family support specialisation

The following three units of competency are required for award of add topic CHC41608C ertificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Family support):

add topic CHCCS404B Facilitate family intervention strategies

add topic CHCCS414A Provide education and support on parenting, health and well being

add topic CHCRF301E Work effectively with families to care for the child

Other relevant electives

Working with children

add topic CHCCHILD403B Promote the safety, well being and welfare of children, young people and their families

add topic CHCCHILD404A Support the rights and safety of children and young people

add topic CHCCN302A Provide care for children

add topic CHCCN305B Provide care for babies

add topic CHCCN520C Advocate for the rights and needs of children and young people

add topic CHCIC301E Interact effectively with children

add topic CHCIC512A Plan and implement inclusion of children with additional needs

add topic CHCPR303D Develop understanding of children's interests and developmental needs

Child protection

add topic CHCPROT422A Undertake child protection work within an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander framework

add topic CHCPROT423A Support transition from care

add topic CHCPROT430A Develop and implement a multi agency investigation and child risk assessment strategy

add topic CHCPROT531A Interview children for investigation of child protection concerns

add topic CHCPROT532A Interact with the legal system to protect children

Working with young people

add topic CHCYTH301E Work effectively with young people

add topic CHCYTH401B Engage respectfully with young people

add topic CHCYTH404D Support young people in crisis (Note pre-requisite: add topic CHCYTH301E )

add topic CHCYTH502A Work with young people to establish support networks

add topic CHCYTH506A Provide services for young people appropriate to their needs and circumstances

add topic CHCYTH511B Work effectively with young people and their families

Social housing

add topic CHCCH301B Work effectively in social housing

add topic CHCCH427A Work effectively with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness

add topic CHCCH522A Undertake outreach work

Mental health and alcohol and other drugs work

add topic CHCAOD402B Work effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sector

add topic CHCAOD408A Assess needs of clients with alcohol and/or other drugs issues

add topic CHCDFV301A Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence

add topic CHCMH301B Work effectively in mental health

add topic CHCMH401A Work effectively in mental health settings

add topic CHCMH402A Apply understanding of mental health issues and recovery processes

add topic CHCCM404A Undertake case management for clients with complex needs

add topic CHCMH411A Work with people with mental health issues

General electives

add topic CHCCD420A Work to empower Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities

add topic CHCCS417A Provide support and care relating to suicide bereavement

add topic CHCCS421A Undertake community sector work within own community

add topic CHCCS422A Respond holistically to client issues and refer appropriately

add topic CHCCS426A Provide support and care relating to loss and grief

add topic CHCDIS301B Work effectively with people with a disability

add topic CHCICS406A Support client self management

add topic CHCINF505C Meet statutory and organisation information requirements

add topic CHCLD315A Recognise stages of lifespan development

add topic CHCLEG411A Use relevant legislation in response to client needs

add topic CHCLLN403A Identify clients with language, literacy and numeracy needs and respond effectively

add topic CHCORG428A Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Foster care

Foster care competency requirements are determined by state and territory statutory regulations. The following units of competency are suggested electives:

add topic CHCFOS401A Provide foster care as part of a team

add topic CHCFOS402A Promote positive development of children and young people in out of home care

add topic CHCFC301A Support the development of children

Oral health

add topic CHCOHC303A Use basic oral health screening tools

add topic CHCOHC401A Inform and encourage clients and groups to understand and achieve good oral health

add topic CHCOHC402A Support and encourage clients and groups to learn practical aspects of oral health care

add topic CHCOHC404A Recognise and respond to signs and symptoms that may indicate oral health issues


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Employability Skills

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