Work effectively in mental health settings

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CHCMH401A, 'Work effectively in mental health settings'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Work effectively in mental health settings' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)


Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

1. Work within the context of the mental health sector

1.1 Demonstrate consideration of the historical context of the sector in all work

1.2 Demonstrate consideration of the changing social, political and economic context in all work

1.3 Clarify and work within individual, team and multi-disciplinary work roles and structures, using collaborative approaches to work in the mental health sector, including contribution of consumer workers

2. Apply knowledge of the mental health sector

2.1 Apply basic knowledge of the current issues and different models of work which impact on the sector

2.2 Apply basic knowledge of the historical and social context of the mental health sector

2.3 Apply basic knowledge of the political and economic context of the mental health sector

2.4 In collecting information about the mental health sector, consider and apply appropriately views of relevant key stakeholders and representatives

3. Demonstrate commitment to the central philosophies of the mental health sector

3.1 Demonstrate consideration and understanding of the underpinning values and philosophy of the sector in all work undertaken

3.2 Demonstrate commitment to access and equity principles in all work in the sector

3.3 Ensure clients participate in all aspects of service planning and support activities

3.4 Identify and take into account personal values and attitudes regarding mental health and illness when planning and implementing all work activities

4. Demonstrate an understanding of the range of mental health service options

4.1 Identify the range of mental health service options

4.2 Demonstrate consideration and understanding of the contribution of different service options to the recovery process

4.3 Identify broad job requirements in different service options

4.4 Demonstrate consideration of the role of other health and community service providers in supporting a consumer in the recovery process


Qualifications and Skillsets

CHCMH401A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CHC40408 - Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs Work
  • CHC50408 - Diploma of Community Services (Alcohol, other drugs and mental health)
  • CHC41908 - Certificate IV in Youth Justice
  • CHC41408 - Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Residential and out of home care)
  • CHC41608 - Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Family support)
  • CHC41808 - Certificate IV in Youth Work
  • CHC41508 - Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Child protection)
  • CHC40908 - Certificate IV in Social Housing
  • CHC50208 - Diploma of Community Services (Alcohol and other drugs)
  • CHC40508 - Certificate IV in Mental Health
  • CHC50308 - Diploma of Community Services (Mental health)

And the skillsets: