Provide pastoral and spiritual care

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 CHCPAS002, 'Provide pastoral and spiritual care'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements define the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Identify ethical, spiritual and pastoral issues requiring support

1.1 Monitor the mental, emotional and spiritual well-being of a client and/or community group

1.2 Consult with the client and/or community to determine specific issues

1.3 Research issues and analyse to determine the client’s and/or community’s needs

1.4 Analyse the client’s and/or community’s situation to identify any immediate pastoral and spiritual care requirements

1.5 Liaise with supervisor and/or coordinating authority to develop a support plan

2. Provide individual and/or community support

2.1 Establish a trusting and respectful interpersonal relationship with the clients

2.2 Provide opportunity for the clients to explore and discuss significant life events and attitudes

2.3 Provide meaningful ritual, symbol or action relevant to the clients and their rights and needs

2.4 Provide support to significant others including family members and carers

2.5 Collaborate with client’s support networks, community and/or faith group for ongoing involvement and support

2.6 Assist other carers and community members to understand the role of pastoral and spiritual care workers

2.7 Engage in pastoral, ethical and/or spiritual discussion with the client and/or community group

2.8 Provide pastoral and spiritual support in accordance with organisation protocols and ethical and moral guidelines

2.9 Identify issues beyond scope of role and escalate or refer in accordance with organisation procedures

3. Review and reflect on pastoral and spiritual care

3.1 Review provision of support in accordance with standard review procedures

3.2 Evaluate need for additional support and discuss with supervisor

3.3 Reflect on own performance and identify ways to improve own practice

4. Participate in professional supervision

4.1 Give and receive feedback constructively and positively

4.2 Act on feedback in collaboration with supervisor and/or mentor

4.3 Seek advice on potential areas for personal and professional development

5. Maintain records

5.1 Document pastoral and spiritual care in accordance with organisation policies

5.2 Maintain records in accordance with organisation’s policies