Use group processes to address offending behaviour

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Assessment Template
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Evidence Guide
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Observation Checklist
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Self Assessment Survey
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Moodle Outcomes
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Registered Training Organisations
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1Assess offenders' needs and programs.

1.1 Consult the history and background of referred offenders and assess their suitability for the program.

1.2 Use information about offenders to allocate them to a group according to needs of the offenders and conditions of the programs.

1.3 Identify the need for additional groups or programs and check with program purpose and resources.

2Design and coordinate a program of activities.

2.1 Check current commitments in time and resources for flexibility and capacity to expand.

2.2 Check the objectives, outcomes and processes of group programs for consistency with the organisation's policies and objectives and program outcomes.

2.3 Plan a structured sequence of activities and timetable to achieve the objective of the group program within the resources available.

2.4 Consult team members for feedback on the planned program and indications of support.

2.5 Identify resources needed for the program and allocate according to priorities and availability.

3Manage process and outcomes of the group.

3.1 Provide information to group in a language and style they will understand.

3.2 Negotiate group rules and confirm agreement with group to encourage commitment, cooperation and active participation.

3.3 Check the background of members of the group for indicators of concerns, patterns of behaviour, strengths and barriers and consider these in the approach taken.

3.4 Encourage members of groups to take responsibility for agreement on objectives, targets and outcomes.

3.5 Plan the location of the group meetings to promote comfort, trust, privacy, energy and focus.

3.6 Direct the strengths and energy of the group to maintain positive direction, cooperation and achievements.

3.7 Encourage active participation and appropriate responses and model positive behaviour through the selection of effective communication techniques.

3.8 Monitor behaviour and mood of members for signals, and anticipate and provide appropriate responses.

3.9 Provide clear and relevant information to the group at a suitable language and comprehension level.

3.10 Analyse own values for their impact on own attitudes and interactions and to detect and avoid personalising issues, discrimination and stereotyping.

Qualifications and Skillsets

CSCINT502A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CSC50107 - Diploma of Correctional Administration