Conduct group sessions for individual client outcomes

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 HLTAHA011, 'Conduct group sessions for individual client outcomes'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements define the essential outcomes

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

1. Plan for group sessions

1.1 Obtain information about the purpose of the group sessions from an allied health professional and the desired individual client outcomes

1.2 Identify requirements outside scope of role and responsibilities as defined by the organisation and discuss with allied health professional

1.3 Identify and confirm impact of the program’s contribution to the clients’ overall care plan

1.4 Determine client availability according to organisation protocols

1.5 Determine client appropriateness according to client profile

2. Assist with the development of group sessions

2.1 Plan group activities that are consistent with client needs and recognise physical abilities and limitations of each client

2.2 Plan group activities that are consistent with the interests, preferences and beliefs of the clients

2.3 Plan group activities with consideration of the clients’ pace and timing requirements

2.4 Plan group activities according to the size and composition of the group

2.5 Plan group session to maximize the involvement of all group members

2.6 Establish a balance between tasks to be accomplished and the group process

2.7 Identify possible risk to successful group activities and adjust plan to minimise risk

2.8 Confirm group session plan with allied health professional

2.9 Gather and/or prepare materials and equipment required for the group session and check for safety and suitability

3. Conduct group activity

3.1 Arrange the environment to encourage full participation by all group members

3.2 Seek agreement on the purpose, process and intended outcomes of the group activity with the group

3.3 Discuss the group activity with the group to encourage as much participation as possible

3.4 Work with the group to establish ground rules

3.5 Provide each group member with the necessary information, materials and support to participate in the group activity

3.6 Ensure that the manner, level and pace of communication is appropriate for each group member

3.7 Communicate with clients in a manner most likely to promote co-operation, dignity and self-esteem and encourage participation

3.8 Use group skills to ensure the involvement of all group members

3.9 Identify potential conflict within the group and manage to ensure ongoing involvement of individuals in group activities

3.10 Monitor individual client progress and provide constructive and timely feedback to individual group member

3.11 Follow process and directions to evaluate outcomes of the group session

4. Comply with supervisory requirements

4.1 Seek assistance when client presents with needs or signs outside limits of own authority, skills and/or knowledge

4.2 Report client difficulties to the supervising allied health professional for advice before continuing the program

4.3 Participate in supervision processes with the treating allied health professional in accordance with organisation protocol

5. Clean and store equipment and materials

5.1 Clean equipment and materials according to manufacturers requirements

5.2 Store equipment and materials according to manufacturers requirements and organisation protocols

5.3 Report equipment faults to appropriate person

6. Document client information

6.1 Use accepted protocols to document information relating to the program in line with organisation requirements

6.2 Provide regular feedback to each client’s care team

6.3 Use appropriate terminology to document symptomatic expression of identified problems related to group activities