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Statement of Attainment Mental Health Co-existing Needs Skill Set CHCSS00102

Overview

This skill set reflects the skill requirements for support workers providing services to clients with co-existing needs, including both mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues.

Qualification: Statement of Attainment - Mental Health Co-existing Needs Skill Set CHCSS00102
Program No: SA-HS11
Campus: CIT Bruce 
Duration: 1 Semester part-time (one day per week) - intense workshops delivered on campus and additional individual study of approximately 10 hours including online activities, research, report writing and skill development.
Cost Info: Details available from the contact officer at Skilled Capital for Industry and Business
Likely Job Outcome: Provides further skills and knowledge in industry specific skill development.
Application Type: Register Your Interest
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Entry Requirements / How to Apply

Entry into these skill sets will require evidence of existing employment in the Community Sector or similar, this can be demonstrated through provision of a 'supervisor endorsed' position description.

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Subject Information

Core - complete all 4 subjects

  • CHCMHS004 Work collaboratively with the care network and other services
    • CIT Code: HUSE503
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills knowledge required to work collaboratively with the care network and other potential services for a person with mental illness. This work provides a recovery oriented practice approach, involving a variety of health and community service professionals working collaboratively with the person and their care network.
      This unit applies to work with people living with mental illness in a range of community services work contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCMHS005 Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
    • CIT Code: HUSE489
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assess capacity to support people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues and to work collaboratively to provide support and facilitate links to other services. This unit applies to work with people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs (AOD) assessments in a range of community services work contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCMHS010 Implement recovery oriented approaches to complexity
    • CIT Code: WELF480
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and respond to issues of complexity when supporting people living with mental illness and their care networks. The unit is based on a strengths-based approach and acknowledges that complexity is not a characteristic of an individual. Complexity may be impacted by a range of interactions between the worker, the organisation and the environmental context.
      This unit applies to work with people living with mental illness in a range of community services work contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCMHS011 Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing
    • CIT Code: WELF481
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work collaboratively with individuals to assess, promote and review all aspects of wellbeing.
      This unit applies to work with people living with mental illness in a range of community services work contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Certificate IV Mental Health CHC43315
Non-Accredited Training Mental Health First Aid

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au