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Induction to Disability

Disability Skill Set 
This skill set reflects the skill requirements for supporting people with disability. It provides a set of skills to support the induction of new workers into a variety of roles supporting people with disability.
This Skill Set is made up of 4 Units Of Competency:
1. CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to organise, provide and monitor support services within the limits established by an individualised plan. The individualised plan refers to the support or service provision plan developed for the individual accessing the service and may have many different names in different organisations.

2. CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health and community servicesThis unit describes the skills and knowledge required to communicate effectively with clients, colleagues, management and other industry providers. This unit applies to a range of health and community service contexts where workers may communicate face-to-face, in writing or using digital media and work with limited responsibility under direct or indirect supervision.

3. HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client careThis unit describes the skills and knowledge required for a worker to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others in work environments that involve caring directly for clients. It has a focus on maintaining safety of the worker, the people being supported and other community membe

4. CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to facilitate the empowerment of people with disability to deliver rights based services using a person-centred approach. It should be carried out in conjunction with individualised plans. This unit applies to workers in varied disability contexts.

Additionally, to achieve this Skill Set, participants must have completed at least 40 hours of unpaid Workplacement or paid employment in a recognised residential or homecare organisation that has clients with disabilities.

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