Work according to the principles of social and emotional wellbeing care
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required work effectively when supporting the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients by integrating knowledge of key strategies, service and work practices designed to improve client social and emotional wellbeing. It covers skills required to work in safe ways to support own wellbeing.
Specific skills and knowledge to work with individual clients experiencing social and emotional wellbeing problems are covered in other units.
This unit is specific to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people working as health workers or health practitioners in a multidisciplinary primary health care team. It underpins effective performance in a range of roles at different levels of seniority.
No regulatory requirement for certification, occupational or business licensing is linked to this unit at the time of publication. For information about practitioner registration and accredited courses of study, contact the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia (ATSIHPBA).
Social and Emotional Wellbeing
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health
Elements describe the essential outcomes
Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.
- Identify the context for social and emotional wellbeing work.
- Identify and consider the interrelated aspects of social and emotional wellbeing and their impact on primary health care provision.
- Identify and evaluate the range of factors and lifestyle circumstances that can impact a person’s social and emotional wellbeing.
- Use social and emotional wellbeing frameworks and principles to guide work.
- Identify and review current strategies/frameworks designed to guide services and work practices for improved Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander social and emotional wellbeing.
- Identify ways that guidelines can assist with own service provision and take opportunities to integrate current thinking and approaches in day-to-day work practices.
- Deliver services in ways that support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander self-determination and empowerment.
- Use collaboration and information sharing as an integral part of all work to support client and colleague social and emotional wellbeing.
- Work within legal and ethical boundaries for social and emotional wellbeing support.
- Identify and follow protocols for maintaining professional boundaries when working with individuals and groups.
- Identify the scope and limitations of own role in supporting clients with their social and emotional wellbeing needs.
- Identify specific work health and safety requirements and responsibilities that impact workers supporting clients with their social and emotional wellbeing needs.
- Deliver services according to organisational policies, regulatory requirements and community cultural safety protocols.
- Care for self.
- Identify risks to self that arise from work involving the social and emotional wellbeing of others.
- Monitor and evaluate own responses and identify signs of the need for social and emotional support.
- Use information sharing and collaboration with colleagues to support social and emotional wellbeing of team members.
- Identify and use techniques to manage own stress.
- Recognise the need for formal debriefing and supervision and follow organisational procedures to access these supports.
Foundation skills essential to performance in this unit, but not explicit in the performance criteria are listed here, along with a brief context statement.
Reading skills to:
- interpret detailed familiar organisational policies and procedures
- interpret unfamiliar potentially complex information about approaches to social and emotional wellbeing.
Oral communication skills to:
- adhere to cultural protocols to deliver client information and ask questions clearly and safely.
Self-management skills to:
- recognise and respond to signs of own distress.
UNIT MAPPING INFORMATION
No equivalent unit.
For details, refer to the full mapping table in the Draft 2 Validation Guide.
Companion Volume Implementation Guide