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CHCGRP001 Support group activities

CHCGRP001 Support group activities

“Local Churches serve as nurturing communities united by a shared purpose. These groups may cater to various demographics, including youth, seniors, men, women, or outreach initiatives, all aimed at bolstering both the collective and individual members.

Since the inception of the church, this ethos has prevailed, fostering intimate gatherings where members convene for mutual support, fellowship, educational enrichment, and worship.”

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to participate in, and provide general support for, group work. It does not include the leadership or facilitation of groups. and applies to individuals involved group work in a range of community service settings. They work according to established organisation procedure

Introduction

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"Local Churches serve as nurturing communities united by a shared purpose. These groups may cater to various demographics, including youth, seniors, men, women, or outreach initiatives, all aimed at bolstering both the collective and individual members.

Since the inception of the church, this ethos has prevailed, fostering intimate gatherings where members convene for mutual support, fellowship, educational enrichment, and worship."

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to participate in, and provide general support for, group work. It does not include the leadership or facilitation of groups. and applies to individuals involved group work in a range of community service settings. They work according to established organisation procedures.

Performance Criteria

1.  Identify the purpose of the group

1.1 Identify and determine activities which meet the group purpose with members of the group,

1.2 Discuss and agree rules for group behaviour with all group members as a participant

1.3 Identify, acknowledge and respect individual differences of workers and group members

1.4 Seek, entify and accommodate goals, needs and expectations of participants according to available resources and scope of own role

1.5 Keep records of group interactions according to organisation documentation requirements

2.  Establish and maintain group relationships

2.1 Confirm role played by self and other group members

2.2 Encourage participation of other group members

2.3 Model clear communication and encourage group members to use clear and appropriate communication

2.4 Ensure communication and interactions with group are appropriate to aim and purpose of group

2.5 Implement appropriate processes to address breaches of behaviour according to organisation protocols

2.6 Encourage participants to abide by agreed behaviours

2.7 Promote group achievements in a way which motivates and recognises participants’ efforts

3. Organise resources for group activities

3.1 Identify support and resources to achieve the objectives of the group

3.2 Provide information to group about resources available and guidelines for their use

3.3 Encourage cooperative approach to the use of resources

3.4 Complete reports on use of resources according to organisation procedures

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the work role. This includes knowledge of:

  1. legal and ethical considerations for group work, and how these are applied in organisations and individual practice:
  • codes of conduct
  • discrimination
  • duty of care
  • mandatory reporting
  • privacy, confidentiality and disclosure
  • records management
  • work role boundaries – responsibilities and limitations
  • work health and safety
  1. policies and procedures
  2. nature of groups and the way they operate at an overview level, including:
  • dynamics of groups
  • stages of group development
  • stages of change
  • styles of group leadership and decision-making
  1. communication techniques and how they are used within groups, including:
  • active listening and questioning
  • rapport building
  • conflict resolution
  • non-verbal communication
  1. nature of resources provided to groups, including:
  • information/referrals
  • facilities
  • equipment/materials
  • administrative support
  • facilitation of meetings
  • worker skills/expertise
  1. nature of support provided including:
  • resources managed by the organisation
  • advice, information and facilitation
  • individual or group supervision.

Performance Evidence

The candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role. There must be evidence that the candidate has:

  1. participated in, and supported the activities of, at least 3 different groups, where groups comprise at least 5 members
  2. modelled the following communication skills when participating in groups:
  • active listening
  • questioning
  • rapport-building
  • conflict resolution
  • clarity in communication.

Assessment Conditions

Skills must have been demonstrated in the workplace or in a simulated environment that reflects workplace conditions. The following conditions must be met for this unit:

  1. use of suitable facilities, equipment and resources, including:
  • organisation policies and procedures
  • group member information
  1. modelling of industry operating conditions, including:
  • scenarios that involve interactions with groups.

There are two options to complete the units.

1. Through our “Online Training Portal”. The portal provides students with a comprehensive and interactive learning and training program. Various assignments are presented to teach and determine competency in the units required. Detailed instructions and access are provided to students by VIC as they enter into the subject.  A preview of the Vision Colleges Online Training Portal is available to students and prospective students at the Online Portal Student Guide.

2. If a unit is not available online, or if a student cannot access the internet or is uncomfortable with online learning, the unit is available in hard copy as a workbook with written assignments.

Students may request alternative Ministry Skills units.  For a list of alternative options, contact the Principal at Vision Colleges.

It is helpful, but not required, for a student to be involved in a local church or community-based program under qualified leadership and document their work experience completed for each unit to assist in establishing competencies.

An overview of the training portal can be accessed through these videos.

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