This assessment task has been developed to assist the Assessor to determine your level of learning, understanding and your interpretation of the topics discussed and explored during this unit.
To be deemed competent in this assessment task you will need to provide correct answers to all questions below. In answering these questions you will need to reflect on the unit content and course descriptor when composing your answers.
All questions must be answered in detail
1) Give a brief description of the following:
- What is the definition of Advocacy?
- Individual Advocacy?
- Informal Advocacy?
- Citizen Advocacy?
- Systems Advocacy?
- Parent Advocacy?
- Social justice principles?
- What does the term negotiation mean?
- What is mediation/conciliation?
2)What is counter-transference?
What impact can counter-transference have on a worker’s ability to identify the preferences of the client?
3) Why is it important to discuss the rights and responsibilities of all parties with the client?
4) How would you ensure that the information provided was:
5) Describe how you would go about assisting clients to clarify their own interests, rights, needs, choices and responsibilities.
6) Describe how you can identify if a client’s needs are not being met.
7) Explain the importance of providing individuals with information about options available, and how to go about assisting them to choose their preferred options.
8) Discuss how you would undertake an assessment to determine the person’s ability to self-advocate.
9) If it is determined that you or another person will represent the person as their advocate, list and explain a three stage process that needs to be involved.
10) List some of the potential barriers to advocacy
11) What are some of the resources you could use to assist with the advocacy process?
12) How do you ensure Privacy and Confidentiality is maintained?
13) Describe how you would consider the interests, rights and needs of the clients in a way that upholds their rights and supports their reasonable expectations when consulting with supervisors, other support workers and services.
14) What could be a situation of risk or potential risk and how would you refer appropriately?
15) Describe work practices that may minimise potential harm for yourself, clients and others.
16) a. How would you be sure the client is aware of:
- Their rights and responsibilities
- Organisational and legal complaints mechanism
- If a client wanted to make a complaint, how would you provide assistance?
- How would you monitor this process and provide ongoing support for the client?
17) In collaboration with the client, how would you take further action if necessary?
18) How would you obtain feedback and how could you use this information to contribute to improving your work practices?
19) Describe what the ‘Universal Declaration of Human Rights’ is about.
20) Are child protection laws relevant across all health and community service sectors?
21) Do you have a duty of care to a child even if they are not your client?
22) What indicators of risk could there be when a child is involved?
23) Are you mandated to report signs of risk or abuse when a child is involved?