This unit describes the skills and knowledge required as an introduction to working with students that have a recognised disability.
This unit applies to education support work in a variety of contexts and work is to be undertaken with appropriate guidance, support and supervision by a nominated teacher or other education professional.
Consent, in terms of an awareness and understanding of what it means and strategies used to determine ability to consent.
Common risks to safety.
Developmental and acquired disabilities.
Holistic and individual-centered care.
Principles and practices of confidentiality.
Access and equity principles.
The role of advocacy bodies.
Student needs and rights including duty of care.
Policies and procedures in relation to child protection.
Communicating effectively with students, teachers, parents/carers.
Identifying problems and choosing effective solutions.