CHCECE006 - Support behaviour of children and young people

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CHCECE006 - Support behaviour of children and young people


This unit describes the skills and knowledge to apply strategies to guide responsible behaviour of children and young people in a safe and supportive environment.

The unit applies to workers in a range of community service contexts.


The student communicated issues to a supervisor and negotiated solutions in a clear and appropriate manner at least twice

The student has guided behaviour using positive support techniques with at least two children and/or young people

The student has discussed behaviours of children and/or young people to plan and problem-solve in collaboration with others

The student has recorded observations and identified behaviours requiring support of children and/or young people using a range of methods

The student used judgement to determine when to involve other staff for supported intervention.

The student has Contribute to a safe and supportive environment including:

• Use safe, supportive and equitable practices appropriate to the development stage and needs of the child and/or young person

• Recognise any developmental challenges or mental health issues of child or young person that may have potential impacts on behaviour

• Identify contributing environmental factors

The student Use positive support techniques

including:

• Establish expectations for behaviour in consultation with supervisor and in line with work role

• Provide instructions in a manner appropriate to the child or young person’s needs and context of the work environment and activity

• Use positive reinforcement and clear verbal and non-verbal communication strategies to acknowledge responsible behaviour

• Employ appropriate strategies to redirect behaviour and defuse situations

The student has Observed and collected data to assist with development of appropriate strategies for support

• Collect data and record observations as a basis for gaining understanding of the child/young person’s behaviour

• Use data to demonstrate the frequency, intensity and duration of behaviours requiring support. The student has Implement strategies to support children or young people who require additional support

• Implement strategies to support child or young person with guidance from supervisor or as designed by a specialist

• Identify areas of concern for discussion with supervisor

• Contribute effectively to implementation of personalised support plans

The student has Monitored and reviewed strategies

• Monitor new strategies and record responses of child or young person in accordance with organisational policy and procedures

• Adapt levels of support required and provided, based on need and response of child or young person, after consultation with supervisor

• Document observations and offer feedback to supervisor as additional support.

Knowledge Evidence:

The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively do the task outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage the task and manage contingencies in the context of the work role. These include knowledge of:

  • definitions of and differences between disruptive behaviour and behaviours of concern
  • how learning difficulties or mental health issues may affect behaviour
  • impacts of environment and culture on behaviour of children and/or young people
  • communicative function of behaviour and positive support strategies to redirect behaviour and defuse situations
  • organisational standards, policies and procedures.
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