Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students acquire the basic skills and knowledge required to monitor and support Community Services workers. This includes implementing support processes to manage stress and emotional wellbeing of self or colleagues working in varied health and community service contexts. Students are introduced to the skills involved in facilitating structured debriefing sessions for colleagues who experience incidents with the potential to adversely impact their health and wellbeing. Knowledge gained in this unit applies to leadership or management roles where individuals provide peer-to-peer support and refer colleagues to specialised support services consistent with organisation guidelines.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSuzie Cowan

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted in one of the following course codes: HBCSW, HBCSB, HBCS, HBCSD, HBCSM, HBCSS


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Assessment and Report Writing in the Human Services

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorHelen Cleak



PublisherCengage Learning, South Melbourne


Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Identify the required professional performance practice standards to monitor and manage the impact of stressful events upon the emotional wellbeing of workers and organisations
02. Describe the elements of structured debriefings following critical incidents in the workplace.
03. Use the literature to identify organisational policies, procedures and key resources relating to debriefing and crisis procedures in community work settings.
04. Demonstrate preliminary understanding of the diverse impact of events requiring ongoing supervision of individual community workers
05. Identify strategies of self-assessment and reflective practice that can be used to monitor performance following adverse events in the workplace.

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