Week 6 Prepare for Work


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  • Independent Education Union (IEU) United Voice (formerly LHMU)
  • Week 6 Prepare for Work

    1. 1. Prepare for work in the community Sector
    2. 2. Careers in the CSI Recap Week 5 13/8/2013 • The CSI is a dynamic, flexible workplace where individuals can give back to their local communities while achieving their personal career goals. • Employment prospects in the CSI are above average. • Demographic changes predict increasing demand for CS. • It’s expected maternal health, childcare & aged care services will continue to rise. • Fastest growing occupations: personal care & nursing assistants, nurse managers, childcare workers, welfare & community workers.
    3. 3. Industrial Relations • ‘Industrial relations’ refers to laws dealing with the arrangements that are made between workers and employers. • These laws are developed by Federal & State Governments • Other key players:
    4. 4. • The laws cover different aspects of work including: • Setting conditions about workers rights, such as pay rates, leave entitlements and dismissal rules. • Guidelines and rules in relation to Workplace Health and Safety (WH&S) issues. • Handling workplace disputes or infringements of the Industrial Relations Law
    5. 5. The Fair Work System • Fair work system started on the 1st July 2009. • It’s Australia’s new national (Federal) workplace relations system. • The Fair Work Act 2009 covers a majority of workplaces in Australia
    6. 6. Key elements of the fair work system • A legislated safety net of 10 National Employment Standards that apply to all employees within the federal system – Includes: maximum weekly hours, requests for flexible working arrangements, parental leave and related entitlements, annual leave, personal/carer's leave and compassionate leave, community service leave, long service leave, public holidays, notice of termination and redundancy pay.
    7. 7. Unfair dismissal • Students to refer to Fair Work Sheet (Small Business Fair Dismissal Code) • In what instances is immediate dismissal permissible? ACTIVITY 3 • In a process that may lead to dismissal, what must an employer ensure happens? • In discussions where dismissal is possible, who should an employee take to the meeting?
    8. 8. Unions • Unions can help employees in many ways: – Training about industrials issues – Preserving & improving wages & conditions – Better health & safety at work – Job security – Workers compensation help – Protection from discrimination – Lobbying governments on workers’ behalf
    9. 9. Week 6 20/8/2013 Key Philosophies in the CSI What do these terms mean? Discussion. • Empowerment • Social justice • Inclusion • Case management • Early intervention/early identification • Holisitic and client centred approach • Non-discrimination
    10. 10. Key Philosophies in the CSI • Key philosophies that underline the Community Service Industry include the following • Empowerment: Working with someone in a way that upholds their rights, respects the choices they make and helps them achieve independence and a reasonable quality of life
    11. 11. • Social Justice: creating a society that is fair and equitable. This ensures that all services are accessible and that everyone is treated equally and fairly and is able to participate in decision making
    12. 12. • Inclusion: upholding everyone’s right to participate in their community and all that it has to offer
    13. 13. • Case management: an approach to service delivery which emphasises working with people in a way that respects them as individuals and ensures that their particular needs are met.
    14. 14. • Early Intervention or early identification: ensuring that problems and issues are picked up early so that further risk of harm is prevented or that the consequences of the problem/issue are minimised
    15. 15. • Holistic and client centred approach: looking at the whole person and their environment and working with them as individuals and on what they want • Non-discrimination: treating people fairly no matter who they are
    16. 16. ACTIVITY 1 Working individually, students are to remember when they had a real life situation happen to them (generally or in the workplace) where AT LEAST ONE of the philosophies listed on slide 9 was relevant to them. Discuss.
    17. 17. Essential Values in the CSI What do these terms mean? Discussion. • Respect • Acceptance • Non-judgemental attitudes • Confidentiality • Self-determination • Individualisation
    18. 18. Essential values in CSI Values that underpin practice in the community service industry include: • Respect for the individual and their situation • Acceptance of people regardless of behaviour or situation • Non-judgemental attitudes – not judging them in relation to who they are or what they have done
    19. 19. Essential values in CSI Values (cont): • Confidentiality – keeping what the individual tells you private (where appropriate, not telling anyone else).
    20. 20. Essential values in CSI • Self-determination – encouraging people to make their own decisions (not telling them what to do) • Individualisation – focusing on what the individual wants & their situation, not just what is easy for you Values (cont):
    21. 21. ACTIVITY 2 Working individually, go back to the situation you unpacked and explored in Activity 1. Ask your self the following questions - What values were involved? How were these included in the situation – was it another person/was it myself that the values related to? Discuss as a class.
    22. 22. ACTIVITY 3 Working in pairs, use ONE of the examples provided on the handout – Case Scenarios/Role Play to model the philosophies and values we have discussed in this session.