Student Assessment Instructions
When and where will this assessment take place?
What if the assessment is not suitable?
What happens if your answers are not satisfactory?
You are to complete three role plays based on the case studies provided below. Each role play should take a maximum of 10 -12 minutes. You will need a person (over the age of 18 years old) to play the role of the client, based on the client background information provided.
Your assessor will observe the role plays and use the Criteria Checklist to confirm your ability to demonstrate the required skills in each of the three role plays.
You are employed by an approved provider of aged care services in the role of Care Coordinator. The service provides ﬂexible and personalised services to support older people to live at home independently and safely. Mrs Ali Chang has been referred to you by the Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) after they undertook a functional-based assessment with her to determine hthe level of assistance Mrs Chang requires with her Activities of Daily Living (ADLs).
You have now scheduled to meet with Mrs Chang to discuss the ACAT assessment outcomes and to identify what services and support your organisation can provide.
Mrs Chang is a 84 year old woman of Chinese descent who has lived in Australia for over 50 years. Mrs Chang does not need an interpreter as she speaks, reads and writes English ﬂuently. She lives alone in the large family home after her husband passed away 6 months ago . Her only child, a daughter, lives over 200kms away and visits monthly.
Mrs Chang’s mobility has been slowly declining and she now needs support with personal care including showering and dressing and domestic assistance including hoovering, cleaning and hanging out washing. Mrs Chang has the goal of staying in her own home for as long as possible.
During the assessment Mrs Chang, mentions that she misses her husband terribly. She is now sleeping for long periods during the day and has lost interest in things that she usually enjoys. Mrs Chang does not drive and since her husband passed away is no longer able to participate in her social activities.
You are employed by a community health service in the role of Alcohol and Other Drugs Intake Officer. The service provides alcohol and other drug counselling and group therapy with the aim of
helping people manage their drug and alcohol addictions. Patrick has been referred to your service by a homeless shelter.
You have now scheduled to meet with Patrick to discuss what services and support your organisation can provide.
Patrick is a 43 year old man who has lived in Australia all of his life. He has a history of alcohol abuse and as a consequence his marriage resulted in divorce 5 years ago and he has not had any contact with his two school aged children since.
Unable to keep a permanent job due to his alcohol abuse Patrick is unemployed and has no permanent accommodation. Due to the eﬀects of drinking he struggles to maintain his health which has resulted in poor nutrition, high blood pressure, weakening of his immune system and, at times, blackouts and memory problems.
Patrick, during his intake assessment said that his priorities are to find stop drinking, find stable accommodation, improve his health and reconnect with his children.
You are employed by an approved provider of disability support services in the role of Group Home Manager. The service provides personalised supported independent living solution for people with a disability. Julie has recently moved into the Group Home and your role is to help her settle into the Group Home and support her in achieving her goals.
You have now scheduled to meet with Julie to discuss what support your organisation can provide to assist Julie to reach her goals.
Julie is a 27 year old woman who has until recently, lived with her parents in the family home. Julie was born with Down syndrome, a genetic condition that causes mild to serious physical and developmental problems. Julie’s ability to think, reason, understand, and be social has been aﬀected by her condition.
Her parents are concerned that she will not be able to manage living independently. This has caused some conﬂict between the family and Julie has not seen her parents since making the decision to move out of home. This has made Julie very upset and she hopes that their relationships will get better.
Julie, during her intake assessment said that her priorities are to mend her relationship with her parents, find paid part-time employment and develop her social skills and meet new friends.