Skills for Work and Study – Community Services

May 21, 2021 | Course, Recent News, Skills, Training

Want to work in Community Services?

The new Skills for Work and Study Community Services course is tailored to meet your needs.

Why enroll in a Skills for Work and Study course?

In the course you will learn about ….

    • Different jobs and roles in Community Services (disability support, home care, food services)
    • Communication skills needed for working in Community Services
    • Using technology at work (texts, emails, the internet)
    • Managing stress in the workplace
    • WHS and safe work practices
    • First Aid

About the community services sector

The Health Care and Social Assistance industry is the largest employment industry in Australia. Around 9000 extra jobs are expected to be created in the next five years.

Potential employers include Moonee Valley City Council, as well as local Community Services providers.

Where? Farnham Street Neighbourhood Learning Centre, 28 Farnham St, Flemington

When? Mondays, 9:00am-3:00pm, for 20 weeks starting 12 July (Term 3)

Cost? $50

What do I need to do? If you are interested in further study or finding a job in Community Services, this is a fantastic opportunity for you.

For further details please contact Joanna Kenny on 9376 9088 or email jo@fsnlc.net

Farnham Street Neighbourhood Learning Centre Website

 

MODULES TOPICS /SESSIONS
Module 1
  • Welcome
  • About the program
  • Code of conduct
  • Introduction to community services
  • Introduction to community services jobs
  • Reflection
Module 2
  • Entry-level community services jobs
  • Skills identification
  • Goal setting
  • Reflection
Module 3
  • Using and understanding vocabulary
  • Oral communication
  • Inclusive communication
  • Reflection
Module 4
  • Privacy and confidentiality
  • Prepare for guest speaker
  • Guest speaker
  • Case notes
  • Prepare to visit a residential care facility
  • Reflection
Module 5
  • Visit a residential care facility
  • Writing about your visit
  • Reading and writing text messages for work
  • Reading and writing forms for work
  • Reading and writing emails
  • Reflection
Module 6
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Hazards elimination and control
  • Reflection
Module 7
  • Managing stress in the workplace
  • Reflection
Module 8
  • Following written and verbal instructions
  • Emergency response
  • Reflection
Module 9
  • Following written and verbal instructions
  • Emergency response
  • Reflection
Module 10
  • Learning and evaluation review
  • Revision
  • The next step