1 x 2-hour lecture per semester
1 x 225-hour field placement per semester
1 x 1-hour on-line exercises weekly
1 DSRS2236 - Practicum B - Disability and Community Rehabilitation
2 22.5 Units of DSRS2 topics
Must Satisfy: (1 and 2)
Enrolment not permitted
DSRS3211 has been successfully completed
Assignments; Oral; Placement; Project
Topic description
This topic provides opportunities for students to extend their experience working alongside professionals in the field to build upon awareness and professional competencies gained from previous paid or practicum experience. Examination of the role of service provision in the lives of people living with disability and their families continues. Community, education, health and lifestyle provide the context for exploration of practices that support a life of choice for people living with disability with a focus on individual supports and relationships. Students from the Bachelor of Disability and Developmental Education enrolled in this topic will be commencing their third Practicum placement.
Educational aims
This topic aims to provide students with the opportunity to further develop their professional skills and competencies. Including:

  1. The ability to work as part of a professional team in the provision of services to people with a disability and those who support them.

  2. Developing self-awareness around skills and professional competencies.

  3. Project coordination, basic research and critical analysis skills.

  4. Issues around coordinating and managing the provision of quality services that meet standards and accreditation processes.

  5. Working with minimal supervision within experience and capabilities.

  6. Developing an ability to be self-reflective about their own practices and performance in the provision of services to people living with disability.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic students must demonstrate they can:

  1. Show enthusiasm for the profession and demonstrate professional knowledge
  2. Work effectively with people with a disability, their families and other stakeholders
  3. Maintain a high level of engagement during professional activities
  4. Engage a range of people into collaborative and consultative processes in order to complete a task or project
  5. Show a readiness to accept professional responsibility
  6. Show an understanding of theoretical concepts underlying professional activities
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of local community resources and agencies to assist people with a disability
  8. Demonstrate an ability to monitor and evaluate program processes
  9. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in most promising practices associated with quality service delivery.