Domain - Mental Health and Addiction Support

Domain - Mental Health and Addiction Support

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Qualifications Domain-full

NQF Ref: 1678
National Certificate in Mental Health and Addiction Support (Level 4) with optional strands in Addiction, Family/Wh?nau, and Kaupapa M?ori
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Assessment Standards

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Level 3

Describe factors that contribute to mental health wellbeing and mental health challenges

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26971 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe good mental health and factors that contribute to mental health wellbeing and describe factors that contribute to mental health challenges.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

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Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council Community Support Services ITO Limited

Contains Maori components

Describe interventions and models used when working with a person accessing mental health and addiction services

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26972 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe interventions and a model used by mental health support workers when working with people accessing mental health services, and describe interventions and a model used by addiction support workers when working with people accessing addiction services.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 24 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council Community Support Services ITO Limited

Support a person accessing mental health and addiction services to engage with and review local services and resources

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26973 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe local services and resources relevant to a person accessing mental health and addiction services and their natural supports, and support a person accessing mental health and addiction services and their natural supports to engage with and review local services and resources.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 24 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council Community Support Services ITO Limited

Level 4

Describe and implement strategies for engaging with a person accessing MHA services and their natural supports

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26983 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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This unit standard is designed for mental health and/or addiction support workers. People credited with this unit standard are able to describe strategies for engaging with a person accessing mental health and/or addiction services and their natural supports; and choose and implement strategies for engaging with a person accessing the services and supports.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 24 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council Community Support Services ITO Limited

Describe mental health and addiction issues, and the potential impact of co-existing issues

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26984 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is designed for mental health and/or addiction support workers. People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: mental health issues, addiction issues, and the potential impact of co-existing mental health and addiction issues.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 24 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council Community Support Services ITO Limited

Support a person accessing mental health and addiction services in managing their own prescribed medication

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26985 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe prescription medication for mental health and addiction service users, and support mental health and addiction service users to manage prescription medication.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 24 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council Community Support Services ITO Limited

Describe the mental health and addiction sectors in New Zealand and carry out the role of an MHA support worker

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26986 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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This unit standard is designed for mental health and/or addiction (MHA) support workers. People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: the history of the mental health and addiction sectors within Aotearoa/New Zealand, and how it influenced the current sector, own organisation and the role of support workers; the continuum of support for mental health and addiction within Aotearoa/New Zealand and the role of a mental health and/or addiction support worker within Aotearoa/New Zealand. They are also able to carry out tasks and responsibilities of a mental health and/or addiction support worker within Aotearoa/New Zealand in a culturally appropriate manner, and contribute to a team.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 24 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council Community Support Services ITO Limited

Contribute to the safety of people accessing mental health and addiction services, support workers, and others

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26987 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe risks for mental health and addiction service users, support workers, and others; describe strategies for contributing to the safety of mental health and addiction service users, support workers, and others; and implement strategies to contribute to the safety of mental health and addiction service users, support workers, and others.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 24 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council Community Support Services ITO Limited

Describe contributors to, and the impact of, MHA issues on human development and support a person accessing MHA services

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26988 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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This unit standard is designed for mental health and/or addiction support workers. People credited with this unit standard are able to describe a mental health issue, an addiction issue and their likely contributors within a particular life stage and context; as well as the impacts of a mental health issue and an addiction issue on human development within a particular life stage and context. They are also able to support a person accessing mental health and/or addiction services and, when available, their whanau, for an agreed period.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 24 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council Community Support Services ITO Limited

Support a person accessing mental health or addiction services to develop, follow and review a wellbeing support plan

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26989 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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This unit standard is designed for mental health and/or addiction support workers. People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe types, components and strategies of a culturally appropriate wellbeing support plan for a person accessing mental health or addiction services; engage with a person accessing mental health or addiction services and, when available, their whanau to consider, prepare and develop a wellbeing support plan; and support a person accessing mental health or addiction services in a culturally appropriate manner, and when available, their whanau to follow and review the stated aims and objectives of a wellbeing support plan.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

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Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council Community Support Services ITO Limited

Demonstrate ethical practice and reflect on own ethical practice as a mental health and addiction support worker

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26990 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate ethical practice as a mental health and addiction support worker, and reflect on own ethical practice as a mental health and addiction support worker.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

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Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council Community Support Services ITO Limited

Demonstrate knowledge of law related to support work in mental health and addiction services

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26991 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe statutes and regulations that underpin the practice of support workers, and explain a statute specific to own area of practice as a support worker, in mental health and addiction services.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 24 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council Community Support Services ITO Limited

Describe common substances, gambling and other behavioural addiction issues in New Zealand and their effects

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27076 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: common substance and non-substance addictions in New Zealand, and their effects on addiction service users and their natural supports; and types of addictive behaviour of addiction service users.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 24 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council Community Support Services ITO Limited

Describe approaches to, and models of, addiction treatment, and explain and apply an approach for a selected model

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27077 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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This unit standard is designed for mental health and/or addiction support workers. People credited with this unit standard are able to describe approaches to addiction treatment, models of addiction treatment, and ongoing support. They are also able to explain and apply a culturally appropriate treatment approach for a selected model of addiction treatment.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 24 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council Community Support Services ITO Limited

Support people with addiction issues using screening tools and brief interventions

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27079 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe self-reporting screening tools and support addiction service users to use a self-reporting screening tool; and support addiction service users with brief interventions.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 24 Word PDF

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Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council Community Support Services ITO Limited

Describe the purpose of forensic mental health services and the support required for forensic mental health patients
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2022.

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27080 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: the purpose of forensic mental health services for forensic mental health patients; and the support required for forensic mental health patients who are accessing forensic mental health services.

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Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council Community Support Services ITO Limited

Describe communication and correct use of de-escalation approaches in mental health and addiction services

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27081 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: the role of communication in de-escalation; and the triggers that can lead to the occurrence of aggressive behaviour, and the correct use of de-escalation techniques, when working in mental health and addiction services.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 24 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council Community Support Services ITO Limited

Describe legal restrictions, apply safe practice, and manage legislative requirements in forensic mental health services
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2022.

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27082 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe legal restrictions on forensic mental health patients supported by forensic mental health services and the impact of these restrictions on patients'' wellbeing and recovery; and apply safe practice and manage legislative requirements when working in forensic mental health services.

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council Community Support Services ITO Limited

Work with forensic mental health patients to engage with preferred support networks
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2022.

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27083 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: explain the benefits and risks to forensic mental health patients identifying and engaging with preferred support networks; and work with forensic mental health patients to identify and engage with preferred support networks.

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council Community Support Services ITO Limited

Describe family and wh?nau and other supports of people accessing mental health and addiction services

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27084 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: family/whanau and other natural supports of mental health and addiction service users; the impacts of mental health and addiction issues on family/whanau; and models for supporting family/whanau of mental health and addiction service users.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 24 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council Community Support Services ITO Limited

Support infant, child, and youth mental health and addiction service users from a developmental perspective
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2022.

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27088 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe developmental stages and the impact of health determinants for infant, child, and youth mental health and addiction service users; describe the impact of cultural perspectives and culture on infant, child, and youth mental health and addiction service users; describe indicators and effects of abuse and/or neglect on infant, child, and youth mental health and addiction service users; and support infant, child, and youth mental health and addiction service users.

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council Community Support Services ITO Limited

Describe, and work with, agencies to support infant, child, and youth mental health and addiction service users
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2022.

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27089 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the roles, services, and resources of agencies working with infant, child, and youth mental health and addiction service users; and work with other agencies to support infant, child, and youth mental health and addiction service users through an interagency approach.

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council Community Support Services ITO Limited

Contribute to a M?ori cultural assessment of a person accessing mental health and addiction services

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27093 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: explain the cultural assessment of tangata whai ora; develop a cultural assessment plan with a tangata whai ora; contribute to the cultural assessment of a tangata whai ora; contribute to the analysis of cultural assessment findings for a tangata whai ora; and contribute to a report on the cultural assessment of a tangata whai ora in mental health and addiction services.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 24 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council Community Support Services ITO Limited

Work with older mental health and addiction service users to access support that contributes to positive ageing
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2022.

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27094 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe factors that promote positive ageing for older mental health and addiction service users; and work with older mental health and addiction service users and their preferred support networks to access support that promotes positive ageing.

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council Community Support Services ITO Limited

Work with older mental health and addiction service users around physical and social issues associated with ageing
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2022.

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27095 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the impact on older mental health and addiction service users of physical changes and potential physical disorders associated with ageing; encourage the mobility, independence, and rehabilitation of older mental health and addiction service users; assist older mental health and addiction service users to recognise similarities and differences between their needs and wishes and those of their preferred support networks; and recognise the indicators, effects, and impact of abuse and/or neglect on older mental health and addiction service users.

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council Community Support Services ITO Limited

Level 5

Analyse legal structures and laws for mental health support work
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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22838 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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This is a theory unit standard for people entering or engaged in mental health support work. People credited with this standard are able to: analyse the role and operation of law-making bodies in Aotearoa New Zealand; analyse how laws are changed in Aotearoa New Zealand and how to contribute to law change; and analyse the legal responsibilities of a mental health support worker.

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council Community Support Services ITO Limited

Analyse leadership and lead a group or team to achieve mental health support work objectives
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2022.

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22839 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to analyse leadership of groups or teams, and lead a group or team to achieve mental health support work objectives.

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council Community Support Services ITO Limited

Critique and interpret a research project relevant to a mental health service user group
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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22840 Unit Standard 9 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to critique a research project relevant to mental health support work with a service user group, and interpret the findings of a research project relevant to mental health support work with a service user group.

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council Community Support Services ITO Limited

Provide support strategies for addiction service users with co-existing problems in mental health and addiction services
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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27078 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe support strategies available, and apply and evaluate support strategies, for addiction service users with coexisting problems in mental health and addiction services.

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council Community Support Services ITO Limited

Describe and implement strategies for working with family/wh?nau of mental health and addiction service users
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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27085 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe and implement strategies for working with family/whanau of mental health and addiction service users.

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council Community Support Services ITO Limited

Describe assessment, develop and implement support plans with family/wh?nau of mental health and addiction service users
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2022.

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27086 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe approaches to assessment taken by the candidate''s organisation with family/whanau of mental health and addiction service users; develop family/whanau support plans with family/whanau of mental health and addiction service users that are consistent with the approaches to assessment taken by the candidate''s organisation; and implement family/whanau support plans with family/whanau of mental health and addiction service users.

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council Community Support Services ITO Limited

Describe and manage challenges posed when supporting family/wh?nau of mental health and addiction service users
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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27087 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe and manage challenges posed when supporting family/whanau of mental health and addiction service users.

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council Community Support Services ITO Limited

Explain and apply M?ori values when supporting tangata whai ora and their wh?nau in mental health and addiction services
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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27090 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to explain and apply Maori values when supporting tangata whai ora and their whanau in mental health and addiction services.

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council Community Support Services ITO Limited

Support tangata whai ora to access services to achieve wh?nau ora outcomes in a mental health and addiction setting
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2022.

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27091 Unit Standard 9 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: explain whanau ora as a strategy for supporting tangata whai ora; and support tangata whai ora to access services to achieve whanau ora outcomes, in a mental health and addiction setting.

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council Community Support Services ITO Limited

Facilitate kaum?tua support for tangata whai ora and for non-M?ori support services to tangata whai ora
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2022.

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27092 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: explain the role of kaumatua in relation to tangata whai ora; facilitate kaumatua support for tangata whai ora; and facilitate kaumatua support for non-Maori support services that are providing services to tangata whai ora.

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council Community Support Services ITO Limited

Level 6

Support a mental health consumer/tangata whai ora in their management of alcohol and/or other drugs
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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18547 Unit Standard 12 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: respond to a situation associated with the problematic use of alcohol and/or other drugs; and support a mental health consumer/tangata whai ora to manage their use of alcohol and/or other drugs.

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council Community Support Services ITO Limited

Provide support to families/wh?nau in mental health support work
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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19750 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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This unit standard is for mental health support workers who provide support to families/whanau of consumers/tangata whai ora in mental health support work. People credited with this unit standard are able to: clarify the relationship of the mental health support worker with the family/whanau of a consumer/tangata whai ora; provide the family/whanau with information, education, and support; and plan for and implement an ongoing supportive relationship with the family/whanau in recovery and review processes.

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council Community Support Services ITO Limited

Support a consumer/tangata whai ora to achieve a recovery goal in mental health support work
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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22833 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: explain essential features of the culture and life experience of the consumer/tangata whai ora; reflect on own reactions to the culture and life experience of the consumer/tangata whai ora and their impact on the supportive relationship; establish a supportive relationship with the consumer/tangata whai ora; support the consumer/tangata whai ora to work towards achieving a long term recovery goal in their recovery plan; and support the consumer/tangata whai ora to evaluate progress in achieving their recovery goal.

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council Community Support Services ITO Limited

Analyse discrimination and implement an individual advocacy strategy in mental health support work
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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22834 Unit Standard 9 Credits

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This unit standard for mental health support workers is focussed on the competency of responding to discrimination at an individual level with consumers/tangata whai ora and their families or whanau, rather than engaging in community or social change. People credited with this unit standard are able to: analyse stigma, discrimination, and social exclusion in relation to consumers/tangata whai ora; analyse discrimination in relation to consumers/tangata whai ora by the health workforce; plan and implement an individual advocacy strategy to reduce discrimination in relation to a consumer/tangata whai ora; and evaluate the individual advocacy strategy.

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council Community Support Services ITO Limited

Implement a strategy to respond to discrimination against consumers/tangata whai ora
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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22835 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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This unit standard for mental health support workers is focussed on community or social change rather than on support work with individual consumers/tangata whai ora. People credited with this unit standard are able to: analyse the community in which the mental health support work service provider is located; analyse different approaches to responding to discrimination against consumers/tangata whai ora; analyse a situation of discrimination against consumers/tangata whai ora; and plan, implement, and evaluate the implementation of a strategy to respond to the identified situation of discrimination against consumers/tangata whai ora.

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council Community Support Services ITO Limited

Analyse the application of ethical values for mental health support work
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2022.

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22836 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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This is a theory unit standard for mental health support workers. People credited with this unit standard are able to: analyse ethical values for mental health support work; analyse and evaluate the application of ethical values in mental health support work; and explain and evaluate avenues of redress to deal with ethical disputes and grievances in the mental health support worker''s work setting.

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council Community Support Services ITO Limited

Demonstrate an integrated practice theory for mental health support work
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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22837 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to analyse and reflect on the theory, values, recovery principles, and practice skills in a mental health support work situation, and demonstrate integration of theory, values, recovery principles, and skills into a practice theory for mental health support work.

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council Community Support Services ITO Limited

Explain and apply knowledge of human development and health issues in mental health support work
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2023.

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22841 Unit Standard 12 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to explain aspects of human development and health/hauora for mental health support work; explain the potential impact on human development and health/hauora of living in challenging circumstances; and plan, implement, and evaluate a strategy to support a consumer/tangata whai ora with a human development or health/hauora issue.

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council Community Support Services ITO Limited

Data as at 18 January 2022