Working Safely and Ethically as a Mental Health and Addiction Support Worker

MH005

This course covers cultural safety for Māori, including the principles of participation, partnership and protection in health, disability and community services.

  •  
    Level
    4
  •  
    Credits
    25
  •  
    EFTs
    0.2083
  • Delivery type
    2019
    Print only
  • Workload

    For each credit, allow about 10 hours of study.

  • Cost
    2019
    NZ students $0 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students $2,190 + $60 annual administration fee
  • Intakes
    2019
    This course will start on the first Monday of the month you select for enrolment.
  •  
    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying

You will also learn about risks, safe practice and de-escalation techniques. Finally, you will learn about ethical behaviour, reflecting on your behaviour with mental health and addiction service users/tāngata whaiora and gain verification that you behave in an ethical manner.

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to

  • Describe culturally safe Māori operating principles and values in a health, disability, or community setting
  • 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
  • Describe the role of communication in de-escalation when working in mental health and addiction services
  • Describethe 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
  • Apply culturally safe Māori operating principles and values in a health, disability, or community setting
  • Implement strategies for contributing to the safety of mental health and addiction service users, support workers, and others
  • Reflect on own ethical practice as a mental health and addiction support worker
  • Demonstrate ethical practice as a mental health and addiction support worker

Requirements

Students must be in paid or unpaid work as a mental health or addiction support worker and have a signed memorandum of understanding signed by their employer

Assessment

This course is 100% internally assessed

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • choose the qualification you will study the course under
  • check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses and apply tab on the qualification page.
  •  
    Level
    4
  •  
    Credits
    25
  •  
    EFTs
    0.2083
  • Delivery type
    2019
    Print only
  • Workload

    For each credit, allow about 10 hours of study.

  • Cost
    2019
    NZ students $0 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students $2,190 + $60 annual administration fee
  • Intakes
    2019
    This course will start on the first Monday of the month you select for enrolment.
  •  
    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying