This qualification reflects the role of workers who provide self-directed recovery oriented support for people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability. Work involves implementing community based programs and activities focusing on mental health, mental illness and psychiatric disability. Work is undertaken in a range of community contexts such as community based non-government organisations; home based outreach; centre-based programs; respite care; residential services, rehabilitation programs; clinical settings; or supporting people in employment. Work is carried out autonomously under the broad guidance of other practitioners and professionals.

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

Kelly is able to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

Kelly is able to identify Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety issues in the workplace, model cultural safety in own work practice, and develop strategies to enhance cultural safety.

CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically

Kelly is able to identify and work within the legal and ethical frameworks that apply to an individual job role.

CHCMHS002 Establish self-directed recovery relationships

Kelly is able to promote the principles of recovery oriented practice, and to establish and confirm self-directed recovery relationships with people with mental illness.

CHCMHS003 Provide recovery oriented mental health services

Kelly is able to work collaboratively in providing services to implement a range of strategies as part of recovery oriented service provision for people with mental illness.

CHCMHS004 Work collaboratively with the care network and other services

Kelly is able to work collaboratively with the care network and other potential services for a person with mental illness. This work provides a recovery oriented practice approach, involving a variety of health and community service professionals working collaboratively with the person and their care network.

CHCMHS005 Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues

Kelly is able to assess capacity to support people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues and to work collaboratively to provide support and facilitate links to other services.

CHCMHS007 Work effectively in trauma informed care

Kelly is able to practice and contribute to the continuous improvement of trauma informed care within a service.

CHCMHS008 Promote and facilitate self advocacy

Kelly is able to encourage, support and promote self-advocacy. The promotion and facilitation of self-advocacy contributes to a person’s self-determination, empowerment and right to make informed choices in regard to all aspects of their life.

CHCMHS011 Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing

Kelly is able to work collaboratively with individuals to assess, promote and review all aspects of wellbeing

HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety

Kelly is able for workers to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others.

HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems

Kelly is able to work with basic information about the human body and to recognise and promote ways to maintain healthy functioning of the body.

CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships

Kelly is able to apply specific communication techniques to establish, build and maintain relationships with clients, colleagues and other stakeholders based on respect and trust.

CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

Kelly is able to facilitate the empowerment of people with disability to deliver rights based services using a person-centred approach. It should be carried out in conjunction with individualised plans.