Work legally and ethically

Work legally and ethically

ASSESSMENT SUMMARY / COVER SHEET

(This sheet is in the Student Assessment pack)

This form is to be completed by the assessor and used a final record of student competency. All student submissions including any associated checklists (outlined below) are to be attached to this cover sheet before placing on the students file. Student results are not to be entered onto the Student Management System unless all relevant paperwork is completed and attached to this form.
Student Name:  
Student ID No: (Folder no. )
Final Completion Date:  
Assessor Name: Rizalina Cazar
Unit Code/ Title CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
Please attach the following documentation to this form Result
Assessment Task 1-Observation & Logbook ( Observation Checklist in the Work Placement Record Book (1 assessor observation)

( Work Placement Record Book attached (2 workplace supervisor observations)

S / NYS
Assessment Task 2-Project ( Project attached S / NYS
Assessment Task 3-Written Test ( Written Test attached S / NYS

S = Satisfactory; NYS = Not Yet Satisfactory

Final Assessment Result for this unit C / NYC

C = Competent; NYC = Not Yet Competent

Assessor: I declare that I have conducted a fair, valid, reliable and flexible assessment with this student, and I have provided appropriate feedback. Signature: ____________________________

Date: ____/_____/_____

Student Declaration: I declare that I have been assessed in this unit, and I have been advised of my result. I also am aware of my appeal rights. I also declare that the work submitted is my own, and has not been copied or plagiarised from any person or source. Signature: ____________________________

Date: ____/_____/_____

Administrative use only

Entered onto Student Management System ( ________________

Date

Initials

ASSESSMENT TASK 1 – OBSERVATION & LOGBOOK

This information which is in the Student Assessment pack is to be handed to each student to outline the assessment requirements

Student Instructions

This assessment is to be undertaken in a fully equipped aged care facility.

For this assessment, you are to be observed on 3 separate occasions (2 observations by your workplace supervisor and 1 observation by your assessor). For this assessment, you will need to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to work legally and ethically.

You will need to provide evidence of your ability to identify and work within the legal and ethical frameworks that apply to your individual job role including how you:

1. Completed workplace activities in accordance with legal and ethical requirements in at least 3 different situations

2. Developed appropriate responses to at least 3 different legal or ethical issues relevant to the work role

3. Identified and communicated at least 2 potential work practice improvements designed to enhance workplace responsiveness to legal and ethical requirements

4. Knew how to find and understand legal and ethical documents relative to the job role

5. Showed understanding of their ethical and legal rights and responsibilities

6. Followed organisation’s policies and procedures

7. Followed procedure in relation to breaches of legal and ethical obligations

8. Understood how your opinion could impact your practice and undertook non-judgmental practices accordingly

9. Discussed issues with relevant key people

10. Used effective problem solving skills

11. Took action against conflicts of interest

12. Identified areas for improvement

13. Gave and received feedback with colleagues

14. Contributed to changes in policy and procedure

15. Showed that you understood the difference between legal and ethical issues in a range of situations, and gave appropriate responses to those situations.

Your 3 observations will be observed as follows:

· 2 observations by your host employer / workplace supervisor that will be verified by your assessor from your College

· 1 observation by an Assessor from your College

(These are to be recorded in your Work Placement Record Book that will be given to you by your assessor)

To be assessed on: Work placement

ASSESSMENT TASK 2 – PROJECT

This information which is in the Student Assessment pack is to be handed to each student to outline the assessment requirements

Student Instructions

You are to read the following scenarios and answer the questions that follow.

Your project will be due on: ____________________________

ASSESSMENT TASK 2 – PROJECT

Please complete below

Student Name:  
Student ID No:   Date:  

STUDENT INSTRUCTIONS

Please refer to the instructions below regarding completing this assessment

 

· You are to read the following scenarios and answer the questions that follow.

· Print Clearly

· Answer all questions

· Use a pen. Assessments written in pencil will not be accepted.

· Ask your assessor if you do not understand a question. Whist your assessor cannot tell you the answer, he/she may be able to re-word the question for you

QUESTIONS

 

Scenario 1:

You are supporting two elderly clients out for the day, with a colleague. One of the clients fell whilst getting out of the bus. Your colleague says to you “we didn’t see that, it’s too much paperwork”

a. What is your duty of care in this situation?

b. How has the staff member breached their duty of care?

 

Scenario 2:

You overhear a colleague telling a neighbour that the client being supported in the house has the most difficult family to deal with.

a. What would you do in this situation?

b. What privacy law have been broken?

c. Who would you report this to?

d. Why is it important for all staff to follow privacy and confidentiality policy of the organisation?

 

Scenario 3:

Milly has been having headaches and after seeing her doctor, has indicated on her medication treatment sheet two 500mg tablets of Panadol are to be given every six hours. Policy of the organisation is that two staff must sign the treatment sheet when Panadol is given. You give Milly two Panadol and when you go to sign the treatment sheet you see another staff member has just given Milly two Panadol.

a. How much Panadol has been given over the instructions by the doctor?

b. Who would you ask for advice as to Milly’s overdose of Panadol?

c. How will you manage not following your responsibility to Milly?

i. By not following medical treatment sheet directions?

ii. By not following policy and procedure of the organisation?

d. What would you say to the other staff member?

e. What are your legal responsibilities in this situation?

f. What documentation needs to be completed as to policy and procedure of the organisation?

g. In what ways could you improve the work practice in order to avoid mistakes such as these in the future?

 

Scenario 4:

You have just arrived at work. The staff member you are working with is outside on her mobile phone leaving 4 clients inside unattended in the kitchen. One of the clients have picked up a knife and cut them self and now requires medical attention.

a. How is this negligent by the staff member?

b. Why is it your legal obligation to report the staff member’s actions, and who would your report it to?

c. Your manger has asked you to put the incident in writing as it is the policy of the organisation, write a brief report of this incident you witnessed?

 

Scenario 5:

You work for a community service organisation that supports children in care.

You have taken lots of photos of Jimmy who is seven years old at the local Farmers market. You want to put the photos on your Facebook page.

a. What are the legal and ethical issues you should consider before doing this?

b. Why do you need to check your organisations policy on social media?

c. What act does the social media policy come under?

d. How could informed consent come into play with regards to photos of clients?

 

Scenario 6:

You are supporting Peter who has a mid-disability and comes from a Muslim background. Peter’s mother wants to give you a cake to say thank for all your help.

a. What is the ethical issue in this situation?

b. How would you respond to the Mother?

c. Who would you ask to find the organisation policy and procedures on receiving gifts?

d. In what ways could you keep up your knowledge of policies and procedures such as these?

 

Scenario 7:

John has a physical disability. He uses a wheelchair and has restricted movement in his hands. John’s favourite social activity on Friday nights is to go to the local pub and have a few drinks with his mates. Because of John’s physical limitations, he has a carer who accompanies him to the club.

a. In what way could the worker’s personal values impact on this situation?

b. What are your values in this matter?

c. Why is it important to use no-judgemental practices in this situation?

 

Scenario 8:

A colleague tells you she has lost her license for three months due to speeding.She tells you she is still driving the clients to day placement because she needs the money as she is a single parent.

a. How is this unethical conduct by the staff member?

b. Who would you report this to, and why?

 

Scenario 9: A colleague is selling Avon to clients.

a. Why is this a conflict of interest?

b. Who would you report this to and why?

 

Scenario 10:A client you are supporting tells you he was involved in a crime at a local shop.

a. Why is it your ethical responsibilities to report this?

b. Who would you report this to?

 

Scenario 11:

Jim, a client you are supporting, wants to help mow the lawns.He is very unsteady on his feet and falls over easily. Health and safety policy and procedures have identified that Jim can’t mow the lawns as it would be unsafe for him.

a. What would you say to Jim?

b. Why is it important to follow the health and safety policies of the organisation?

c. How would you explain dignity of risk to Jim, if he still wanted to mow the lawns?

 

Scenario 12:

Lilly is eighteen years of age.She has a great interest in politics and has asked you to take her to vote at the upcoming election. Lilly’s mother has told you that she is not to vote, as Lilly doesn’t understand what she is talking about.

a. What are Lilly’s rights?

b. What conversation would you have with Lilly’s mother and how would you avoid conflict?

c. What are your work role boundaries in this situation and when would you seek further advice?

d. Define the relationship between Lilly’s needs and rights in this situation.

e. Where can you get more information regarding client rights?

 

Scenario 13:

A lot of employees are bringing their children to work, as a part of flexible employment agreement.

a. Why is it important for all employees to have a working with children’s check?

 

Scenario 14:

Health and safety guidelines of the organisation dictate that all staff and clients are to wash their hands before handing food. You notice there is no procedure on the washing of hands. You advise your manager, who asks you to write a procedure for washing hands.

a. Write a procedure on washing hands.

b. Why would you show your manager the procedure before showing it to the staff and clients?

c. Why would you ask for feedback from staff and clients about your procedure?

d. How would you make sure all the staff and clients are aware of the washing hands procedure and why it was put in place?

e. What WHS act do organisations need to follow?

f. How can you keep up to date with changes to regulations, policies and procedures?

 

Scenario 15:

You work in an early childhood education centre and one of the children comes to the centre with regular bruising on their body. The child doesn’t want to go home.

a. What is your responsibility in this situation

 

FOR ASSESSOR ONLY

ASSESSMENT TASK 2 – PROJECT

ASSESSOR CHECKLIST

This checklist is to be used when assessing the students in the associated task. This checklist that is incorporated in the Student Work Placement Record Book is to be completed for each student. Please refer to separate mapping document for specific details relating to alignment of this task to the unit requirements.

Please complete below

Student Name:  
Student ID No:   Date:  
In this assessment task: Has the student satisfactorily completed the project?
  Yes No
Did the Student provide evidence of their ability to:    
Detail their understanding of duty of care ( (
Explain how the staff member breached their duty of care ( (
Show what they would do in this situation

 

( (
Explain what privacy law has been broken

 

( (
Document who they would report this to

 

( (
Explain why is it important for all staff to follow privacy and confidentiality policy of the organisation ( (
Identify how much Panadol has been given over the instructions by the doctor

 

( (
Document who they would ask for advice as to Milly’s overdose of Panadol

 

( (
Detail how they will manage not following their responsibility to Milly?

i. By not following medical treatment sheet directions?

ii. By not following policy and procedure of the organisation?

( (
Include what they would say to the other staff member ( (
Identify their legal responsibilities in this situation? ( (
Detail the documentation that needs to be completed as to policy and procedure of the organisation ( (
Describe the ways they could improve the work practice in order to avoid mistakes such as these in the future ( (
Describe how this is negligent by the staff member ( (
Explain why it is their legal obligation to report the staff member’s actions, and who they would report it to. ( (
write a brief report of this incident they witnessed ( (
Document the legal and ethical issues you should consider before doing this? ( (
Explain why they need to check their organisations policy on social media? ( (
Identify what act the social media policy come under ( (
Explain how informed consent could come into play with regards to photos of clients ( (
Identify the ethical issue in this situation ( (
Describe how they would respond to the Mother ( (
Document who they would ask to find the organisation policy and procedures on receiving gifts ( (
Describe the ways they could keep up your knowledge of policies and procedures such as these ( (
Describe how worker’s personal values impact on this situation ( (
Detail their values on this matter ( (
Indicate why is it important to use non-judgemental practices in this situation ( (
Explain how this is unethical conduct by the staff member ( (
Document who they would report this to and why ( (
Explain why is this a conflict of interest ( (
Document who they would report this to and why ( (
Explain why is it their ethical responsibilities to report this ( (
Document who they would report this to? ( (
Describe what they would say to Jim ( (
Explain why is it important to follow the health and safety policies of the organisation ( (
Explain how they would explain dignity of risk to Jim, if he still wanted to mow the lawns ( (
Describe Lilly’s rights? ( (
Describe the conversation they would have with Lilly’s mother and how they would avoid conflict ( (
Detail their work role boundaries in this situation and when they would seek further advice ( (
Define the relationship between Lilly’s needs and rights in this situation. ( (
Identify where they can get more information regarding client rights ( (
Explain why is it important for all employees to have a working with children’s check ( (
Wrote a procedure on washing hands. ( (
Explain why they would show their manager the procedure before showing it to the staff and clients ( (
Explain why they would ask for feedback from staff and clients about their procedure ( (
Describe how they would make sure all the staff and clients were aware of the washing hands procedure and why it was put in place ( (
Identify the WHS act that organisations need to follow ( (
Detail how they can keep up to date with changes to regulations, policies and procedures ( (
Describe their responsibility in this situation ( (

Result: Satisfactory / Not Yet Satisfactory

Comments:

 

Assessor: I declare that I have conducted a fair, valid, reliable and flexible assessment with this student, and I have provided appropriate feedback. Signature: ____________________________

Date: ____/_____/_____

Student Declaration: I declare that I have been assessed in this unit, and I have been advised of my result. I also am aware of my appeal rights. Signature: ____________________________

Date: ____/_____/_____

ASSESSMENT TASK 3 – WRITTEN TEST

This information which is in the Student Assessment pack is to be handed to each student to outline the assessment requirements.

Student Instructions

This is an open book written test. Therefore, you are allowed to bring books/ resources that can help you to answer the test.

Your assessor will set a date and time for this open book written test.

On the test date:

1. Your assessor will set ground rules including no phones, talking, etc.

2. Your assessor will pass a copy of the assessment to you.

3. Your assessor will allow time for reading and questions before commencing assessment.

4. You will have 1.5 hours for this assessment. Your are not to leave the classroom within 15 minutes of commencement of the assessment.

5. Once assessment has commenced, no communication between students is allowed.

6. If you repeatedly talk, or are caught cheating, you will be removed from the classroom, and reported to student administration. Your assessment will be marked as “incomplete”

7. Remember – assessments are a participatory process, so your assessor can help re-word questions, but cannot lead to answers.

8. Once completed, your assessment will be marked accordingly.

9. In the event that a question is not answered correctly, your assessor will discuss the response with you to determine if you did not know the answer, or did not understand the question.

10. In order to achieve competency, all questions MUST be answered correctly.

This assessment will be done on: _____________________

ASSESSMENT TASK 3 – WRITTEN TEST

Please complete below

Student Name:  
Student ID No:   Date:  

STUDENT INSTRUCTIONS

Please refer to the instructions below regarding completing this assessment

 

This is an open book written test. In the time allocated, you are to answer all of the following questions. Make sure you:

· Print Clearly

· Answer all questions

· Use a pen. Assessments written in pencil will not be accepted.

· Ask your assessor if you do not understand a question. Whist your assessor cannot tell you the answer, he/she may be able to re-word the question for you

· Do not talk to your classmates. If you are caught talking, you will be asked to leave and your assessment will not be marked.

· Do not cheat or plagiarise the work of others. Anyone caught cheating will automatically be marked Not Yet Competent for this unit. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to this rule.

 

QUESTIONS

1. Describe in your own words what code of conduct means?

 

2. Describe in your own words what code of practice means?

 

3. What is an example of an organisation’s grievance policy? How are clients informed of the rights and responsibilities in relation to receiving services from your organisation?

 

4. What is duty of care?

a. Give an example of a breach of duty of care.

b. What is standard of care?

 

5. What is the code of ethics?

a. What is an ethical dilemma?

b. What is the meaning of Ethical responsibilities?

 

6. What does non-judgmental approach to practice mean?

 

7. How can a support worker’s own values and attitudes affect a person they are supporting?

 

8. What does unethical conduct mean?

 

9. What is a conflict of interest?

 

10. Find a job description for a job you would like to do, list the key selection criteria for the job.

a. How would you keep up to date with industry trends?

b. What training would you like to attend to increase your skills?

 

11. When working with a children and young people, you need to make observation of children’s behaviors and physical presentation, noting any changers or reason for concern. Give a brief description of the following.

a. What are the visible signs of physical abuse of a child? List 3,

 

b. What are the behavioural signs of physical abuse of a child? List 3.

 

c. What are the signs of emotional abuse of a child? List 3.

 

d. What are to signs of sexual abuse of a child? List 3.

 

12. What is mandatory reporting?

 

13. When employed in the community service field why is it important to follow policies and procedures of the organisation?

 

14. Who would you ask in the organisation to find out about policies and procedures?

 

15. Why do you believe it’s important to include policies and procedures in the staff induction to the organisation?

 

16. Who would you consult with if a policy needed to be changed in the organisation?

 

17. Develop a checklist of work role and responsibilities as you understand them in relation to a job description as a carer.

 

18. Describe an example of task/activity outside a specified work role as a carer? How would you clarify this with a job supervisor?

 

19. Provide an example of when a staff accepts responsibility for his/ her own actions within his/ her work role, e.g. when he/ she has reported an incident or issue, clarified his/ her duty of care requirements, provided/ sought feedback regarding his/ her work role and legal obligations

 

20. Describe duty of care in relation to job role as a carer. How is a staff informed about their duty of care? E.g. supervisor feedback, organisational policy, job description?

 

21. Within a work role as a carer how do you seek agreement from clients before delivering services? What is an example of organisations policy on seeking agreement for services?

 

22. Describe an example of an organisation’s confidentiality policy. What is the procedure to be followed if a breach of confidentiality occurred?

 

23. Give two examples of a breach of confidentiality that have occurred in a workplace and describe how these breaches were handled?

 

24. List 2 key statutory and regulatory requirements that cover the community services sector in aged care.

 

25. What is the difference between an ethical dilemma and a legal obligation?

 

26. What would you do if confronted with a legal or an ethical dilemma?

 

27. Personal values, beliefs, attitudes and culture influence how everyone responds to different situations. Discuss how you, can ensure that you respect all client’s values, beliefs, attitudes and culture regardless of whether they differ from your own.

 

28. Describe the process used in a workplace when a new policy or procedure needs to be created and implemented. For what reasons might they need to be written/changed?

 

29. What human resources documents do you need to be aware of in the context of legal and ethical responsibilities?

 

Before you hand in your written assessment, make sure that you:

1. Re-check your answers and make sure you are happy with your responses

2. Have written your Name, Student ID and Date

Result: Satisfactory / Not Yet Satisfactory

Comments:

 

Assessor: I declare that I have conducted a fair, valid, reliable and flexible assessment with this student, and I have provided appropriate feedback. Signature: ____________________________

Date: ____/_____/_____

Student Declaration: I declare that I have been assessed in this unit, and I have been advised of my result. I also am aware of my appeal rights. Signature: ____________________________

Date: ____/_____/_____

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