Students will be introduced to the concept of individual case management within broader administrative policies. Questions of responsibility, access to services, decision-making, support requirements, and the possibility of moving towards independent living will be explored with case examples drawn from the field. A major emphasis will be placed upon the legal and ethical issues involved in 'care', and how these need to be balanced with social and funding concerns of the broader community.
|Faculty||Faculty of Society & Design|
1. Student will name and describe the major Queensland Education and Disability Services policies pertaining to individuals with special needs.
2. Students will apply a basic case management model for assessing client competencies and needs for service provision to overcome identified difficulties in day-to-day functioning.
3. Students will name and describe the ethical obligations of case workers in dealing with client needs within the wider family context.
This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.