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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Participate in a developmental assessment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
254186  Participate in a developmental assessment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Child and Youth Care Work 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 09 - Health Sciences and Social Services Promotive Health and Developmental Services 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
117185  Participate in a developmental assessment  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard will be useful for people learning about the field and working towards a professional qualification as a child and youth care worker.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Describe and explain approaches to and a framework for assessment in child and youth care work.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the role of participants, and participate in an assessment process.
  • Contribute to the implementation of a developmental plan. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communications at NQF Level 3 or equivalent competence.

    Competence equivalent to that described in the following unit standards is assumed:
  • SAQA ID 254181: "Demonstrate a basic understanding of the fundamentals of child and youth care work".
  • SAQA ID 254174: "Demonstrate knowledge of the developmental approach to therapeutic work with children and youth at risk".
  • SAQA ID 254177: "Observe, record and report in child and youth care work context". 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The following scope and context applies to the whole unit standard:
  • The "circle of courage" model is the predominant framework in use in assessment in child and youth care work.
  • Assessments are conducted by multi-disciplinary teams. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe and explain approaches to and a framework for assessment in child and youth care work. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    All assessment takes place within a particular framework. Approaches include:
  • Developmental; ecological.

    The prevailing framework includes:
  • The Circle of Courage: (belonging, mastery, independence, generosity); dimensions of development (physical, cognitive, emotional, social, spiritual); child rights. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose of assessment in a child and youth care context is described and explained with reference to the identification of needs and strengths in the young person. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The relationship between assessment and programming is illustrated by demonstrating how programme features provide for the most empowering and least restrictive environment for meeting needs and developing strengths. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of partnerships with family and child in both assessment and programming are described in relation to developmental and therapeutic purposes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The importance of process and sequence in assessment is described with reference to implications for an holistic approach and subsequent development and care plans. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The importance of working within the ecology or milieu of the child is explained with reference to developmental assessment and care, and the need to create and manage a nurturing environment for developmental and therapeutic purposes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Ecology includes:
  • Family, community, school, residential programme: (the context that determines behaviour and responses).
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The selected framework is described and explained in terms of its underpinning philosophy, key features, and organising categories. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Philosophy includes:
  • Developmental approach; ecological approach; strengths-based observation.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Developmental needs are identified and related to the specific criteria and themes in the developmental assessment tool. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Developmental needs include but are not limited to:
  • Needs for belonging, mastery, independence, generosity, safety, physical, social, emotional, cognitive, spiritual, self-esteem.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate understanding of the role of participants, and participate in an assessment process. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Participants include:
  • Child and youth care worker; child and family; other care givers; members of the multi-disciplinary team. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The link between self-awareness and self-development is identified and explained with reference to the child and youth care worker's use of self as a resource in work contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The role of the child and youth care worker in family meetings is described with reference to representing the child and the protection of physical and emotional safety. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of the multi-disciplinary approach to child and youth care work is explained with reference to the strengths and limitations of own role, and the developmental and therapeutic possibilities of an holistic and integrated approach. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Barriers to effective teamwork are identified and strategies suggested to overcome these are appropriate to the development goals of the young person. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Care is described and explained in terms of the framework of service delivery for children at risk, the scope of provision, and the partners in the process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The legal framework underpinning child and youth care work in South Africa is described and explained in terms of its key instruments, features and provisions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Legal framework includes:
  • UN Convention on Rights of the Child; African Charter on Rights of the Child; current legislation and regulations pertaining to children, child justice; White Paper for Social Welfare (1997); The SA Constitution.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Participation in the assessment is consistent with prevailing approaches and frameworks, and own competence and defined role within the team. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Contribute to the implementation of a developmental plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Own capabilities are identified in relation to resources required for programme delivery, and own contribution is realistic in terms of personal resources and current self-development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Instructions are carried out correctly and in a manner consistent with the therapeutic and/or development goals of the developmental plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Actions are culturally sensitive and acknowledge the dignity and uniqueness of each individual. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Own actions in response to the developmental plan are clearly described, and are consistent with own capabilities and the overall goals of the developmental plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Engagement with individual children, groups, and families is purposeful and contributes to the development of effective relationships. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Interactions and responses in the moment are appropriate in terms of the developmental plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Actions and interactions in the moment show an awareness of, and are consistent with, the broader developmental goals of the developmental plan. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Accreditation Options:
  • Providers of learning towards this unit standard will need to meet the accreditation requirements of the relevant ETQA or ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.

    Moderation Option:
  • The moderation requirements of the relevant ETQA or ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA must be met in order to award credit to learners for this unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking.

    Note: Critical to the process of assessment of young people and families. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community.

    Note: All child and youth care work is in a team context. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively.

    Note: Workers function within teams and have definite duties and responsibilities; are accountable to the team. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.

    Note: Developmental assessment involves gathering information and making inferences for reporting purposes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations.

    Note: Oral communication is critical, with strong emphasis on listening and reflecting. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation.

    Note: Of critical importance in understanding behaviour and the influences from a variety of sources in the ecology of the young person. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 117185, "Participate in a developmental assessment", Level 4, 8 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  60209   Further Education and Training Certificate: Child and Youth Care Work  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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