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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Supervise and monitor home-based supervision and other rehabilitation programmes 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120273  Supervise and monitor home-based supervision and other rehabilitation programmes 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Probation Work 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard will be useful to people who are required to implement home-based supervision.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Demonstrate basic understanding of human behaviour.
  • Describe and explain the key principles of supervised rehabilitation programmes.
  • Implement home-based supervision.
  • Implement other supervised rehabilitation programmes.
  • Monitor and report on supervised rehabilitation programmes. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit calculation is based on the assumption that learners are already competent in terms of the following outcomes or areas of learning when starting to learn towards this unit standard:
  • Communications and mathematical literacy competence equivalent to NQF Level 3.
  • Competence equivalent to that described in the unit standards: Demonstrate an understanding of probation work; Demonstrate knowledge of crime prevention within a probation context; Apply knowledge of social issues in relation to probation work. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria.

    The following scope and context applies to the whole unit standard:
  • Supervised rehabilitation programmes include home-based supervision, and any other court ordered supervised rehabilitation. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate basic understanding of human behaviour. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Examples of behaviour typical at certain ages and stages of development are consistent with development milestones documented in culturally appropriate mainstream models. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Examples provided of 'seriously abnormal' behaviour are consistent with culturally appropriate mainstream models. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Behaviour for referral is accurately identified in terms of its characteristics and professional support required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Advice and/or suggestions within own scope of operation promotes sound relations, and is consistent with generally accepted parenting and/or relational skills and practices. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe and explain the key principles of supervised rehabilitation programmes. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Supervised rehabilitation programmes include: Home-based supervision programmes, short term while awaiting trial, or a 'sentence'. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The specific judicial procedures leading to the implementation of home-based supervision are accurately identified and described with reference to current legislation and regulations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Procedure include: reception, assessment, recommendation to court, court appearance, placement order.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The rationale behind supervised rehabilitation programmes is accurately explained with reference to over-crowding in correctional facilities, alternative sentencing policies, re-integrative placement and family preservation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Explanations of own supportive role includes nature of support provided to both child and/or client, and parent/s and/or family. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Explanations of own monitoring role provide clear descriptions of expected direct interventions and referral and reporting functions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Referral and reporting includes: refer client back to court; refer case to the Probation Officer.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Implement home-based supervision. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Preparation activities for home-based supervision are carried out within the agreed timeframe, and in ways that prepare the participants for their respective roles. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Preparation includes: work with victims as part of restorative justice; networking with child, victim, and family.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Role players are accurately identified, and their roles explained in line with current legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The home-based supervision contract is detailed and complete, out-lining all conditions to which role-players must comply, as per current legislation and regulations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Conditions typically include: school attendance; curfews; company; enrolment in programmes that meets needs of child; Parent obligations to ensure child's compliance; contact with APO; not re-offending; drug testing.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Contracted activities are creative, appropriate to the context, and are planned and prepared in detail prior to interaction with home-based supervision stakeholders. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Contracted activities: Work schedules, visits and interviews (required number per week as per organisations/ contract requirements), outings.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Relationships are maintained and strengthened to enhance effective supervision, using an appropriate range of interpersonal skills and guidance. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Relationships include: Family (parent/child), PO/APO and child, APO and parent.
  • Interpersonal skills include: active listening, conflict management, assertiveness, interviewing skills.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Opportunities for group work across a number of home-based supervision programmes are identified and implemented in ways that promote the purposes of the programmes and effective utilisation of resources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Problems outside of scope of authority, contractual and/or behavioural, are identified and referred to the Probation Officer or person responsible with a degree of urgency appropriate to the context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Implement other supervised rehabilitation programmes. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Supervised rehabilitation includes: spousal abuse, substance abuse. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The supervision contract is detailed and complete, out-lining all conditions to which role-players must comply, as per current legislation and regulations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Conditions typically include: restriction of movement; company, enrolment in programmes, contact with APO, not re-offending, drug testing, employment (efforts to find a job).
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Contracted activities are appropriate to the context, and are planned and prepared in detail prior to interaction with the client. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Contracted activities: Work schedules, interviews (required number per week as per organisations/contract requirements), group activities.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The relationship with the client is maintained and strengthened to enhance effective supervision, using an appropriate range of interpersonal skills and guidance. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Interpersonal skills include: active listening, conflict management, assertiveness, interviewing skills.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Opportunities for group work across a number of supervised rehabilitation programmes are identified and implemented in ways that promote the purposes of the programmes and effective utilisation of resources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Problems outside of scope of authority, contractual and/or behavioural, are identified and referred to the Probation Officer or person responsible with a degree of urgency appropriate to the context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Monitor and report on supervised rehabilitation programmes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Adherence to contract is monitored and all deviations from supervised rehabilitation contract are accurately identified, recorded and communicated to appropriate person within agreed time frame. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Visit registers are signed and up to date. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Reports are accurate with respect to critical indicators, in the required format, and available within specified time frames. 


    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.
  • Moderation Option: The moderation requirements of the relevant ETQA must be met in order to award credit to learners for this unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Candidates are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. This means that for the most part, the possession or lack of the knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the candidate's performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the unit standard. 

    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: monitoring involves identifying and solving problems. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community.
  • Note: core to the competence - major team work and coordination role. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively.
  • Note: scheduling visits and interaction is key. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
  • Note: gathering and organisation information is key to the function. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and / or language skills in the modes of oral and / or written presentations.
  • Note: communication skills are centrally involved in relationship building. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.
  • Note: not a key component. 

  • 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: important - in relation to the factors impacting rehabilitation. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Definition of Terms:

    Terms have been clarified as far as possible through the use of range statements. Further clarification of terms is provided as follows:
  • 'Assessment' means a process of developmental assessment or evaluation of a person, the family circumstances of the person, the nature and circumstances surrounding the alleged commission of an offence, its impact on the victim, the attitude of the alleged offender in relation to the offence and any other relevant factor.
  • 'Child' means any young person under the age of 18 years.
  • 'Diversion' means diversion from the formal court procedure with or without conditions.
  • 'Family member' means a person who is related to another person biologically, by law or according to customary law.
  • 'Home-based supervision' means supervision under certain conditions where an arrested, accused, convicted or sentenced child in the care of his or her parents or guardian or in the custody of any other person, is monitored by an assistant probation officer".
  • 'Restorative justice means the promotion of reconciliation restitution and responsibility through the involvement of a child and the child's parents family members victims and the communities concerned.
  • 'Supervision' means supervision of [a] an accused convicted or sentenced person by a probation officer [by virtue] in terms of the provisions of any law". 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  50041   Further Education and Training Certificate: Probation Work  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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