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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Facilitate the optimal functioning of the person with a psychiatric disorder by promoting activities of daily living 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
260599  Facilitate the optimal functioning of the person with a psychiatric disorder by promoting activities of daily living 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Ancillary Health Care 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 09 - Health Sciences and Social Services Preventive Health 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03  12 
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 is to enable the learner to facilitate and administer programmes for persons with psychiatric disorders to become independent in activities of daily living (ADL).

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Identifying a person with a possible psychiatric disorder.
  • Determining the different disabilities experienced by the client with a psychiatric disorder.
  • Assisting the client to participate in activities of daily living.
  • Monitoring and evaluating the client's wellbeing. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 2.
  • Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard includes but is not limited to the problems arising out of the different psychiatric conditions causing disability.

    Conditions that give rise to disabilities in adults include but are not limited to, psychoses, bipolar disorders, substance abuse, epilepsy, Alzheimer's disease, mental illness arising from HIV and AIDS and other chronic conditions. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify a person with a possible psychiatric disorder. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Mental health is defined according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) in terms of emotional, social, physical and spiritual well being and possible examples are related to people in own community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Factors contributing to mental illness are identified and explained by examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Factors include, but are not limited to, stress, substance abuse, bewitchment, disease conditions.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Persons with psychiatric disorders in own community are identified based on observed problems and screening procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Differences between psychiatric disorders and intellectual disabilities are described in terms of behaviour observed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The effect of psychiatric disorders on the client, significant others and the community are explained in terms of behaviour observed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The stereotypes and discriminations associated with psychiatric disorders are identified and discussed with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Ways of approaching the client with a mental illness are discussed with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Determine the different disabilities experienced by the client with a psychiatric disorder. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Common psychiatric illnesses and disabilities identified in own community are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Psychiatric conditions are described in terms of their possible cause/s and the ability of the affected person to function normally. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The people in the community with disabilities are located according to the screening procedure in the WHO document "Training in the community for people with a disability". 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Factors that may contribute towards mental illness are identified in terms of their impact on behaviour. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Assist the client to participate in activities of daily living. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An appropriate programme to help the person independently carry out self care, household and social and recreational activities is devised and the client assisted to implement it. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Self care tasks include but are not limited to eating, dressing, washing self, brushing teeth, going to the toilet, nail care, skin care.
  • Household activities include but are not limited to preparing food, cooking, sweeping the yard and the house, washing the floor, washing dishes, washing clothes, ironing clothes, making beds, fetching water and firewood, growing vegetables, shopping and using money.
  • Social and recreational activities include but are not limited to programmes tin which the client can participate in own community.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Precautions in carrying out activities of daily living (ADL) are implemented in line with client needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The degree of assistance and training needed is determined, implemented and evaluated on an ongoing basis. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Medicinal routines are planned together with the client and significant others and implemented in relation to level of independence. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Ways in which significant others can deal with the person with a psychiatric disorder are identified and explained according to the resources available. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The client is assisted in accessing appropriate resources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The client is informed of the various policies and legislation with regard to his/her condition and rights and referred to various services if necessary. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Various services include but are not limited to occupational therapy, medical, social services and grants, support and community groups.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Monitor and evaluate the client's well being. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Accurate records of the client's treatment are kept and updated regularly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    ADL and related programmes are managed in an ethical manner, ensuring that confidentiality and levels of trust are maintained client's rights are preserved. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A therapeutic relationship is established and maintained as part of the programme follow up. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Advice is sought from a professional where and when necessary. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Support and follow up is provided to the client and significant others in terms of ensuring the ability to maintain and cope with the agreed routine. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Support and follow up includes but is not limited to checking on compliance to medication, the client's mental state, significant others' ability to cope, recognition of deterioration and the client's ability to cope with daily life tasks.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Definition of mental health and mental illness.
  • Different types of disabilities caused by psychiatric disorders as per the WHO manuals Training in the Community for people with a disability.
  • Locate and approach people with a psychiatric disorder in the community.
  • Rights and responsibilities and legislation relating to mental health.
  • Establish a therapeutic relationship with client and family.
  • Available resources for people with psychiatric disorders and who to refer them to. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Anticipate and solve problems encountered by the person with a psychiatric disability, HIV/AIDS. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with the community and with others in a multidisciplinary team. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities to work effectively within the context of their communities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect organise and evaluate information and resources with respect to assisting a person with a psychiatric disability. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with the person with a psychiatric problem, HIV/AIDS, the family, social group, health team and community in order to facilitate improved participation in activities of daily living. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems and the impact of dependence in activities of daily living on these systems. 

    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 
    It is strongly recommended that the learner be found competent in the following unit standards prior to learning towards this Unit Standard:
  • ID 260463: Assist the client and significant others to manage home based health care.
  • ID 117017: Provide information about TB and Directly Observed Treatment (DOTS).
  • ID 260406: Assist in facilitating and implementing primary health care projects within the community.
  • ID 110044: Collect information to support a community needs assessment.
  • ID 260597: Provide information about HIV and AIDS and treatment options in community care and support situations.
  • ID 119567: Perform Basic life support and first Aid procedures.
  • ID 260481: Create an awareness of disability and disability issues in a community.
  • ID 260479: Promote activities of daily living for clients with a disability or a chronic condition.
  • ID 260498: Provide basic interventions to prevent deformities improve mobility and reduce pain for clients with disabilities.

    Credit Justification:

    Activity Hours; Hours; Credits:
  • Classroom Learning; 35 Hours; 3.5 Credits.
  • On the job learning, site visits, and clinical accompaniment; 70 Hours; 7.0 Credits.
  • Self Directed learning; 15 Hours; 1.5 Credits.

    Total: 120 Hours; 12 Credits. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  64769   National Certificate: Community Health Work  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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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