Details for Case Management
This subject will prepare you for working within the human services. It will provide an overview of the human services as a whole and of some of the theoretical approaches that may guide practice. This subject will include a focus on case management and the many roles that case managers, counsellors and social workers may take within the human services and counselling practice. Reflective Practice will be discussed throughout the course schedule to aid you in becoming familiar with the processes and theories that underpin good practice.
- Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
- Course code: SSC102
- Credit points: 10
- Subject coordinator: Rebecca Loundar
Students should complete SSC104 - Skills for Counselling as a co-requisite.
Awards offering Case Management
This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:
- Describe the case management process and its function within the human services;
- Examine the various roles counsellors may take in human service delivery;
- Demonstrate knowledge of the theoretical underpinnings and conceptual approaches to case management;
- Identify appropriate service approaches to various client situations and demonstrate a reflective practice stance.
- The generalist human service approach to practice
- The case management approach and frameworks
- Case management responses to common presenting problems or community issues
- Case studies around the case management framework and its usefulness within the human service sector
- Self-reflective practice and professional development and the usefulness of these tools within the human services
- Research into the many roles that professionals may have within the human services such as advocate, broker, facilitator, mediator
- The definition and theoretical underpinnings of human services
- An overview of Australian, and particularly the local, human service system/agencies
- The purpose of the human services
- Where counsellors, chaplains and social workers may fit within the human services
This course may be offered in the following formats
- Face to Face (onsite)
- Distance/E-Learning (online)
- Intensive (One week: 7 hours per day for 5 days = 35 class hours + approx 85 hours out of class time for research, writing, exam preparation and execution, ancillary activities associated with completion of assigned tasks.)
- Extensive (5 days spread over the semester)
- Minor Essay (30%)
- Case Study (30%)
- Major Essay (40%)
- Gursansky, D., Kennedy, R., & Camilleri, P. (2012) The practice of case management: effective strategies for positive outcomes. Sydney, NSW: Allen & Unwin.
- Woodside, M. & McClam, T. (2013). Generalist case management: A method of human service delivery (4th ed.) South Melbourne, VIC: Cengage Learning.
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