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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply personal development strategies and skills to enhance effective service delivery in child and youth care work 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
254183  Apply personal development strategies and skills to enhance effective service delivery in child and youth care work 
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
117188  Apply personal development strategies and skills to enhance effective service delivery in child and youth development  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:
  • Reflect critically on own practice.
  • Identify and access resources for self-development.
  • Use supervision as a means of self-development.
  • Develop and implement a self-development plan. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication skills at NQF Level 4.
  • SAQA ID 254181: Demonstrate a basic understanding of the fundamentals of child and youth care work".
  • SAQA ID 254179: Work as part of a team, under supervision, with children and youth at risk.
  • SAQA ID 254187: Demonstrate basic interpersonal skills with children and youth at risk and their families.
  • SAQA ID 254175: Describe the use of relationships for developmental and therapeutic ends in child and youth care work.
  • SAQA ID 254180: Demonstrate knowledge of lifespan development theories for application in child and youth care work. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Reflect critically on own practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Encounters and interactions are analysed and described with examples drawn from own experience in terms of reference to the degree of their own presence, and responses they made during interactions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Presence includes:
  • Conscious and intentional use of self as a tool in the encounter; congruence between verbal and non-verbal communication.

    Responses include:
  • Reaction to "triggers" resulting in regrettable actions; positive interactions based on own strengths.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Intuitive and/or planned responses are evaluated for their appropriateness for the particular context, and in terms of own skills and strengths. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Areas for improvement in own practice is identified, and suggestions for change are appropriate to the identified development area and consistent with best practice in child and youth care work. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The importance of self awareness is explained with reference to care for self, improved understanding of the young person, and more effective responses in the moment at the point of need. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Self awareness includes:
  • Acknowledgement of what happens in the moment, and how that impacts on encounter with the young person.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The importance of awareness of one's own values and beliefs is explained with reference to the possible impact of these on interactions with young people. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and access resources for self-development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Self-awareness is described with reference to the conscious and unconscious behaviour of self in interactive situations, and the implications of that for the interaction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Self-awareness is described with reference to projection and its implications for interactive situations with young persons. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Self-awareness is described with reference to defence mechanisms and their role in interactive contexts with young persons. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The importance of taking responsibility for own development is explained with reference to types of support to promote personal, mental and emotional well being. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The role of counselling, therapy and other support is explained in relation to the need for emotional stamina and resilience. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Support identified and accessed is appropriate to the identified development need and is useful in resolving issues, as well as improving self-awareness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Resources identified and accessed are appropriate to identified development needs and the development of self-awareness. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Resources include:
  • Reflection, supervision, counselling, therapy, peer support, continuing professional development opportunities (conferences, workshops, structured reading programmes), networking with others in the field; wilderness programmes, opportunities that promote reflection.

    Development needs include:
  • Self-presence, capacity for appropriate expression of emotions, assertiveness in conflict situations, capacity to empathise.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Use supervision as a means of self-development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The role of online supervision and consultancy is explained in terms of own development and the delivery of effective service in a child and youth care context. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Role includes:
  • Building an experience base; improving decision making; more appropriate responses.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Supervision and peer support is intentionally used to facilitate reflection on own practice, identify development areas, and support self development. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Develop and implement a self-development plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Development needs identified are based on structured reflection on own practice, as well as consultation with supervisors and/or peers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Resources and/or support identified to assist in self-development are appropriate and accessible. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Development objectives are clearly stated in measurable terms, and timeframes allowed for development are realistic in terms of current stage of development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The plan is reviewed at agreed intervals with appropriate support persons. 


    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:
  • Important in reflection and identifying personal areas for development. 

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

    Note:
  • Development depends on working with supervisors and peers. 

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

    Note:
  • Critical to self-development. 

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

    Note:
  • Critical to self-development. 

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

    Note:
  • Critical to self-development. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.

    Note:
  • Critical to self-development. 

  • 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:
  • Critical to self development. 

  • 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 117188, " Apply personal development strategies and skills to enhance effective service delivery in child and youth development", Level 4, 5 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 
    Elective  49688   National Certificate: Victim Empowerment  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Elective  67509   Further Education and Training Certificate: Community Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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.
     
    1. Aids Foundation of South Africa 
    2. Better Best Health Training 
    3. Elective Training Institute Enterprise CC 
    4. Glicam Trading Enterprise 
    5. Gotsec Skills Training 
    6. Heartbeat Centre for Community Development t/a Heartbeat 
    7. Khanya Family Centre 
    8. LESEDI EDUCARE ASSOCIATION 
    9. MENTORNET (PTY) LTD 
    10. Petra institute of Development (PTY) Ltd 
    11. Retshetse Training Project 
    12. SERITI INSTITUTE 
    13. SPS Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    14. Tembe Service Providers 
    15. Thobologo Training and Education Group (Pty) Ltd 



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