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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Develop and implement a community based rehabilitation programme 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
260377  Develop and implement a community based rehabilitation programme 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Ancillary Health Care 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 09 - Health Sciences and Social Services Rehabilitative Health/Services 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
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 enables health workers to develop and maintain a community based rehabilitation programme.

It includes supporting and assisting workers implementing rehabilitation to carry out their programmes effectively and efficiently and to provide or obtain assistance when necessary.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Assisting in organising and providing a basic rehabilitation programme to people with a disability in the area.
  • Assisting in providing basic rehabilitation intervention.
  • Assisting in providing rehabilitation to specific client groups.
  • Promoting adherence to record keeping norms and standards.
  • Promoting quality in treatment delivery. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication.
  • Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard includes but is not limited to knowledge pertaining to the different types of disabling conditions and the relevant intervention for each, how to identify people with a disability in the community, how to maintain adequate records and compile reports, run learning groups and provide assistance to workers delivering rehabilitation. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Assist in organising and providing a basic rehabilitation programme to people with a disability in the area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Help and advice is obtained from organisations of people with a disability on organising the service. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Assistance is provided in planning and implementing disability surveys carried out by those involved in rehabilitation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Information from disability surveys is collected and collated in order to compile a register of persons with a disability in the area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Assistance is provided in establishing a work schedule detailing the provision of a service to the identified people. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The establishment of organisations/groups of people with disabilities is established in order to ensure ongoing support. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The programmes are facilitated in order to provide an awareness of disability and disability issues in the community. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Assist in providing basic rehabilitation intervention. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Rehabilitation includes but is not limited to:
  • Training in activities of daily living, intervention to prevent deformities, improving mobility and reducing pain, assisting and supporting a client with a breathing problem. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The client's assessment is monitored and a problem list compiled between the worker, the client and family. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Assistance is provided in treatment planning to include all relevant aspects of rehabilitation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Ongoing intervention and support is monitored and evaluated when needed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Intervention is reported on and the client referred when necessary. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Appropriate teaching/learning techniques are applied in the various rehabilitation situations. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Assist in providing rehabilitation to specific client groups. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Client groups include, but are not limited to, children with disabilities, adults with physical disabilities, clients with psychiatric disorders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Client assessment for the specific diagnosis is monitored on an ongoing basis. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Assistance is provided in prioritising problems with reference to diagnosis, family circumstances and age of the client. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Assistance is provided with treatment planning according to the diagnosis and assessment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Specialist assistance is obtained and the client referred when necessary. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Promote adherence to record keeping norms and standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Current client records are maintained according to record keeping procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Treatment statistics are collated on an ongoing basis. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Reports are compiled and maintained on the work done within regular timeframes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A schedule of the workers under supervision is monitored and reported on a daily basis. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Assistance is provided with formation and implementation of treatment plans. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Assistance is provided with the planning of daily work schedules to deliver rehabilitation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Accurate records are compiled and maintained pertaining to site visits. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Promote quality in treatment delivery. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A mentoring and supervisory relationship is established with the client and relevant family members to sustain success of rehabilitation programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Client treatment is monitored regularly to determine progress. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Aspects of treatment problems are discussed and solutions sought between the worker, the client and his family. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Group learning discussions are established and facilitated on an ongoing basis to effectively support quality treatment delivery. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Principles of ethics are constantly applied to record keeping and storage, maintaining client confidentiality, observing client rights, obtaining informed consent. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Specialist assistance is sought and obtained when necessary. 


    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 
    The following embedded knowledge is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard:
  • Different conditions causing disability are identified and problems evaluated according to the WHO "Training in the community for People with Disabilities".
  • Appropriate intervention to facilitate independence and promote mobility implemented are facilitated, monitored and implemented.
  • Ongoing evaluation of clients progress is monitored.
  • Accurate records are kept and reports written.
  • Disability registers are kept.
  • Groups for people with disabilities are established. 

  • 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 physical disability, HIV and AIDS or other chronic physical condition. 

    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 physical disability. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with the person with a disability, HIV/AIDS or other chronic condition, 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 
    Recommendations:

    It is highly recommended that learners demonstrate competence or equivalent experience in the following unit standard:
  • ID 260463: Assist and support the client and family with Home based Care.
  • 117017: Provide information about TB and Directly Observed Treatment (DOTS).
  • ID 117498: Demonstrate knowledge of the provision and implementation of primary health care within the community.
  • ID 110044: Collect information to support a community needs assessment.
  • ID 117493: Provide information about HIV/AIDS and treatment options in community care and support situations.
  • ID 254220: Provide primary emergency care/first aid as an advanced first responder.
  • ID 260481: Identify and create an awareness of disability and disability issues in a community.
  • ID 260479: Promote Activities of Daily Living (ADL) for clients with a disability or a chronic condition.
  • ID 260498: Provide basic intervention to prevent deformities, improve mobility and reduce pain.
  • ID 260600: Assist and support a client with a breathing problem.
  • ID 260602: Promote independence in an adult with a physical disability.
  • ID 260599: Facilitate the optimal functioning of the person with a psychiatric disorder by promoting Activities of Daily Living.
  • ID 260559: Promote optimal functioning in Activities for Daily Living for a child with a disability.

    Activity Hours; Hours; Credits:
  • Classroom Learning; 30 Hours; 3 Credits.
  • On the job learning; 50 Hours; 5 Credits.
  • Self Directed learning; 20 Hours; 2 Credits.

    Total: 100 Hours; 10 Credits. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  64697   Further Education and Training Certificate: Community Health 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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