BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

ACHD-228 - Case Management: Roles & Responsibilities of Community Health - 3.00 Credits

ACHD-228 - Case Management: Roles & Responsibilities of Community Health - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course will focus on casework practice and management for health care workers. This course will address the legacy of physical and sexual abuse in residential schools, including intergenerational impacts. It will also provide students with an understanding of the specific roles and responsibilities of community health workers, particularly those working in Aboriginal communities. Students will learn how to apply theory into practice; they will also look at casework examples and conduct an assignment with a community health worker. Students will learn about the administrative responsibilities of community health workers including developing competencies in office management, scheduling, recording and reporting, clinical and ethical decision-making as well as communicating with colleagues and supervisors. Students will learn the importance of self-care and implementing a personal wellness plan, to prepare them for their own professional careers.
Part of the:
  • CAREER TRAINING (HUMAN SERVICES) Department
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Aboriginal Community & Health Development Diploma - Aboriginal Community and Health Diploma
  • Chemical Addiction Worker Diploma - Diploma Completion Plan
  • Prerequisites : ACHD 125, or ADCT 104
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Masters Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week.
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  • describe the function of Intake, Assessment, and Goal Setting as a practice process;

  • demonstrate knowledge of self-care processes;

  • articulate functions of case management, clinical practices and ethical guidelines as they relate to service delivery;

  • identify the role of monitoring, reassessment, supervision and evaluation in the counseling and case management process;
  • administrate various levels of case management and community development activities;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the process of colonization and the impact of Residential school on Aboriginal individuals, families and communities;
  • demonstrate the ability to incorporate practice standards, guidelines into traditional teachings and values; and
  • demonstrate an understanding of the role of mandates and missions in case management programs.

  • Text and Materials:
  • Eyles, John. A needs-based methodology for allocating health care resources in Ontario, Canada: Development and an application. 1991. Social Science Medicine Four World Development Project: Teaching of “The sacred tree”.


  • Other Resources:
  • As per Instructor.
  • Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved August 2009.