Certificate in Residential Care for Children and Young Persons

Course Code:

SCET18

Course Category:

CET Programmes

Duration (hours):

38.00


Fees (Please note that the fees listed are for your reference only. The final course fee may vary.)
Name Fee (Excludes GST) Fee (Includes GST)
Course Fee (Before Funding) $ 900.00 $ 963.00
Course Fee (After 80% funding from VCF) $ 180.00 $ 192.60

Overview:

The Children and Young Persons Home provide residential care for vulnerable children and young persons who are either abandoned, neglected or ill-treated by their parents and guardians or are in conflict with law. Given their adverse life experiences, these children are in need of safe and secured environment and additional care and support to help them overcome their negative experiences and address the resulting challenging behaviours.

The Certificate in Residential Care for Children and Young Persons therefore aims to equip people with the necessary skills and knowledge required to work effectively with vulnerable children in a residential care setting.

The following are the modules in this programme:

Module 1: Apply legislations and standards of care in the management of vulnerable children and young persons in residential care setting
This module provides an overview of Out-of-Home Care including the background to residential care in Singapore, its aims and purposes as well as the guiding principles to residential care. It explains how the different legislations such as Children and Young Person’s Act, Women’s Charter and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child may be applied when working with vulnerable children and young persons. Participants would also learn how the standards of care may be applied when working with children and young persons in residential care setting.

Module 2: Provide professional care and support to vulnerable children and young persons in residential care setting
This module explains the type of roles and responsibilities residential care staff usually undertake in a residential care setting. It also covers risk management strategies in maintaining a safe, supportive and secured environment apart from highlighting the best practices in relation to record keeping and documentation of personal information of children and young persons living in the residential care setting. The module further examines how the values and biases of the care staff might impact their work with children and young persons and explores ways to manage ethical issues at work using the Singapore Association of Social Workers (SASW) Code of Conduct. Additionally, participants will also learn practical self-care techniques to avoid burn-out and fatigue.

Module 3: Work effectively with different types of vulnerable children and young persons in residential care setting
This module provides an overview of the different types vulnerable children and young persons in a residential care and how care staff can effectively work and manage them. It explains some of the common types of developmental and behavioural disorders faced by children and adolescents and identify some of the sexual behaviour problems in children and young persons. Aside from this, participants will also gain a better insight on how to manage disclosure and report child abuse as well as work with families and various professionals in supporting the child abuse victims. Furthermore, participants would also learn how to better work with children and young persons with complex trauma using trauma informed care practices. Additionally participants will learn appropriate behavioural management methods to address challenging behaviours of children and young persons in residential care setting.

Target Participants:

This course is designed for in-service staff working in residential care settings for children and young persons, especially care staff, caseworkers and supervisors who meet the following requirements:
• Completed the Introduction to Child Protection Framework e-Learning course. Please download and submit the e-learning certificate to the enquiry officer for this course via email by the registration closing date.
• A minimum of GCE ‘N’ Level with credits including English Language as a first language.
• Two years or less working experience in residential care settings for children and young persons

Priority will be given to those working in children and young persons’ residential settings. Candidates who do not meet the minimum qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learning Outcome:

Module 1: Apply legislations and standards of care in the management of clients in residential care setting.
By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
1) Relate the purposes and principles in residential care provision to the protection of vulnerable children and young persons
2) Relate different legislations to the protection of children and young persons in residential care.
3) Exercise standard of care in working with vulnerable children and young persons in a residential care setting

Module 2: Provide professional care and support to vulnerable children and young persons in residential care setting
By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
1) Relate the different roles and responsibilities of care staff in residential care setting
2) Apply risk management strategies in maintaining a safe, supportive and secured environment
3) Apply best practices in record keeping and documentation in the management of residential homes
4) Apply the Singapore Association of Social Workers (SASW) Code of Professional Ethics in working with vulnerable children and young persons in residential care setting
5) Apply self-care techniques to manage burn-out and fatigue at work.


Module 3: Work effectively with different types of vulnerable children and young persons in residential care setting
By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
1) Relate appropriate methods in managing the different developmental and behavioural disorders in children and young persons
2) Relate ways to manage sexual behaviour problems in children in residential care setting
3) Apply the elements of trauma informed system in managing children and young persons in residential care setting
4) Use strategies to manage challenging behaviour of children and young persons in residential care setting
5) Respond appropriately to suspected cases of child abuse in residential care setting.

Assesment Details:

• Written Assessment for each module
• Face to face oral clarification will be conducted with participants to address minor performance gap in the Written Assessments.
• Participant who have met all the assessment criteria would be deemed “Competent” while those who did not would be deemed “Not Yet Competent”.
• Participant must be deemed “Competent” for all three modules to attain the Certificate in Residential Care for Children and Young Persons

Course Content:

The training will be held every Thursday & Monday (9.00AM - 1.00PM).

Remarks:

Please note that this course will be conducted online via Zoom (click to learn more about Zoom). Successful applicants will be able to access and download course materials from LearningCloud upon course confirmation. They will also be given the URL to join the Zoom course session with a unique password via email. As part of the funding requirement, the online training sessions will be recorded. Participants will be required to use their Name (as per NRIC) when joining the Zoom session and will have to enable the video while the session is in progress.

As part of SSG's funding requirements, the training session(s) will be recorded for audit purposes. Please ensure that your camera is turned on throughout the session(s). By agreeing to attend this course, you are deemed to have consented for your participation to be recorded.


Assessment will be conducted face-to-face at SSI. Successful applicants are required to sit for the assessment on a separate day to be further advised by SSI.

E-mode of delivery:
• Learners will receive online access to courseware instead of printed materials

Fee Remarks:

Applicable only to eligible NCSS Members and MSF Funded SSA participants

Trainer Profile:

This programme will be supported by trainers with experience and expertise in psychology, social work, child protection and residential work for children and youth.


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