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NEW Family Support Skills (QQI LEVEL 5)/ CC019 (12 Weeks)

Course Overview

QQI Level 5 Minor Award in Family Support Skills 5N3738 (subject to course approval)
Course Code:
CC019 | TUES 19.00-21.30

This course is designed for those interested learning the skills, knowledge and competence that will aid them as a family support worker.

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Programme Description
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• Discuss the structure of the Health Service Executive and the role of the family support worker, to include knowledge of Irish child and family legislation
• Explore aspects of normative child development, to include influences of family dynamics, social, cultural and environmental factors on same
• Employ knowledge of legislation including risk management legislation and organisational structure in relation to family support work
• Discuss the various family types that have emerged in Ireland and their influence on child development
• Use a range of interpersonal and leadership skills required to promote effective relationships in family support work, to include advocacy, confidentiality and effective teamwork
• Develop an understanding of parenting skills to include an awareness of the adverse implications of social issues for same
• Employ the necessary skills and attitudes to work effectively with
others, including conflict resolution and negotiation skills
• Explore the importance of verbal and non-verbal communication and the range of key care skills to assist and support person in a family support context

Note: This course may take place at the Further Education and Training Centre Kilmallock Road Campus, Limerick

This provision is co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014 – 2020.