The following global ideas guide the design and delivery of this course:
- Practicum experiences offer students the chance to learn through observation, reflection, and practicing new skills, as well as to refine existing skills and give to the community.
- Field experience also allows learners to demonstrate and enhance their abilities to problem solve, approach situations creatively, and to take responsibility for themselves as professionals.
- Examining personal assumptions, biases and cultural awareness will allow the students to become good practitioners.
- Receiving feedback from experienced and knowledgeable practitioners is crucial for good practice.
- Reflecting on and evaluating practicum experiences with the people being supported, colleagues and mentors increases learning and good practice.
- Experience in the field allows learners to demonstrate and enhance their abilities to problem solve, be flexible, think creatively and show responsibility.
- Seminar/Field practice
- Observation and Practice
This course will conform to Douglas College policy regarding the number and weighting of evaluations. Typical means of evaluation would include a combination of:
- Observed demonstration of skill/ Field assessment
- Written assignments
- Mid-point and final interviews
CFCS 1242 is a letter graded course.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Professional Skills
- Articulate personal strengths and set goals for learning
- Establish cooperative and effective working relationships with colleagues
- Seek and accept feedback from supervisors and coworkers
- Demonstrate an ability to evaluate their own work and apply professional feedback by changing workplace behaviours
- Demonstrate ethical behaviour and professional values
- Demonstrate appropriate boundaries, mental and emotional well-being and self-care
- Demonstrate an ability to work effectively with people from a different cultural background than their own
- Articulate an understanding of the impact of colonization on Canada’s first peoples
- Work Habits/Accountability
- Demonstrate appropriate work habits
- Demonstrate an ability to complete tasks as assigned
- Demonstrate initiative and responsibility
- Cultural Programming
- Participate in cultural programming
- Articulate the goals of the cultural programming
- Basic knowledge of Agency and Community Resources
- Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the agency, its values and mission statement, funding source, programs, and organizational structure
- Demonstrate knowledge of community resources and the referral process
- Describe how the agency works with Aboriginal peoples and communities in a culturally relevant way
- Support Skills
- Assess and understand the needs of people being supported from a holistic perspective
- Demonstrate an understanding of the unique physical, emotional, mental, spiritual and cultural needs of people being supported
- Adapt personal style and language to meet the unique needs of the different people being supported
- Demonstrate caring, empathy and genuineness
- Communicate effectively and respectfully
- Recognize and address personal biases and assumptions
- Describe a crisis situation and discuss problem solving strategies to support resolution of the crisis
- Advocate for others’ rights and self-determination
- Promotes safety of self and others
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Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
|Institution||Transfer Details||Effective Dates|
|There are no applicable transfer credits for this course.|