I have done a placement at a place which provides services for disabled people, elderly people and special needs people.And they even look after disabled people too. Anyway they recently started to promote their services by putting stalls inside busiest shopping malls around sydney (That was called office launches). So my job role was to be there and talk with elderly people that who needs special needs and if they need them what I do is either giving our contact details or making a note of their contact details so we can contact them later. Moreover I used to get in touch with people, who are having elderly people at their homes too, so i gave our details and explained the services too.
So during these days I met different people with different cultures, some people just ignored me and went away thinking that we were going to collect money. Actually we are a australian government funded organization.
Anyway what i want to do is , using these experiences make a reflection report including and addressing the following, Name of the place I have worked ( Your Side Australia https://yourside.org.au/ ). And also I have uploaded some information of YourSide Organization. Please get info from them. Thanks.
Purpose: The purpose of this assessment is for students to reflect upon their community engagement placement and present their learning in a Learning in the Community Report
Report 1500-word report on placement. Students will reflect on the following topics:
The audience/customer: the community of people that they helped to serve during the placement
The purpose: the kinds of disadvantage observed, and/or the client needs addressed during the placement
The alignment of practice with theory- consider the community engagement theory, is this what you saw in practice?
Recommendations for improving community engagement in the Placement Organization
Reflection on your own values, assumptions and attitudes and the skills developed through the placement
LO3 evaluate the ethical and social responsibility of participants in business and community organisations (GA4, GA8);
LO4 evaluate strategies related to work readiness drawn from volunteer experience and associated personal and professional skill development (GA4, GA5, GA9);
LO5 demonstrate professional behaviour and attitudes (GA2, GA5); and
LO6 critically reflect upon the impact of the community engagement experience on their values, assumptions and attitudes (GA2, GA4, GA9)
Special note – Have a look on attached assignment rubric as well. Thanks.