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SETA Decision Number 1010

Employee Wellness Programme

Facilitate the implementation of an integrated HIV and AIDS workplace programme, including:

  • Risk assessment
  • Establishment of Employee wellness team
  • Workplace policy development
  • Strategy and programme design

Our employee wellness training programme cover the following:

  • Development of Information, Education and Communication Material
  • HIV and AIDS workplace programme
  • Employee Assistance Programmes

INFORMATION, EDUCATION AND COMMUNICATION

AN INTEGRATED EMPLOYEE WELLNESS PROGRAMME draws on a variety of disciplines within the workplace. Information, education, and communication (IEC) are an integral part of an Integrated Employee Wellness programme.

Present day research studies are highlighting areas in the work place, which are becoming highly problematic for employers and employees. Problems such as work-related stress, drugs and alcohol misuse, and issues such as discrimination etc., can lead to high levels of absenteeism, sickness, poor productivity, decision-making and low–level of job satisfaction. They represent a major cause of accidents, fatal injuries, and disease at work.

At Skills Factory we develop IEC materials covering a wide range of topics, including:

  • HIV/AIDS - Occupational Health and Safety
  • TB
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • EAP
  • Stress
  • Personal Change

Our powerful team is committed to develop relevant materials and messages to assist business promote organisational and personal wellness.

The wellness messages that we convey are:

  • Consistent and accurate and disseminated in a continuous manner
  • Positive and aim to help people protect themselves and help those already infected to live productive and socially beneficial lives
  • Is action oriented; leading individuals to actions such as to go for voluntary counselling and testing
  • Offer options

HIV AND AIDS WORKPLACE PROGRAMME

Our workplace programme is designed to assist large and small business to address HIV/AIDS in an appropriate manner and design efficient workplace strategies to deal with the challenges that the epidemic poses on business.

Facilitate the implementation of an integrated HIV and AIDS workplace programme, including:

  • Risk assessment
  • Establishment of HIV and AIDS task team
  • Workplace policy development
  • Strategy and programme design
  • Training of HIV and AIDS task teams
  • Training of Peer Educators
  • Maintenance and support service

The wellness and HIV/AIDS messages that we convey are:

  • Consistent and accurate, and disseminated in a continuous manner
  • Positive and aim to help people protect themselves and help those already infected to live productive and socially beneficial lives
  • Is action oriented; leading individuals to actions such as to go for voluntary counselling and testing
  • Offer options

HIV/AIDS Training Programmes


Name of Learning Programme
Title of registered unit standards Number of credits Specific Outcomes
UNPACKING THE RAMIFICATIONS OF HIV/AIDS
NQF Level 5
SAQA US ID9224
Implement policies regarding HIV/AIDS in the workplace 4
  • Describe legislation and national policies relating to HIV/AIDS in the workplace.
  • Describe and analyse policies around HIV and AIDS in the workplace.
  • Develop appropriate HIV/AIDS policy for workplace consistent with national requirements
HIV/AIDS COMBATING SKILLS WORKSHOP
NQF Level 2
SAQA US ID8494
Demonstrate an understanding of HIV/AIDS and its implications 4
  • Describe and explain nature of HIV/AIDS.
  • Describe transmission routes.
  • Describe and explain practices, which reduce and prevent risk of infection.
  • Reflect on their own attitudes toward HIV and AIDS.
  • Describe and analyse attitudes toward HIV and AIDS in the workplace.
  • Outline the rights of people living with HIV and AIDS.
COUNSELLORS TO CARE WORKSHOP
NQF Level 4
SAQA US ID: 114478
Conduct basic lay counselling in a structured environment 15
  • Describe the functions and limits of the lay counsellor.
  • Set up a structured environment conducive to counselling.
  • Understand the requirements and apply the principles of lay counselling.
  • Apply the principles and processes of lay counselling in a structured environment.
  • Reflect on the counselling process.

WELLNESS WIZE WORKSHOP
NQF Level 4
SAQA US ID: 114212

Explain the impact of organisational wellness on a business environment and indicate a strategy for a business unit
3
  • To equip the learners with positive knowledge and skills on how to embrace HIV+ve co-workers and encourage openness within the workplace
  • To equip the learners with positive living knowledge on HIV/AIDS so that they spread the same knowledge to all who are infected or affected.
  • To promote a safe, caring, and positive working environment where HIV+ve co-workers can function optimally.
HIV AND AIDS INFORMATION DISTRIBUTION
NQF Level:4
SAQA US ID: ID: 8555
Contribute to information distribution regarding HIV/AIDS in the workplace 4
  • Describe attitudes toward HIV and AIDS in the workplace
  • Identify factors influencing attitudes toward HIV and AIDS
  • Plan an information session in the workplace on HIV and AIDS
  • Prepare information session in the workplace on HIV and AIDS
  • Offer information session in the workplace on HIV and AIDS
  • Evaluate the information session

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMME

Our workshops cover a wide subject area, however, there is a strong focus on work/life issues. Many of these short workshops cover key elements of a preventive service to complement and extend the benefits derived from an Employee Assistance Program e.g. stress (family, social, job), work related conflict and personal finance.

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE TRAINING UNITS

Name of Learning Programme Title of registered unit standards Number of credits Specific Outcomes
MONEY WIZE WORKSHOP
NQF Level 1
SAQA US ID: 12509
Manage personal finances 8
  • Prepare a personal budget
  • Open a personal bank account
  • Improves his/her financial situation
TIME MANAGEMENT
NQF Level 3
SAQA US ID 13918
Manage time and the work process in a business environment 4
  • Create, use and maintain a task list
  • Use and maintain a diary
  • Prioritise tasks
  • Plan and follow a work schedule.
TEAM TACTICS
NQF Level 3
SAQA US ID13912
Apply knowledge of self and team in order to develop a plan to enhance team performance 5
  • Understanding him/herself as worker in a specific position
  • Identifying own role in an organisation.
  • Understanding the dynamics within a specific group.
  • Using a variety of strategies to deal with potential conflict in a team or group.
  • Developing a plan of action to enhance team performance
KEEPING COOL WHILE UNDER FIRE
NQF Level 5
SAQA US ID114226
Interpret and manage conflicts within the workplace 8
  • Describe the main sources of conflict.
  • Explain appropriate techniques in conflict management
  • Describe the appropriate action plan and strategies to manage conflict
  • Explain the attributes of an effective conflict manager
TURNING STRESSES INTO STRENGTHS
NQF Level 3
SAQA US ID: 114939
Identify causes of stress and techniques to manage it in the workplace 2
  • Describe stress and its effect on daily life
  • Identify the causes of stress in own life
  • Identify reactions to stress in own life
  • Indicate techniques to help manage stress in own life
CELEBRATING DIVERSITY
NQF Level: 5
SAQA US ID: 15233
Harness diversity and build on strengths of a diverse working environment 3
  • Identify the nature of diversity in the working environment
  • Identify the positive consequences of diversity in the working environment
  • Identify and utilise commonality in diversity in the workplace to make the group more effective
  • Deal with disagreements and conflict arising from diversity amongst individuals and groups

 

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