1. Understand principles of professional development 1.1 It is important to continue to learn new skills and improve knowledge so that I can get job satisfaction and improve the way I work as individuals and as a team. It is important to learn from mistakes we make and improve on the outcomes and experiences with whom we work. I ensure that I am aware of, and follow, the current health & social care standards, legislation, and guidelines for good practice. Learning new skills and refreshing training enables me to progress, and achieve within my career and working practices.
To be able to do this there needs to be clear objectives set which must be worked towards in order to reach the desired outcome. To be able to work with outcome based practice the desired outcome must be established first, this helps the team, service users and others know what the end product should be. Throughout this process there should be regular reviews to find out how outcomes are being met and find out the impact or changes that it had had on the service user. Where positive changes have been identified the programme should continue towards the goal, if however there appears to have had a negative impact on the service users then new strategies should be discussed. It follows a person centred approach to support, always keeping the needs and wishes of the service user in mind and looking to achieve the best possible outcome.
My belief is to have a aim in life, and work towards it, whether it be a aim in life to work towards, whether it be higher qualifications to better my job prospects or working towards bettering my career path, each is a great belief for me to acheive as this will be beneficial to my children and improve my way of life. While my Values and Beliefs are important to me I appreciate that not everyone values the same qualities. While it has not been an issue in my current position I could say that I may have less empathy or patience for people who are more work shy or don't work to my standard. It is important that i dont allow my beliefs and values to place a strain on my relationships with both colleauges and service users. Working in the Health sector, you are most likely to come accross people with views you dont agree with and some people wont understand your point of view.
Understanding my personal competencies will also help me improve my critical thinking skills. This is accomplished by understanding the personal competencies I already have that are strong and the ones that are weak. Then I will have to identify personal competencies that I will need to improve my critical thinking skills and come up with a plan to develop them. I would also establish a effective way to improve the weaker competencies that I have. Understanding my personal competencies and how to identify new ones needed will help me improve my critical thinking skills.
M2 – Assess the importance of employability, and personal skills in the recruitment and retention of staff in a selected organisation (Strodes) At Strodes, it is important to have good employability and personal skills in order to be recruited as staff. The first skill you need would be suitable qualifications. This is important because if you don’t have the right qualifications for the role you are applying for then you aren’t going to be able to carry out the job efficiently. This skill would be more important for recruitment than it would be for retention because it is more important to hire someone who has the right qualifications than to keep someone like that, and also because when you are choosing who to keep out of a group of staff who are already hired, they are all going to have good qualifications or you wouldn’t have hired them in the first place. Having experience in a similar role is also more important when recruiting rather than when retaining because once you have employed staff they will become experienced in that role, whereas when you are recruiting it is a new start which could be more difficult to settle in and do the job efficiently.
• Reflecting on work activities in an important way to develop knowledge, skills and practice enables us to reach our goals, achieve a better understanding of ourselves, self-awareness, strengths and weaknesses. To be able to reflect on how individuals are doing to transfer theoretical knowledge to practice. The things that I know or what I don’t know, how to achieve some goals, achievements and where I need to improve. 1.3 Describe ways to ensure that personal attitudes or beliefs do not obstruct the quality of work • The ways to ensure that personal attitudes or beliefs do not obstruct the quality of work is to find out about individual history, attitudes, beliefs, promote empathy and be professional at work, by not posing my beliefs to others as they have a right to their own beliefs. 2.
Self reflection is also knowing that I may need professional development in an area. This is needed so that I can be able to show unconditional positive regard, a non judgemental attitude and to be able to show empathy. Therefore it is important that I take time out to reflect in my performance and development. Self awareness can also be done in supervision or through peers. It helps to keep one’s mind fresh and with new ideas on how to deal with issues which I face during my sessions with a client.
b) Why is reflective practice important? - effecting on your practise is important as it can help you to focus on what you have done well and identify areas you may need to improve I.e. It may make you consider new approaches or make you consider learning more or beginning new courses in relevant subjects. You can use reflective practice to improve the quality of the service you provide by thinking about a task you previously completed and asking yourself: What could have been done better? & how will I do that task next time?
Analysis what sense can you make of the situation Conclusion what else could you have done? Action Plan if it arose again what would you do? 2. Why is reflective practice important? Answer Reflective practice is important as it enables you to achieve a better understanding of yourself, your skills, competencies, knowledge and professional practice.
Healthy development of both my attitude and my approach will help me to achieve any measured amount of feelings of happiness or success. As I make choices today to insure personal or professional advancements or progress day to day, I am aware of the impact these decisions will have later in my adult life. I am mindful to give consideration to the choices I have. By my knowing the importance of making the correct choices now, I see how this will possibly lead to feelings of regret or despair during my late stage development, if I make poor choices today. In order to avoid this from happening in my future, I am careful to give proper thought to the choices I make today.