: Engage in Personal Development in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings Essay

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Unit 3: Engage in Personal Development in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings Unit code: A/601/1429 QCF Level 3 Specialist Credit value: 3 Guided learning hours: 10 1 Understand what is required for competence in own work role in own work role. 1.1 Describe the duties and responsibilities of own work role In supporting pupils effectively you should have a clear idea about the school structure and your role in it . you should have an up to date job description ,which is the realistic description on your duties. Then you need to review it and think about any changes that may have taken place.as well as a job description there may also be person specification, which should set out particular qualities relevant to the particular post. Be a good communicator and enjoy working with others It is vital that an assistant is able to share thoughts and ideas with others and is comfortable doing it. Use initiative Assistants need to be decide for themselves how to use their time if the teacher is not available to ask. There will always be some jobs which need to be done in classroom even if it just meaning sharpening of pencils or tidying the books. Respect confidentiality It is essential to maintain confidentiality .you may sometimes find that you are at the position that you are shared personal details concerning child or family. Although background and school records are available to those working in school.it is not at all appropriate to discuss them outside. Be sensitive to children’s need It is important to judge how much support to give whilst helping children. Have good listening skills You must be able to listen to others and have sympathetic nature as a teaching assistant. This is important quality as interacting with children as well as adult. Be willing to take training for personal development There will always be
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