General social care council set out Codes of practice for social care workers and social care worker employers, one of the standards is shown below: * Be accountable for the quality of their work and take responsibility for maintaining and improving their knowledge and skills. I have a responsibility for my own personal development. I’m always looking for ways to improve my knowledge and development, I do this by ensuring all my mandatory training is up to date and by looking for new training opportunities to expand my knowledge in other relevant areas. I keep myself updated with changes in health and social care and amend my ways of working to reflect the changes, I do this by way of development reviews with my manager, emails (including CQC updates, Skills for care, SCIE), company policy and procedure
1.1 I feel it is important for me to continually improve my knowledge to ensure that I am aware of, and follow all the current health and social care and CQC standards, legislation, changes in law, and guidelines for good practice as well as ensuring I follow my company’s policies and procedures. I also feel it is vital that I pass any new knowledge I gain on to my team because this provides them with up to date information in order for them to carry out their roles as support workers effectively. I will do this during team meetings, supervisions and mandatory training, this also allows staff to reflect back on information that has been given to them. For me learning is a way of gaining new skills and it enables me to progress, and achieve within my career and working practices as a team leader. Personal & professional development not only benefits me, but it also benefits the company, as well as the staff & service users I support.
Unit 2: Promote Professional Development 1. 1.Understand the principles of professional development. 1.1 Explain the importance of continually improving knowledge and practice. To ensure that high standards of care are kept continuously as circumstances and environment changes, everyone must continuously be aware of how they can be changed and developed to improve. Continually improving knowledge and practice benefits both resident and the carer.
Within each employee’s PDP a person centred approach should be applied to address any barriers they have to learning and the plan should be adopted to best suit their needs, to build their confidence and to encourage their enthusiasm and commitment to lifelong learning. Skills for Care leadership and management strategy (SfC 2006a) defines the necessity for Health & Social Care organisations to implement CPD systems to ensure the individual and the organisation effectively implements CPD. The following table indicates the requirements that Skills for Care
CU2942 Promote Professional Development 1.1 It is important to continually improve my knowledge and practise within my role (as well as for others in their roles), so that I am aware of the up to date training, legislation and good practice. As I am a line manager I must set an example to others, and be knowledgeable enough to answer queries and share information. As legislation and methods of working in social care are often improved and adapted, I must keep up to date. Through expanding my knowledge I gain a better understanding of the job, which I can then pass on to others. I am able to undertake new duties through improvement, which makes my role more varied and interesting.
Unit 1 – communication and supportive skills Communication is important in almost all fields. Communication helps you to understand what the other person is saying. It is also an important strategy in order to deliver what you or the other person is trying to say. The role of communication is to develop new skills and clearly understand the service user in order to give the best possible health care. As a health professional if you want to deliver good quality care you need to communicate effectively and it will also help you to learn the needs of your client this is important because so that the service user knows they are in good hands and it also gives them an idea on what is going to happen.
CU1531 Engage in Personal Development In Health, Social Care Or Children’s and Young People’s Setting 1.1 Duties and responsibilities of my work load are as follows: * Responsible for ensuring the needs of the supported individuals are met to a high quality standard, whilst adhering to external quality and regulatory standards, internal SLC policies and procedures and contractual obligations. * Undertakes effective completion and management of documents. * Carries out administrative duties (e.g. filing, archiving, photocopying, arranging appointments etc). * Implements support plans by providing 1:1 support for supported individuals offering a range of services which help promote independence, self confidence and a positive self image.
1.2 Explain the importance of reflective practice in continuously improving the quality of service provided. Reflective practice should be important in just about anything the ward and I want to do well. It is the opportunity to look over what I have done, see what needs to be improved and what worked well. I can make a record of what went well (at least a mental one) and look for ways to improve the things that need to work better. It enables me to consider new approaches which could be applied and develop a greater self-awareness.
To treat them with honesty, dignity, and respect is my core focus. My vision for myself as a nurse is that I will create a map in my mind and set high standardized goals which will lead me toward the advancement of my career. I will continue to educate myself with the latest technology and research which will help me in my professional career. I want to succeed in my leadership role which will make a difference in nursing as I can give rise to other successful nurses. I will use all my strength and skills to complete all the challenges I face to provide the best outcome for my patient and the organization.
Additionally, maintaining accurate records of all care and support given is a requirement of my job role. There will be occasions when I need to liaise with other professionals involved in the care of a service user to ensure they are living their lives optimally. The role comes with a number of responsibilities, such as protecting service users confidentiality, respecting beliefs and values, maintaining accurate records, reporting accidents and incidents, promoting independence and dignity, being respectful of service users and everyone involved in their care. As well as this, there is an expectation to be aware of all of the policies and procedures of the organisation and to follow them in the normal course of duty. As a social care work am also required to work in accordance to the codes of practice that have been set out by the general social care council.