I need to be aware of the most up to date legislations and guidelines, including the EYFS and welfare requirements. As a room leader it is within my role to ensure the staff within my room are also up to date with any changes and to guide and support them. Reflective practice is effective and a huge part of professional development. It enables me to look at my practice and see what we are doing well and the changes that need to be made. Improving my own knowledge and practice is valuable not just for myself but for my staff, my setting and the children within my care.
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 standards, legislation, 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 in a team meeting, supported housing meeting and also by email then the staff can always reflect back on information that has been sent 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, support worker & counsellor. Personal & professional development not only benefits me, but it also benefits the Company, as well as the staff & service users I support.
Promote Professional Development Unit 502 1.1 Explain the importance of continually improving practice The importance of continually improving your knowledge is to ensure that you are aware of and follow the current health and social care standards, legislation and guidelines. This is to ensure all practice is evidence based, up to date and relevant. Personal and professional development is not only for your benefit, but for the benefit of the residents and patients under your care. Also information gained is beneficial to colleagues as any relevant information should be disseminated to others. From a management point of view CPD is central to improving a service, it is a way of ensuring best practice is adhered to and all practice is up to date and relevant.
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.
Following best practice within your work role; As a guidance to follow the best practice I use the Codes of Practice and Care Quality Commission`s outcomes from which I can learn more to improve my practice. Every time I care for a patient my goal is to provide a high standard of care or to make all the effort to do it even when is not possible. I try to smile and make a difference for the patient applying person-centred approach care. I know is not always possible to apply the person-centred approach but I make every effort to do it and when the patient is satisfied with the care has been received is a feel better. I know a care assistance can make a huge difference in the care of the patient and always the care assistant is the bridge between the patient-nurse-doctors and family as is more in direct contact with the patient.
In my setting we have regular supervision with the team leader who will give constructive and good feedback. 2.2. Feedback is important in the healthcare setting for ongoing development for the staff. Feedback helps you improve your day to day work, and helps you focus on
Outcome 2 1. Being able to reflect on my work is a great way to progress as I can see where I need to improve, and learn from any mistakes. Having regular reviews where I can discuss my work helps to further my knowledge and skills at work. 2. I ensure that I follow procedures and guidelines to ensure that I meet standards.
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
Unit 502 Promote Professional Development Outcome 1 - Understand principles of Professional Development 1.1 - Explain the importance of continually improving knowledge and practice. As a professional, I have a responsibility to engage in continuous professional development. This means taking action to keep my skills and knowledge up to date and seeking to improve my capabilities across the range of tasks I carry out daily. Continually improving my knowledge is essential to my role and ensures that I have the skills and knowledge needed to create the best provision for the service users in my home. I need to be aware of the most up to date legislations and guidelines, including the CQC requirements and the welfare requirements.
Explain the importance of continually improving knowledge and practice. As a professional, I have a responsibility to engage in continuous professional development. This means taking action to keep my skills and knowledge up to date and seeking to improve my capabilities across the range of tasks I carry out daily. Continually improving my knowledge is essential to my role and ensures that I have the skills and knowledge needed to create the best for the organisation that I work for. I need to be aware of the most up to date legislations and guidelines, and the welfare requirements.