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.
1.2 person centered values are important with care plans as Care planning is all about improving the lives of those who receive care. A person centered approach is fundamental to achieving high quality care, both for staff who implement care plans and for service users and their families who rely upon them. The emphasis must always be on the service user as an individual, with aspects of aspects of their unique qualities helping to inform the care plans, such as their life history, likes and dislikes, and experiences. Creating a care plan that ensures that person centred values are met will make all the difference when considering an individual’s ability to understand,
It is a skill in itself to be able to listen to feedback carefully without becoming defensive. It is often easy to begin to defend the reasons why I do things, but the key is to remember that the focus is on improving performance. It is my responsibility to ensure my knowledge and skills are up to date. It is important to regularly attend training and refresher courses such as First Aid, health and safety training. Legislations and procedures are constantly changing and it is important to maintain your knowledge and keep it correct.
I will speak to more experienced people regarding this, and take proper advise and guidance. I will agree and develop a learning plan to improve own work performance, that meets own needs, and follow a learning plan for improvement to my own work. I will also review progress against learning plan and make updates for improving own work and further learning. 1.4 Explain the purpose and benefits of trying out possible improvements to your own work. Every task has to be performed and every work has to be done with the best method and the most appropriate method in hand.
An employee also needs to develop the capacity or the skills to perform or work. Another important aspect of performance management is to periodically rate the performance of each and every employee or team member. A good way to keep employees motivated and performing well is to reward the good performance of each employee who does well. Planning work for any organization is very important. It is very important for the work to be planned out in advance to ensure success.
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.
Knowing your own strengths and weaknesses and those of your employees, taking the time to know your employees is vital for a strong and cohesive team environment and will enable you to be able to bring the best out of your team because you understand their strengths and weaknesses and you know the person. Being motivated, energised, focused, positive and loving what you do is a great example to lead by and I would ensure I always acted in a manner that reflected my values and work ethic and to be fair and firm in all my dealings, that is how I would measure my performance. There is so much more though to being an effective leader and good role model; you need to be able to set clear and defined personal and work goals, plans and activities that reflect the plans of your business and your own responsibilities and accountabilities. To measure my personal performance I would set performance based goals rather than goals based on outcome because with performance based goals you have control over how and when you achieve them and satisfaction when you do complete them. With outcome based goals you are
* To boost morale and confidence and encourage the emergence, growth and development of good ideas and practice. * To examine interventions, outcomes and consequences of those interventions and to explore other possible interventions. * To develop a greater degree of self-awareness, autonomy and self-esteem. * To assist staff to achieve their personal professional objectives. * To promote life long learning * To increase awareness of evidence based practice.
Unit 2-Promote Professional Development 1) Understand principles of professional development. 1.1 Explain the importance of continually improving knowledge and practice. There are many reasons to continually improve practice and knowledge this includes ensuring you are up to date with relevant policies procedures, legislation, framework and guidelines for good practice. It enables people to learn new skills and adapt practice to ensure that the practice they are giving in continual and appropriate throughout the setting. It ensures that you are aware of any changes that have been made in regards to safeguarding, early year’s foundation stage and first aid etc.
Reflective practice is essential to personal development and the goals and targets put in place at performance reviews can help to focus you and give you a renewed sense of ability to succeed and achieve. If needs have been identified then additional training can be arranged to help you become more effective in your role and improve your confidence. When considering reflective practice you need to be open to ideas and criticisms of others. Your should reflect on your own work and the work of others around you. You need to be constantly thinking of ways to develop and improve your practice and be able to