b) Individuals using the service and their carers Effective communication is vital between carers and the residents. This enables you to build a relationship with the people you care for and will ensure they feel safe and trust you to look after them. Communication is also needed so the residents can tell you how they are feeling and what their needs and wishes are. Aiii Identify three ways of finding out the communication and language needs of an individual. For each method, describe how effective it is at establishing the needs of the individual.
Unit 1 – Use and Develop Systems that Promote Communication Whilst at work it’s essential that I am able to communicate successfully with a variety of groups and individuals with changing needs and agendas. It’s imperative that I am able to adjust my communication style to meet the needs of those individuals. The group of people I communicate with are varied and include the following: - Young people within the service, Staff (I.e. team leaders and residential care workers). Operations and regional managers, Human resources, commissioning / placements and finance.
UNIT 324 support service users with specific communication needs Understand specific communication needs and factors affecting them 1. It is important for the carer to be aware of the service users preferred method of communication and to support the individual to use their preferred method. Service users have the right to communicate through their chosen method and their choice should be acknowledged and respected by supporting them. The individual’s right are particularly important when using specific communication methods and language because it’s their major way of communicating their needs and preferences. Communication is a basic human right.
Unit 501: Use and develop systems that promote communication 1:1 Review the range of groups and individuals whose communication needs must be addressed in own job role. Effective communication helps us better understand a person or situation and enables us to resolve differences, build trust and respect, and create environments where creative ideas, problem solving, affection, and caring can flourish In my role as Branch Manager of a care provider effective communication is paramount to its success. It builds trust, respect, enhances learning and accomplishes goals for not on myself but everyone around me. My role commands that I wear many ‘hats’ communicating with services users, workers(Carers/Nurses), advocates, my internal consultants, external professional bodies, solicitors, government regulators and my own senior management team. There are four main reasons why we communicate, Instrumental(To ask, to refuse, to choose or to express our needs), Informative( To gain information, convey information or to describe something), Expressive(To express thoughts or feelings), Social(Attracting attention, building and maintaining relationships).
1.2 Explain how to support effective communication within own job role Within my job role it is important to have good communication skills to develop positive relationships and share information. We communicate as much or maybe more through body language as we do with words; this includes facial expressions, eye contact, our stance or movement of arms, hands and legs. E.g. Effective body communication could be an open body stance, focusing your eyes on the service user or individual. Whereas crossing your arms or legs, sideway glances could block effective communication.
This reduces the possibility of mistakes being made, and ensuring appropriate care service delivery. It is important to work as a team with your colleagues, so that you all work to achieve the same outcomes and targets. 2. Be able to meet the communication and language needs, wishes, and preferences of individuals. 2.1 DEMONSTRATION 2.2 Describe the factors to
2.3 Explain why it is important to observe an individual’s reactions when communicating with them – It is important to observe an individual’s behaviour because their body language is also a form of communication. Communication is a two way process called an interaction and it is important to observe people as you deal with them. As a carer we must be good communicators, this means much more than just talking to people. We must communicate through speaking, facial expressions, body language and gestures to name a few. 2.
Everyone has a right to dignity, respect and choice and we need to be able to meet their communication needs in order to provide this. In my job role I’m constantly adapting the way that I communicate to meet people’s specific needs and making use of a lot of different forms of communication in order to find out people’s prefences and care for people in ways they wish to be cared for. I have learnt that it is really important for me to watch people’s reactions and body language when Iam communicating with them because quite often it helps me ascertain how they are feeling and highlights when there may be a problem or they are unhappy with something. Features of the environment that may help or hinder communication may be: • Sensory impairment, for example deafness, blindness or both. • Culture, for example languages or strong accents.
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1. Identify the different reasons why people communicate (1.1.1) The main purpose for communicating is to get your point across to others. This is important in my job role so that I can gain an understanding into each individual’s life learning about their background, interests and opinions; this will allow me to give the best person centred care I can. Communication is also used to express feelings and thoughts 2. Explain how communication affects relationships in an adult social care setting (1.1.2) When working in a care setting communication is very important.