Unit 502: Promote Professional Development Haidee stone Effective support and supervision maximises learning on the job and supports the individual in a way which is appropriate to their stage of development. The wider process of reviewing overall performance and managing personal and professional are I find best considered as part of a systematic appraisal system. By having regular supervisions and appraisals at work, my manager helps to assist and guide me in identifying areas of my practice which may need enhancing and where gaps in my knowledge exist and would discuss my personal goals, career progression and my personal aspirations. First I will need to prioritise my goals, targets and objectives for my personal development. Once I‘ve identified these I look at the type of training opportunity which is appropriate and relevant to my role, and formulate a plan to how this will be achieved.
1. Understand principles of professional development 1.1 It is important to continue to learn new skills and improve knowledge so that I can get job satisfaction and improve the way I work as individuals and as a team. It is important to learn from mistakes we make and improve on the outcomes and experiences with whom we work. I ensure that I am aware of, and follow, the current health & social care standards, legislation, and guidelines for good practice. Learning new skills and refreshing training enables me to progress, and achieve within my career and working practices.
Reflective practice is a term used to describe a technique for analysing and addressing developmental needs which we may have. It is a process by which we look back on how we work or have worked, identifying weaknesses and areas for improvement. Reflective practice also enables us to identify strengths which we can maintain. Reflecting on our practice therefore helps us to improve and develop ourselves. Reflective practice can take place: verbally – discussing our progress and practice with managers, supervisors, tutors or colleagues in writing – such as writing an account or diary of daily activities, developments or incidents, and identifying ways in which we could use these experiences to improve.
It provides opportunities to learn from your experience and develop your working practice. It is both a tool to help you analyse specific interactions or incidents that have occurred at work, as well as a method of working in the moment that is mindful and self-aware. 1.2. Explain the importance of reflective practice in continuously improving the quality of service provided? Reflecting on your practise is important as it can help you to focus on what you have done well and identify areas you may need to improve I.e.
Important of Reflections Reflecting on my own practice is important because it allows me to assess what i am doing well, identify areas where you might like or may need more training or guidance in to ensure am performing to the best and meeting all standards and expectations within the care setting. It also helps me to think about what I am doing in the setting and always be aware of how I am working with others. Reflecting on my work practice can enhance and improve my confidence and self-esteem because I can look at what I am doing well, the things I have learnt and achieved and feel good about myself especially if I have been able to do something with ease which I use to find it difficult to do in the past, if I have been able to do something that I have never tried it before. This then gives me confidence to continue to work well and aim to try new things or use what new skills or knowledge I have gained in my care practices. Reflecting on my activities can help me learn from other people’s strategies.
Evaluate theoretical approaches to professional supervision It is important that supervisions are conducted on a regular basis to promote the professional development of the staff member and to resolve any issues that the staff member may be facing whether that be in the work place or in their personal lives. Supervisions are used to monitor working performance and to ensure that the staff member is working within the regulations of the code of practice, local nand national policy guidance and the company polices and procedures. Supervisions give both the staff member and the supervisor the opportunity to build an effective, open relationship where experiences and guidance is used and shared to improve working performance. The supervision can also be used as a training model setting goals and targets for the staff member to reach. Therefore improving personal competence and performance.
Secondly, you are making a written account of your job for others to see. I would also make use of ms outlook for reminders and for a better idea of my timescales of tasks I would also use this for long term planning. 3. Describe ways of keeping other people informed about progress and compare their effectiveness. What are the benefits and drawbacks of each approach?
the code of practice explain the way that we should be working, you can use them to think about the way you work and compare them to your own work and decide if you need to make any improvements. They enable us to gain professional development and provide a way to identify good practice. 1.4 Describe how own values, belief systems and experiences may affect working practice Values, belief systems and experiences may affect my working practice because if I treat people differently or force my views and opinions on to people it can cause conflict. By listening and understanding other people’s values and beliefs I can understand them and their beliefs better and improve communication with
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.
I can promote good practice by leading by example and by ensuring staffs are fully trained in risk assessment and promoting the individuals rights and person centred care planning. By ensuring staff are well trained and fully aware of risk management it ensures individuals are being actively supported and empowered to reach their full potential. I use my own supervisions with my manager to be able to reflect on my own performance and can look at ways in which this can be improved upon through training and development. It is also useful to periodically look at the HSE website to update my general knowledge on specific areas and through my 1 2 1 appraisal I use more in depth reflection processes to give examples of my own practices that demonstrate positive outcomes in the area of Health and Safety. 4.4 Analyse how helping others to understand the balance between risk and rights improves practice.