Communication is an essential tool a carer can use to meet the needs of children. It is a basic requirement of my job role to communicate with individuals and their families, other members of staff on a daily basis. Communicating with other staff members ensures effective team working and continuity of care. It also ensures any health and safety issues are recognised and reported. All carers complete communication books after seeking an individual, thereby keeping other staff informed and aware of current situations within the workplace.
I can also refer to service users care plans or ask my manager for training on things I may find difficult. To develop a personal development plan I would ask my manager for assistance and would also involve any family members or advocates for advice and information. Personal choice for the person the plan involves is imperative to make it correct. I have recently completed a dementia awareness course this made me more aware of the different behaviours and
Parenting courses available include: Freedom Programme, Triple P, Speak Easy, Babyology, Mellow Parenting and Parenting Workshops. Outreach and family support is available to families requesting the service both in the home and at the Centre. Parents and Early Life Support Officers engage in a mutual exploration of goals and outcomes with a solution focussed approach. The Supporting Families Team with an emphasis on delivering intervention services work with families where additional support has been identified as being beneficial to those families. Services tend to be bespoke, meeting the individual family need.
How can communication affect relationships in the work place? Practitioners needs to communicate with their colleagues, parents and other professionals in order to achieve effective practice, it is essential to build good relationships with a range of people. Practitioners who have good communication skills tend to have good relationships with children, parents and other adults. Relationships are built on body language, facial expressions and the way people listen and talk to others. To work effectively we have to communicate information, this will include information such as how the child is feeling, what kind of day they have had, what their play interests are or information regarding their health, referring them to outside agencies like speech therapists.
To ensure effective teamwork and continual care of the children we must communicate well by keeping each other informed and aware of current situations going on around us. Communication involves Verbal (talking) and Non Verbal (non talking) communication. To be able to communicate effectively you need to try and consider their point of view and be very clear on what you are talking about and make sure the other person understands what you are talking about. The benefits I will have of effective communication in my work role will be my relationship with the children and their parents and the relationship with my work colleagues. With children you need to get down to their level to speak to them and make eye contact.
We also communicate in order to motivate the people around us to name a few reasons. 2. Explain how effective communication affects all aspects of own work whilst working in childcare effective communication is paramount. We communicate with the children in order to teach them new skills, we also use communication to encourage and motivate the children as well as other staff on a daily basis. We as staff must communicate in order to keep the children safe from relaying information of a hazard check or announcing the finding of a potential hazard to passing on concerns about a child if that should arise.
The importance of partnership with parents During the course of this essay I will discuss how parents’ involvement in my setting can be reflected into my workshop plan, and how this should include aspects of parental feedback on daily activities. I will also reflect on the how I engage with parents of children under my care as an early year’s practitioner in accordance with Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS, 2012). As an early year’s practitioner, I provide a welcoming and accepting environment for children and their families (DCSF, 2008) where the display of successful communication with parents is essential to further support the development of children. The importance of parental role in their child’s learning was recently highlighted by the department for education (2012a), which stated that ‘informing’, ‘reporting ’ and `discussing’ children’s progress with parents and the next step of their child development is of key importance in a child’s learning process. This point has been supported by evidence derived from numerous publications, which suggest that parents generally know their child the best, and are the main educator in the child’s life (Essa, 2007).
In a social work environment communication can be an essential tool in order to meet the needs of a vulnerable adult. It is a basic requirement in the social care role to communicate with the individuals you care for their families and also with other members of staff involved with their care on a daily basis. Communicating with the other staff members you work with shows team working and continuity of care. It also ensures health and safety issues are recognised and reported. One form of this communication is a verbal handover at the beginning and end of each shift, there is also the filling in of relevant communication books and care plans for each of the individuals you care for, this keeps others in the knowledge of the current situation in the work place with service users.
As a practitioner it is very important to be able to communicate with other members of staff and parents and the children in a respectful manner, and to be able to discuss any concerns you may have with another member of staff for example if you have any concerns about a child in your care. It is also important to remember the importance of being able to communicate with the children’s parents effectively and to make them feel welcome when they come inside of the classroom and to always try your hardest to answer any questions they may have if you cannot answer the questions get back to them straight away. Personal Hygiene. 2. I was a positive role model when I told all of the children about the importance of washing hands before they eat their fruit at playtime or lunch at dinner time.
However, in order to provide effective and timely treatment, the therapist must understand and motivate each family member interactions (Nichols, 2010). According to Nichols (2010), it is important to reiterate the initial phone call so that everyone will know and understand why they are in therapy. In order to build alliance in the Rodney’s family session, I must first build trust in me as a therapist. This will allow them to open up and express their feelings. As a counselor, I should also have and use a strategic plan.