- Describe the duties and responsibilities of your work role. (AC: SHC022. 1.1). 3
- Identify the standards that influence the way care workers carry out their roles. (AC: SHC022. 1.2) (AC: PSCW22. 1.1). 3
- Explain why reflecting on work activities is an important way to develop your own knowledge and skills. (AC: PSCW22. 1.2). 3
- Describe ways to ensure that personal attitudes or beliefs do not obstruct the quality of work. (AC: SHC022.1.3) (AC: PSCW22. 1.3). 4
5.0 Describe how a learning activity has improved your own knowledge, skills and understanding. (AC: PSCW22. 2.1) 4
- Explain how reflecting on work activities is an important way to develop your own knowledge and skills. (AC: SHC 022. 2.1). 4
- Assess how well your knowledge and skills meet the standards. (AC: SHC022. 2.2). 5
- Describe how reflecting on a situation has improved my own knowledge skills and understandings. (AC: PSCW 22. 2.2) 5
9.0 Demonstrate the ability to reflect on own work activities (AC: SHC 022. 2.3). 5
- Describe how feedback from others has developed their own knowledge, skills and understanding. (AC: PSCW22. 2.3) 6
- Identify sources of support for own learning and development (AC: SHC022. 3.1) (AC: PSCW 22. 3.3) 6
- Define the term “personal development plan” (AC: PSCW22 3.1). 6
- Describe the process for agreeing a personal development plan and who should be involved (AC: SHC022.3. 6
- Identify who could be involved in the personal development plan process (AC: PSCW22.3.2) 7
- Contribute to drawing up own personal development plan (AC: SHC 22. 3.3). 7
- List the benefits of using a personal development plan to identify ongoing improvement in own knowledge and understanding. (AC: PSCW22.3.4). 7
- Show how a learning activity has improved your own knowledge, skills and understanding. (AC: SHC 22. 4.1) 7
- Show how Feedback from others has developed my knowledge, skills and understanding. (AC: SHC22.4.3) 8
- Show how to record progress in relation to personal development (AC: SHC22. 4.4). 8
1. Describe the duties and responsibilities of your work role. (AC: SHC022. 1.1)
My current role is as a “Support Worker” for adults with Learning Disabilities in a residential setting. I am responsible for providing support to the service users, and my duties within the service include. Personal care, assisting with meal preparation, assisting with medication, supporting one to one active support, engaging service users with their environment and maintaining records (daily and monthly) for services delivered. I treat all service users with respect and dignity, and my work practices reflect and promote equal opportunities, I aware of the safeguarding of vulnerable adults, and mental Capacity acts. I have read, and understand my Company’s policies and procedures, and am aware of what to do in most circumstances, and the correct reporting/recording procedures to follow. I always work in a professional manner and ensure all service user information is kept up to date, and confidential. I receive regular supervision with my Senior, where I can discuss any problems, and get support. I can also request training, and my manager can highlight areas where they think I may benefit from further training.
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2. Identify the standards that influence the way care workers carry out their roles. (AC: SHC022. 1.2) (AC: PSCW22. 1.1)
The Standards that Influence and govern the way effective Care practices are implemented, are: Care Standards Act 2000, Health and Personal Social Services Order 2003, Health and Social Care Act 2003, Health and Social Care Act 2008, Health and Social (Reform) Bill Mental Health Act 1983 and 2007, Police Act 1997, Protection of Vulnerable Adults (POVA) Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001, Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006, Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992, Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999, Codes of Practice National Occupational Standards.
3. Explain why reflecting on work activities is an important way to develop own knowledge and skills. (AC: PSCW22. 1.2)
Being able to reflect on our actions and experiences, learn from them and adapt our behavior accordingly are some of the most important personal development skills we can acquire. Reflective practice is the process that enables us to achieve a better understanding of ourselves, our knowledge and understanding, our skills and competencies, and workplace practices in General, and in the process deliver the best support to our service users.
4. Describe ways to ensure that personal attitudes or beliefs do not obstruct the quality of work. (AC: SHC022.1.3) (AC: PSCW22. 1.3)
The first is to be aware and understand their own personal beliefs and attitudes. By understanding the factors that influence our own development, for example, factors like our cultural background, religion, values, our educational background will make a difference to the quality of work we provided and influence the way we get along with people we support or work with. Secondly is to understand other people’s beliefs, values and backgrounds. Being open-minded to their attitudes and beliefs and respect the differences between yourself and them. As a person providing care to other people, we should not let our feelings get in the way of doing our work, that is by treating everyone as equal, have a positive attitude and respect the rights of everyone.
5.0 Describe how a learning activity has improved your own knowledge, skills, and understanding. (AC: PSCW22. 2.1)
The learning activity can improve your knowledge, skills and understanding by providing new ideas and new lessons learned every day. For example, taking someone an of tea and finding out he or she doesn’t want tea but prefer coffee for a change. It will teach you not to make the assumption that everything will be the same. It gives a person an opportunity for new things to learn and helps in finding different ways to carry out his or her work. It enables a person to apply what they have learned in training and increase their self-confidence.