Archives December 2017

Show how to record progress in relation to personal development

As mentioned before, our targets and progress with regards personal development are discussed during supervisions and documented on our supervision forms. A better way of doing this might be to produce a personal development table like the one below: Objective Method Due Date Reviews Comments Gain a nationally recognised qualification in care Government-funded Diploma in

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Show how feedback from others has improved own knowledge skills and understanding

During my first weeks working with a new client, he got upset for no apparent reason and went to his bedroom and slammed the door. He came back down a few minutes later with his hood pulled over his head and would not talk to me. I asked what was wrong and tried to converse

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Show how reflecting on a situation has improved own knowledge skills and understanding

Last Christmas, a client who gets very excited around this time of year was due to go home to stay with his parents from Xmas eve to Boxing Day. Unfortunately, he wanted to come home after dinner on Xmas Day, which staff facilitated (as we had a contingency rota in place). He wouldn’t tell us

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Show how a learning activity has improved knowledge skills and understanding

Shortly after joining my company, I completed an online course on Common Induction Standards, which included topics on medication, first aid, health & safety and food hygiene. I felt I learned a lot from these courses, particularly about food hygiene as I was unaware of many of the best practices. Examples included letting food cool

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Describe the process for agreeing a personal development plan and who should be involved

My personal development plan is usually discussed between myself and my manager in my supervision. During this meeting, my manager will also pass on any ideas for training that senior management think I will benefit from. We will then agree on some objectives for my personal development and discuss what methods we can use to

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Identify sources of support for own learning and development

The best source of support for my own learning and development is my manager. I have regular supervisions with her to discuss any training that I think I need or she thinks I could benefit from. My company provides regular training and regular refreshers for training we have already undertaken. We have a dedicated training

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Assess how well own knowledge skills and understanding meet standards

Although I have only been working in the health & social care sector for just over a year, I feel that my knowledge has increased exponentially. I have undergone training in Health & Safety, Food Hygiene, Manual Handling, Medication and First Aid (Common Induction Standards) and read my all of my company’s policies and procedures,

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Explain why reflecting on work activities is an important way to develop knowledge skills and practice

Reflecting on work activities is a fantastic way of developing knowledge because it gives you breathing space to stand back, assess a situation and identify what you have done well and how you would do things better should a similar situation arise in the future. The process of managing a situation and reflecting on it

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