Personal Development Essay

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MODUL – Introduction to personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings (L2) (3) (M)

1.1 Describe the duties and responsibilities of own role
My duties and responsibilities as a carer are: to provide high quality care for residents while complying with the company’s policies and procedures, any legislations and standards relevant to care work so the physical, emotional, social, intellectual and spiritual needs of individuals I look after are met and provide safe environment for all people working or coming to care setting; to be prepared to work within a team at all times; be flexible, adaptable; to build and maintain relationship with residents and support them with their Activities of
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Listen to them actively. Try to avoid conflicts.
2.1 Explain why reflecting on work activities is an important way to develop knowledge, skills and practice
Reflecting on our own practices, actions we took in providing care, in interaction with colleagues, visitors or other professionals is an integral part in one’s personal development. The reasons why it is are as follows: looking back at what we did, how we reacted in certain situations (with positive results as well as difficult ones) helps us to examine why we practice the way we do, if it is in correct way or we can do it better or we need to change it; also helps us to identify the areas of our own practice that needs to be further improved, developed. It’s a good tool for addressing our strengths and weaknesses and based on this knowledge it helps to develop new areas of learning, find different ways of how we perform our work and so to become more effective and professional support worker.

3.1 Identify sources of support for own learning and development * Internal and external trainings * Team meetings * Supervisions and appraisals * Communication with and observations of experienced

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