UNIT 502 PROMOTE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Essay

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UNIT 502 PROMOTE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
In my role it is important to continually improve my knowledge and practices. In health and social care ways of working and legislation as well as good practice are constantly changing. Therefore it is important to keep up to date with training and also any changes in legislation. This will enable me to deliver the best service possible to the tenants I support and also enables me to keep staff upto date with any changes in the way that we work. It also forms part of The codes of practice for social care workers to keep skills and knowledge up to date.
I believe that I should take responsibility for my own learning and development. I’m always looking for ways to improve my knowledge and aid
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I thrive with the extra responsibility and I feel it is aiding my development.
I also try to take an active role in the referral and assessment process to assist in furthering my knowledge. I have now completed several referral assesments and two of these have resulted in positive placements within my service.
As part of taking an active role in the recruitment process I also complete a one day training room based induction with all new starters. The induction day I devised myself and put a power point presentation together. On this day I cover codes of practice minimum standards professional boundries, Ethos of supported living, Policies and proceedures, Journal and incident writing and also information on The Regard Partnership. The regional director for Wales sat in on my first induction and gave positive feedback on the induction. Also after the induction all staff fill out evaluation forms, All of which have been extremely positive.
As always my line manager is very supportive with my personal development and she sets me goals at supervision and appraisals for me to work towards. My manager also is constantly on the look out for training oppertunites for me to assist in my development.
At my next supervision I am going to request that between us we draw up an action plan to also aid my development. My manager is a great mentor
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