Career Pathway Essay
Create a career pathway plan for yourself, indicating what opportunities are open to you as you progress in your chosen career. Indicate what you will need to learn or any qualifications you might need to gain in order to achieve your goals. Identify sources of information to help you achieve your goals.
Task D Presentation or report
Prepare a presentation or report on an issue or area of public concern related to the care Profession.
Your presentation or report should include:
• A description of the issue or area of public concern raised
• An outline of the different points of view regarding the issue or area of public concern raised
• A description of how the issue or area of public concern has affected service provision and methods of working
• A description of how public opinion is affected by issues and areas of concern in either the health, social care or children’s and young people’s sectors Question Booklet
Task A – Short Answer Questions
Ai) Imagine you are a newly appointed supervisor/manager within your service. You need to update your staff handbook to reflect current employment law.
Identify three different sources of information you could use to enable you to do this. 3 marks
•Changes in Employment Law since handbook was last updated. Dircet Gov
Website – www.directgov.uk/en/Employment/Employess/index.htm
•Health and Safety Requirements – www.hse.giv.uk
•Current company handbook
Once you have identified a reliable source of information:
Aii a) List three aspects of employment covered by law.
•Your contract and working hours.
•Holidays, Time Off, Sick, Maternity and Paternity leave.
•Redundancies, Dismissals and Disciplinarians.
b) List three main features of current employment legislation. 3 marks
•Equalities and Discrimination Law.
•Health and Safety Legislation.
Understand employment responsibilities and rights in health, social care or children’s and young People’s settings
Aiii) Briefly outline why employment law exists.
•Employment law exists to protect employees and workers against circumstances they may face in their work lives. Protection is available to employees and workers differs (generally employees have greater rights than workers), every person who works for an employer is protected from discrimination in the workplace, has the right to receive the national minimum wage and work no more than 48 hours per week, unless they wish to. These rights apply regards of the employment situation, like temporary worked, fixed term, permanent or length of service to the employer.