My duties are to assisted whilst promoting independence to elderly people with day to day tasks such as personal hygiene care, toileting, getting dressed a and undressed, serving at meal times with some clients needing to be assisted to feed.
The standards that influence the way my role is carried out are Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Manuel Handling Operations Regulations 1992 and Codes of Practice.
Ways to ensure personal attitudes or beliefs do not obstruct the quality of work is being aware of own personal attitudes and beliefs, being open and understanding to others attitudes and beliefs and respecting the difference between own and others. Enquire for knowledge and understanding of needs, culture and background of individuals.
Explain why reflecting on practice is an important way to develop knowledge, skills and practice.
Reflecting on practice is an important way to develop knowledge, skills and practice as helps make sense of and learn from experiences, develop skills and techniques, understanding what works and what doesn’t work, considering what could have been done differently.
Identify sources of support for own learning and development. Sources of support for own learning and development are my line manager, manager and my assessor. 3.2 Describe the process for agreeing a personal development plan and who should be involved. The process for agreeing a personal development plan is through appraisal with my line manager, back to work interviews with my manager and meetings with my assessor.
I contribute to drawing up own development plan by agreeing to objectives for development, understanding needs for specific , measurable, achievable, realistic and timed targets. 4. Be able to develop own knowledge, skills and understanding 4.1 Show how a learning activity has improved own knowledge, skills and understanding. I have done a dementia in house training and this has improved my knowledge, skills and understanding through this learning activity. It shows me how to deal with people with dementia and how it can affects a person. 4.2 Show how reflecting on a situation has improved own knowledge, skills and understand. I find reflecting on a situation helps to look at the situation from different views, which gives me a better knowledge and understanding. 4.3 Show how feedback from others has developed own knowledge, skills and understanding. My manager has received feedback from residents about my level of care I provide which is discussed in my appraisals, we also discuss if any further training is required and if I have any problem. 4.4 Show how to record progress in relation to personal development. When I have an appraisal all topics discussed is record including any personal developments.