Assignment 302 Nvq Lvl 3 H&S

Principles of Personal development
In adult social care settings

Task A Guidance

You are going to be a mentor for a new social care worker as part of their induction process. Part of your role is to help them prepare for the review after their probation period.

Ai) Create a guide for the new social care worker about how to reflect on their practice. The guide must include the headings listed with an explanation for each.

  a) What is reflective practice?
  b) Why is reflective practice important?
  c) How reflective practice contributes to improving the quality of service provision.
  d) How standards can be used to help social care workers reflect on their practice.

WHAT IS REFLECTIVE PRACTICE? | Reflective practice is the process of looking back on the work I have previously done. Getting a better understanding of myself, how I work, my thoughts feelings and any thing I can learn from the experience. |
WHY IS REFLECTIVE PRACTICE IMPORTANT? | It will help improve the quality of care I can deliver. It will give me an awareness of my own personal thoughts and feelings. Professional development will improve and I will be able to learn from any mistakes I might make. |
HOW REFLECTIVE PRACTICE CONTRIBUTES TO IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF SERVICE PROVISION. |   I will be aware of what works for certain client groups; I will gain the knowledge of what could be added or taken away in order to provide an individual package of care.   It can help me think about how I work, what I’ve done well and what I can be do to improve things in the future. |
HOW STANDARDS CAN BE USED TO HELP A SOCIAL CARE WORKER REFLECT ON THEIR PRACTICE. | I familiarise myself with the Company working standards. I can then reflect regularly on them so that I know I am meeting the standards of practice. Addaction offer booklets on the safe guarding of adults and also safe guarding of children. High standards set by any organisation will...