young persons development
When starting any new job or training placement it is important that I should know what is expected of I may have had an inside into the roles and responsibilities before even completing the job application this is because many are advertised along with job description, particularly those advertised on the internet. Many employers will send a job description and person specification with help application form duties and responsibilities will vary from setting to setting. for example, if I am working or intend to work in full day care setting I may be require to work with very young babies and have some skills in baby care, alternatively I may be working in a community pre-school where I may be required to have skill in providing activities for children aged 3-5 years.
Below as a list of example legislations, which are relevant to domiciliary care and residential services, we should be aware of these laws and how they relate to our role. These make up standards to follow good practice in my working practices. 1. Care standard act 2009
2. Domiciliary care regulations 2002
3. Health and safety at work act 1974
4. Manual handling operations regulations 1992
5. Management of health and safety at work regulation 1999 6. Code of practice
7. National occupational standards
Internet policies and procedures: every setting should have policy and procedures for safe and effective practice on joining the setting, regardless of whether you are an employee or a student, we should be given access to these and have the opportunity to discuss their content with our super visor or manager.
Health and safety at work act: all setting have a legal obligation to provide safe and healthy working environment for all their employees, at the same time, I as an employee have legal responsibilities to act in accordance with the principals of the setting and not put ourselves at unnecessary risk. Much of this is common sense, but a gentle reminder is good for everyone. Our setting will have a written health and safety policy that will detail safe working practice. 1.3
Our own attitude and beliefs shape us as individual and make us unique’ our attitudes and beliefs them from variety of sources including our own childhood, our prior experiences and the attitudes of those close to us. Everyone is entitled to an opinion shaped by their beliefs, but it is important that the opinions of others shaped by their beliefs are not dismissed or challenged negatively. It is also important to ensure that our own opinion and attitudes do not have an undesired impact on our work. Attitudes and opinions can also change overtime, again on life experiences will have a big impact on this, for example I will often hear people say they would always comment on the way other people managed their children behaviour that is until they have children of their own, often there is no right or wrong way just different way
Reflection is important if I need to develop my knowledge, skill and practice. Reflection is way of helping us to think about what I have done and how I might do things in the future, even the most experienced practitioners will consider the effectiveness of their practice and how they can change or adopt things to meet the ever changing needs of the sector. Time doesn’t stand stilland neither does early years practice, Children and family needs constantly changing and so must our practice to support this as well as changing to meet people needs. We will be influenced by changes In the standards that influenced our practice. 1. focus my thoughts on my experiences
2. gain greater understanding of healthcare practice
3. become more aware of the knowledge and skills that I have to develop 4. identify my strengths and areas for development
5. To develop an action plan for future practice.
Whilst I will engage with the reflection...