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.
A GUIDE TO REFLECTIVE 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 my own thoughts, feelings and behaviours. The chance to look at what I did well or what I can do better. A way to point out what I need to continue doing or need to cut out of my work. Also to put into practice any training I have received to help improve my working standards/skills.
WHY IS REFLECTIVE PRACTICE IMPORTANT?
It is important because: It will improve of the quality of care I can deliver. It will give me an awareness of personal and professional development, gained or needed. I will be able to learn from the work I’ve already done with clients and take this into the next situation (good or bad) and be better prepared.
I will recognise any uncomfortable thoughts or feelings that may be brought up and know how to deal with them.
It will point out any further training/supervision/policies or procedures I need to update or attend.
HOW REFLECTIVE PRACTICE CONTRIBUTES TO IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF SERVICE PROVISION.
Reflective practice contributes to: Awareness of what works well for certain client groups and what doesn’t work well.
The changes that need to be added or taken away in order to