Assessment task – SHC 32 Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
Task links to learning outcome 1, assessment criteria 1.1 and 1.2
Personal development and reflective practice is an integral part of working with children and or young people. To support you in reviewing the need for personal development in relation to your work role produce the following:
* Write a description of the duties and responsibilities of your own work role (1.1)
* Prepare an explanation of the expectations about your own work role as expressed in relevant standards (1.2)
(Standards may include: codes of practice, regulations, minimum standards or national occupational standards)
Learning outcomes 2, 3, 4 and 5 must be assessed in real work environments.
Early years workers play a vital role in the ensuring that the children or young people within their care are kept safe and secure in the environment they are in. Maintaining this safe environment is one of the many pivotal roles that is required from a childcare practitioner. Children are vulnerable to accidents because they are often unaware of the dangers around them and the consequences of their behaviour. As a childcare practitioner it is essential to ensure and be aware of such principles and prevent them from occurring.
Childcare practitioner roles within the early year sectors can vary enormously. These roles require numerous amount of skill in order to gain effective practice. The main purpose of my role is to be a proactive member of a team who provides a safe, stimulating and inclusive environment in which babies and young children are supported and encouraged to achieve their full potential as well as offer full and practical support in the day to day running of the setting (Tassoni, 2010, p.32).
In order to fulfil my role to the best of my ability on a daily basis it is my responsibility to ensure that certain tasks are met. It is my role to –
* Understand and respect the consistency of care for the children by maintaining regular attendance including reporting for work on time and being ready to start for the time scheduled in * To ensure all aspects of each individual child’s development is given full consideration * To maintain all cleanliness and hygienic standards at all times * To follow all health and safety policies and procedures as well as to gain a thorough knowledge of the companies operational policies and procedure, which are to be abided by at all times * To be fully aware and up to date of the Early Years Foundation Stage, ensuring that practice meets and aims to exceed these requirements * To be proactive in activity planning, child observations and development records on a regular basis and when required by management * To follow all routines and timetables that may be set in place, along with any additional needs requested by parents and management * To ensure that any communication with children, parents and other staff members is courteous at all times making sure that all relevant information is shared between the correct parties * To be an effective key worker to children assigned to you, and to take on additional assigned responsibilities if required for these children * To maintain all confidential information that has been brought to your knowledge in regards to children within your care, including any personal issues towards the children and their families, personal or staff related * To continue to progress within my career and role by involving and enrolling onto training courses and workshops that will aid this * To act as a role model to junior staff members and follow an appropriate etiquette when within the setting; and to ensure that the personal conduct including dress code is maintained and abided to on a daily basis.
The duties and responsibilities mentioned previously are not the only requirements needed whilst...
Bibliography: Pearsons College & FE Colleges. (n.d). SHC 32 Guidance. Retrieved September 14th 2013. http://www.pearsonschoolsandfecolleges.co.uk/FEAndVocational/HealthAndSocialCare/DiplomaNVQandSVQ/Level3DiplomainHealthandSocialCare/Samples/CandidateHandbook/Level3DiplomainHealthandSocialCare-CandidateHandbookSampleUnit.pdf
Tassoni, P. (2010). Children’s & Young People’s Workforce. United Kingdom: Heinemann
Tassoni, P. & Bulmn, K. (1999). Early Years Care and Education. Bath: The Bath Press
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