NQSW resource - Outcome statement 12: Professional development
Professional development: Achieving this outcome
Here are some ways of demonstrating you have achieved this outcome:
- Undertake a range of opportunities to further your development and give you a different perspective, such as working with your local user-led organisation (ULO).
- Apply the learning from supervision. Show how you have been able to reflect on an issue and transfer the learning to another situation.
- If you have concerns about discriminatory behaviour, or behaviour from colleagues that may affect the standards of care, you have a duty to challenge or take action to redress the situation. Use your local procedures to guide you through any action you have to take.
- Show how you have presented your profession/organisation with colleagues from other sectors.
- If you are not sure about your decisions, role or judgement, you should record where you have raised the issue and with whom, for example, your supervisor, colleagues or other organisations.
- Apply relevant central and local guidance to your day-to-day work, such as your organisational policy on promoting diversity and equality of opportunity, perhaps in sourcing different ways to meet the needs of the people with whom you work.
- Show you have applied the Skills for Care's Common core principles to support self-care.
- Undertake further training linked to your identified needs (for example, open access recording).
Check how far you have met this outcome
- Used appropriate national and local guidance, legislation and policy to inform your actions and decisions?
- Maximised the involvement of the person, their family, friends, carers and used independent advocates where appropriate?
- Acknowledged and understood any concerns of the person with whom you are working, and shown how you have managed any areas of conflict and can be held to account for your decisions? This should include ensuring people are aware of their right to complaint.
- Critically analysed all the information available and used it to produce an evidence-based view which improves outcomes for individuals?
- Used supervision, and other colleagues, to help you reflect on and understand any difficult situations you have been in, and how you might do things differently next time?
- Demonstrated your understanding of the impact of discrimination and the need to challenge it in any form?
- Worked with your supervisor to identify your strengths and weaknesses and how the latter may be addressed through training to ensure continued professional development and personal growth.
Use the Portfolio (Word file) document to record your reflection on this outcome statement.