Principles of Personal Development in Adult Social Care

Design a template for a personal development plan (PDP) that you could use to improve your learning, development and professional practice. For each heading in the template, provide a brief summary describing what should be included. 2. Explain how a PDP can help a social care worker Identify Improvements In their knowledge, understanding and practice.

A PDP in social care, is a great way of identifying your strengths and weaknesses in your practice. With a PDP you can make a list of areas you would like to improve in, abbey Just to attend a training course, or Just to improve the way you do things in your Job role. It is a constant on going reflection on areas you wish to Improve. You support you. You also set targets of what you want to achieve, who can help and support you and the time span this would take to complete. 3. Identify sources of support for planning and reviewing your development.

When looking for support when reviewing your development you can look at the media, because health care is always on the news. You can find out about studies that is going on and the research they are looking at. With the media you can find out about legislations new developments, guidelines and reports, for the people who are working and using the care services in the area you live in. With reports you can look at the failures people have experienced within the health care sector. Also the internet is a good place to find out information about documents and research that is taking place.

The draw back of this is you must check the validity of this, and do not assume everything you are reading is fact. You can also go to a conference or talk with your supervisor or manager, about other sources of information available to you. . Identify people who can help you develop your knowledge, understanding and practice. People who can help you identify your knowledge and understanding in the care sector, can be your manager or supervisor within your employment. They can help you identify which areas need to be improved, and what help is available.

Also you can find out about things to help you with your knowledge from other health care professionals, who come and visit my place of work. As well as this you can also work with your colleges, and ask them about their knowledge on a pacific topic, and work with them as a team to get more information. 5. Explain how the people identified above can help you appreciate your strengths and areas for development. Within my work place we have every six months an appraisal, this is to go through how I am feeling, if I have any issues, and what I would like to develop in.

Also this is a great time to sit with your manager and discuss your weaknesses, and other areas you feel you could work on. My manager will tell me if I need more training and also what training is coming up and if I would be interested. We also discuss my targets and what help and support there is available to me. We then write it down on my EDP, with the target dates on this, to review on our next meeting. TASK 3 1. Describe how your own values, beliefs and personal experiences might affect your working practice. And values than you.

As working in a team you have to accept this, and try to put your own beliefs to one side. Properly working with people with the same beliefs as you, you will properly get on better with them than others who do not. Being a professional you are required by your employer to treat everyone the same, support everyone in the same way even if they do not share your values and beliefs. It is a DOD thing in an adult care sector to get on with everyone, because of the close proximity you have to work in, so listening and communicating with them is a good thing.

Judging people for their beliefs is not a good thing, and its not right to make an assumption on what is right or wrong. Everyone sees things in different ways, and being a professional you should be able to overcome this and all work together. 3 I can confirm that the evidence listed for this unit is my own work and was carried out under the conditions and context specified in the assessment specification, through discussion with my VELA and recorded on DVD.