Lead Practitioner in Adult Care L4

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Lead Practitioner Behaviours

Behaviours are the mindset, attitudes and approaches required to learn new knowledge and apply new skills. There should be many opportunities in the workplace for you to develop the anticipated behaviours that are required as a Lead Practitioner. Remember, you will be judged on your behaviours at end-point-assessment (EPA). Review the following behaviours and start to work on developing and showcasing these at every opportunity.

These are the personal attributes and behaviours expected of all Lead Practitioners carrying out their roles:

  • Care – is caring consistently and enough about individuals to make a positive difference to their lives
  • Compassion – is delivering care and support with kindness, consideration, dignity and respect
  • Courage – is doing the right thing for people and speaking up if the individual they support is at risk
  • Communication – good communication is central to successful caring relationships and effective team working
  • Competence – is applying knowledge and skills to provide high quality care and support
  • Commitment – to improving the experience of people who need care and support ensuring it is person centre

Person-centred and community based working (strengths based approaches)

In the guide below, you’ll find key information about person-centred and community based working across social care settings including that focuses on the many benefits this can bring to people supported to have valued connections, reduce social isolation and promote good physical and mental wellbeing.
The guide is relevant for supporting:
■ adult social care providers
■ care and support workers in residential, supported living, domiciliary care and non-regulated services
■ individual employers and personal assistants

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Stretch and Challenge. Pass to Distinction…..

In order to gain a distinction grade, at end point assessment (EPA), you will need to achieve the following:

Professional Discussion grading criteria

All pass criteria as stated in the assessment plan need to be answered correctly (refer to the EPA section for full list) and the following distinction questions. You should refer to these high-level questions throughout your apprenticeship journey to ensure you feel confident in your ability to achieve at the distinction level.

Is able to analyse the impact of the specialist support provided and explains how they implement continuous improvement processes based on best practice.

Explains how they have implemented findings of the assessment within their lead role, identifying recommendations which have led to continuous improvements and ensuring positive outcomes

Evaluates the impact of the relevant risk management policies implemented within the setting.

Explains how they identify, use and measure the impact of statutory frameworks, standards, guidance and codes of practice in relation to the safe delivery of services

Explains how the relevant theories have impacted upon their job role and the service provided.

Explains the impact made through
implementing assessment and outcomebased practices.

Describes the impact made through improved risk assessment and management processes on service provision

Analyses the impact of their behaviours on maintaining a culture of dignity.

Analyses how resources used in the setting have been implemented to overcome barriers to communication

Implements adaptations to ensure informed choices have been made and are understood. That individual choices have been supported by providing meaningful information and evaluate its impact

Analyses approaches used to agree solutions which overcame communication barriers

Analyses how the legal and ethical frameworks relating to confidentiality and information sharing have been applied

Evaluates how the technologies used have enhanced communication

Demonstrates how they have improved practices as a result of monitoring compliance with safeguarding procedures.

Evaluates how strategies and processes led to positive outcomes for individuals within the care setting from the partnership approaches and the improvements that have been made on safeguarding processes

Explains how they have interpreted and applied safeguarding procedures, legislation, local and national solutions and reporting requirements in their setting

Provides evidence of how they have influenced their employer to embed collaborative working to improve health and wellbeing of all users of services.

Evaluates relevant models of monitoring, reporting and responding to changes in health and wellbeing.

Analyses the impact of holistic solutions on the health and wellbeing of people accessing services

Analyses the impact collaboration with partner agencies has had on outcomes for people accessing services

Critically analyses the opportunities available and explains the impact of their choice on development activities undertaken.

Critically analyses the impact that development activities have had on own practice as a lead practitioner

Explains the rationale that identified their target/s defined as needing development to make it more effective, how they determined success measures of meeting effective targets and how many success measures were met

Evaluates the impact of using values based approaches and implementing best practise strategies for recruitment and selection within care setting

Analyses how the induction process has positively impacted and supported the development of new staff within their roles.

Explains how they have measured the distance travelled between the existing and required skills and knowledge of their staff as a result of their intervention

Evaluates the impact professional development opportunities have had on their knowledge and practice

Bookable Safeguarding and Sexual Consent Session

Added Value, Stretch and Challenge and Professional Development

Bookable Functional Skills Sessions

Sexual Consent Training Booking Form

Resources to Support Vistar Workbooks and EPA Preparation