Leader in Adult Care 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 Leader in Adult Care. 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 Leaders in Adult Care 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
Stretch and Challenge. Pass to Distinction…..
In order to gain a distinction grade, at end point assessment (EPA), you will need to achieve all pass criteria and be able to answer at least 19 of the 24 distinction criteria
Professional Discussion distinction grading criteria
Analyses communications systems on a regular basis to demonstrate improvements
Evaluates the impact of their knowledge and skills in relation to quality assurance exercise (eg health and safety risk assessment,
Reviews their person-centred care plans regularly to clearly reflect the desired outcomes of the user of services
Critically evaluates statutory standards guidance and codes of practice which underpin practice in relation to the safe delivery of services
Critically evaluates statutory standards guidance and codes of practice which underpin practice in relation to health, safety and risk
Critically evaluates statutory standards guidance and codes of practice which underpin practice in relation to outcome based practice
Evaluates the outcome of the change management approaches used and the effectiveness of the
Critically evaluates statutory standards guidance and codes of practice which underpin practice in relation to quality standards
Evaluates relevant underpinning theories and models around performance management and how these have been applied (application may include disciplinary procedures).
Analyses legislative requirements and policy initiatives about diversity,
equality and inclusion, evaluating their practices against such legislation and policy to ensure dignity and human rights are promoted in their workplace.
Analyse how processes to record and communicate have been applied. Further evaluates their effectiveness in communicating concisely, keeping information safe and preserving confidentiality.
Analyse how legal and ethical frameworks have been applied and further evaluate their effectiveness
Appraises how effective communication strategies are throughout the organisation
Evaluates safeguarding planning processes which incorporates effective staff training. Modelling recognising and responding to potential signs of abuse and/or unsafe practices, including the culture of whistleblowing. This should include reporting requirement relating to both adults and children
Analyses evidence from the evaluation of health and well-being to make improvements to ensure policies, procedures and practices have a significant, positive impact on compliance, stanards and guidance
Analyses evidence from the evaluation of health and well-being to make improvements to ensure policies, procedures and practices have a significant, positive impact on culture that values health and well-being
Analyses evidence from the evaluation of health, safety and risk management practices to make improvements to ensure policies, procedures and practices have a significant, positive impact on culture that values health and well-being
Explains how they maximise systems and utilises learning and development opportunities to improve performance of self and others
Evaluates the impact of the principles of professional development
Assesses appropriate professional development opportunities to meet professional goals and clearly articulates the rationale behind their decisions
Appraises a culture that nurtures continuous professional development
Evaluates current systems implemented to support professional development
Critiques theories of management and leadership and their application to adult care
Analyses and evaluates individual team member performance and uses this to implement improvements in effectiveness