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Supervision, appraisal and objectives

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Guidance on Supervision and Appraisal in Care Work

As a care worker, understanding the processes of supervision and appraisal is crucial for your professional development and performance. This guide provides an overview of what these entail and how they contribute to your role.

What is Supervision?

Supervision involves guidance from a senior staff member. It includes formal sessions with your manager or supervisor, designed to discuss your performance and development. These sessions can be one-to-one or in group settings, occurring at agreed intervals and should be properly documented.

Importance of Regular Supervision

Regular supervisions allow for addressing concerns, checking progress, and arranging additional support. They are vital, whether your work is in a fixed location or within the community.

Understanding Appraisals

An appraisal is an annual one-to-one meeting with your manager to review your work performance and progress. This meeting also involves planning your next steps and updating your personal development plan.

Setting Objectives with SMART Goals

Objectives define your goals and aspirations. The SMART goal system, developed by psychologists, assists in creating clear and achievable objectives. Once set, these objectives should be broken down into manageable actions and recorded in your Personal Development Plan (PDP).

Step 1: Agreeing Objectives

This step involves writing and reviewing care plans with the individuals you support, under the guidance of your supervisor.

Step 2: Planning Activities to Meet Objectives

Activities might include reading instructions, discussing care plans with experienced workers, examining examples of care plans, and reporting back to your manager.

Step 3: Setting Timescales for Achieving Objectives

This final step involves setting practical timescales, such as aiming to achieve one of the planned activities each week over a four-week period.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Standard 2.1 - Learning Outcome 2.1b
  • Standard 2.1 - Learning Outcome 2.1c