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 ⇒ Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care ⇒ Level 3 Diploma Optional Units ⇒ Unit 387 Contribute to effective team working in health and social care ⇒ 3.5 Seek support and advice from others

3.5 Seek support and advice from others

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care Optional Units
Unit: Unit 387 Contribute to effective team working in health and social care
Learning outcome: 3 Be able to work as part of a team
Assessment criteria: 3.5 Seek support and advice from others

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  • For this assessment criterion, you will be required to demonstrate that you are able to seek support and advice from others, when necessary.
  • Some tips for achieving this include:
  • Openness to Feedback: Show willingness to accept feedback and constructive criticism from other team members, supervisors, or professionals. Use it as an opportunity for growth and learning.
  • Requesting Guidance: Proactively ask for help or guidance when faced with unfamiliar situations or difficulties. This could be regarding certain procedures, techniques, or understanding the specific needs of the individuals being supported.
  • Attending Training/Workshops: Regularly attend relevant training sessions, workshops, or seminars to acquire new knowledge and skills. Use these opportunities to interact with others and gain from their experiences and insights.
  • Participation in Team Meetings: Actively participate in team meetings and discussions, using them as platforms to seek advice and share experiences.
  • Collaborating with Specialists: In cases where the individual’s needs are complex, collaborate with specialists such as occupational therapists, psychologists, dieticians, etc. Their specialized knowledge can provide valuable guidance.
  • Respect for Expertise: Recognize the unique skills and expertise of other team members and professionals and seek their advice in relevant areas.
  • Use of Resources: Use available resources such as care guides, policy documents, and best-practice manuals to gather information and advice.
  • Problem-Solving: When faced with challenges, seek advice from others on how they have solved similar problems in the past.
  • Maintaining Professional Networks: Maintain networks with other professionals in the field. This can provide a supportive community for sharing ideas, advice, and experiences.
  • Continual Learning: Show a commitment to continual learning by regularly reading professional literature, attending webinars, and joining professional organizations.
  • By demonstrating these behaviours, a care worker can show that they seek support and advice from others, enhancing their skills and the quality of care they provide.
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