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Unit 435 Mentoring in social care

This unit is one of the Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care Optional Units and has the following learning outcomes and assessment criteria:

  1. 1. Understand own role and responsibilities in relation to mentoring in social care
    1. 1.1 Compare models for mentoring
    2. 1.2 Explain the role of a mentor in social care
    3. 1.3 Analyse the skills and qualities required for a mentoring role
    4. 1.4 Analyse how own values, behaviours, attitudes and emotional awareness can impact on a mentoring role
    5. 1.5 Explain why in a mentoring relationship it is important to establish: a. ground rules for engagement b. boundaries c. responsibilities and autonomy of mentee
    6. 1.6 Explain the importance of working to ethical and professional standards
    7. 1.7 Discuss sources of support to deal with issues which are outside of own expertise and authority.
  2. 2. Understand the use of mentoring in a social care setting
    1. 2.1 Explain legal and organisational requirements relating to: a. data protection b. privacy c. confidentiality d. safeguarding and disclosure
    2. 2.2 Analyse the benefits of mentoring to the organisation
    3. 2.3 Analyse impacts of mentoring on the learning and development of the mentee.
  3. 3. Understand techniques for establishing a mentoring relationship
    1. 3.1 Compare techniques for mentoring
    2. 3.2 Analyse communication techniques used in mentoring relationships
    3. 3.3 Examine the role of confidentiality in maintaining mentoring relationships.
  4. 4. Be able to agree goals and outcomes in partnership with the mentee
    1. 4.1 Establish a mentoring agreement with a mentee to include: a. ground rules for engagement b. boundaries c. responsibilities and autonomy of mentee
    2. 4.2 Agree goals and outcomes with a mentee
    3. 4.3 Agree processes for recording interactions and progress to support information sharing.
  5. 5. Be able to mentor in social care
    1. 5.1 Plan activities for mentoring based on identified goals and outcomes
    2. 5.2 Use mentoring techniques in order to maintain a working relationship with the mentee
    3. 5.3 Use communication techniques that develop the mentoring relationship
    4. 5.4 Provide constructive feedback to mentee.
  6. 6. Be able to review the progress and achievements of a mentee in partnership with them
    1. 6.1 Review progress with mentees in a way that places the responsibility on the mentee to clarify their own goals and facilitate their achievement
    2. 6.2 Review strategies for motivating mentees
    3. 6.3 Agree ongoing mentoring support to take place following review
    4. 6.4 Use reflective feedback from mentees to evaluate own mentoring practice to identify areas for development.

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