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 ⇒ Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care ⇒ Level 4 Diploma Optional Units ⇒ Unit 435 Mentoring in social care ⇒ 4.2 Agree goals and outcomes with a mentee

4.2 Agree goals and outcomes with a mentee

Qualification: Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care Optional Units
Unit: Unit 435 Mentoring in social care
Learning outcome: 4. Be able to agree goals and outcomes in partnership with the mentee
Assessment criteria: 4.2 Agree goals and outcomes with a mentee

  • For this assessment criterion, you will be required to demonstrate that you are able to agree on goals and outcomes with a mentee. SOme things that you may wish to consider are included below:
  • Identify Mentee’s Needs: Start by discussing with the mentee their areas of interest, skills they want to develop, challenges they are facing, and the aspects of their role they would like to improve.
  • Set Specific Goals: Based on the needs identified, collaboratively set specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART) goals. Goals could range from developing a specific skill, managing stress effectively, improving communication, or preparing for career advancement.
  • Agree on Desired Outcomes: Discuss and agree on the expected outcomes for each goal. For instance, for a goal related to improving communication skills, an outcome might be the mentee demonstrating greater confidence in team meetings.
  • Plan Actions: Determine the actions needed to achieve the goals. For a goal related to skill development, actions might include additional training, self-study, or practice in a safe environment.
  • Determine Support Needed: Identify the support the mentee will need to achieve the goals. This could include resources, additional training, or regular feedback sessions.
  • Set Review Dates: Establish dates to review progress towards the goals. Regular reviews can help identify any adjustments needed and provide an opportunity to celebrate progress.
  • Document Goals and Outcomes: Document the agreed goals, desired outcomes, planned actions, and review dates. Both mentor and mentee should have a copy of this document for reference.
  • Maintain Flexibility: The goals and outcomes are not set in stone and may need to be revisited as the mentee progresses, or their circumstances change.
  • This process should be collaborative, respectful, and centred on the mentee’s needs and aspirations. It’s also important to ensure the goals are challenging, yet achievable, to keep the mentee motivated and engaged.

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