Effective workplace assessment and effective supervision are for any adult social care organisation, and may be useful also for individuals who employ their own care workers.
It’s important that people working in adult social care have the right skills and knowledge to provide high quality care and support. Everyone should be able to take part in learning and development to make sure they can carry out their role effectively.
Effective workplace assessment
There are a variety of skills assessment practices across adult social care. Managers need to ensure the quality of their assessment processes to ensure that workers are competent and quality care is provided.
Many adult social care employees have to work outside of the direct line of sight of more senior workers so an assessment of competence is essential to know that they can deliver safe and effective care. Assessment is also used to ensure that workers have met parts of the Care Certificate.
Training alone does not guarantee that a worker understands what was taught and the standards of care that must be delivered. Every employer has a responsibility to assess knowledge and competence rather than merely assume that learning will be applied.
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Our guide gives a summary of how you can start to enforce and practice effective workplace assessment.
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