Unit 17: Working in the Social Care

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Unit 17: Unit code: QCF Level 3: Credit value: Working in the Social Care Sector L/600/8972 BTEC Nationals 10 Guided learning hours: 60 Aim and purpose This unit aims for learners to consider the current organisation and administration of social care services. They will gain an understanding of the roles and responsibilities in the social care sector and of the nature of multi- disciplinary working, whilst exploring possible future career opportunities in the sector. Unit introduction Initially, learners will explore careers in social care and the associated requirements in terms of both training/ qualifications and personal attributes. Learners will explore the structure of social care service provision, and then consider roles and responsibilities within the sector, including leadership and management. They will gain an understanding of measures introduced to encourage holistic approaches to provision that integrate service delivery. Policy and legislation relating to this will be examined, as will the increasing requirement for, and the role of, regulation in the sector. Finally, learners will explore examples of multi-disciplinary working. Learners undertaking this unit will need access to work-experience placements in the sector. Learning outcomes On completion of this unit a learner should: 1 2 3 4 Understand potential careers in the social care sector Know how organisations are structured in the social care sector Understand roles and responsibilities in the social care sector Understand the concept of multi-disciplinary working in the social care sector. Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Nationals specification in Health and Social Care – Issue 1 – June 2010 © Edexcel Limited 2010 1
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Unit content 1 Understand potential careers in the social care sector Potential careers: roles, eg social worker, manager, care worker, support worker, domestic staff Requirements: education and training, competence, knowledge and skills; apprenticeship framework, qualifications, eg NVQ, BTEC, GCSE/GCE, 14-10 Diploma, degree, registration, knowledge sets; practical skills, knowledge and understanding, eg communication, person-centred approaches to care, basic anatomy/physiology, dietary understanding, safe food preparation, health and safety, first aid, moving and handling, recording and reporting procedures, procedures for sharing information, care planning processes; personal attributes, eg ability to gain knowledge/skills, interpersonal skills, initiative, confidence, empathy, anti-discriminatory practice, ability to work with others; reliability, ability to take responsibility for self and others 2 Know how organisations are structured in the social care sector Key elements of social care provision: statutory, voluntary, private and informal provision; social services; NHS; strategic health authorities; Primary Care Trusts; primary healthcare; NHS trusts; secondary healthcare; integrated care; mental health trusts; children’s trusts. Social care: settings and services, eg residential care, domiciliary care, meals on wheels, home help, day care, foster care, hospital wards, day care units; how different settings provide for different needs Access to social care services: referral, assessment; barriers to access, eg specific needs, individual preferences, financial, geographical, social, cultural Countries: England, Wales, Northern Ireland 2 Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Nationals specification in Health and Social Care – Issue 1 – June 2010 © Edexcel Limited 2010
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3 Understand roles and responsibilities in the social care sector Overarching organisations: professional bodies, eg Sector Skills Councils (Skills for Care, Care Council for Wales, Northern Ireland Social Care Council), General Social Care Council, Commission for Social Care Inspection; Social Care Institute for Excellence Roles and responsibilities: for workforce development, eg raising standards, improving experiences of service users, ensuring adequately trained, qualified and competent workforce, registration, inspection, reporting, developing and promoting good practice; codes of practice, social care register; to encourage approaches that help people to achieve their full potential; to optimise individual and team contributions to individually focused care; to facilitate flexibility in workforce planning; to support service redesign, the extension of existing roles and the development of new roles; to establish frameworks that increase transferability of competence and qualifications; Continuing Professional Development; continuing professional competence; transition; succession planning; National Occupational Standards; ways of monitoring performance Legislation/guidance: care value base; legislation/regulations; national minimum standards; organisational policies and procedures; charters; codes of practice; terms and conditions Accountabilities: to, eg professional body, line manager Redress: procedures for complaints (internal, external); hearings/tribunals; trade unions/professional associations; regulatory bodies; whistle blowing Leadership and management: recruitment, selection and retention; induction; leadership, team building, allocating tasks; empowerment; monitoring performance, appraisal, monitoring training needs, promoting continuous professional development Workforce development: training needs, meetings, resources, Continuing Professional Development, reflective practice Working in teams: methods of working, needs of individuals, roles of team members, sharing good practice, mentoring and supervision, holistic approach, multi-disciplinary teams 4 Understand the concept of multi-disciplinary working in the social care sector Working in partnership: concept, eg multi-agency working, users of services/carers involved in planning/ decision making, Primary Care Trusts liaising with NHS trusts/social services/charitable organisations; purpose, eg holistic approach, identify common aims and objectives, promote integration, reduce duplication, skill mixes, pool resources, maximise expertise, ensure a consistent approach Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Nationals specification in Health and Social Care – Issue 1 – June 2010 © Edexcel Limited 2010 3
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Assessment and grading criteria In order to pass this unit, the evidence that the learner presents for assessment needs to demonstrate that they can meet all the learning outcomes for the unit. The assessment criteria for a pass grade describe the level of achievement required to pass this unit. Assessment and grading criteria To achieve a pass grade the evidence must show that the learner is able to: To achieve a merit grade the evidence must show that, in addition to the pass criteria, the learner is able to: M1 assess how a care worker can contribute to providing a positive experience for users of social care services To achieve a distinction grade the evidence must show that, in addition to the pass and merit criteria, the learner is able to: D1 evaluate the requirements of social care workers in relation to the provision of a competent workforce in social care services. P1 explain the requirements for two different careers in the social care sector [IE2] outline the overall structure of social care provision in home country [IE1] explain the roles and responsibilities of two overarching social care organisations [IE3; CT2] explain how two examples of legislation, policies or codes of practice have influenced social care provision [CT2] explain the role of workforce development in the social care sector [IE5] explain two examples of multi-disciplinary working in social care. P2 P3 M2 discuss the roles of two social care organisations in relation to their service provision P4 P5 P6 M3 assess how multi-disciplinary working can improve the provision of social care services. D2 evaluate the effectiveness of two examples of multi- disciplinary working in care. PLTS : This summary references where applicable, in the square brackets, the elements of the personal, learning and thinking skills which are embedded in the assessment of this unit. By achieving the criteria, learners will have demonstrated effective application of the referenced elements of the skills. Key IE – independent enquirers CT – creative thinkers RL – reflective learners TW – team workers SM – self-managers EP – effective participators 4 Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Nationals specification in Health and Social Care – Issue 1 – June 2010 © Edexcel Limited 2010
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Essential guidance for tutors Delivery This unit should be delivered by an appropriately qualified tutor, with guest speakers, visits and work- experience placements being used to enhance delivery. It should ideally be delivered in a practical and learner-centred way. Leaning outcome 1 requires learners to consider potential career pathways. Delivery should therefore enhance and develop learning that has already taken place (for example in Unit 6: Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care), allowing opportunities for further exploration of potential careers and their requirements. Learners could, for example, talk to social care workers at their work experience placements and then share their findings in class, or guest speakers could be invited to talk to the class. Learning outcome 2 looks at the provision of services. Again, delivery should significantly extend previous learning. Learners need to gain a more in-depth understanding of overall social care service provision in their home country, which should include provision for individuals with additional needs. This could be achieved by small-group research into different aspects of provision, followed by presentations or a class display. The organisation of service provision needs to be considered from a national, regional and local perspective. Learners could carry out a survey into services available locally, again dividing into groups to research different aspects. Learners then need to consider roles and responsibilities in the social care sector. Internet research could be used to gain information on the overarching organisations, as well as on legislation, standards and codes of practice, although some of the latter could be explored through work experience placements. If possible, learners should be encouraged to use their work experience to investigate both workforce development and the role of multi-disciplinary working in the social care sector Subsequent sharing of information within the class will broaden learners’ experiences and understanding. Case studies could also be useful here to reinforce learning. There are links with Unit 6: Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care, Unit 44: Vocational Experience for Health and Social Care, or Unit 45: Independent Learning in Health and Social Care. Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Nationals specification in Health and Social Care – Issue 1 – June 2010 © Edexcel Limited 2010 5
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Outline learning plan The outline learning plan has been included in this unit as guidance and can be used in conjunction with the programme of suggested assignments. The outline learning plan demonstrates one way in planning the delivery and assessment of this unit. Topic and suggested assignments/activities and/assessment Unit introduction . Learning outcome 1 Tutor input/class discussions: potential careers in social care. Individual research: different roles, academic requirements, training programmes. Class presentations. Tutor input: skills required to work in social care. Practical training. Tutor input: knowledge of dietary needs; hygiene techniques; reporting procedures; information sharing; personal attributes. Assignment 1: Investigate potential careers in social care (P1, M1, D1) Learning outcome 2 Tutor input/class discussions: structure of social care organisations. Tutor input: key elements of provision and relevant legislation. Individual research and presentations. Tutor input/learner research: access to services. Individual research task. Assignment 2: Structure of different organisations within social care (P2) Learning outcome 3 Tutor input/class discussions: focus on overarching roles and responsibilities in social care. Group/learner research: into different aspects of responsibilities identified within the tutor input. Feedback from individuals/small groups to class. Tutor input: organisational behaviour. Group/class work – recruitment. Class devised job specs, role-play interviews. Tutor input: issues in relation to different roles. Assignment 3: Social care provision (P3, P4, M2) Learning outcome 4 Tutor input: recap on different services within the sector. Tutor input/discussions: multi-disciplinary working, what does it mean? Case studies: small discussion groups on services required and how to access these. Role play: in groups using different scenarios. Assignment 4: Multi-disciplinary working (P5, P6, M3, D2) Unit review and assessment. 6 Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Nationals specification in Health and Social Care – Issue 1 – June 2010 © Edexcel Limited 2010
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Assessment For the assessment of this unit learners need to draw on work experience as far as possible. Evidence for this unit should extend and complement that submitted for Unit 6: Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care. It could, however, be submitted as part of the overall portfolio for Unit 6, supporting the requirement to demonstrate links between different units on the programme. Evidence should largely be in the form of written assignments with diagrammatical representation being used where appropriate, such as for the overall provision of services. The unit could be assessed through two assignments, a short, initial assignment covering P1, M1 and D1, and a longer, final assignment to cover P2, P3, P4, P5, P6, M2, M3 and D2. For the first assignment learners need to research careers in the social care sector through a variety of means, including discussions at work experience placements, discussions with careers advisers and the use of Connexions. An assessment of how particular skills contribute to providing a positive experience for users of care service is necessary for M1. An evaluation of the underlying rationale for providing a competent workforce needs to be included learners to address D1 successfully. A straightforward explanation, including all the main points relating to two careers in the social care sector, will suffice for P1. Initially, for P2, learners need to provide evidence of their research into, and understanding of, the overall structure of social care provision. This should be based on learners’ home countries. Detail of national provision is required, with the focus being on the overall provision as opposed to individual service providers. Evidence for P3 and M2 could be gained through the use of guest speakers, internet research, or the use of relevant leaflets obtained from the organisations. Centres should ensure that all evidence presented is the learner’s own work, especially if they have used the internet for research. For P4, in terms of the legislation, policies, standards or codes of practice that influence social care provision, internet research could be a useful source of evidence, but learners should be encouraged to use their work experience placement as a resource. Learners may need guidance to ensure that they only deal with aspects of legislation relevant to the assessment criteria. P5 requires learners to carry out individual research into workforce development at their work experience placements, though sharing information in small groups or whole class sessions could broaden learners’ experiences in order to produce evidence for this criterion. For P6, M3 and D2, learners need evidence of multi-disciplinary working in social care from their work experience placements, guest speakers and visits. This is an important area of consideration for social care workers and will be best researched using existing case studies to in order to fully understand how it works in practice. Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Nationals specification in Health and Social Care – Issue 1 – June 2010 © Edexcel Limited 2010 7
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Programme of suggested assignments The table below shows a programme of suggested assignments that cover the pass, merit and distinction criteria in the grading grid. This is for guidance and it is recommended that centres either write their own assignments or adapt any Edexcel assignments to meet local needs and resources. Criteria covered P1, M1, D1 Assignment title Investigate potential careers in social care Scenario As part of your professional development you are investigating different social care roles and their entry and training requirements. Assessment method Essay or report. P2 Structure of different You are currently looking for organisations within social work and are researching care two different social care organisations. Social care provision You have been asked to make a presentation to new recruits on the overarching structure of social care provision in their home county. As part of your investigations you wish to research how multi-disciplinary working takes place in these two organisations. In-depth report into two organisations (may be based around work-placement experiences). Diagrammatic presentation, with commentary. P3, P4, M2 P5, P6, M3, D2 Multi-disciplinary working Report on case study process, individuals involved, roles and responsibilities. Links to National Occupational Standards (NOS), other BTEC units, other BTEC qualifications and other relevant units and qualifications This unit forms part of the BTEC Health and Social Care sector suite (see Appendix A) and has links with units from other qualifications in that suite. See Appendix E for NOS links and Appendix G for a mapping of the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework against particular units in this qualification. Essential resources The following are essential for delivery of this unit: an appropriately qualified tutor work experience placements library resources with key texts and other reference materials. In addition, case study materials are considered to be highly valuable. Employer engagement and vocational contexts Work-placement contacts, plus guest speakers and Connexions advisers can all enhance delivery of this unit. 8 Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Nationals specification in Health and Social Care – Issue 1 – June 2010 © Edexcel Limited 2010
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Indicative reading for learners Textbooks Hawkins R and Ashurst A – How to be a Great Care Assistant (Hawker, 2006) ISBN 9781874790792 McGee P – Principles of Caring (Nelson Thornes, 2005) ISBN 9780748794096 Mitchie V – Working in Care Settings (Nelson Thornes, 2004) ISBN 9780748774838 Miller J – Care Practice for S/NVQ 3 (Hodder Arnold, 2005) ISBN 9780340889336 Nolan Y – S/NVQ in Health and Social Care: Candidate Handbook (Heinemann, 2005) ISBN 9780435453732 O’Hagan K – Cultural Competence in the Caring Profession (Jessica Kingsley, 2001) ISBN 9781853027598 Spector A – Making a Difference (Hawker, 2006) ISBN 9781874790785 Stretch B and Whitehouse M – BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Health and Social Care Student Book 1 (Pearson, 2010) ISBN 9781846907663 Stretch B and Whitehouse M – BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Health and Social Care Student Book 2 (Pearson, 2010) ISBN 9781846907470 Journals and magazines Care and Health Community Care Nursing Times Websites www.bcodp.org.uk www.community-care.co.uk www.dh.gov.uk www.eoc.org.uk www.rnib.org.uk www.rnid.org.uk www.skillsforcareanddevelopment.org.uk www.society.guardian.co.uk British Council of Disabled People Community Care Department of Health Equal Opportunities Commission Royal National Institute of Blind People Royal National Institute for Deaf People Sector Skills Council for Care and Development The Guardian Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Nationals specification in Health and Social Care – Issue 1 – June 2010 © Edexcel Limited 2010 9
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Delivery of personal, learning and thinking skills The following table identifies the opportunities for personal, learning and thinking skills (PLTS) that have been included within the pass assessment criteria of this unit. Skill Independent enquirers When learners are … [IE1] identifying questions in relation to the structure of social care provision [IE2] planning and carrying out research into different social care job roles [IE5] exploring the issues relating to workforce development in the social care sector Creative thinkers [CT2] asking questions to extend their thinking in relation to overarching organisations [CT2] asking questions to their extend thinking and understanding in relation to codes of practice. 10 Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Nationals specification in Health and Social Care – Issue 1 – June 2010 © Edexcel Limited 2010
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