Maximising opportunities for a child, young person or adult to become as independent as possible, to fulfill their potential and to be ready to take their place in society is the aim of people working in supporting roles. E.g. Teaching Assistant, Habilitation Specialist, Youth Worker, Social Worker, Family Support Worker.
The role of the mentor within this process is complex. This course supports you to know your role in maximising independence and understand how to use a structured Step-in, Step-back approach to maximise the independence of the children, young people or adults that you work with
- Understand the purpose of support
- Recognise the role of the Mentor in providing support to a Person
- Understand how to listen and appropriately respond to the voice of a Person
Completion of workbook
The course is accompanied by a workbook. In agreeing to take this course you are expected to complete this workbook. It requires approximately 2 – 3 hours work to complete (including three of the activities to be carried out with a learner you support) . On completion, your workbook is submitted for review. Your workbook is read and reviewed and a Certificate of Recognition is presented on satisfactory completion of all the activities.
The course takes place on Zoom on the following dates:
The sessions take place at 9 – 10.30am on each occasion
Wednesday 3rd November 2021:
1.Roles and long term goals
Wednesday 10th November 2021:
2.The impact of support on a person’s independent access.
3.Making mistakes and over supporting
Wednesday 17th November 2021
4.Effective Problem Solvers.
5.Listening and responding to the person’s voice
Wednesday 24th November 2021
6.Plans of Action and Step-in, Step-back Outcomes
Wednesday 1st December 2021
9.Who’s in the driving seat?
The Step-back course workbook and course materials are issued on receipt of payment for the course and must not be shared with anyone.
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