As a leader in social care, you as the registered manager model the values and behaviours you expect from your staff team, with integrity, honesty and ethical practice at the core. This requires high levels of self-awareness, a strong understanding of your own values and assumptions and an ability to self-reflect and learn from experiences. You will need to prioritise your own wellbeing along with your continuing professional development in order to promote a wider culture that values staff throughout the organisation.
Aligned to Demonstrating personal qualities, The Leadership Framework, NHS Leadership Academy and The Leadership Qualities Framework for Adult Social Care, and covering the following areas:
Leadership development is an ongoing process if managers are to manage the changing demands of the social care landscape. CPD boosts confidence, strengthens your professional credibility and can remotivate your energy levels for working within the health and care system
As a leader in social care you will need the most effective communication skills which gain the trust and confidence of your team and other professionals, leading to the best outcomes for the people we care for
Managers working in social care often prioritise everyone else’s needs above their own but it’s important to remember that looking after your own wellbeing in order to the lead towards the best outcomes and prevent burnout is essential. This involves exploring self-management techniques that really work for you and will support you in your ambition to support everyone else.
The ability to learn from and grow from experience is an essential part of a leader’s continuing professional development. Reflecting can identify areas for change and create a culture of continuous learning and improvement within services.