Would you like to expand your skill set and learn to be a mentor?
Hilary Healy and Melissa Cark from Apprentice Careers Australia to invite us to join them to help place trainees interested in working with older people in their homes. We are inviting MMACG Support Workers to consider this exciting opportunity to do training to add to heir skillset.
You will be ‘buddied’ with a Support Worker as they undertake their Certificate III studies. You will help mentor them and be their guide as they study.
Murray Mallee Aged Care Group is sponsoring this initiative and invite you to attend a workshop facilitated by Hilary Healy and Greg Hatcher.
The workshop is on Saturday 23rd April 9.45am to1:00pm at the Arkaba Hotel, 150 Glen Osmond Road, Parkside.
If you wish to attend please register by calling or emailing Monique on (08) 8532 2255 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to discuss this opportunity more, please contact Anna Howard.
Introduce purposes for supervisor/mentor training
Why inspiring others can bring mutual benefits and the impact this responsibility can bring to the work environment and personal growth.
Skills of the 21st Century vs those of the past – this is going to impact on the way that the trainee feels and deals with work.
Who are you? What are your Strengths?
Important to reflect & think about your journey; where you started and how you felt, how you progressed (was it circumstantial or decisive, what drove this?)
Maintaining a non-judgmental and empathetic approach – Strength Spotting
Consider their personal strengths and how it plays out in workplace – the GROWTH mindset is about playing to strengths and recognition can play an important part in how you connect and relate to your trainee.
Using positive language and listening – The importance of narrative in empowering and coaching individuals
Immediate response vs considered response and active constructive listening.
Professional boundaries (relevant to internal / external organisations)
Usually set at the time of induction, however important to reaffirm and model these to new trainee. Explain privacy / confidentiality and the part social media plays for your organisation.
Symptoms and signs
A cohesive team with a culture which is protected and consistent might ask ‘what did we do right or wrong’ ‘how could we have been better’ when someone unexpectedly leaves the workplace, and the ripple effect could have little to severe impact. Discuss signs and symptoms using examples with the aim of reducing problems before they become significant.
Strategies for ‘inspiring’ others eg.
- Setting up regular feedback sessions; allowing them to express feelings/thoughts/questions in a non-threatening environment.
- Providing positive reinforcement when least expected.