Work Experience – 5N1356

BRIEF

Module:  Work Experience – 5N1356

Assessment Technique:  Collection of Work

Title: Learner Journal

Marks:  60%


LEARNER JOURNAL

Section 1 (Please tick when completed and attached)

  1. Letter of Job Application  ________

  2. Up to date Curriculum Vitae ______

  3. Completed Skills Audit with Learning Goals ______

Section 2

Each Learner must complete 10 work experiences and complete the Learner Journal on this experience

  1. Planning and preparation for each day – setting at least 1 goal to achieve

  2. A detailed description of work undertaken what new learning has occurred, challenges encountered and positive aspects experienced, both personal and work related












LEARNERS NAME (PRINT): _________________________


Submission Date:                _________________________






PLANNING


Evidence of planning and preparation should include

  1. Letter of Job Application

  2. Up to date Curriculum Vitae

  3. Completed Skills Audit with Learning Goals


1. LETTER OF JOB APPLICATION 


You are required to write a letter in reply to a job advertised yesterday in your local paper.  This letter must introduce your enclosed CV



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Allcare invites Healthcare Assistants to apply for full time caring positions.  Your role will involve assisting with the personal care of the client in their own home and you must be able to uphold the standards that expect to ensure each client receives care in a professional manner that promotes and supports their independence. You will receive support and training for this role. You must be able to communicate effectively in a professional and friendly manner. Own transport is also required, and QQI Level 5 qualification.

All replies to:

Mr John O’Brien, HR Manager, Allcare, No. 1 Main Street, Co Dublin


2. UP TO DATE CURRICULUM VITAE

Please complete and include in planning section





3: COMPLETED SKILLS AUDIT WITH LEARNING GOALS IDENTIFIED

Learners Skills Audit – SECTION A Candidates Name (PRINT) ______________________________


Currently do

Would like to learn


Yes

No

Yes

No

Ability and willingness to take advice regarding work improvements





Ability to add value to the workplace





Ability to have positive relationship with customers, clients, supervisor, colleagues





Ability to show initiative





Ability to take instruction and direction





Ability to use work place equipment





Administer First Aid





Assist with external contractors e.g. maintenance, deliveries etc.





Customer service and communication





Dealing with adverse behavior





Fire Safety and evacuation awareness





Health and Safety Awareness





How to prepare a c.v





How to prepare for an interview





Legislation and Policies in your workplace





Organise an activity





Professional Attitude including appropriate dress, punctuality, attendance





Public Speaking





Understand effective communication





Understand the importance of and ability to accurately completed documentation in the workplace





Working with a team and ability to demonstrate respect 





Other Skills

Currently do

Would like to learn


Yes

No

Yes

No
















Goals. 

Please list 2 goals and provide evidence of how you intend to achieve these goals


Evidence: 








Evidence: 








Learners Name (PRINT) _________________________________ Date completed:  ______________

3: COMPLETED SKILLS AUDIT WITH LEARNING GOALS IDENTIFIED

SECTION B


  1. List at least 2 types of specific Healthcare areas you feel you may be interested in working in


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  1. Please identify 2 opportunities you could have to achieve employment for the two areas you identified (name the Organisations)


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  1. List 3 areas of preparation you feel are important prior to looking for Job opportunities 





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LEARNER JOURNAL

RECORD OF LEARNING EXPERIENCES

While completing Work Experience Learners must complete the following section of this Journal to demonstrate learning experience and to show application of Theory and practice in education.  


For confidentiality reasons Learners cannot address any colleague or resident/client/service user by name – Only by title e.g. “The Care Assistant on duty with me ……….”


  1. Describe a goal you set yourself and achieved on any of your Work Experience days

  2. Describe a goal you set yourself and did not achieve on any of your Work Experience days

  3. New Learning experienced 

  4. A Challenge encountered

  5. Identify any interpersonal issues that occurred 

  6. Identify any interpersonal work skills you improved on

  7. Evaluation of own participation and progress 

  8. Evaluation of own employability skills 

  9. Evaluation of Personal Weaknesses

  10. Review of Skills Audit  In section 2








1. Describe a goal you set yourself on any of your Work Experience days


Briefly Describe The Goal 







What was the purpose or overall aim of this goal







What planning was required 








Explain briefly the overall impact in achieving this goal to those involved










   

Date this experience occurred 



 

Signature of Learner






2. Describe a goal you set yourself and DID NOT achieve on any of your Work Experience days

Briefly Describe The Goal 







Why was the purpose or overall aim of this goal?






Why was it not possible to achieve this goal?







Explain briefly the overall impact in not achieving this goal to those involved












   

Date this experience occurred 



 

Signature of Learner





3. New Learning experienced 

Briefly describe a situation where you achieved a new learning experience  








Identify one of your personal strengths that assisted you in this experience explaining how?








Identify an area you identified you feel you need to improve on 








Explain briefly how you feel this learning experience will benefit you in your career









   

Date this experience occurred 



 

Signature of Learner



4. A Challenge you encountered

Briefly describe a situation that you found challenging  








Identify one of your personal strengths that assisted you in this experience explaining how?








Identify an area you identified you feel you need to improve on 








Explain briefly how you feel this learning experience will benefit you in your career









   

Date this experience occurred 



 

Signature of Learner




5. Identify any interpersonal issues that occurred (e.g. conflict, responsive behaviors)

Briefly describe a situation where an interpersonal issue occurred  









Identify one of your personal strengths that assisted you in this experience explaining how?







Identify an area you identified you feel you need to improve on 








Explain briefly how you feel this learning experience will benefit you in your career










   

Date this experience occurred 



 

Signature of Learner




 

6. Identify any interpersonal work skills you improved on (Active listening, Teamwork, Responsibility, Dependability, Leadership, Motivation, Flexibility. Patience)


Identify any interpersonal work skills you improved 







Identify one of your personal strengths that assisted you in this experience explaining how?







Identify an area you identified you feel you need to improve on 







Explain briefly how you feel this learning experience will benefit you in your career









   

Date this experience occurred 



 

Signature of Learner




7. Evaluation of own participation work experience 


Overall Provide a personal evaluation of your participation on Work Experience 

 

 

Stayed the same

Improved slightly

Improved greatly

  • Interpersonal Skills

 

 

 

  • Problem-Solving Skills

 

 

 

  • Maturity

 

 

 

  • Teamwork

 

 

 

Practical Skills

 

 

 

Self-Confidence

 

 

 

Self-Esteem

 

 

 


Explain how this has helped improve your confidence










Explain briefly how you feel this learning experience will benefit you in your career











   

Date completed 



 

Signature of Learner




8. Evaluation of employability skills 


Overall Provide a personal evaluation of your Employability skills 

 

 

Poor

Very Good

Excellent

Communication

 

 

 

Interpersonal skills

 

 

 

Ability to appear self confident

 

 

 

Ability to understand, and adapt to, the workplace culture

 

 

 

Planning, organizing and time management

 

 

 

Self-Confidence

 

 

 

Self-Esteem

 

 

 


Choosing one (from the above list) that you feel you need to improve on and explain how you feel you will achieve this 








Explain briefly how you feel this learning experience will benefit you in your career











   

Date completed 



 

Signature of Learner




9. Evaluation of Personal Weaknesses

“IT IS IMPORTANT TO ALWAYS FRAME YOUR WEAKNESSES 

AS OPPORTUNITIES TO GROW”

Identify two personal weaknesses

1. 


2.   


With each weakness identified please explain how you plan to improve on these


1.





2.





Explain briefly how you feel this learning experience will benefit you in your career














   

Date completed 



 

Signature of Learner





Would like to learn

Please fill as completed on Page 3

Did you improve on this during Work  Experience


Yes

No

Yes

No

Ability and willingness to take advice regarding work improvements





Ability to add value to the workplace





Ability to have positive relationship with customers, clients, supervisor, colleagues





Ability to show initiative





Ability to take instruction and direction





Ability to use work place equipment





Administer First Aid





Assist with external contractors e.g. maintenance, deliveries etc.





Customer service and communication





Dealing with adverse behavior





Fire Safety and evacuation awareness





Health and Safety Awareness





How to prepare a c.v





How to prepare for an interview





Legislation and Policies in your workplace





Organise an activity





Professional Attitude including appropriate dress, punctuality, attendance





Public Speaking





Understand effective communication





Understand the importance of and ability to accurately completed documentation in the workplace





Working with a team and ability to demonstrate respect 





Other Skills

Would like to learn

Did you improve on this during Work  Experience


Yes

No














DATE COMLETED            

10. Review of skills audit during work experience 



What are your options within your work area for - :

1. Future education (5 marks)








2. Employment opportunities (5 marks)











Learners Signature: ____________________________