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E-Skills Plus has been designed to assess and identify the capabilities and needs of the infant, child, and adolescent mental health and AOD workforce at all three levels of performance indicators (Primary, Core and Specific) within both primary level services and secondary services. Practitioners assess themselves against listed performance indicators and identify whether they believe they are ‘competent’ or ‘need development’ in that area. Where possible we would recommend completing the tool with, or in consultation with your clinical manager.

Whilst embedded throughout the framework, it is anticipated that people completing Real Skills Plus ICAMH/AOD have reviewed their practice in alignment with: 

We would recommend you are familiar with Real Skills Plus ICAMH/AOD (The Werry Centre, 2014 - PDF) before commencing the tool.

Instructions

Step 1

Please select skill set: Primary Level Services or Specialist Services

Your manager may guide you on which level they would like you to use initially.

When you first use this tool, give yourself a bit of time to reflect on each indicator to consider what knowledge and skills you do have.

It may take you 30 – 60 minutes to complete the E-Tool, You are able to exit and return to this tool at any time to continue where you left off.

Step 2

Complete the self-assessment by clicking on each box in the rating column next to the indicator you are assessing yourself against. You can select Needs Development, Competent Informal, Competent via Main Qualification, Competent via Other Formal Training.

Assessment questions

Where competencies are cited as being achieved ‘competent’, practitioners will be asked to specify whether these were gained via formal or informal methods.

Formal Methods:

  1. Professional training that includes:
    a. Acquisition of knowledge (for knowledge based competencies).
    b. Direct observation and assessment of skills (for skills based competencies).
     
  2. Specific training courses that include:
    a. Acquisition of knowledge (for knowledge based competencies).
    b. Direct observation and assessment of skills (for skills based competencies).

Informal Methods:

  1. Clinical experience
  2. Professional development activities (including clinical supervision and coaching)
  3. Exemplars of practice
  4. Performance reviews, including feedback from colleagues and service-users/family/whānau

Step 3

View your results. A report on your assessment will be generated automatically.

It contains a complete list of all the indicators and your responses highlighting the areas that need development and those where you are already competent.

A professional development plan template is available to guide you with planning individual/service professional development activities.

 Download the professional development plan

 

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