Offer mentoring support-Answer
Offer mentoring support
Scenario: William is your mentoree. He is working on the following goal: To be able to complete the end of the day cleaning checklist, disinfect the toys ( from the baby room) and complete the centre lock up procedure each night
1. In supporting William:
a) What process would you support William so that he can confidently achieve this goal? Explain your process. What will you say and what resources could you use.
Ans: William should follow a proper schedule so that he can confidently achieve this goal
He should follow the following process for baby’s room :
• Turn on some music. Music will help get your spirit boosted when cleaning. If it’s too distracting for you, turn it off.
• Make the beds. Making the beds can make a messy room look clean, and a messy bed can make a clean room look messy.
• Make piles. Sort into piles of garbage, toys, clothes, etc… This will help when organizing the room, by having certain piles for certain things.
• Throw garbage away. After garbage is cleared, you won’t have to run into any wrappers, or broken toys.
• Fold clothes. Fold all the clothes and put them in dressers, or closets. If you find any dirty clothes on the floor or under the bed, wash them. Your child doesn’t want dirty clothes!
• Put toys away. Put your child’s toys away, sort these into piles of barbies, transformers, stuffed animals, car toys, toy food, etc…. This will not only make a place for them, but it will help your child try and understand that everything has a place in their room.
• Disinfect the toys. Clean the toys with water which are non battery operated and clean battery operated toys with a cloth.
• Wipe dust away. Wiping dust away, will prevent any possible allergies. It will also give a nice shine to their room.
• Wipe down windows. Wiping down the windows will give your child a great view of the environment outside. It also wouldn’t hurt if you wiped down the window sill.
• Vacuum, sweep, and mop the room. Cleaning the floor is very important. If your vacuuming, try cleaning every part of the floor you can. If you are mopping, grab a cloth to dry the floor afterwards. If you are sweeping, grab a dustbin to put the dust and dirt in.
• Add a nice smell in your room, if you do not have air fresheners spray some perfume in the room.
He should follow the following process for baby’s room :
• Turn lights out
• Make sure back door is locked.
• Make sure the exhibit area is locked.
• Lock front doors.
• If the front door is already locked but doesn’t shut properly, hold the bar down from the inside and pull the door shut.
• Set alarm. It is only four numbers. You do not need to push any other buttons to activate the alarm. The work room door must be SHUT in order for the alarm to activate. If you can’t remember the activation code, it is in the alarm notebook.
• Make sure GALLERY lights are out and doors locked
b) What personal knowledge and experiences could you share with William so that he feels more confident in achieving his goals?
Ans: I will share my thoughts with William that punctuality and hard work plays a major role in achieving every goal. One should follow the following points in order to feel more confident to achieve goals:
• Planning and preparation: People often feel less confident about new or potentially difficult situations. Perhaps the most important factor in developing confidence is planning and preparation for the unknown.
• Learning, knowledge and training: Learning and research can help us to feel more confident about our ability to handle situations, roles and tasks.
• Positive thought: Positive thought can be a very powerful way of improving confidence.
• Talking to others and following their lead: Generally people are attracted to self confidence-confidence is one of the main characteristics of charisma.
• Experience: As we successfully complete tasks and goals, our confidence that we can complete the same and similar tasks again increases.
• Be assertive: Being assertive means standing up for what you believe in and sticking to your principles.
• Avoid arrogance: Arrogance is detrimental to interpersonal relationships
c) How would you make sure that William retain responsibility for achieving his goal? Explain how?
Ans: I have full trust on William that he will perform his duties well and will make rare visits to check how he is performing his duties. Moreover, if do not get time then I will send some other person on my behalf so that he can prepare a list of his duties and give me the feedback.
d) How would you celebrate the end of your formal relationship with William?
Ans: If William perform his duties well then I will appreciate his work and will give a special reward to him for his good work. Also, I will give him more tasks that require responsibility and will invite him for a formal lunch with me.
e) If William had enjoyed your formal mentoring relationship with you, how could you go about adjusting your relationship to a more formal mentoring role?
Ans: In order to go about adjusting relationship to a more formal mentoring role I would follow the following points:
• Learning new things about yourself: The self-reflection that can result from a mentoring relationship can be a powerful growth experience and provide you with new insights about yourself.
• Making more of your strengths and exploiting your hidden talents: A good mentor will push you to do more with your strengths, and help you discover and exploit hidden talents.
• Contributing to the success of your practice and firm: A mentee who builds a strong practice ultimately contributes to the success of the practice or firm.
• Career satisfaction: You will be more satisfied with your career if you have a successful and profitable law practice.
• Expanding your personal network: Entering into a mentoring relationship adds your mentor to your personal network, and may lead to an introduction to the individuals in the mentor’s network.
• A source of referrals: Your mentor may refer work to you once s/he knows and trusts your abilities.
2. How could you manage if your formal mentoring role with William was breaking down? What might be the signs that the relationship is breaking down? What might you do to help fix the issues?
Ans: If my formal mentoring role with William was breaking down I will discuss the problems he is facing
The signs that the relational ship is breaking down and how to fix them are discussed below:
• Lack of communication: The warning signs that a mentoring relationship is not working are in poor communication. This often happens when too much is done via email and there aren’t enough face-to-face meetings. So, it’s very important that you have scheduled teleconferences, video conferences or in-person meetings because there needs to be a voice. That way we always have a schedule made, which provides a solid infrastructure for the mentoring relationship
• Lack of encouragement: If we are not giving encouragement for his work then also relationship affects. So, in that case if we should encourage them for their work then this will not happen and they will excel in their work.
Scenario: Jennifer is a new staff member at your Centre. She has worked in Child care for 20 years and she has always worked with children in the Kindy room and has a lot of experience with pre- schoolers. She has just won a position in the babies room. You have been asked to mentor her and help her achieve her goals regarding attachment theory and knowledge around primary caregiving practices as you have been team leader of the babies room for the last 5 years. Jennifer has more overall experience than you do in a child care setting and has three small children of her own.
a) List five points of knowledge and skills that you think Jennifer might want to know more about to assist her in her new role in the babies room.
Ans: Five points of knowledge and skills that Jennifer might want to know more about to assist herself in new role in the babies room are:
• to be willing to accept responsibility for the safety and well being of the children in their care
• to work as part of a team
• good communication skills and the ability to relate well to children
• patience, and a keen eye for any potential behavioural concerns
• a good level of physical fitness to be able to lift children and child care equipment.
b) For each of the points you have listed, identify ways that Jennifer could learn more about these areas. Where might see access professional development, training or reading?
Ans: For each of the points listed above, Jennifer could learn more through training or reading. Training will help better than reading. Training is the direct interaction with the trainers and its delivering practical knowledge and skills to someone. While, reading only provides a basic knowledge .
c) How might you share your personal experiences with her that could give her an insight into working with young babies? Document the information you might share?
Ans: According to me one must have the following skills in order to work with young babies are:
• love of children
• strong communication skills
• good oral skills
• proper diapering/toileting skills/dressing habits
• basic cleaning
• knowledge of the first language spoken at the child care centre
• basic reading
• basic writing
• problem solving
• decision making
• critical thinking
• planning and organizing
d) Part of your role is to help Jennifer to achieve her goals. What strategies would you use to help Jennifer identify and evaluate her goals?
Ans: Strategies that would help Jennifer identify and evaluate her goals are:
• Develop a Relationship of Trust
• Define Roles and Responsibilities
• Establish Short and Long Term Goals
• Collaborate to Solve Problems
e) How might you encourage Jennifer to make decisions about her course of action?
Ans: First of all appreciate Jennifer if she is taking good decisions and where you find that she is finding difficult in making decisions then guide her so that she finds easy in taking decisions. If she is making any mistake then correct her. You can also provide her training about her course of action.
After 4 months Jennifer is feeling confident, comfortable and happy in her new role.
f) How might you discuss the changes in the mentoring relationship and make adjustments to the relationship?
Ans: We gave her proper guidance, appreciated her work, helped her in making adjustment to new atmosphere and motivated her. Due to this a strong bond is created in the mentoring relationship. A better understanding has arise between us due to which she has become more confident and achieving her goals in a better way.