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Job Management Skills

Job Management Skills

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Job Management Skills

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  1. Job Management Skills

  2. OBJECTIVES • Identify components of stress • Identify and describe causes, effects and indicators of stress • Describe appropriate coping strategies • Explain the importance of time management • Identify and describe techniques for prioritizing duties and developing a work schedule • Explain the term boundaries and rewlate it to professional standards • Give examples of guidelines for professional boundaries • List safety tips

  3. A. Stress Management • Identification of Causes of Stress • Coping Strategies • Taking Action • Relaxation Techniques • In Summary

  4. Indicators of Stress • Signs and Symptoms: • Crying • Depression • No energy • Not sleeping • Stomach pains • anxiety

  5. Components of effectivestress management: • Strong social support • Exercise • Diet • Rest • Relaxation techniques • Realistic expectations • Positive self-talk • Time – management • Effective communication

  6. Relaxation Techniques • Deep control breathing • Progressive muscle relaxation • Autogenic imagery • Guided imagery

  7. In Summary • There are many benefits of being able to manage stress: • Looking forward to getting up in the morning • Having more energy, feeling less burdened • Starting the day with a positive attitude • Being able to make better decisions

  8. B. Time Management and Organization • Importance of Time Management and Organizational Skills • Prioritizing Duties • Developing Work Schedules • Time Management Activity

  9. C. Boundaries • Personal and Professional Boundaries • Knowing your Personal Boundaries • Guidelines for Professional Boundaries

  10. D. Principles of Body Mechanics • Center of gravity over base of support - A good base of support is in a standing position where the feet are slightly apart and knees slightly bent • Principles of body leverage - using leg and arm muscles is important, but use body as a whole and not just one part.

  11. E. Safety Tips for the caregiver • Always use reliable transportation with plenty of fuel • Alert the client that you are coming • Have accurate directions to the address • Drive with windows closed and car doors locked • Carefully observe your surroundings • Walk on the other side of the street if you see a gathering of people

  12. E. Safety Tips for the caregiver • Do not get out of the car if you feel uneasy, and notify the office • Park your car in a well-lit area of the street. • Do not enter a home if the situation seems questionable • You should remain cautious when approaching pets within the home/community setting