The Framework requires the Practitioner to evidence the compliance of their day-to-day practice with criteria based on:
- Effective verbal and written communication skills;
- Knowledge of disability and assessment models;
- Understanding of disability, including diagnostic evidence and in a range of contexts;
- Knowledge of technology and strategies;
- Partnership working
- Relevant legislation.
Practitioners also will be required to undertake independent study including research and produce study assignments focused on specific topics or case studies, which demonstrate their understanding of issues central to their practice and evidence their own continuing development.
Pre-certification experience and skills
As a practicing Assessor, you will have already have and will be able to evidence a wide range of experience and skills in order to equip you to practice in this specialist role. These will include, but may not be limited to:
- At least one year’s experience of working in education or training, for example as an assessor, teacher, learning support assistant or trainer, or in a relevant support role;
- Excellent literacy skills;
- Excellent ICT skills;
- The ability to undertake research and reflect meaningfully on CPD experiences;
- The ability to write reports in compliance with appropriate quality standards (for example following standard report formats) or relevant protocols (for example within specific funding methodologies);
- Experience of working with or supporting disabled people ;
- Knowledge or experience of using specialist assistive technologies.
You will be required to demonstrate compliance with safeguarding procedures in place in the context in which you are practising, for example Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure.
Induction or support programme
An induction or support programme may include, but may not be limited to:
- Observation of assessment interviews given by an experienced Practitioner or Manager;
- Tandem assessment sessions with an experienced Practitioner or Manager;
- Draft report writing, with feedback provided by experienced Practitioner or Manager;
- Tandem report writing;
- Training in, and ongoing access to, specialist assistive technologies.
- Where practicable, observations and tandem sessions should be arranged with clients who have a range of needs
- Reflective logs or portfolio of evidence will also be required and should be maintained in an agreed format. This evidence will be required as part of the Competency Framework.
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