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To provide non-judgemental practice, you should ensure that you:»Consider where your beliefs + values come from»Analyse the consequences of what you say (e.g., “will it hurt the person’s feelings or seem insensitive?”)»Determine whether your beliefs are relevant to the person’s wellbeing.
CHC40413 Certificate IV Youth Work: Cluster 1Cluster 1: CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse peopleIDENTIFY AND ACT ON WAYS TO IMPROVE OWN SELF AND SOCIAL AWARENESSBy the end of this section, you should be able to:List ways to improve themselves + their social awarenessResearch, identify, and provide details of professional opportunities to improve own self + social awarenessIMPROVING ON AWARENESSThere are a number of ways you can improve your self- or social awareness of diversity. You should identify ones that are relevant to your work situation + arrange to undertake them.Strategies to improve bias include:»Cross-cultural work teams»Cross-cultural employee representation on committees »Workplace free of culturally insensitive literature, posters, signage »Inclusion in decision-making Cross-cultural teams are ones that include people from a wide variety of backgrounds participate in the same team. To work in one, it is important to have a fair attitude towards all of them + communicate w/ people of different cultures + their dynamics. Working closely w/ people will also give you more respect + understanding of them. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES“ “ are opportunities for improving perspective provided by the organisation. They may help you to work more inclusively w/ people. These may include:»Coaching/mentoring »Skills training»Professional development schemes/initiatives»Support and/or sponsorship towards new professional qualifications»Attendance at events within the industry (e.g., conferences/networking events) »Opportunities to take on more responsibility (e.g., leading a team project). These opportunities should be available to all + offered based on merit + work performance or necessity, rather than given preferentially to persons of a particular age/gender/race, etc. Professional development opportunities can be identified by evaluating which tasks, schemes, training + events will have a positive impact on the personal + career development of an individual. It must then be ensured that everybody within the organisation has equal opportunity to benefit from these + that they are made accessible to those members of the workgroup w/ specific needs.SECTION 2: APPRECIATE DIVERSITY AND INCLUSIVENESS AND THEIR BENEFITS VALUE AND RESPECT DIVERSITY AND INCLUSIVENESS ACROSS ALL AREAS OF WORKBy the end of this section, you should be able to:Identify benefits of diversity in the workplaceGive examples of how to respect diversity in all areas of workProvide examples of inclusive principlesDIVERSITY AND INCLUSIVENESSDiversity has benefits in the workplace. It allows people from different backgrounds w/ various skills to contribute.