Poutū te rangi (March) 2020
The Real Skills Plus ICAMH/AOD Competency Framework describes the skills and knowledge necessary to work with infants, children and young people who may be experiencing mental health and/or alcohol and other drug issues.
Real Skills Plus (RSP) includes three levels:
- Primary Level for workers in the primary sector who work with infants, children and young people.
- Core Level for practitioners working in services that focus on mental health and/or AOD concerns.
- Specific Level for senior or specialist practitioners working at an advanced level of practice.
The Real Skills Plus online self-assessment enables individuals and services to complete RSP assessment and receive a report identifying strengths as well as areas for ongoing professional development. The report can then be used to plan for professional development.
National DHB ICAMH Core Level
The images below show results from the online assessment for ICAMHS services at the core level.
The blue shows the competencies the service has met.
The red shows areas for ongoing service development and skills and knowledge to look for when recruiting new staff.
The results show that nationally DHB ICAMH services met a number of competencies across all domains: Engagement, Assessment and Intervention. Areas for professional development are identified (in red), particularly in Assessment, Knowledge and Assessment Intervention.
National NGO Core level
The images below show results from the online assessment for NGO services at the core level.
The blue shows the competencies the service has met. The red shows areas for ongoing service development and skills and knowledge to look for when recruiting new staff.
The results show that nationally NGO services met a number of competencies across all domains: Engagement, Assessment and Intervention. There are areas of professional development indicated as well, particularly in Assessment, Knowledge and Intervention.
Summary of Core Level Competencies by Area
The results show that nationally the NGO and DHB ICAMH sector met a number of competencies across the areas of practice. It also shows areas for professional development in all areas of practice.
The national results from Real Skills Plus assessments, give an overall picture of the capability of the ICAMH and NGO workforce. The results identify the strengths as well as areas for ongoing development.
DHB by Area
NGO by Area
The national and regional reports inform Werry Workforce Whāraurau workforce development activities: national, regional and local service professional development activities, such as national forums, development of eLearning, Trauma and also face-to-face trainings such as Foundations in ICAMH and Skate into Skills workshops.
Reports: Service/Team or Individual
RSP can be used to create service and team reports. These reports:
RSP can be completed by individuals.
The Real Skills Plus Framework has been a really useful process for our service development and has helped us to consider workforce development based on our clinicians' experience and training. It has helped us to identify training needs as a team, and also on an individual basis for performance appraisals.
The process was a lot easier than previous years and much more user-friendly. The reports were easy to understand and the support from Werry Workforce Whāraurau throughout the whole process was outstanding.
Adventure Development has incorporated and has utilised the Real Skills Plus (RSP) framework as part of our HR and Professional Development process for Clinical and Community Support Worker roles. There are three keyways we use RSP;
- Applicants for positions complete a very abridged paper version of RSP that allows us to gain greater and more specific information re them as applicants, and
- We have all new staff complete the electronic RSP as part of our Induction process (allowing us to target training)
- as a yearly stocktake of all staff which informed our PD planning at a team and company level.
If you would like a full report or more information on RSP please contact Bronwyn Pagey: [email protected]