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Real Skills is a free online self-assessment tool available to organisations in the health and disability sectors. It has been developed by Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui and Matua Raḵi to provide an easy way for organisations and the workforce to assess knowledge and skills and plan targeted workforce development.
To work well with people who are experiencing mental health and addiction needs, or with disabilities, we need to demonstrate competency in many areas of practice. If your organisation is using or wants to use any of the following frameworks then Real Skills can provide you with an easy way to gather, access and review information on your workforce’s knowledge and skills.
This information can help to identify particular areas that might need development in order to provide best care for people accessing services.
Workers can assess themselves against any of these frameworks, based on which is relevant to them and their role at any point in time:
Real Skills provides the ability for organisations to sign up their entire workforce in order to generate organisational, service and/or team level reports. These reports aggregate anonymous self-assessment information from any framework that the organisation has identified is relevant to their work.
This information can then be used to create workforce development plans in the specific areas where the greatest needs have been identified.
All assessment information is securely stored in people’s profiles and they can easily return and update as required.
To determine whether your organisation will benefit from Real Skills online assessment tool, are the following statements true for your organisation?