The RSP Competency framework is specific to the infant, child and youth sector. It was developed with the understanding that there are specific skills and knowledge required when working with infant, children, young people, and whānau.
RSP is designed to sit alongside and complement other professional frameworks. Including:
Let's get real: A framework describing the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to deliver effective mental health and addiction services. It provides a foundation for all of the competency frameworks relevant to all people working in the mental health and addictions sector.
Te Whare o Tiki: A framework describing the knowledge and skills required by the mental health and addiction workforce to be able to effectively respond to the needs of people with co-existing problems and their family/whānau.
Real Skills Plus Seitapu: A framework describing the essential and desirable knowledge, skills and attitudes to engage with Pasifika peoples.
Takarangi Competency Framework : (Matua Raki, 2009). The Takarangi competency framework provides a pathway to develop cultural competence, enhance cultural fluency, analyse workforce needs relating to Māori responsiveness and monitor quality assurance.
By completing RSP online assessment you will identify your areas of strengths as a worker and areas for ongoing professional development.
Completing RSP online assessment is easy, simply:
Select which level you would like to complete, there are three levels to choose from, primary core and specific
Specialist level for senior or specialist practitioners working at an advanced level of practice
For practitioners working in services that focus on mental health and AOD concerns
For people working in the primary level services
There is a more detailed description of each level at the start of the tool which will enable you to choose which level is suitable for you.
If you are completing an assessment as part of a team or organisation please check which level they would like you to complete.
Work your way through the RSP online assessment. It takes around 30 – 60 minutes to complete the tool.
When you finish you will received a report of the competences you have met – Your strengths! And areas for ongoing development.
How to use your results
You can use your results;
To guide your ongoing professional development
As part performance appraisal process to show your strengths