Every one can benefit from sharing. MASH is launching its first MENTORING PROGRAMME to assist clinicians for whatever reason it may be to be linked to others in achieving their best clinical and research potential. This programme is only applicable to currently registered association members.
These are the core differences between a Mentor Relationship and a Supervisory Relationship.
|Voluntary on both parts of the relationship.||Usually a requirement in the workplace|
|Temporary, to meet a need. In the MASH programme, the relationship may last 6 months- 1 year and can be renewed as needed.||Usually for an established duration within the time of an employment|
|Equality in the relationship, paired based on need||There is an inherent power imbalance. The supervisor is usually of a higher position at the work place and has the responsibility to evaluate performance.|
|A non-evaluative relationship based on trust, mutual concern for sharing and development||May be linked to a performance appraisal and recommendations given are vital and includes specific discussions for change including disciplinary discussions|
|Aims for the mentee to think and work things out better||Aims for the employee to work better. The main focus is on developing clinical competency|
|Broader supportive discussions and both parties many not be located at the same place||Focuses more on the current job or caseload at the workplace|
|Mutual accountable and collaborative relationship||Relationship may be more informational and skill-based|
If it appears that the mentee needs a supervisor, it is best to consult the management at your workplace to have this available to you.
Who can benefit from this programme?
Anyone who would like to have a sounding board as they:
- Embark into working in the field
- Embark into New projects
- Re-evaluate service provision
- Re-evaluate their own skills and goals and concerns
- Discuss care and management
The mentee is to understand that it is their responsibility to be in touch with their mentor at any mutually agreed times with at least once a month contact to touch base.
The potential mentee will write to MASH at email@example.com to indicate whom they would like to be partnered with as their mentor.
A list of mentors is made available here so you are best able to make your choice. Contact details of the mentor will be provided on agreement of the mentor to take the mentee on.
They should also notify MASH if they want to end the mentorship.
The mentorship period can be as short as 6 months or for as long as 12 months.
It is understood that the discussion is strictly confidential and should be respected. It is meant to spur each other on as professionals in this field.
DOWNLOAD the MENTORING PROGRAMME_Mentee Application Form
Anyone who realizes the value of passing on their experiences so the larger community in Malaysia can benefit from this background support can and should extend their services as a mentor. Apart from accruing points for their own Professional Development, the mentor plays an important part in helping to upkeep the quality of our profession for the current and future generations.
Each mentor should possess at least 5 years of clinical practice and is recommended to only take one or 2 clinicians at each given time, till the mentor relationship ceases.
Mentoring relationships can take place face to face or on the phone or other avenues such as skype.
MASH would like to encourage all members with more than 5 years of clinical practice to consider signing up as a mentor. Should you be interested in being a mentor, write to Pamela Thomas Joseph , Mentorship Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org and a formal document for signing on will be provided to you.
You are very valued and are invited to select with care areas of mentoring strength that you would like to be available for. These include ( but not restricted to) the following:
CLINICAL AREAS OF SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY
- Paediatric Language
- Adult Speech & Language
- Hearing Impairment
- Speech Motor Disorders
- Cleft & Craniofacial Health
- Head and Neck Health Issues
- AAC as a communication tool
- Adult Swallowing
- Paediatric Feeding
- Autism and Social Communication Impairments
- Speech Sound Disorders
- Stammering & Dysfluency
CLINICAL AREAS OF AUDIOLOGY
- Paediatric Testing
- Adult Testing
- Peadiatric Fitting
- Adult Fitting
- Auditory Processing Disorders
- Balance disorders
- Noise Induced HL
- Audio Education Intervention
- Aural Rehabilitation
OTHER AREAS FOR BOTH SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLGY AND AUDIOLOGY
- Teaching & Presenting
- Web presence and online Speech Therapy
- Professional writing
- Administration & Management
- Event Planning & Management
- Establishing a practice
- Counselling and Care
Should you like to apply to serve as a MENTOR, kindly download this form and have it returned to the Professional Issues Portfolio at
All mentors will receive a letter from MASH confirming acceptance of your intention.