SHC 34 1. Explain what it means to have a duty of care in own work role. A definition of duty of care is a legal obligation imposed to an individual requiring that they adhere to a standard of reasonable care while performing any acts that could foreseeable harm others. You need to make sure that all training is up to date in the work place, safeguarding and protecting the people you support, your residents, your self, your colleague, your employer and the public. Always acting in the best interests of individuals and others and maintaining information securely and properly.
Your responsibility as a care worker would be to protect the rights and promote the interests of an individual. You will establish and maintain the trust and confidence of an individual, and encourage independence whilst keeping them safe from harm. You must always ensure you are adequately trained to perform tasks and if not ask for relevant training to increase your knowledge and skills. It is your duty of care to keep up to date with regulations and best practice, and to ensure you are implementing it in your day-to-day work. All actions must be recorded and where necessary give the reasons for such actions.
1.2 - A relationship between a manager and a social care worker. A relationship between a social care worker and a service user. Outcome 2 2.1 - It is important to adhere to the agreed scope of the job role as this sets out boundaries in your job role, enables you to know your role and responsibilities. Knowing your own level of competence and skills, knowing your job description. 2.2 - By following our company’s policies and procedures based on sector standards and guidelines; following our individual’s care plans and reading the code of conduct it’s all about protecting the vulnerable.
There is also the working relationship between you and the individuals you support or care for. You would also have working relationships with others that are involved in the individuals life’s like their family or professionals like their social workers or doctors. Outcome 2 1. It is important to adhere to the agreed scope of the job role to ensure that you are working in the way that you should be. You should follow all the correct policy’s and procedures to protect yourself and others.
My employer must give clear information about my role to ensure I understand and can carry out my work to a high quality and standard. There are many other regulations and standards that you must follow in your job role. it is important that I know which are relevant to my role and their general meaning so I can work within the law and requirements of my employer. The National Occupational Standards describe best practice by bringing together skills, knowledge and values. National Occupational Standards are valuable tools to be used as benchmarks for qualifications as well as for defining roles at work, staff recruitment, supervision and appraisal.
The employer also has a duty of care for staff members, to ensure that working conditions are safe, and suitable to deliver the service. 1.2. Describe how duty of care affects own work role. My duty of care means that I must aim to provide high quality care to the best of my ability and say if there are any reasons as to why I may be unable to do so. My organisation and I have a duty of care to ensure that the service users we care for are safe, protected from abuse by other service users, staff, carers, friends and family.
The main reason for agreeing to realistic targets for your work place is to make sure that everyone is on tasks and also focused on accomplishing a target that is obtainable which isn’t out of reach. This way everyone can work effectively and reach targets correctly instead of struggling to achieve the impossible. The benefits include fast and reliable compliance and completion of tasks at hand. 1.4 Explain how to agree realistic targets? The targets must be realistic so
Support worker and colleague - maintaining professional duty of care and working together. Support worker and manager – agreed working ways and following the policies and procedures. Working with other agencies – being professional, clear records and communication. 2.1 The reason why it is important to adhere to the agreed scope of the job role is because it enables you to know your role and responsibilities; it sets out the boundaries in your job role, knowing your job description and your own level of skills and competence. 2.2 As there may be changes in policies within the law and your company may have to implement them to help protect the vulnerable individuals so this why it is important to have the access to full and up to date details of agreed ways of working.
As an organisation we are also governed by other regulators ensuring that compliance with regulations and law are adhered too. The codes of practise are vital for my work in social care as I work with vulnerable people who are entitled to equal standards, morals and ethical standards. I have regular training and update’s available to me. 1.2 Explain expectations about own work role as expressed in relevant standards My work expectations in line with relevant standards require me to ensure that I am aware and understand the policies and procedures of the organisation, they are updated on a regular basis, therefore I familiarise myself regularly. Safeguarding and child protection are vital policies and procedures that are updated and it is my responsibility to ensure that I regularly update myself as changes could occur at any time.
A care plan and risk assessment are put in place so that everyone who attends to an individual service user will be following the correct procedure and so limit any risk to yourself and others and carry out your role in a professional manner 2.3 It is important you have full and up to date agreed ways of working, as to begin with it is a legal requirement. There may be changes in polices within the law and the company must implement them to keep services users safe by following up to date polices and procedure and the work entailed within my job role. 3.1 It is important to work in partnerships with others when looking after a service user, as there could be many job roles involved with their care. These people can provide useful information; for example, a nurse can give you advice on looking after a