Ct299 -Understand the Role of the Social Care Worker

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CT299 -Understand the role of the social care worker 1. Understand working relationships in social care settings 1.1 Explain how a working relationship is different from a personal relationship. Working and personal relationships are different because of boundaries, in your working relationship things need to be kept professional at all times and you would be expected to adhere to professional codes of conduct and employers policies and procedures. Personal relationships are much more relaxed and the boundaries are far different e.g. you may hug your family and friends this would not always be appropriate in a work relationship. Also a working relationships have no emotional attachment and is primary based around your job, where as personal relationship have an emotional attachment this would affect the way you would handle situations. 1.2 Describe different working relationships in health and social care setting There are many working relationships you may have I have listed a few below. Support Worker to manager Support worker to Support Worker Support Worker to healthcare professional Support Worker to Service User Support Worker to Service Users family and friends Support Worker to Social Worker 2. Understand the importance of working in ways that are agreed with the employer 2.1 Describe why it is important to adhere to the agreed scope of your job role this is important as it sets out boundaries in your job role, enables you to know your role and the responsibility’s you have, knowing your own level of competence and skills also means you will not carry out any job the you do not have the relevant experience and training to complete safely. 2.2 Outline what is meant by agreed ways of working You’re agreed ways of working would be included in your contract. You also have a responsibility as a Care worker to work

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