Assignment # 304 Task A - Supervision Session Notes Ai. Duty of Care is the term given to define our action as carers, in its basic form it regulates the way in which we deliver the support required to our service users. We as carers have a duty to care for the service users, by delivering our services to the best of our abilities, which allows their dignity and well-being to be paramount. Our employer also has a duty of care to us and other staff members, to ensure that working conditions are safe, and suitable to deliver a service to the service users. Aii.
The main standards of my job role are to provide a high level of professional care to all residents giving them the upmost dignity and respect and also giving families and friend’s emotional support. Standards involving personal care and communication in my role are very important because it sets an example to other staff and new staff and can help them to understand how their role as a career should be executed. 3. There are a number of ways to ensure that personal attitudes or beliefs do not obstruct the quality of my work; it is important to leave any problems in your personal life at the door, so you are starting your shift with a clear, fresh mind set. It is important to remain completely professional at all times because you are performing a duty of care.
Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice Explain what it means to have a duty of care in own work role. All service users should be supported and enabled to live in an environment which is free from prejudice and safe from abuse. My responsibilities under the duty of care is to do everything reasonable within the definition of my job role to make this happen. A duty of care is a legal obligation imposed on a carer requiring that they adhere to a good quality and standard of care. It is my duty to take care of vulnerable adults and to ensure that their needs and well-being are looked after.
Explain the importance of continually improving knowledge and practice. The importance of continually improving my knowledge, is to ensure that the I am aware of, and follow, the current health & social care standards, legislation, and guidelines for good practice. Learning new skills and refreshing training enables me to progress, and achieve within my career and working practices. Personal development not only benefits an individual, but also the organization, and the residents who receive the services. The focus of training tends to be on the staff group delivering the services, to ensure that all recommendations and standards are achieved.
Engaging in reflective practice will help to improve the quality of care you give and close the gap between theory and practice. How does reflective practise contribute to improving the quality of service provision? Reflective practice is imperative in order to ensure that high standards are kept continuously as circumstances, individuals and environment’s change. In order to reflect you must continuously be aware of approaches used and how they can be changed or developed to improve the level of care provided. Continually improving and adapting approaches benefits both service users and practitioners, ensuring that each individual needs are catered for.
They enable you to provide a good quality service working within the legal framework and most importantly aim to keep you and the individuals you support, safe from danger or harm. To implement agreed ways of working you follow the Policies and Procedures and the service users care plan, where the management of the individual's daily care needs are agreed and documented. It is extremely important to have up to date agreed ways of working as there may be changes in policies within the law. Our company may have to implement them to help protect the vulnerable. You have a duty to keep service users safe by following policies, procedures and working within your job role.
They also enable you to provide good quality service working within the law and most importantly aim to keep you and the individuals you support, safe from danger or harm. Policies and procedures are to be adhered to in conjunction to the service users care plan, where the management of the individuals daily care needs are agreed and documented. It is important to have up-to-date agreed ways of working as there may be changes in policies within the law and the company may have to implement these policies to help protect the vulnerable. There is a duty to keep service users safe by following policies, procedures and working within your job role. Each job title entails particular duties and responsibilities.
Continually improving knowledge and practice benefits both resident and the carer. It also help us to ensure that we are doing our best and we are meeting all necessary standard and expectations. We need to consider as well the new legislations and be updated to different changes and be able to apply in our work. Trainings and supervisions as well is important to improve knowledge and practice. 1.2 Analyse potential barriers to professional development.
As a health and social care worker it is our duty of care to provide all of the above and also keep individuals safe from harm or exploitation. It is good for all professionals and organizations to work together in partnership with each other and the individuals we all support. We should follow codes of practice, and deliver what the service user wants. 1.2 Explain why it is important to work in a way that embeds person centered values. 1.2 It is important to work this way, by following codes of practice, as we need to ensure that we deliver best care/support, making sure, we do the correct things, in the correct way.
I feel it is important for me to continually improve my knowledge to ensure that I am aware of, and follow all the current health and social care standards, legislation, and guidelines for good practice as well as ensuring I follow my company’s policies and procedures. I also feel it is vital that I pass any new knowledge I gain on to my team because this provides them with up to date information in order for them to carry out their roles as support workers effectively. I will do this during in a team meeting, supported housing meeting and also by email then the staff can always reflect back on information that has been sent to them. For me learning is a way of gaining new skills and it enables me to progress, and achieve within my career and working practices as a team leader, support worker & counsellor. Personal & professional development not only benefits me, but it also benefits the Company, as well as the staff & service users I support.