Introduction to Personal Development in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings

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Tracey Ashley Unit 2: Introduction to Personal Development in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings 1. Understand what is required for competence in own work role. 1.1 Describe the duties and responsibilities of own role. My job role is that of a care assistant, I have been employed by the The Old Library for almost a year now. My job role is to provide care for the service users respective of their individual needs and in a manner to enhance their quality of life. I am to assist residents with personal care needs which they would normally undertake themselves if they were able to do so, help promote their independence where possible, read care plans to promote continuity of care, help serve meals and drinks, escort residents to appointments, assist with toilet requirements, take care of skin and pressure areas and record the information on relevant charts, answer call bells and attend any training arranged as part of staff development. I treat all of our residents with dignity and respect and I am aware of what to do in most situations and how to record information, keep it up to date and ensure all information is kept confidential. 1.2 Identify standards that influence the way the role is carried out. The standards which influence the way our job role is carried out are: Codes of Practice Codes of Practice for Social Care Workers and Employers General Social Care Council Standards of Conduct Health Professionals Council Regulations Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 Care Standards Act 2000 Manual Handling Operations Regulations NHS & Community Care Act Food Safety Act Management of Health and Safety at Work. Minimum Standards The National Minimum Standards (NMS) are designed to
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