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

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UNIT 2 Introduction to Personal Development in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings By Kate Okoro Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care 1.1 Describe the duties and responsibilities of own role The specific duties of your job will vary depending on your role and the employer you work for (Nolan, Burgess, and Shaw 2011). According to Eaton (2011), a care worker must be aware of the needs and requirements of the customer and must communicate successfully not only with the customer but also with other stakeholders such as family, friends and other healthcare professionals. The care worker also has a responsibility to alert the supervisor (or their representative) of any changes or causes for concern in the customer’s condition. There will be specific tasks identified for a particular customer. These may include cooking and/or preparing meals and possibly assistance with feeding. Housekeeping and laundry as well as personal care may also be part of the role. The care worker will be briefed before undertaking any assignment with the specific tasks involved but in every case it is incumbent upon the care worker to carry out the work in a safe and professional way and to adhere to the specific instructions as well as the policies and procedures of the company (Eaton, 2011). As a care worker, my duties and responsibilities are assisting the service users get to a high standard of personal care which includes personal hygiene, assistance with laundry, and cleaning. Maintaining confidentiality about service users, staff and the Company as a whole. Complying with health and safety procedures when carrying out my duties for my safety, service users and others and attend training designed to further the interest of health and safety. Complying with policies and procedures and code of practice. Maintaining accurate records
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