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.
Task A Supervision Notes As an experienced social care worker you have been asked to mentor a new social care worker. You plan to use a supervision session to explain about the duty of care and how this helps to protect individuals from harm and abuse. Prepare a set of notes to help you in this supervision session. In the notes, you must include an explanation of: Ai What is meant by the term “duty of care” It is a legal obligation to provide care and support to vulnerable adults. The social care worker must do everything they can to keep the service users safe from harm, injury and abuse.
Effective communication affects all aspects of work as it is a way of developing personal relationships with service users and their families so you are able to meet their needs. It is important to develop positive relationships with work colleagues and other professionals, sharing information and having the information you need to be able to report on your work. This can only be achieved through effective communication. It is important to use different types of communication such as verbal, non verbal (body language, expression, signs, symbols or other visual aids) to clearly understand an individual’s needs and wishes. 1.3 Explain why it is important to observe an individual’s reactions when communicating with them.
It encourages the individual to do as much for themselves as possible, it makes the most of the person’s strengths. It highlights the importance of communication, as carer’s we must communicate as much as possible, explaining what we are doing. It encourages us to share our day with the person. Person centred care planning helps the service user with
DEMONSTRATES UNDERSTANDING OF A RECOGNISED ETHICAL FRAMEWORK FOR GOOD PRACTICE IN COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOPHERAPY AND ONE OTHER FRAMEWORK My interpretation of the British association of counsellors and psychotherapist (Bacp) ethical framework for good practice is it gives counsellors guidelines on the values, ethical principles and personal moral qualities required to deliver a fair and honest level of care to the client. The main elements are that the practitioner honours the clients fidelity, respect their autonomy, promote client beneficence, have a commitment to be non-malfeasance, whilst respecting the clients human rights for justice and equal opportunity. It highlights the importance of informing clients of the quality of care that will be provided and clarifying and agreeing their rights and responsibilities. It promotes the practitioner to seek self knowledge and self care (self-respect) through professional development and
UNIT 1. Understanding the context for the use of counselling skills Learning outcome 1 – Understand what is meant by counselling skills. 1.1 Define counselling skills: There are not just skills used in counselling there are qualities that are needed from the counsellor, whom I shall refer to as helper or listener. These would be to offer what is called the core conditions these qualities are: to be genuine or congruent, to be true and real, the listener must do this verbally and with their body language, by this I mean to say something and not to send a different message with their body language, to be real and sincere. The listener should say what they are feeling only if it is beneficial to the relationship or to the person seeking help.
The therapist needs an attitude of “I’ll accept you as you are.” The therapist must always maintain a positive attitude to the client at all times. Empathy: The ability to understand the other person at a deep level. It involves being able to put yourself in the other person’s position, and understanding them in their own terms, having the ability to understand sensitively and accurately but not
This will include carers, families, advocates, doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, other health professionals, social workers, voluntary organisations and other people. Others people may be able to provide useful information to support you in your work and you may be able to provide useful information to support them in being part of the individual’s lives. This is good partnership working. If there are communication difficulties with service users. A carer or family member can share information with you about how you can best communicate with an individual A.4 Identify three ways of working that help improve partnership working 1.
Hawkins on the other hand presented a different yet equally as informative model. His concentric circles model was an excellent way of explaining the human personality. Additionally, the checklist seemed to be a handy tool for ensuring therapeutic progress. Hawkins seemed to place a greater emphasis on how to help a client achieve spiritual and psychological maturity. He explained that all parts of the human function are addressed in the healing journey.
In conclusion we will see why it could be argued that the latter approach is the most useful for many clients. The term counselling is virtually interchangeable with psychotherapy. Psychotherapy means ‘healing the mind or soul’ (Nelson-Jones, 2011, p.3) and counselling tries to do the same. For counselling to work on a one to one or group basis then the clients must be there willingly. For many the relationship between client and counsellor is crucial to the success of the therapy and is based on trust and respect.