Nvq3 Essay

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Understanding the role of the social worker 1.1 Explain how a working relationship is different from a personal relationship. A working relationship is when you keep a professional distance between the people you are working with, so you would only see them when you are at work, when you’re working with those people as part of a team within the workplace you have policies and procedures. You would be accountable and responsible for any mistakes made. A good working relationship is built on respect and understanding. A personal relationship is made through choice; it allows you to share interests and feeling with the person you like. There are no policies or rules to abide by with a personal relationship, it’s still built around respect trust and understanding but it’s formed because you like that person and choose to have that relationship with them. Describe different working relationships in social care. The different working relationships in social care settings are between the carers and the service users, carers and professional bodies such as G.Ps, Psychology, Dentists e.c.t.., Carers and the service users family members and also between colleagues and management for each of these you would develop a different type of working relationship and maintain a professional manner. Understanding the role of the social care worker 2.1. Describe why it is important to adhere to the agreed scope of the job role. It is important to adhere to the agreed scope of the job role when you’re appointed for the position, you have to been agreed with the job description as part of a contract with the employer, so it is your legal responsibility to adhere in you defined role. It is your duty to understand the expectations of your job role as well as understand your professional boundaries. In order to be successful in your job, it is essential to be
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