Senior Care Assistant

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I will show in this assessment that the role of a Senior Care Assistant (SCA) in a social care setting is broad in definition. The SCA works within a multidisciplinary team to ensure the smooth day to day running of the unit and work as a team member in delivering person centred care in a way that respects the dignity of the individual and promotes independence and wellbeing. This is achieved by completing, observing, reviewing and updating Person Centred Care Plans ensuring that residents receive the best care appropriate to their need and report any changes to the Team Leader and allied health professionals as and when appropriate, assist residents during mealtimes in accordance with their care plan and serve meals and drinks as required,…show more content…
Thompson (2009) suggests that supervision is a process through which an organization empowers staff to meet organizational objectives, which involves a number of tasks from monitoring work tasks and workloads to ensuring legal and organizational requirements and policies are adhered to. Ensuring that Health and safety legislation is adhered to is an example of how the SCA operates within the role of supervisor, making sure that junior care staff are made aware of residents mobility needs by referring them to the relevant risk assessments, important too is the need to ensure that staff are aware of the correct use of all equipment used to transfer residents including safety checks prior to use and the appropriate method for storing said equipment after use, it is the supervisors responsibility to inform and instruct staff where there is evidence of uncertainty or misunderstanding of the correct health and safety…show more content…
One of the most important communication systems used in the workplace is a person centred care plan and the risk assessments involved in this. The care plan, when reviewed regularly communicates a range of relevant information to all staff and allied health professionals, to enable them to contribute to the effective delivery of care to that individual. A communication diary and noticeboard are useful in helping the team to plan for, and make appointments as well as serving as a reminder of upcoming appointments for residents or scheduled, mandatory training events for
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