The duties and responsibilities required by my employer are not the only requirements of working in social care. The regulator (-someone who ensures compliance with laws, regulations and established rules) in the UK country in which you work will require that you follow the Code of Practice (- a set of guidelines and regulations to be followed by members of an occupation or organisation) that lays out the duties and expectations for everyone who works in the sector. Having Codes of practice is important in social care, because in this sector you work with some of the most vulnerable people in society. They have a right to expect a certain standard of work and certain standard of moral and ethical behaviour. Employers have to ensure that everyone who works for them is registered and eligible to work in social care.
Outcome 1 Understand what is required for competence in own work role 1. Describe the duties and responsibilities of own role My duties and responsibilities in my work role are detailed in my job description which are tailored to my particular job role and the health care setting I work in. My responsibilities are governed by the GSCC codes of practice for social care workers and my company policy and procedures will be built in to the GSCC codes of practice. 2. Identify standards that influence the way the role is carried out.
The code requires that employers adhere to the standards set out in their code, support social care workers in meeting their code and take appropriate action when workers do not meet expected standards of conduct. The Code of Practice for Social Care Workers is a list of statements that describe the standards of professional conduct and practice required of social 2 care workers as they go about
307 Task A Ai 1. Data Protection Act 2. Freedom of Information Act 3. Care Standards 4. The Health and Social Care Act (Regulated activities) and the Essential Standards and the Codes of Practice for Social Care Workers Aii On your day to day duties as a social care worker you are expected to follow a set of rules which is the Code of Practice.
Principles of Personal Development in Adult Social Care Environment 1.1 Standards that influence how Adult Social Care job roles are carried out: • Code of Practice as laid down by the Management of the care home • Legislation and regulations that are currently in place such as the Equality Act 2010 and the CQC Judgement Framework Outcome 1 which details the way in which the Care Quality Commission will measure care providers against the Health and Social Care Act 2008 • National Occupational Standards which define individual competence in performance terms i.e. the successful outcome of work activity. These standards are concerned with what people do and not just what they know. They are in place to promote best practice. 1.2 Reason why reflecting on work activities is an important developmental skill: • It allows you to review how and why you carry out a particular task or range of tasks which in, turn gives indications that identify possible areas of improvement in your role as carer • Indicates better methods of carrying out the role of carer • May Indicate possible areas of further training that may be needed • Indicate areas to be discussed in our annual personal development plan review 1.3 Ways to ensure personal attitudes do not obstruct the quality of work • Have self awareness of innate attitudes and those acquired through peer pressure • Develop an understanding and awareness of other people’s attitudes and convictions and accepting and respecting these personal differences even though you may not fully agree with them.
Principles of Diversity, Equality and Inclusion in Adult Social Settings H/602/3039 Unit 4 Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care. Learning about codes of conduct, values, policies, procedures and ways of working, duty of care are our responsibilities to the individuals so that we can support them, these are major things that make up our job role, however there’s one subject that’s been prominent in the media and it’s a subject which people have in the past evaded for whatever reason and that subject is: A vulnerable adult is anyone over the age of 18 who is in need of or in receipt of social care and support services. Any betrayal of trust and power, would make you an abuser. Abuse is about a person inappropriately using their power over another individual. Abuse is treating someone with disrespect in a way which significantly affects the individual's quality of life.
Your workplace policies and procedures will be built around these Legislations and code of practice, which in turn will define your job responsibilities. 2. Explain expectations about own work role as expressed in relevant standards Refer to the GSCC code of practice which states social care workers must: • Protect the rights and promote the interests of service users and carers • Strive to establish and maintain the trust and confidence of service users and carers • Promote the independence of service users whilst protecting them as far as possible from danger or harm. • Respect the rights of service users whilst seeking to ensure that their behaviour does not harm themselves or other people • Uphold public trust and confidence in social care services • Be accountable for the quality of their work and take responsibility for maintaining and improving their knowledge and skills See The GSCC code of practice in full which is included with the mandatory units sent to you. REFLECT ON PRACTICE OUTCOME 2 1.
Employers adopt this duty of care into their training and operating procedures so it is central to how they conduct their practice. Carers have also an added legal duty to follow the training and procedures of their employers. Carers failing to follow their duty of care or codes of practice can be prosecuted in court under legislation for malpractice, abuse or neglect. (b) How duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals This duty of care helps organisation plan work ahead, assess and compile personal care plans for each individual that is tailored specifically to that individual ensuring protection. When social care workers are aware of their own duty of care and follow the code of practices this enables them to work under clear guidelines ensuring a safer work environment and that all acts are done with the individuals best interests.
My Role as a Care Assistant During my time as a care assistant working within the care home, I have come to understand the different aspects of my role. As a care assistant, it is a part of my role to work independently and as part of a team to ensure that the needs of the residents are identified and met. According to the Royal College of Nursing, the role of the care assistant should involve working as an “integral part of the nursing team.” I agree with this statement because as I have progressed within this job role, I have come to understand the importance of liasoning with the nurse on duty. As a care assistant, it is vital that I ensure I report any concerns I have about any of the residents’ health. For example, if a resident was developing a pressure sore, it would be my responsibility to report this concern to the nurse on duty.
1.1 Identify legislation relating to health and safety in a social care setting Legislation are put in place to protect people in work. Safe practice is important to the promotion of dignity in care. The Health and safety executive, Local authority trading standards and the care quality commission can all bring prosectuions against care providers who breach health and safety standards. The health and safety at work act 1974 covers a wide range of issues relating to the work place health, safety and welfare across different sectiors. Emoloyees have a general obligation under the act to take care of others a cooperate with employers' health and safety requirements.