Role of a Support Worker

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The role of the health and social care worker 1.1 . Explain how a working relationship is different from a personal relationship As a support worker, I have a duty of care and must act in a professional manner at all times. The individuals that I support may consider me a friend and that is acceptable but there are boundaries as I have a working relationship with them and that should be made clear. My reason for being there is to support the individual and promote their independence. 1.2 . Describe different working relationships in health and social care settings Support worker and PWS families – In this relationship, Support Workers liaise with family to ensure that the individual is receiving optimal care and support. Support worker and Person We Support – In this relationship, we see the support worker providing support to the individual ensuring they meet goals and remain as independent and active as possible. Support Worker and Management – Management should support their support workers by given decision making advice, any issues should be addressed and if nothing happens, whistle blowing may be the only option. 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 as it means that you are legally safe if anything where to go wrong. Not only that, if you work below standard and do not fulfil the needs of the company/ charity, you could lose your job. If you overwork yourself, you may become stressed and need time off work. If you do not work within the agreed boundaries, you will be culpable. 3.1. Explain why it is important to work in partnership with others By working with organisations, agencies and other people involved with supporting and caring for an individual, we can unsure that the care provided is to a quality standard. Working in partnership with these groups
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