Roles of the Support Worker

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Loren Perfect 4229-206 Understand the role of the health and social care worker 1.1 A working relationship has boundaries, professional codes of conduct of practice and policies and procedures. In a working relationship you would know your role and responsibilities, you would be friendly and communicate but not about your personal life or any personal information about you or your family like you would with your friends. Your personal relationship is not related to work and your working relationship has no emotional attachment to those you support, communication is different from a personal relationship than a professional one, with a professional relationship you would be more formal and considerate of what you are saying and how you say it. 1.2 There are many different working relations, such as, the support worker and service user – treating them with respect and working alongside them. Support worker and colleague - maintaining professional duty of care and working together. Support worker and manager – agreed working ways and following the policies and procedures. Working with other agencies – being professional, clear records and communication. 2.1 The reason why it is important to adhere to the agreed scope of the job role is because it enables you to know your role and responsibilities; it sets out the boundaries in your job role, knowing your job description and your own level of skills and competence. 2.2 As there may be changes in policies within the law and your company may have to implement them to help protect the vulnerable individuals so this why it is important to have the access to full and up to date details of agreed ways of working. 2.3 The agreed way of working is all about protecting the vulnerable from abuse and promoting their choices in life so reading the code of conduct, following and reading the policy and procedures also reading and
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