Understand the Role of the Social Care Worker

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Understand the role of the social worker 1.1 Working relationships are different from personal relationships as there only personal to a point. Working relationships are based on policies and procedures between people on different levels with clear boundaries contracts and codes of practice. My responsibilities as a care assistant are to deliver a wide variety of very high standard services to service users. My role in home care include; dressing, grooming, assistance with getting up and going to bed, medication support and general domestic tasks. When I’m carrying out all of these, I remember person centred values which helps me to be able to do what’s right for the client or what the client wants before carrying out any activities for the day, I go through my clients care plan but I also ask family of the clients if there has been any changes for example if my client needs to be awake and ready for a certain time, earlier or later than usual set time. I agree with them because it’s their right to change their mind. At this stage we talk together and rearrange. Personal relationships are based on emotions sharing similar attitudes, values and interests. They are also very informal, in personal relationships you share support between each other with feelings and thoughts as you can be who you are with family or friends. Personal relationships also involve doing things out of work. 1.2 In the health and social care setting there are many different working relationships. These relationships will include: colleagues, managers, other professionals such as doctors/district nurses, service users and their family and friends. For each you develop a different type of working relationship and some will be more formal than others e.g. You would not address a visiting doctor in the same manner as you would a service user and you would not address your manager in the same
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