Understanding the Role of Social Care Worker Essay

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Title – Understanding the role of social care worker Ref – 26 1. Understanding working relationships in social care settings 2.1 Explain how a working relationship is different from a personal relationship – Personal relationships, for example family and friends involve emotions and higher levels of intimacy than working relationships. Working relationships are more formal and people tend to behave in more or less the same fashion all of the time, this allows me to be more purposeful in my work and to give and receive trust and respect between me and my colleagues and also the people I support daily. Working relationships also means I can leave my work behind at the end of my shifts and they also protect me by giving me professional boundaries. 2.2 Describe different working relationships in social care settings – The different working relationships in social care settings are between the caregivers and the service users, caregivers and professional bodies such as GP’s, psychology, dentists etc..., Caregivers and the service user’s family members, and also between colleagues and management. For each of these I develop a different type of working relationship and some will be more formal than others for example would not address a visiting doctor in the same way I would a service user although I always ensure that I maintain a professional manner. 2. Understanding the importance of working in ways that are agreed with the employer 3.3 Describe why it is important to adhere to the agreed scope of the job role The scope of my job is the sum of everything I have to do to get my job done to the highest standards. It sets out and describes the activities or duties I have to do, how, when, where and who with. It is all based on my experience, capabilities and training. I should always adhere to the agreed scope of my job role
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