Unit 206 Health and Social Care

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Unit 206 Understand the role of the social care worker Outcome 1 Understand working relationships in social care settings Working relationships are based on formal policies and procedures and agreed ways of working; these are bound by contracts of employment and have codes of practice to be followed – working relationships are professional based. My responsibility as a support worker is to deliver very high standard services to individuals. This includes supporting people with everyday living e.g. personal car, shopping, cooking. Personal relationships are based on emotions and are informal. In personal relationships you often share support between each other and feelings and thoughts as you can be who you are with family or friends. You can choose who you have a personal relationship with. Personal relationships involve socialising together outside of work. Working relationships are different to other forms of relationships because the relationship forms a particular non-personal purpose to achieve tasks /coordinate roles .A person’s job description and the line managements that exist in work settings often define these. There are a lot of different types of relationship in the workplace e.g. Employer/employees, relationships with other colleagues, service user/staff relationship’s , staff relationship’s with professionals e.g. doctors, nurses, occupational therapists Outcome 2 Understand the importance in working in ways that are agreed with the employer 2.1 It is important to adhere to the agreed scope of the job role as this sets out boundaries in your job role, enables you to know your role and responsibilities. Knowing your own level of competence and skills, knowing your job description, as is designed to meet the needs of the residents in the care home. 2.2 By reading and agreeing to my contract I am signing it to say I am happy
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