Unit 206 Understand the Role of the Social Care Worker

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Unit 206 Understand the role of the social care worker Outcome 1 understand working relationships in social care settings. 1.1 Explain how a working relationship is different from a personal relationship. The difference between a working relationship and a personal relationship is that a working relationship is chosen for you, you are placed with other people to work as part of a team where each individual is working following professional codes of conduct to achieve the same aims and objectives. By working to a set of rules and procedures, for which you are paid, you are accountable and responsible for any mistakes or errors that you may make. You may not always like the people you work with but you have to be proffesional and keep personal opinions and feelings to yourself. Mutual respect and understanding are key factors in developing and maintaining a good working relationship. Apersonal relationship is formed through choice, with someone you like and who you have lots in common with. There are no set rules or procedures within a personal relationship, you are free to voice your own opinions or feelings. A personal relationship is formed because you want it to and because you like the other person, it is your choice. 1.2 Describe different working relationships in social care settings. In social care settings there are many different working relationships. These may include other professionals such as Nurses and Doctors, Family members and friends, also colleagues and Managers. You will develop a different type of working relationship with each individual, some more formal than others, e.g. You would not have the same working relationship with a manager as you would with colleagues or you wouldn't address a visiting Doctor/Nurse in the same way as you would a family member. In each working

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