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The Duties And Responsibilities Of Own Role Social Work Essay
1.1 Describe the duties and responsibilities of own role
My duties as a care worker involve giving clients personal care, such as assisting with washing, dressing, toileting requirements including catheter and convene care. Assisting with nutritional requirements such as meal planning/preparation/feeding, prompting/administering medication, shipping, cleaning. It is my responsibility to ensure that the client maintains an acceptable level of health and to promote the clients well-being. It is also my responsibility to ensure that all company policies and procedures are carried out and to maintain records for the service delivered, along with responsibility for ensuring that my training needs are kept up-to-date so that I am at the level of standards required to undertake my role. Finally, it is my duty and responsibility to treat clients with respect and dignity at all times.
The standards I have identified that influence the way I carry out my role as a Identify standards that influence the way the role is carried out
Career working in domiciliary care are:
Care Standards Act 2000
Domiciliary Care Regulations 2002
Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
Codes of Practice
National Occupation Standards
Care Quality Commission Standards
These make up the standards to follow for good working practice within Health and Social Care.
Describe ways to ensure that personal attitudes or beliefs do not obstruct the quality of work
To ensure that personal attitudes or beliefs do not obstruct the quality of work carried out a career should dedicate them to excellence, develop good work ethics and be professional at all times. It may also be possible to change personal attitudes through further training.
2. Be able to reflect on own work activities
Explain why reflecting on work activities is an important way to develop knowledge, skills and practice
Reflecting on work activities can help a care worker gain a better/clearer understanding of social, cultural, personal and historical experiences. Reflecting is learning through experience, so by deliberating in an orderly fashion we can learn from our own (or others) mistakes, and conversely from what we (or others) have done well and use this new knowledge to help us in future situations. Therefore, reflection can help us to find an awareness of our thoughts and feelings which may relate to a particular area of our working practice. Thus enabling a link between theory and practice, so allow ‘integrated’ learning.
Assess how well own knowledge, skills and understanding meet standards
Since starting work in the care industry I have undertaken a considerable amount of formal training, along with practical ‘on the job’ training/learning. I now have knowledge and understanding of many health and social care policies and procedures and undertake my role in a professional yet empathetic manner. I respect each clients diversity and equality, ensure a high level of confidentiality and promote their independence and well-being by maintaining a high level of personal respect.
Demonstrate the ability to reflect on work activities
The ability to reflect means to look back on something and think about it in a logical manner. So in a work capacity reflecting on what went well, what didn’t go so well, what