CU1516 Introduction to Personal Development in Health,
Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings
Learning outcomes | Assessment criteria | Exemplification |
1 Understand what is required for competence in own work role | 1.1 Describe the duties and responsibilities of own role | My current job role is as a ‘health care assistant’. I am responsible for providing support to the individuals which includes: Personal care, assisting with meal preparation, assisting them or feed them if it is need, assisting with activities, talk and listen to them, to keep clean their room and environment, maintaining records for service delivered and the most important: offer the ...view middle of the document...
My responsibility to contribute to a safe environment means more than simply being aware of these potential hazards. I must take steps to check and deal with any sources of risk. I have to make sure I use the systems and procedures correctly and reporting flaws or gaps in the systems, equipment or procedures in use. |
| 1.2 Identify standards that influence the way the role is carried out | The General Social Care Council (GSCC) issued a Code of Practice for Social care and Support workers. The Codes are a list of statements that describe the standards of professional conduct and practice required of every worker as they go about their daily work. There are many other regulations and standards that you must follow in your job role: • National Occupational Standards describe best practice by bringing together skills, knowledge and values. • Health and Social Care Act 2008 was established by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). CQC is the independent regulator of health and social care in England. They regulate care provided by the NHS, local authorities, private companies and voluntary organisations. They aim to make sure better care is provided for everyone - in hospitals, care homes and people's own homes. Every organisation providing personal care has to be registered with CQC who set and inspect the following standards: 1. Health and personal care standards 2. Daily life and social activities 3. Complaints and protection 4. Environment 5. Staffing 6. Management and administration • The Equality Act - October 2010. It replaces previous legislation (such as the Race Relations Act 1976 and the Disability Discrimination Act 1995) and ensures consistency in what you need to do to make your workplace a fair environment and to comply with the law. • Human Rights Act gives rights and freedoms that impact on matters of life and death, they also affect the rights you have in your everyday life: what you can say and do, your beliefs, your right to a fair trial and other similar basic entitlements. • Health and Safety At Work Act 1974 is the primary piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety. |
| 1.3 Describe ways to ensure that personal attitudes or beliefs do not obstruct the quality of work | We are all very different. Our experiences, attitudes and beliefs are all different too. We...