Understand the role of the social care worker
1.1 Working relationships need to be effective for the employer and the employee and to obtain this communication is key. A working relationship differs from a personal relationship in that there has to be respect and boundaries.
In working relationships you have to consider professional codes of conduct, policies and procedures and be able to relate to another persons views or beliefs.
1.2 A working relationship can at times be as close as a friendship. We spend a lot of time at work and in care we often spend long periods of time working with colleagues in close proximity.
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It is about performing to the standard that was agreed at the beginning of employment.
2.3 From time to time employees will advance in their career and gain additional qualifications this should be updated within their professional development plan and it could lead to promotion which will come with a new agreed way of working, it is also important to keep agreed ways of working up to date if an employee is not up to standard and they need further development the agreed ways of working can be used to set goals and targets.
3.1 In the care setting you will work with many professionals and it is important to support one another as much as possible. In a residential setting we rely on district nurses and GP’s to help us care for our residents..
You will also need to work closely with your colleagues and management team for effectiveness and good communication.
3.2 The mental health team rely on us to provide person centred information about each resident, their behaviours and routines. Without this information they cannot get a clear assessment of an individual as a residents behaviour can change from day to day. 3.3 It...