Unit 4222-302 Engage in personal development in health, social care or children and young people’s setting
Outcome 1 Understand what is required for competence in own work role.
1.1 Describe the duties and responsibilities of own work role.
1.1 Being a support worker I have many duties and responsibilities when supporting residents. From POVA, (protection of venerable adults) to Codes of Practice. POVA is part of the Care Standards Act 2000 and as of the 26th of July 2004 individuals should be referred to, or included on, the POVA list if they have abused, neglected or otherwise harmed vulnerable adults in there care or placed vulnerable adults in their care at risk of harm. Code of practice covers many topics from •
Protecting the rights and promoting the interests of people and their carers •
Establish and maintaining the trust and confidence of people and there carers •
Uphold public trust and confidence in social care services •
Promoting independence while protecting them from harm
Respect the rights of people, but making sure that they behaviour does not harm them or others •
Be accountable for our own work, and be willing to learn more and meet new standards Some responsibilities include, assisting residents in their daily activities as identified in their individual care plans, and any activities deemed appropriate for their development and wellbeing. To attend all statutory training requirement and personal development training activities. To promote a positive image of the service. To have a professional attitude and considerable patience and empathy to work efficiently with residents. To assist in providing a positive and fulfilling environment so that resident can strive and develop their full potential but account for their vulnerability and need for support on an individual basic.
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