Induction Standard 1

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Standard 1 Role of the health and social care worker
Your Name: Workplace:

Start Date:

Completion Date:

Contents 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Responsibilities and limits of your relationship with an individual Working in ways that are agreed with your employer The importance of working in partnership with others Be able to handle information in agreed ways Questions

CIS Assessment Induction Workbook – Standard One

Standard 1 Role of the health and social care worker
1. Responsibilities and limits of your relationship with an individual

1.1 Know your main responsibilities to an individual you support Working in health and social care you will have many responsibilities to your employer and to the people you support. You may work with different individuals each with their own preferences, wishes and needs. You will find out about these by reading individuals’ care and support plans as well as communicating with them when you are together. It is important that you follow care and support plans and understand and respect what the individuals you work with say they need. Skills for Care provide a Code of Practice setting out your responsibilities. These are some of the responsibilities you will have to individuals you support:     Protect their rights and promote their interests Establish and maintain their trust and confidence Promote their independence and protect them as far as possible from danger or harm Respect their rights and ensure their behaviour does not harm themselves or other people

In your role, you will also be expected to:   Uphold public trust and confidence Be accountable for the quality of your work and take responsibility for maintaining and improving your knowledge and skills

Your employer may have a set of values for the service you will be providing.

Locate and read your employer’s values Think about how you will adopt these values You may wish to discuss your responsibilities and the values with your supervisor / manager

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CIS Assessment Induction Workbook – Standard One

1.2 Be aware of ways in which your relationship with an individual must be different from other relationships You have a professional duty of care to the individuals you support which is different to the relationships you have with your friends and family. Your role is to guide and support individuals and to help them to live as independently as possible. You should listen carefully to individuals and never put pressure on them. These are some of the ways that you can maintain professional boundaries:             Be reliable and dependable Do not form inappropriate intimate or personal relationships with individuals Promote individuals’ independence and protect them as far as possible from harm Do not accept gifts or money from individuals or their family members Be honest and trustworthy Comply with policies and procedures or agreed ways of working Cooperate with colleagues and treat them with respect Do not discriminate against anyone Maintain clear and accurate records Continue to improve your knowledge and skills Respect confidential information and knowing when it is appropriate to share Report any concerns you may have

More Information can be found in the GSCC Codes of Practice / Skills for Care website. http://www.skillsforcare.org.uk/developing_skills/GSCCcodesofpractice/GSCC_codes_of_practice.aspx

Most of the individuals you work with will rely heavily on your support. For some individuals you might be the only person they will see during the day. Because of this, it is really important that you arrive on time. This will help individuals to feel confident that you are able to support them. Your employer may have a Code of Conduct policy which will inform you of your professional boundaries.

Locate and read your employer’s Code of Conduct policy You may wish to discuss professional boundaries with your supervisor / manager Page 3 of 19

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