1.1.Describe the duties and responsibilities of own role.
My current job role is as a care assistant. When I started this job management gave me a clear guidance and what is expected from me. They described the duties and responsibilities of the role to me. A responsibility is something a person is expected to do. I am responsible for providing support to the service users, which includes : personal care, assisting with eating and medication, assisting in toileting.
My duties are something I need to do for a person is expected or required to do. I attend regular refresher courses and training, and teach me how to do my work and duties better. I receive regular supervision with my manager, where I can discuss any problems and get support. I treat all service users with respect and dignity, and my work practices reflect and promote equal opportunities. I have read and understood my Company’s policies and procedures and am aware of what to do in most circumstances , and the correct reporting or recording procedures to follow. I always work in a professional manner and ensure all residents are kept up to date and confidential.
1.2.Identify standards that influence the way the role is carried out.
There are many standards that are put to ensure that my role is carried out well. These include these codes of practice:
Internal policies and procedures
Legislation- Health and safety at work act 1974
National Minimum Standards
National Occupational Standards
I need to know how the different policies and procedures used in my work setting impact on my work role. Following them carefully I can ensure that I am working to the expected legal and regulatory standards. It is the key law affecting the health and safety rights and responsibilities for everybody in my workplace.
1.3.Describe ways to ensure that personal attitudes or beliefs do not