Whilst in a health & social care setting, a support worker should remain professional at all times and not let personal attitudes or beliefs interfere with their responsibilities. In my job role, I respect the attitudes and beliefs of others and do not try to force my own opinions on the people that I work with. Instead, I try to keep a positive attitude to my work and not take anything that is said to me too personally.
My current role is to assist two young adults with learning disabilities and autism to live as independent a life as possible. This includes:
- helping with meal planning and preparation and maintaining a healthy diet
- helping to plan and organise activities
- finance management
- assisting with personal development
- helping to maintain a good standard of health and hygiene
- helping to maintain a clean and clutter-free household
- assistance with medication
I also have responsibilities to the organisation work for, which includes:
- minimising legal risks
- following company policies and procedures
- working in a cost-effective manner
- seeking opportunities for personal and professional growth
As well as following internal policies, I am also obliged to ensure I work within legal guidelines including health and safety legislation and CQC compliance.
I work with a person-centred values approach, which means that I always treat each service user as an individual and support them in a way that is preferential to them using a mutually agreed care plan.
A copy of my job description has been provided as evidence.
There are many standards that influence how I carry out my responsibilities including:
- The Care Act 2014
- Health & Social Care Act 2008
- Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
- Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
- CQC Standards
- Internal Policies & Procedures