Standard 1 of the Care Certificate involves knowing and understanding your role as a social care worker.
This includes understanding your rights and responsibilities as an employee, keeping up to date with standards and legislation, confidentiality, professional boundaries, agreed ways of working and much more.
Here are the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for Standard 1.
- 1.1 Understand their own role
- 1.1a Describe your main duties and responsibilities
- 1.1b List the standards, codes of conduct and practices that relate to your role
- 1.1c Demonstrate that you are working in accordance with the agreed ways of working with your employer
- 1.1d Explain how your previous experiences, attitudes and beliefs may affect the way you work
- 1.2 Work in ways that have been agreed by their employer
- 1.2a Describe your employment rights and responsibilities
- 1.2b List the aims, objectives and values of the service in which they work
- 1.2c Explain why it is important to work in ways that are agreed with their employer
- 1.2d Demonstrate how to access full and up-to-date details of agreed ways of working that are relevant to their role
- 1.2e Explain how and when to escalate any concerns they might have (whistleblowing)
- 1.2f Explain why it is important to be honest and identify where errors may have occurred and to tell the appropriate person
- 1.3 Understand working relationships in health and social care
- 1.4 Work in partnership with others
- 1.4a Explain why it is important to work in teams and in partnership with others
- 1.4b Explain why it is important to work in partnership with key people, advocates and others who are significant to an individual
- 1.4c Demonstrate behaviours, attitudes and ways of working that can help improve partnership working
- 1.4d Demonstrate how and when to access support and advice about partnership working and resolving conflicts