1.1 Describe the duties and responsibilities of own role
I work with clients with physical disabilities, within a supported home setting. My current job role is as a ‘support assistant’. I am responsible for providing support to the service user’s, which includes; Personal care, assisting with meal preparation, organising service users finances, assisting with meal planning, and maintaining records for service delivered.
I receive regular supervision with my line manager, where I can discuss any problems, and get support. I can also request training, and my manager can highlight areas where he thinks I would benefit from further training in. I will attend regular refresher courses in training, so that I am up to date with the current standards required for my role.
I treat all service users with respect and dignity, and my work practices reflect and promote equal opportunities. I have read, and understand my Company’s policies and procedures, and I am aware of what to do in most circumstances. I am also aware of the correct reporting and recording procedures. I always work in a professional manner, and ensure all service user information is kept up to date, and confidential.
1.2 Identify standards that influence the way the role is carried out
Below is a list of example legislations, which are relevant to domiciliary care, and residential services. These make up ‘standards’ to follow for good practice in my working practices.
1. Care Standards Act 2000
2. Domiciliary Care Regulations 2002
3. Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
4. Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
5. Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999
6. Codes of Practice
7. National Occupational Standards
1.3 Describe ways to ensure that personal attitudes or beliefs do not obstruct the quality of work
My own attitudes and beliefs come from different sources, including my own life experiences, my childhood and the attitudes of...