Adult Social Care Assignment 6: Understand the Role of the Social Care Worker

1 Question
Give a definition of a 'working relationship' and a 'personal relationship' and explain the important differences between them.

  Explain how a working relationship is different from a personal relationship.

The difference between a working relationship and personal relationship is that a working relationship is a relationship where we spend time with our boss, team leader, manager, social workers and our patients, patient’s family together at work, but we have little or no contact out of working hours and sharing information is limited.   Does not allow arguing, accepting differences, discussing interest and personal life’s problem between participants. It’s strictly professional. It is different because of boundaries, professional codes of conduct, employer policies and procedures. In our working relationship you would be friendly have a different approach treat with equality you would know your role and responsibility you would not share personal information as you would with friends. Also a working relationship as no emotional attachment and is primary based around our job, where as personal relationship as an emotional attachment due having family and personal friends and is not work related. A personal relationship is where our personal life is and extra-curricular activities and social life are involved. The relationships between family members, friends are personal relationships. It can establish with anyone and sharing information is unlimited. In personal relationships, the level of intimacy is higher than in the case of working relationships.

2 Question
Consider the different working relationships that would be present in a social care setting.

  Describe different working relationships in social care settings.

In the health and social care setting there are many different working relationships. These relationships will include:
- manager,
- team
- other professionals such as doctors/district nurse,