Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young peoples setting (SHC 32)

1.Understand what is required for competence in own work role

1.1 Describe the duties and responsibilities of own work role.

In my current role as a senior care assistant it’s my duty to maintain standards of care within the organisation by following guidelines set out from the organisations that inspect and govern the home. As a senior/shift leader it is my duty to ensure that staff at the home conform to these requirements completing their tasks and maintaining the high standards of care within the organization.

Part of my role is to support the Manager in charge of the home in aspects of the homes management, including taking temporary charge of the home in the absence of the person in charge or his/her assistant.

This involves assisting with the training of junior members of the team in all aspects of their work. Assessing any new members of the care staff to ensure they are competent to carry out the duties expected of them.

I am also required to work a shift and rota system, as directed, in order to provide a totally flexible approach to working hours supporting the organizations need to cover in the absence of my colleagues due to illness or holidays, taking charge as required.

To be a role model for other care staff, keeping up to date with the Policies and Procedures of the home, Health and Safety Legislation, Environmental Health issues, National Care Standards and abiding by the same at all times.

Principle Duties:

    • Help ensure that all junior members of staff contribute to the best of their ability to the efficient running of the home.

    • To remain updated with Polices and Procedures as they apply to MGL Healthcare Ltd copies of which are kept in the office/medications rooms.

    •   To attend in-house training as organized by the Manager, including all mandatory training and by reading and...

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