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1.1 Describe the duties and responsibilities of own role

Qualification: Level 2 Diploma in Care
Unit name: Personal development in care settings
Learning outcome: 1. Understand what is required for competence in own work role
Assessment criteria: 1.1 Describe the duties and responsibilities of own role

Your duties and responsibilities will be specified in your job description.

It will include things like:

  • Provide care to service users
  • Administer medication
  • Keep accurate and up-to-date records
  • Work in partnership with service users, their family, co-workers and other professionals
  • Behave professionally at all times

As a care worker, you will also have a duty of care to promote the best interests of the individuals that you care for. Other examples of the duties and responsibilities of all care workers can be found in the Code of Conduct for Healthcare Support Workers and Adult Social Care Workers in England.