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The Home Care Worker

Course aim

When working in an individual’s home it can differ from working in a residential care environment. This course covers some of these differences and acts as a general guide to lone working. The course looks at the role of the home care worker and helps to understand professional boundaries, the importance of risk continuous assessments and communication. The course looks at the importance of care planning and also covers areas such as safety, including during travel times and gives the learner ways of dealing with violence and aggression.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the role of the home care worker
  • Understand professional boundaries
  • Identify the need for risk assessments in your work role
  • Recognise the need to communication in your work role
  • Identify the importance of care planning
  • Be aware of the need for safety during travel at work
  • Be aware of ways of dealing with violence and aggression

Course Content

  • The role of the home care worker
  • Professional boundaries
  • Risk assessments and how they support you
  • The importance of communication
  • Care planning
  • Travel safety
  • Dealing with violence and aggression
  • What do we mean by information governance?

Delivery Styles

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