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 ⇒ Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care ⇒ Level 3 Diploma Optional Units ⇒ Unit 366 Knowledge, skills and behaviour expected of a lead adult care worker ⇒ 1.2 Explain how the role of lead adult care worker differs from that of an adult care worker

1.2 Explain how the role of lead adult care worker differs from that of an adult care worker

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care Optional Units
Unit: Unit 366 Knowledge, skills and behaviour expected of a lead adult care worker
Learning outcome: 1 Know the behaviours expected of the lead adult care worker
Assessment criteria: 1.2 Explain how the role of lead adult care worker differs from that of an adult care worker

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  • Lead adult care workers will have a different set of responsibilities to that of an adult care worker
  • This usually involves the lead adult care worker using their accumulated experience to provide support for others as well as some or all of the points below:
  • Leadership: Taking charge in coordinating and managing care activities, setting the tone and direction for the team.
  • Guidance: Offering advice and support to care workers, guiding them in their roles and responsibilities.
  • Supervision: Overseeing the work of care workers, ensuring adherence to policies and procedures, and maintaining high standards of care.
  • Risk Assessments: Conducting and managing comprehensive risk assessments to ensure the safety and well-being of all staff, service users, and visitors.
  • Care Plan Reviews: Regularly reviewing and updating individual care plans to ensure they meet the changing needs of service users.
  • Leading Meetings: Organizing and leading team meetings to discuss care strategies, issues, and improvements.
  • Providing Training: Facilitating training sessions for care workers, ensuring they have the necessary skills and knowledge.
  • Mentoring/Coaching: Offering one-on-one mentoring or coaching to care workers, aiding in their professional development.
  • Role-Modeling: Setting a positive example in terms of work ethic, attitude, and professionalism for other care workers to follow.
  • Conflict Resolution: Addressing and resolving conflicts that may arise within the team or in the course of providing care, maintaining harmony and effective collaboration.
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