Senga will try to answer as many of your Scottish Social Care questions as possible, giving priority to frequently asked questions and questions regarding current events and trends.
I have recently completed my induction in my first post as a carer and I am now a key worker, what extra duties does this involve?
I have recently completed my induction in my first post as a carer and I am now a key worker. I’m not sure of the extra duties this involves, can you explain?
Every Service User will be allocated a “Key worker”. Their function is to take a social interest in that person, developing opportunities and activities for them, and in conjunction with the Nurse/Team Leader, take part in support plan development with them.
The Key worker will not be left to come up with support plans on their own, but their advice and ideas will be actively sought.
The intention is to forge a relationship and be the main communicator with the service user and their family.
I hope that helps, good luck!
*All information is correct at the time of publishing.
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Senga Currie is Head of Care Development (Scotland) at QCS, she possesses a strong command of the issues facing the care sector informed by her long career as a registered mental nurse and registered general nurse for 38 years, working in various areas within the NHS, community nursing, the field of addictions and the private sector. With 21 years of experience working with care homes, starting as a nursing sister and moving into roles of home manager, regional manager, care services manager and regulation manager.
Senga will try to answer as many of your questions as possible, giving priority to frequently asked questions and questions regarding current events and trends.
Please note that Senga cannot offer answers to matters requiring legal advice. If your matter concerns a specific service provider, please contact the Care Inspectorate Scotland.