Profession legal guardian

Legal guardians legally assist and support minor children, mentally disabled persons or incapacitated older adults in their personal life. They can manage their property, help with daily financial administration and assist with the ward's medical or social needs.

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Personality Type

Knowledge

  • First aid

    The emergency treatment given to a sick or injured person in the case of circulatory and/or respiratory failure, unconsciousness, wounds, bleeding, shock or poisoning.

  • Personal development

    The techniques and methods used to improve awareness and identity and develop talents and potential in human beings.

  • Family law

    The legal rules that govern family-related disputes between individuals such as marriages, child adoption, civil unions, etc.

  • Legal requirements in the social sector

    The prescribed legislative and regulatory requirements in the social sector.

Skills

  • Advocate for social service users

    Speak for and on behalf of service users, using communicative skills and knowledge of relevant fields to assist those less advantaged.

  • Maintain the trust of service users

    Establish and maintain the trust and confidence of the client, communicating in an appropriate, open, accurate and straightforward way and being honest and reliable.

  • Provide first aid

    Administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation or first aid in order to provide help to a sick or injured person until they receive more complete medical treatment.

  • Give advice on personal matters

    Advise people on love and marriage issues, business and job opportunities, health or other personal aspects.

  • Assist with personal administration issues

    Assist individuals with administration activities such as shopping, banking or paying bills.

  • Apply person-centred care

    Treat individuals as partners in planning, developing and assessing care, to make sure it is appropriate for their needs. Put them and their caregivers at the heart of all decisions.

  • Contribute to protecting individuals from harm

    Use established processes and procedures to challenge and report dangerous, abusive, discriminatory or exploitative behaviour and practice, bringing any such behaviour to the attention of the employer or the appropriate authority.

  • Listen actively

    Give attention to what other people say, patiently understand points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times; able to listen carefully the needs of customers, clients, passengers, service users or others, and provide solutions accordingly.

Optional knowledge and skills

older adults' needs disability care support children's wellbeing attend to children's basic physical needs maintain relations with children's parents assist children with homework support children who have experienced trauma play with children manage children's problems tend to elderly people provide in-home support for disabled individuals assess the development of youth assist disabled individuals to participate in community activities assist in children's development of basic personal skills