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

  • Conventional / Social

Knowledge

  • Legal requirements in the social sector

    The prescribed legislative and regulatory requirements in the social sector.

  • Personal development

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

  • 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.

  • Family law

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

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Give advice on personal matters

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Assist with personal administration issues

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

Optional knowledge and skills

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