Social Care Worker Apprentice CHOICE CARE GROUP LIMITED

Do you enjoying helping people and making a positive impact on people’s lives? Then this support role with Choice Care Group may be the role for you!

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 16 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £262.50

  • Working week

    37.5 hours. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    23 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    29 Jun 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001263940

  • Positions

    1 available

Responsible To: Operations Manager

Job Purpose: To provide high quality support, in line with the philosophy and policies of the agency
Contacts: Individuals and their families, Care Managers, GP’s, and other Health/ Social Care professionals

Duties:

  • Giving personal care, cooking, teaching, going out on excursions, watching TV, playing games etc.
  • Delivering of a clearly defined programme of care for each service user within the home and ensuring that such service user files are recorded and maintained accurately.
  • Liaising with relatives, Care Managers and other professionals in consultation with the Manager of the home.
  • To ensure that the agreed psychology guidelines for each service user are followed in conjunction with the Management team.
  • To work with all staff in providing an effective 24-hour service and to demonstrate a reasonable degree of flexibility to ensure all shifts are covered with the required staffing levels.
  • To assist in the delivery of day care opportunities, following individual activity programmes in conjunction with, and following guidance from, day care staff.
  • To use initiative in creating, and delivery of, appropriate leisure opportunities for service users.
  • To accompany and organise transport which requires service users to attend activities outside of the home.
  • To use initiative in making the best use of all available resources in the home, to meet the needs of each service user.
  • To assist in maintaining a good standard of hygiene and tidiness within the home and, when required, to check all equipment including emergency and fire equipment.
  • To look after the general appearance of the house and report any defects to the senior staff member on duty.
  • To ensure accurate recording and reporting of all accidents and incidents that may occur involving service users and/or staff and to record relevant information in the appropriate place.
  • To participate in staff meetings, contributing to the review of current working practices and future developments.
  • To undertake any temporary duties as required by the Homes Manager in times of emergency.

This Job Description is not intended to be a complete list of duties and responsibilities, but indicates the main aspects attached to this post. It may be reviewed and amended at a future time after discussion with the Manager and staff of the homes, to take into account any changes in Company or Government Policies.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Must have good communication skills — listening, speaking and writing.
  • Be able to work as part of a team

Personal qualities

  • You need to have a keen interest in the Health and Social Care Industry.
  • Have adaptability and flexibility
  • To be professional at all times
  • Have a positive attitude

Qualifications required

No Qualifications Required.

Future prospects

On-going training and development encouraged by the employer which will give the applicant the opportunity to move on to a full time job.

Things to consider

The key dates are to be used as a guide only. Should the right candidate be found, this vacancy may close early. The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information visit: www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

About the employer

Choice Ltd began delivering services to people with learning disabilities and complex needs in 1992. We later acquired two further residential support companies (Truecare Group Ltd and Orchard End Ltd) and a supported living provider, called Excel Support Services. Collectively, we now work as one group, known as the Choice Care Group. Our services Choice Care Group has evolved to become a leading provider in the delivery of both residential and supported living services for people with learning disabilities and mental health disorders, with a particular specialism in working with individuals who have highly complex needs or have a history of being a risk to themselves or others. A high proportion of the people we support are also on the autism spectrum.

Employer

CHOICE CARE GROUP LIMITED

Address

Red Roof

Pinks Lane

Baughurst

Tadley

RG26 5NG

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Training provider

  • Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship 
  • Functional Skills in Maths
  • Functional Skills in English
  • Functional Skills in ICT

Apprenticeship standard

Adult care > Adult Care Worker

Training provider

LIFETIME TRAINING GROUP LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Lifetime Training Ltd


Employer's Application Instructions

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This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 16 Oct 2017