Apprentice Support/Care worker Carers & Companions
The apprentice will assist with supporting individuals who have mental health needs, learning disabilities, physical disabilities, sensory loss, end of life care and the elderly, to remain in their own home and improve the quality of their lives through rehabilitation, care and companionship.
Closing date: 04 Oct 2017
Total hours per week: 30.00
Possible start date
11 Oct 2017
11 Jul 2017
Intermediate Level Apprenticeship
The main tasks we support people with are as follows
- Assistance with washing, bathing and showering
- Continence management
- Administer medications
- Monitoring and management of skin/ pressure areas
- Prepare food and drink
- Monitor food and drink input/ output
- Monitoring general health
- Work with other professionals such as nurses, G.P’s & social workers
- Assistance with feeding and drinking
- Companionship service
- Take people out for social activities
Requirements and prospects
- The successful candidate must have a full UK driving licence and have access to their own vehicle.
- The ability to work on your own initiative and prioritise your workload
- Good listening and communication skills
- The ability to understand and follow policies and procedures
- Good writing skills to fill in care plans.
- Caring/ nursing nature
- Having a calm approach
- Being assertive when needed
- Candidates will ideally have at least 3 GCSEs A* - C (or equivalent qualifications). No other specific qualifications are required as full training will be given.
- If you do not hold a qualification in Maths & English at level 2, you will be required to do Functional Skills in these subjects.
Things to consider
About the employer
Job roles are varied and determined by and relevant to the type of the service being provided and the person supported. Adult Care Workers may work in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres, a person’s own home or some clinical healthcare settings. This standard covers both Adult Care Workers and Personal Assistants. Personal assistants do the same job as an Adult Care Worker and work directly for one individual usually within their own home. Working with people, feeling passionate about supporting and enabling them to live a more independent and fulfilling life is a rewarding and worthwhile job that provides excellent career opportunities
- On the job training from your employer
- Workplace assessment/mentoring by College appointed person
- Some College attendance and other off the job training
- Level 2 Health & Social Care Diploma embedded into the standard
- End point assessment by NCFE
Core skills & knowledge
- Importance of having the right values and behaviours
- Importance of communication
- How to support individuals to remain safe from harm (Safeguarding)
- How to promote health and wellbeing for the individuals they support and work colleagues
- How to work professionally, including their own professional development
If candidates do not have A*-C (4-9) in Maths & English at GCSE, there will be a requirement to do Functional Skills up to Level 2.
Adult care > Adult Care Worker
Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Craven College
Sarah Haworth 01756 693686 email@example.com
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Closing date: 04 Oct 2017