Care / Support Worker Apprentice (Level 2) Hospitaler Of St John Of God

To provide a high standard of care and support which will enhance the quality of life of people using the service, whilst working towards a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Healthcare Support Worker.

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Closing date: 08 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £131.25

    Wages explained

    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).

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday. Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    01 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001304627

  • Positions

    2 available

Job Purpose: 

To provide a high standard of care and support which will enhance the quality of life of people using the service, whilst working towards a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Healthcare Support.

Typical Tasks:

  • Support individuals with personal care as specified within their Individual Life Plan
  • Support people who use the service to maintain regular links with families and friends as appropriate
  • Support people using the service in the day to day domestic maintenance of their home
  • Support people who use the service in the purchasing and preparation of appropriate meals
  • Support people who use the service to plan their personal budgeting
  • Provide support for individuals’ medical and special needs
  • Support the people who use the service to attend appointments with health care professionals
  • Be prepared to learn to administer and record medication, as specified within Individual Life Plans, following Service Level Guidelines
  • Provide individuals with clear, unbiased information about their rights and options in order for them to make informed decisions about their lives
  • Advocate, where necessary, on behalf of people who use the service
  • Maintain Individual Life Plans to reflect current needs, wishes and abilities
  • Consultation with people who use the service, organise and participate in appropriate social and recreational activities
  • Read and complete daily notes
  • Contribute to reviews of Individual Life Plans
  • Read and complete handover sheets as required
  • Read and maintain communication books / diaries
  • Utilise verbal and written communication to ensure all relevant information is shared
  • Read all relevant meeting minutes, memos and notices
  • Read and complete daily notes
  • Contribute to reviews of Individual Life Plans
  • Read and complete handover sheets as required
  • Read and maintain communication books / diaries
  • Utilise verbal and written communication to ensure all relevant information is shared
  • Read all relevant meeting minutes, memos and notices

On behalf of the individual:

  • Support the organising and attend review meetings and update Individual Life Plans accordingly
  • Communicate and liaise with: Service colleagues
  • Service management
  • External professionals
  • Family Members
  • Relevant external agencies
  • Compile individual updates each month
  • Co-ordinate the planning of appropriate holidays and outings
  • Support the manager in assisting in monitoring of petty cash
  • Support the Service Manager/Deputy Service Manager by promoting cost effectiveness and working with agreed budgets
  • Ensure monies are accounted for and documented accordingly
  • To assume responsibility for people who use our services to ensure they are safely seated and driven in a safe manner
  • Ensure safe driving practices are adhered to at all times
  • Maintain external and internal cleanliness and safety of vehicles
  • Read relevant vehicle safety policy documents and ensure their implementation, including relevant administrative procedures and keeping records and making the Service Manager aware of servicing, maintenance, repairs, MOTs etc
  • Maintain a safe working environment
  • Participate in the identification and assessment of risks and implement agreed working procedures to minimise their impact
  • Report and record all incidents, accidents or potential hazards following Health and Safety Policy
  • Carry out Health and Safety Checks and maintain accurate records
  • Promote awareness amongst people who use the service of all emergency / on-call systems, and fire prevention and control, as necessary  
  • Ensure relevant standards are followed at all times and maintained
  • Maintain good working knowledge of relevant standards in order to implement safely and appropriately
  • Keep up to date with skills and knowledge
  • Attend mandatory training
  • Attend other training and development actively where appropriate
  • Participate in development reviews
  • Read and seek to understand all relevant communication e g  staff handbook, written communication
  • Attendance at meetings as required
  • Promote the core values of the Charity i e  respect, hospitality, justice, compassion and trust
  • Act in a non-discriminatory manner
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Undertake any other duties that are in keeping with the values of the charity that you have the skill/ability to carry out

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Able to provide personal care
  • Participate where necessary in social activities, outings/holidays with people using the service
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Computer literate
  • Full, clean driving licence (non-essential)
  • Experience of Social Care settings

Personal qualities

  • An ability to demonstrate the core values of the Charity
  • Ability to respond to guidance and direction
  • Honesty and reliability
  • Interested, motivated and committed
  • Accessible, approachable and comfortable with vulnerable people
  • Non-discriminatory and respect for cultural and religious heritage of all people

Qualifications required

  • GCSE (or equivalent) Maths and English Grade D or above – alternatively Functional Skills at Level 1.

Future prospects

An opportunity to secure long-term employment within a highly recommended and versatile organisation

Things to consider

Working within the care sector is incredibly hard work and demanding, however your work within this industry is highly rewarding, especially when you are supporting those with a variety of care needs.

About the employer

Saint John of God Hospitaller Services is a national charity helping vulnerable people to lead fulfilling lives and reach their potential. Over 50 services support in excess of 1,000 people throughout Great Britain to meet the needs of people with learning and physical disabilities, people with mental health problems, elderly Religious, people who have difficulties with drug and alcohol abuse and migrants who are vulnerable to homelessness.

Employer

Hospitaler Of St John Of God

Address

22 Sandown Road

Billingham

TS23 2BQ

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Training provider

What apprentices will learn as part of the care certificate standard:

  • health and social care principles and philosophy - including duty of care, person centred care, promoting mental health and well-being and safeguarding and protection
  • healthcare needs from prenatal to end of life care and bereavement support
  • carrying out routine clinical duties - including checking blood pressure and temperature and helping people eat, drink and wash etc
  • infection prevention and control - including waste management, hand washing and using personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • carrying out non-clinical tasks - including cleaning, making beds and record keeping
  • working within a team to agreed workplace standards, policies and protocols
  • health and safety practices, standards and legislation within a healthcare environment
  • Level 3 qualification

Training will be classroom based at college on day release.  

Apprenticeship standard

Healthcare > Healthcare Support Worker

Training provider

DARLINGTON COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Darlington College

Contact

Simon Whinfield 01325 503031 SWhinfield@darlington.ac.uk


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Closing date: 08 Oct 2017