Apprentice Care Assistant Bluebird Care

Bluebird Care, based in central Ramsgate, are looking for two Apprentice Care Assistants to join their busy team in providing homecare support across the areas of Canterbury and Thanet to those who require social care in their own homes.

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

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Closing date: 26 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £105.00

    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

    Due to the nature of the role you would be working a combination of early morning, afternoon and evening shifts. You will also be required to work alternate weekends. Possible overtime due to demand - (paid accordingly).

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    53 weeks

  • Possible start date

    06 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    22 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001312870

  • Positions

    2 available

***THE EMPLOYER HAS ASKED THAT YOU DO NOT CONTACT THEM DIRECTLY. DOING SO COULD JEOPARDISE YOUR APPLICATION***

If you do not meet the criteria for this position, your application will not be considered.

A perfect opportunity for somebody who is looking for a career in the care sector has arisen!

You do not need to have any previous experience and full training and mentoring will be provided.  You will be accompanied by a colleague when conducting home visits and issued with all relevant safety equipment.

If you love to help others and would like to make a difference, this is an ideal role for you.

Purpose of role:

To support customers with all aspects of their day to day living, so they can enjoy the best possible quality of life. You will mostly work with customer in their home.  Providing care and support offers many rewards, but can also be challenging.  Compassion, good communication skills and a calm and caring manner are essential for this important role in our company.

Key responsibilities:
To provide safe, reliable, compassionate care and support to meet the individual needs and wishes of each customer.  Each person is unique therefore you must respect each customers’ choice about how their care and support is given and promote their dignity at all times.

You may be the only person the customer sees over a period of time, it is therefore essential to report any changes or causes for concern to your line manager promptly.  You need to be clear about when to seek help and advice in order to keep customers safe and promote their well-being.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Ability to travel between multiple locations across an agreed geographical area, in a timely and flexible manner at various times of the day in accordance with the needs of the job.

Personal qualities

Due to the nature of the role, any offer of employment is subject to a DBS check.

Qualifications required

A*- D GCSE Grades in English and Maths or equivalent qualifications in these subjects.

Future prospects

• Potential for full time employment for the right candidate. • There are opportunities to progress from a Level 2 to a Level 3 qualification • Many employers retain apprentices in full/part time positions • The Qualifications you gain can also help you to get into higher education or other employment • Being an apprentice gives you the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification and developing professional skills whilst earning a salary, inside some of Kent’s best companies. Once the Apprenticeship has been achieved you will have the skills, abilities and experience to update and enhance your CV, to make it attractive to potential employers.

Things to consider

***THE EMPLOYER HAS ASKED THAT YOU DO NOT CONTACT THEM DIRECTLY. DOING SO COULD JEOPARDISE YOUR APPLICATION*** If you do not meet the criteria for this position, your application will not be considered. National Minimum Wage From 1st April 2017, the NMW for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16 - 18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the Apprentice National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent in training. INTERVIEW We will be interviewing candidates who meet the criteria as they apply and will recruit after a successful interview which may be before the closing date. Reality Check You will be responsible for your travel expenses to and from your place of work. Therefore, you must have the means to get to your place of work on a daily basis whilst awaiting for your first wages to be paid. Travel Information This role involves travelling across the areas of Canterbury and Thanet.

About the employer

Bluebird Care is a provider of homecare, also known as domiciliary care. We specialise in working with customers and their families that require social care in their own homes. We offer a unique service of tailored care visits from 30 minutes to full live in support. We started as a small family business in 2007 with 2 employees. Today we have more than 40 dedicated staff members and are proud to be a member of the Bluebird Care national network of franchises. The story of our success is a testimony to the high quality homecare and support services that we provide to each of our customers.

Employer

Bluebird Care

Address

161 King Street

Ramsgate

CT11 8PN

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Training provider

On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Standard - consisting of the Intermediate NVQ Level, Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) and the Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) Workbook. It may be necessary for you to complete Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT – subject to previous achieved grades.


Regular work based assessments/observations carried out by Kent Training & Apprenticeships Tutor Assessor, to determine competency and meet with Awarding Body standards.

Apprenticeship standard

Adult care > Adult Care Worker

Training provider

KENT COUNTY COUNCIL

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Kent Training & Apprenticeships

Contact

Kent Training and Apprenticeships Business Support Team 0800 731 4297 KT&A@kent.gov.uk


Employer's Application Instructions

This employer has requested all applicants to apply through Kent Training and Apprenticeships online application system – Therefore, to apply for this position, please click on the link below and follow the online instructions.


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

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Closing date: 26 Oct 2017