Community Care Apprentice Lapis Health And Events Limited

Lapis Care are looking for a caring and dedicated individual to join their team, working as a Community Care Assistant. As our Apprentice, you will enable and assist individuals to remain in the community, supporting and maintaining their safety to enhance quality of life. You will encourage a service users individuality and independence!

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Closing date: 05 Nov 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £225.00 - £318.75

  • Working week

    You will be a full-time employee, contracted to work 37.5 hours a week. You will be expected to work spilt shifts and alternate weekends. As part of your employment, you will receive 20% off the job training, as well as, two days off.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    28 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001314876

  • Positions

    1 available

Position: Community Care Apprentice
Responsible to: Registered Manager

Purpose of Position

  • To enable and/or assist individuals to remain in the community, to be supported and maintained safely in their own homes and thereby enhance the quality of life.
  • Encouraging your service user’s individuality and independence
  • Helping your service user to maintain relationships with neighbours, the neighbourhood and familiar activities and surroundings, providing social contact, especially for service users who live alone
  • Assisting other care workers and professionals to provide care for your service user
  • Being the face of ‘care in the community’ and acting as our representative

Principle Responsibilities

  • To visit nominated Service Users, at times directed by the Care Coordinators and management.
  • To be particularly vigilant for signs of distress or anxiety in Service Users; any deterioration in physical and /or mental health, or safety of the environment, and to report these as a matter of urgency to your manager or coordinator in her absence.
  • To carry out all tasks in a way that demonstrates respect for the privacy, dignity and value of all users, irrespective of severity or disability or personal circumstances.
  • To summon appropriate assistance in an emergency. All actions should sustain, support and enhance the independence of Service Users, as specified in their care plan

Personal Care (only where specified on the care plan and subject to appropriate review):

  • Assist Service Users in/out of bed, chairs, etc., using agreed procedures. Assist Service Users in turning to relieve pressure areas.
  • Assist Service Users in (un)dressing, care of aids and personal equipment (hearing aids, glasses, dentures, prosthesis, etc).
  • Assist Service Users in all aspects of personal hygiene, i.e. washing, shaving, showering etc. Assist Service Users in feeding.
  • Assist Service Users to access toilet facilities, emptying commodes and disposal of incontinence materials, using agreed health and safety procedures.
  • Encourage Service Users to maximise their own abilities and skills

Domestic

  • Where directed, maintain cleanliness of Service Users home, to meet with health and safety requirements. Light fires or operate other sources of warmth.
  • Where appropriate home facilities are available, launder and iron clothes and/or bed linen.
  • Undertake essential shopping, payment of bills.
  • Where directed prepare or reheat meals provided and/or demonstrate to service user.

Social

  • Actively encourage Service Users, according to their capabilities, to participate in all aspects of daily living activities.
  • Develop and maintain personal contact with the Service User through talking and listening.
  • Provide support as part of a caring team, liaising with informal carers, other agencies or professionals as necessary.

Collaboration with Other Agencies

  • Assist the management to maintain good relationships with other personnel involved in the care of the Service User, i.e. Community Nurses, Social Workers, G.P’s, etc., as part of a caring team.

General Duties

  • As required maintain accurate, legible, record and submit them on a regular basis to the manager. Participate in i-care’s Electronic Call Monitoring system as appropriate.
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Advise Service Users of the complaints procedures (where appropriate) Participate in all training courses, including NVQ2 in Health and Social Care.
  • Comply with legal requirements (Domiciliary Care Agency (Wales) Regulations 2004) and National Minimum Standards; Health and Safety at Work Act, etc)
  • Participate in meeting as appropriate and attend regular supervision sessions. Any other duties reasonably falling within the scope of the post.
  • Be committed and promote i-care’s Equal Opportunity and Anti Discriminatory Policies and Procedures in relation to both service provision and employment issues.

Decision Making Authority

  • To be responsible for any day to day decisions within the confines of the duties allocated and Job Description

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Essential:

  • Complete NVQ 2 within 2 years of course commencement if not qualified.
  • Understand the effects of ageing, disability, incapacity and illness and the effects these can have on a Service Users’ well being.

Desirable:

  • NVQ Level 2 Health and Social Care
  • Have an understanding of the relevant Health and Safety Legislation for Movement and Handling.

Personal qualities

  • Caring
  • Compassionate
  • Determined to succeed 
  • Understanding
  • Good communicator 
  • Good Listening

Qualifications required

Essential:

  • Complete NVQ 2 within 2 years of course commencement if not qualified.
  • Understand the effects of ageing, disability, incapacity and illness and the effects these can have on a Service Users’ well being.

Desirable:

  • NVQ Level 2 Health and Social Care
  • Have an understanding of the relevant Health and Safety Legislation for Movement and Handling.
  • GCSE Grade C or above in English, Maths and ICT or equivalent. 

Future prospects

If Apprentice has successful outcome on the Apprenticeship programme, employer would like to offer a full-time role to consolidate training.

About the employer

Founded in 2015 by Registered Nurses Liz and Hazel who believe that honesty, integrity, care and kindness alongside developing and maintaining the relationship with the client and their family are the cornerstone of excellent holistic care. We saw the need for a service with a different approach that is tailored to the individual client but also care and value their staff enabling them to deliver excellent care. We recognise and value our client’s independence and desire to continue to be cared for at home and we are constantly striving to look for new ideas and alternatives; working in collaboration with our local health and social care professionals to provide as seamless a service as possible. Making the decision that you, or a relative, need a care package to support you at home can be a challenging one.

Employer

Lapis Health And Events Limited

Address

8

The Ridings

Southampton

SO32 2TS

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Training provider

As an Apprentice with Havant and South Downs College, you will receive bespoke on and off the job training to support your Apprenticeship programme. 

All Apprenticeships have 20% off the job training and therefore, you will be required to attend South Downs Campus one day a week for your training delivery. 

As an Apprentice, you will study the following qualifications: 

  • NVQ Certificate in Adult Care Work - Intermediate 
  • Technical Certificate
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities 
  • Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT 

Please note, you will study Functional Skills if you have not achieved grade C or above (Level 4-9) at GCSE or equivalent. 

Apprenticeship standard

Adult care > Adult Care Worker

Training provider

SOUTH DOWNS COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by South Downs College

Contact

Danielle Harding 02393879999 danielle.harding@hsdc.ac.uk


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Closing date: 05 Nov 2017