Care Apprentice Westfield Residential Home

A new opportunity has arisen for a care apprentice to work within our friendly care home assisting service users with personal care and daily living tasks.

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Closing date: 29 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

    30 hours - shift patterns

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    6 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001320015

  • Positions

    1 available

We are seeking a care apprentice to work within our friendly care home assisting service users with personal care and daily living tasks.

The duties and responsibilities involved in this role include:

  • Assisting service users with the personal care hygiene
  • Supporting clients with bath times and mobility.
  • Welcoming visitors and making refreshments
  • Assisting with meals and dietary needs as per individual care plan.
  • Assisting the clients with social activities
  • Engaging with the clients, talking to them and building a rapport.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

We are looking for applications from individuals who have the following skills:

  • You need to be confident and have the ability to work independently without the need for close supervision.
  • Must have a patient and caring nature and the ability to work with the elderly.
  • Communication skills are vital in this role; successful applicants will be able to chat with clients from different backgrounds and different levels of speech ability.
  • You must have good time management skills; you must be a punctual person and be on time for work
  • You must be organised and have good attention to detail.
  • This is a challenging and hard environment to work within; candidates must have a flexible approach to work.

Personal qualities

  • You must be self driven, and have an enthusiastic approach to your work with a desire to succeed and make a contribution to the lives of our residents, and the care industry.
  • You must have a good sense of humour and a dedication to get jobs done.
  • Successful candidates will have a lot of patience, have a caring approach and be understanding.

Qualifications required

Must have achieved a minimum of Level 1 / GCSE Grade D or Grade 3 (as per new grading system) in Maths and English or equivalent qualification.

Future prospects

Very good prospects for the right candidate with the possibility of securing a permanent position within the company on completion of the qualification with further development opportunities.

Things to consider

Working hours are flexible to be negotiated with the Home Manager. Candidates must ensure that they are able to travel to the location in line with the hours of work before applying. *Please note all applicants must apply through this website and must not contact the employer direct. The employer MUST NOT be contacted by other providers or external organisations, all contacts are being monitored and will be reported to the ESFA. This vacancy may close earlier than stated due to the high demand we are anticipating in response to the advert. We will therefore close the vacancy should the employer receive an adequate number of applications. Additional to the on-line application please email a copy of your CV to: c.gill@chambertraining.com Please ensure that you provide a current email address and contact number to enable us to contact you upon receipt of your application to organise interviews.

About the employer

  • Care home
  • Conditions cared for: Older people generally / People with dementia
  • Care period: Longer stay
  • This home accommodates 23 residents in 10 single and 2 shared rooms (8 en suite)
  • The home is in an urban location. Bus stop 250 yards; shop 250 yards; post office 250 yards;
  • Residents can usually bring their pet. Activities are arranged

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Training provider

The Apprenticeship standard is comprised of the following elements:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF)          
  • Care Certificate

The care certificate is part of a high-quality induction programme carried out in the workplace with your employer. We will support you and your employer with this aspect of your training by mapping this into your individual training plan

Functional Skills

  • English Level 1 (must be achieved) work towards level 2 and sit test 
  • Maths  Level 1 (must be achieved) work towards level 2 and sit test

Day release may be required for training - Assessed through external test

20% Additional off the job training                                    

Must be at least 20% of the time; is paid and outside the normal day-to-day working duties. It can include: * Theory teaching * Practical training (e.g. shadowing, mentoring, industry visits, attendance at competitions) * Learning support * Writing assignments/assessments * Research

End Point Assessment (Requirement to achieve the Apprenticeship Standard)

Apprenticeship standard

Adult care > Adult Care Worker

Training provider

CHAMBER TRAINING (HUMBER) LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Chamber Training (Humber) Limited

Contact

Carol Gill 01482 611896 c.gill@chambertraining.com


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Closing date: 29 Oct 2017