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L2 Adult care worker Apprentice Homecare (Mellor)

Working as part of a team providing high quality and compassionate care to individuals. Monitoring an individual's conditions for example checking blood pressure, temperature and weight, checking overall progress, comfort and wellbeing

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £180.18 to £347.49

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    30 - 39 hrs per week - flexible Shifts TBC

    Total hours per week: 39.00

  • Expected duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    04 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    16 Mar 2020

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001627437

  • Positions

    1 available

  • Eating and drinking, washing and dressing and help residents go to the toilet
  • Prepare individuals for healthcare activities carried out by other members of the healthcare team
  • Carry out non clinical duties, keeping records, making beds, tidying up your work area, returning all cleaning equipment after each clinical activity
  • Address straight forward problems in your day to day work, reporting concerns and changes to the appropriate person in a timely manner
  • You will report to a registered healthcare practitioner
  • Communicate effectively with individuals and their families, carers and healthcare practitioners using a range of techniques, keeping information confidential

Handle information (record, report and store information) related to individuals in line with local and national policies


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Treat people with dignity, respecting individuals diversity, beliefs, culture, values, needs, privacy and preferences, show respect and empathy for those you work with.
  • Have the courage to challenge areas of concern and work to best practice.
  • Adaptable and reliable, consistent and show discretion, resilience and self awareness
  • Communicate and understand both residents and work colleagues and families and not disclosing any individuals information in connection to confidentiality
  • Promote physical health and wellbeing of indivduals
  • Support individuals with activities of daily living
  • Recognise deteriorations in health, long term conditions, physiological measurements, skin integrity and report appropriately
  • Be aware of Dementia, cognitive issues and mental health

Driving licence is essential

Personal qualities

  • Kind
  • Caring
  • Understanding
  • Adaptable
  • Happy and fun
  • Compassionate and able to show empathy where needed
  • Sympathetic
  • Diplomatic
  • Take appropriate action in response to incidents or emergencies following guidelines

 

 

Desired qualifications

GCSE in maths and English A-C 9-4 or equivalent would be of benefit, but not essential

Future prospects

Full time job role should you be the successful candidate

Things to consider

You do need a driving licence or own transport and it is delivering care within the community.


About the employer

We’ve been providing quality services in your area since 1990 and are proud of our wide ranging knowledge and specialist expertise. Our safe and effective care at home services support individuals to live as independently as possible.

  • Excellence as Standard

We're fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Our services are audited and evaluated against the Health and Social care Act. As an approved member of the United Kingdom Home Care Association (UKHCA) we comply with their Code of Practice.

Employer

Homecare (Mellor)

Address

336

Whalley New Road

Blackburn

BB1 9SL

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Training

Training provider

DH Associates

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Dawn Hodge Associates Ltd

Contact

Jules Westbrook jules.westbrook@dhassociates.co.uk

Adult Care Worker Level 2

  • Care Certificate 
  • Diploma in Health and Social Care

DH Associates will be delivering your qualification to you at the workplace (work based learning).  A trainer will visit you on site every month and will be delivering your L2 adult care worker along with functional skills.  You will be certificated at the end of the apprenticeship programme.

Apprenticeship standard

Adult care worker

Level 2 (GCSE)


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