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Care Assistant Apprentice Pendeen Community Care Ltd

To provide personal care and support to people in their own homes in line with an agreed care and support plan. To work with other staff employed by the company and where involved with staff from other services in order to provide an integrated approach to people's health and care. To contribute to individual wellbeing.

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Closing date: 15 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £150.00

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday (shift patterns between 7am and 10pm) and there will be a requirement to work every other weekend. Pay rates will be higher than NMW for apprentices and weekend shifts will be at a higher rate and will be confirmed at interview.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    18 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    05 Mar 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001673716

  • Positions

    1 available

In line with an individual's care and support some of the main responsibilities could include:

  • Assist with their activities of daily living e.g. getting up in the morning, going to bed at night, dressing, undressing, washing, bathing and toilet arrangements
  • Assist service users to overcome any mobility problems and any other physical disabilities, include helping in the use and care of aids and personal equipment
  • Assist with making a person physically comfortable e.g. making and changing beds, tidying rooms, emptying commodes, laundry and possible light cleaning
  • Assist with eating and drinking by preparing meals, snacks and drinks and helping service users to eat and drink if they cannot or have difficulty in doing this themselves

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good organisation skills with strong attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal, communication and listening skills
  • Ability to follow care planning requirements and instructions

Personal qualities

  • A positive and optimistic attitude to all work-based tasks
  • A genuine interest in own development
  • A team player who is both supportive and self-motivated
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Sensitive to the needs of others and to the needs of vulnerable persons
  • An understanding of the company role within the Care/Support sector would be helpful
  • An active team player but who can also work under own initiative

Desired qualifications

  • Good level of education in maths/English (GCSE C/4 or equivalent preferred)
  • Previous experience or qualification in the Care sector would be an advantage but full training will be given

Future prospects

Possibility of progression into full time employment position or available progression opportunities on successful completion of Level 2.

Things to consider

Qualification will require regular College attendance to complete off the job training requirements (one full day every two weeks but current training will be completed remotely until lockdown restrictions are lifted) and training centre is based in Redruth close to employer address.

  • A full DBS check will be necessary for successful applicant
  • A clean driving licence with access to own car would be beneficial

About the employer

Pendeen Community Care Ltd. is an independent, family run, company with over two decades of experience in providing high quality domiciliary care services to older people and the disabled in the Camborne, Redruth and surrounding areas.

Employer

Pendeen Community Care Ltd

Address

Unit 4

The Wilson Building

Wilson Way

Redruth

TR15 3RU

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Training

Training provider

Focus Training And DCET Training

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Focus Training (SW) Ltd

Contact

Trevor Barnes 07836536590 trevor.b@tftg.org

  • Full Adult Care Worker Level 2 standard/qualification
  • On the job training to support job role
  • Off the job training to support qualification requirements (College attendance required)
  • Functional skills support (maths/English) - if required

Apprenticeship standard

Adult care worker

Level 2 (GCSE)


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