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Care Support Worker Apprentice OXFORDSHIRE CROSSROADS

To Support service users with full personal and social Care (washing, dressing, medication and companionship etc.) Our goal is to empower people with care needs to live happy and independent lives through supporting them in their life choices.

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Closing date: 18 Dec 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Wage

    Competitive salary

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday and every other weekend. Shift patterns (Usually 7.00am to mid-afternoon or mid afternoon to 10.00pm).

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    14 months

  • Possible start date

    19 Dec 2021

  • Date posted

    19 Mar 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001691771

  • Positions

    2 available

Vacancy Description.

We provide support in our clients' homes for set periods of time, which range from half hour to several hours visits. Our care support workers are on the frontline of the support we give, working alongside people with care needs. The role is practical and ensures - through observation and good practice - that the health of our service users does not deteriorate. Full training and support is given by the office along with supervisions and appraisals. All workers have a supervisor who they will report to as well as reporting to the care management team.

Duties will include:

  • 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

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Dedicated
  • Flexible on hours
  • Good communication skills
  • Supportive
  • Commited 
  • Interpersonal skills

Personal qualities

  • Caring
  • Passionate
  • Driver licence would be beneficial
  • Good written and spoken English

Desired qualifications

  • None required

Future prospects

  • Opportunity for ongoing employment with the company if appropriate
  • Additional learning opportunities are also available with specialist healthcare tasks and the Qualifications and Credit Framework

Things to consider

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates


About the employer

Crossroads Care is a registered charity and leading provider of home care services. Whatever your need, we will strive to accommodate you with an inspiring package of care that fits around you and your family. If you like what we do, please support us by clicking on the Virginmoney button below and donating. £25 could provide an hour's respite care, £100 could provide a day out for a disabled child - but no contribution is too small to help us maintain our commitment to enablement.

Crossroads Care has been providing care for over 30 years and is an accredited provider, holding several contracts with local councils. We work closely with the Care Quality Commission to ensure our services are responsive and safe. We currently provide support throughout Oxfordshire, West Berkshire and the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.

Employer

OXFORDSHIRE CROSSROADS

Address

Crossroads Centre

Harberton Mead

Oxford

OX3 0EA

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Training

Training provider

CARE FIRST TRAINING LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Care First Training Limited

Contact

Liza-Marie Chapman 07423 010091 liza.chapman@carefirsttraining.co.uk

  • Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (adults) for England (QCF)
  • The Care Certificate
  • Maths and English Functional Skills if required

Apprenticeship standard

Lead adult care worker

Level 3 (A level)


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