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Adult Care Worker Apprentice Stonehaven

Stonehaven residential home are looking for two healthcare support workers to work as part of a team, supporting elderly residents with personal care, daily support duties inclusive of activities and limited food preparation.

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Closing date: 30 Nov 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £172.00

    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

    Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Dec 2021

  • Date posted

    02 Aug 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001746102

  • Positions

    1 available

Healthcare support workers are part of the main support team in a residential home for elderly people. Responsibilities will include support of elderly residents in daily living tasks and to promote the safety and well-being of the individual:

Duties will include:

  • To be able to assess the effectiveness of care, implement and deliver care safely
  • To assist in the development company philosophy, goals and care practice
  • Ensure service user's rights are protected
  • Good and accurate records of daily activities and follow client’s care plans whilst you observe potential risks
  • Evaluate standards of care competence and encourage innovative methods of care delivery
  • Seek opportunities for professional and personal growth
  • Promote a positive image about the company
  • Follow company policies and procedures and refer to policies where possible
  • Create a conducive work atmosphere and promote high quality of life at work place
  • Support and maintain a culture of performance and excellence

You will work alongside colleagues and be treated as part of the team, reporting to the senior carer and manager.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Clear communication skills
  • Driver preferred but not essential

Personal qualities

  • You must care about your own appearance
  • You must be respectful of others
  • You will need to be a good timekeeper
  • You will need to be able to adapt to varied duties
  • Demonstrate good common sense
  • Outgoing
  • Reliable and hard working

Desired qualifications

  • The entry qualifications for the Level 2 (Intermediate) Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship are one GCSE or equivalent at grade 2 or above (Old GCSE grade E or above) in English and Maths or functional skills Level 1 in English and Maths or working toward completing this
  • You must also have experience working within a health and social care environment for a minimum of 30 hours a week

Future prospects

  • For the successful apprentice there could be an offer of a permanent position within the company after completed training
  • It is anticipated that learners will progress on to a Level 3 Apprenticeship or to specialise in their chosen field of work

Things to consider

Working in Care requires professionalism at all times, and the ability to cope with hard work, sometimes under pressure, and each day being different. Bank Holidays and alternate weekends will be worked.

You will be supported through one-to-one delivery. Individual feedback will be given to enable you to achieve relevant milestones throughout the training programme to ensure successful complete of the End Point Assessment (EPA) which comprises:

  • A multiple choice test
  • A professional discussion (45 minutes)

You will also be supported in your workplace through regular meetings between you and your assessor which will include, but not be limited to, professional discussion, observations, written work feedback and action planning, all relating to the expected outcomes of the Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship.

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates


About the employer

Stonehaven Residential Home Ltd is a 24-bed residential home for the elderly, specialising in dementia and respite care. Located in a village setting, Stonehaven is a friendly home with a home-from-home ethos. We are a supportive team and manager.

Employer

Stonehaven

Address

117

Main Road

Spalding

PE11 4PJ

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Training

Training provider

BOSTON COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Boston College

Contact

The apprenticeships Team 01205205524 apprenticeships@boston.ac.uk

Our Level 2 (Intermediate) Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship is a nationally recognised course involving the use of intermediate adult care working techniques and training, offering you the opportunity to gain hands on industry experience.

This Apprenticeship is a national recognised qualification that is design to guide and develop your skills within health and social care.

During the apprenticeship you will learn to help individuals with their care and support needs and you will assist individuals to have control over their lives through choice and independence.

You will learn about the behaviours expected in the care sector which include-

  • Compassion
  • Care
  • Communication
  • Commitment
  • Competence
  • Person centred care and values

 You will also gain valuable skills which include

  • Empathy
  • Effective person-centred skills
  • Time management
  • Organisation skills

Upon completion of the apprenticeship you will gain the following recognised qualifications –

  • QCF Diploma Adult Care – accredited – Pass level
  • Care Certificate – non-accredited

The Apprenticeship consists of several elements, which have been identified by employers as an appropriate set of skills to operate in their chosen job role.

These elements are:
Maths - Level 1 or Level 2 Functional Skills, unless an equivalent qualification has already been achieved.

English - Level 1 or Level 2 Functional Skills, unless an equivalent qualification has already been achieved.

Vocational Element (Knowledge) - most Apprenticeship include off-the-job study for a technical certificate which is usually done at College.

Vocational Element (Competence) - all Apprenticeships include on-the-job training and assessment leading to a competence based vocational qualification.

On some Apprenticeships, the knowledge and competence elements are combined into one qualification.

Apprenticeship standard

Adult care worker

Level 2 (GCSE)


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