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Senior Healthcare Assistant DISCOVERY CARE LIMITED

As a Senior Carer you’ll put residents at the heart of everything we do. you will look after the physical, emotional, and social needs of the residents using a person centred approach while promoting the client’s choice, independence, dignity, and privacy.

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Closing date: 29 Jan 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £184.80 to £356.40

    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

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Jan 2022

  • Date posted

    19 Aug 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001754340

  • Positions

    1 available

Duties to include:

  • The candidate will need to apply their knowledge and understanding of care and support and offer bespoke care to our residents
  • They will need to encourage the independence and motivation of our residents and encourage them to not foster dependent behabiours
  • They will act at times as "Key Workers" for clients with special and specific needs
  • They will assist the residents with either day to day activities or ad hoc activities as required which will include Getting up in the morning and going to bed at night; Wash bathe and shower; Dress and undress; Look after their skin, teeth, hair and nails; With toileting, continence management and personal hygiene, etc A higher level of responsibility with handling medication will also come with this position
  • They will need to ensure that any situation out of the ordinary or any accident or untoward incident will be handled or reported to the home management
  • They will need to maintain detailed accurate records in respect of care and medication support given and tasks undertaken in residents care plans or convey relevant information about the service users to the manager on shift in order that the individual plan of care may be regularly updated
  • When required they will assist with light general household domestic duties, including housework and laundry, as detailed in the care plan or instructed by Management
  • They will need to take responsibility for the safe handling of property and equipment belonging to the residents and care home
  • They will need to ensure the environment is as safe as possible for the Client, whilst respecting the Client's choice and rights
  • They will be required to promote self hygiene and dress appropriately, wearing uniform and using the personal protective equipment provided
  • They will need to ensure that the people your service supports are protected from abuse and neglect; to follow the Safeguarding Procedure and, if you witness or suspect abuse, to report it promptly as required by the procedure
  • They will help maintain a safe environment for staff, residents and visitors, through awareness of health and safety policies and by attending training as required
  • They will take part in reviews of prospective service users and help complete assessments and care plans

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

A Self-starter attitude would be ideal.

Personal qualities

As we provide adult care we expect the candidate to be caring, compassionate, respectful and have a positive attitude towards adults with disabilities. 

Desired qualifications

Adult Care Worker Level 2.

Future prospects

Upon completion of the apprenticeship a permanent employment contractual agreement may be signed. 

Things to consider

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


About the employer

Discovery Care has been in the industry of adult care since 2004 and has evolved with time introducing more and more advanced methods of offering bespoke care for service users. We believe in the concept that our residents don't live in our place of work, we work in their home. 

Employer

DISCOVERY CARE LIMITED

Address

Montcalm House

13 Shottendane Road

Margate

CT9 4NA

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Training

Training provider

THE CHILD CARE COMPANY (OLD WINDSOR) LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Impact Futures

Contact

Lauren Coughlan 01753 596004 info@impactfutures.co.uk

Impact Futures are a grade 2 OFSTED Apprenticeship Training Provider. Our delivery of training is through blended learning. Supported by one of our sector specialist tutors they will deliver teaching sessions using various methods including face to face teaching, Skype, facetime, telephone and peer virtual classroom whilst using our interactive multi-sensory teaching resources. Teaching sessions are normally bi weekly or monthly depending on the learner’s preferred learning style. Additionally, the tutor will provide the support required to ensure the learner enjoys and ultimately successfully achieve their goals and complete their training. We want them to feel our team are approachable at any stage of their learning journey.

Apprenticeship standard

Lead adult care worker

Level 3 (A level)


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