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Apprenticeship for a Level 2 Homecare Assistant Helping Hand

Apprentice required to work for a small thriving independent domiciliary care agency.

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Closing date: today

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £210.00

  • Working week

    Flexible with shift patterns - minimum of 30 hours over 7 days. Weekends are alternate.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    07 Dec 2021

  • Date posted

    23 Aug 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001754344

  • Positions

    1 available

We have an exciting opportunity to expand the team and invite caring individuals interested in an apprenticeship in Health & Social Care to work with us and make a difference to someone's day.

Morning, evening and weekend shifts are available within Grantham and surrounding areas.

Shift pattern flexibility available.

As a Home Care Assistant, your responsibilities will be supporting clients to remain independent in their own homes. You will provide varying types of support to clients, depending on their needs.  This can include:

  • Personal Care (assistance with washing/bathing/dressing)
  • Medication prompting & recording
  • Food preparation
  • Companion Service 
  • Shopping
  • Accompanying to appointments
  • Domestic chores
  • Recording and maintaining client documents

No experience necessary, full comprehensive induction and training provided.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Full training will be given but all apprentices will need to have a good standard of written English and maths due to the nature of the job role.  Some skills in ICT would be beneficial.

Personal qualities

We are looking for apprentices/candidates who are:

  • Reliable
  • Organised
  • Common-sense
  • Flexible with shift patterns
  • Empathetic
  • Patient
  • Trustworthy
  • Willingness to seek support when required 
  • Happy to work independently or with other carers
  • Compassionate
  • A real interest in supporting the elderly to remain as independent as possible and able to stay in their own home
  • Candidate will require their own transport due to the nature of the job.

Desired qualifications

  • Full training will be given and a mentor will be allocated to support with the level 2.

Future prospects

There are opportunities to progress within the company to Assistant Senior Carers and Senior Home Care Assistants, managing your own team.  There are also opportunities to train and become specialised within different areas of Health & Social Care.

  • Increased hourly pay for those undertaking and completing Level 2 in Health & Social care

Things to consider

  • Granthem area - within a 10 mile radius.  Apprentice must be a car driver with their own transport.

About the employer

Helping Hand Homecare is a small, thriving independent domiciliary care provider with an excellent reputation, which has been achieved and maintained over the past 12 years since we were founded.

We have a history of keeping apprentices after training in a full-time permanent role.

Employer

Helping Hand

Address

Autumn Park Business Centre Office

Autumn Park, Dysart Road

Grantham

NG31 7EU

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Training

Training provider

Care Learning Centre

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Care Learning Centre

Contact

Nina Moram 01983 533993 ninam@clcentre.co.uk

This Apprenticeship opportunity will include:

  • The Care Certificate
  • Maths & English Functional Skills (if not already achieved equivalent grades)
  • Diploma in Health & Social Care
  • End Point Assessment

Apprenticeship standard

Adult care worker

Level 2 (GCSE)


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