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Apprentice Care and Support Worker Greenwood Lodge

To share with other staff in meeting the personal care needs of service users in a way that respects the dignity of the individual and promotes independence. Care provided by care assistants is expected to include care that would reasonably be given by members of the service user’s own family.

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Closing date: 07 Jan 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £161.70 to £311.85

    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

    35 hours per week varied morning and afternoon shifts

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    17 Jan 2022

  • Date posted

    08 Sep 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001762489

  • Positions

    5 available

Responsibilities:

  • To assist service users with all personal care needs including, undressing, washing, bathing and toileting needs
  • To assist service users with mobility problems and other physical disabilities, including incontinence and help in use and care of aids and personal equipment
  • To support and care for service users who are dying
  • To engage in the promotion of mental and physical well-being of service users through talking to them, taking them out, sharing with them in activities such as reading, writing, hobbies and recreations
  • To make and change beds and all domestic tasks within the household
  • Where required, to assist with service users laundry, including using a laundrette where necessary
  • To read and write reports, and take part in staff and service users’ meetings and in training activities as directed
  • To perform such other duties as may reasonably be required
  • To comply with the organisation’s policies and procedures at all times, which includes the service users care plan and medication needs
  • To report to the registered manager any significant changes in the health or circumstances of a service user
  • To encourage service users to remain as independent as possible
  • All staff are required to attend mandatory training
  • To enable and assist service users to maintain on a day to day basis as much autonomy and independence as possible
  • Record appropriately all decisions which relate to service users who lack capacity
  • Involve and consult with service users, their families, representatives or advocates to ensure that the service user’s views are expressed and acted upon
  • Attend reviews of care as appropriate
  • Update and continually improve practice by a mutually agreed method which may include attendance at staff meetings, learning support briefings and one-to-one supervision
  • Take responsibility in conjunction with line manager for identifying further learning
  • Be aware of requirements regarding codes of practice and relevant codes of conduct where appropriate issued by professional bodies
  • Promote good practice and be vigilant in recognising and reporting practice which does not meet the defined standard
  • To assist and contribute to any regulatory body inspection or monitoring visit

To act at all times, to safeguard service users from any form of abuse and to report such concerns immediately.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Clear communication
  • Good reading/writing abilities
  • Good with people
  • Clear communication
  • A desire to help and support others

Personal qualities

  • Caring nature
  • Team player
  • Flexible

Desired qualifications

None required, you will receive support to achieve English and maths at L1/2 if required

Future prospects

15 months with prospect of being employed full time at any time of the contract

Things to consider

Shift work to be confirmed


About the employer

Residential care services for people with learning disabilities.

Employer

Greenwood Lodge

Address

Greenwood Lodge

Gotham Lane

Nottingham

NG11 6QJ

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Training

Training provider

ACCESS TRAINING (EAST MIDLANDS) LTD

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Access Training

Contact

Zoe Hayes 07918907110 zoe.hayes@atem.co.uk

Level 2 Adult Care worker

Functional skills at level 1 or 2 in English, maths if required

Apprenticeship standard

Adult care worker

Level 2 (GCSE)


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