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Apprentice Day Care Assistant (Health & Social Care) Trusted Local Care Ltd

As a Day Care Assistant Apprentice with Trusted Local Care you will be working with the Supervisor to provide a warm, safe and friendly environment for older people who suffer from varying forms of Dementia. If you have a caring nature, please apply.

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Closing date: 31 Jan 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £129.00

    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

    Monday to Friday, shifts TBC

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    21 Feb 2022

  • Date posted

    01 Oct 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001773469

  • Positions

    1 available

Key Purpose of Post:

  • To assist the Day Centre Supervisor to provide a warm, safe, friendly environment for older people who have mild to moderate forms of Dementia and who have been assessed as requiring day care.
  • To work as a team with the staff and supporting volunteers to provide an appropriate service.
  • To help with the drop in service for older people and with other duties at the centre.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To assist in providing appropriate care including personal care for service users.
  • To assist at meal times.
  • To be involved in providing a range of stimulating activities and outings appropriate to the needs of those suffering from dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
  • To complete paperwork and other administrative duties required.
  • By agreement, to cover colleagues work during their absences.

Responsibilities - Standard Clauses:

Your Needs

  • You will keep under review your own developmental needs, keep yourself informed of current issues and be alert to the training Programmes and policies and attend all supervision meetings advised by your line manager. It is your responsibility along with your line manager to identify training and development needs and to inform your line manager of these.

Equality and Diversity

  • You will uphold the Equality and Diversity policies and practices thereby promoting fair and quality services to all. If TLC deem you have breached any of these policies this may be dealt with under the Disciplinary procedure. All policies can be viewed on site, please ensure you refer to the Equality and Diversity Policy and the Bullying and Harassment Policy.

Health and Safety:

  • You will take reasonable care for your health and safety and have regard to other persons who may be affected by the performance of your duties, in accordance with the provisions of Health and Safety legislation and actively encourage, promote and reinforce all Health and Safety procedures in accordance with the guidelines laid down in the TLC Health and Safety Manual.
  • You will exercise proper care in handling, operating and safeguarding any equipment or appliance provided, used or issued by ACNN or provided by a third party for individual or collective use in the performance of your duties.

Customer Care:

  • You will promote and deliver services in a way which is sensitive and responsive to those receiving such services and be aware of and implement the TLC customer care policies and service level agreement requirements (if applicable).

Professional Integrity

  • You will maintain at all times the professional integrity of the Charity and represent its main interests in any dealings with other bodies, groups and individuals.

Other

  • You will carry out any other specified tasks that may be reasonably required by the relevant Manager, with the proviso that any changes of a permanent nature will be included in the job description.
  • This job description is intended as a summary of the main elements of the job described. They may be varied from time to time in consultation with the job holder without changing the general character of the duties or the level of responsibility entailed. Such variations are a common occurrence and cannot of themselves justify a reconsideration of the grading of the post.

Desirable Requirements:

  • To have the ability to relate well and to have empathy with frail older people, particularly those suffering from dementia including Alzheimer's Disease and to have had experience of working with this client group.
  • To have a good understanding of the needs of carers.
  • To have good organisational and communication skills.
  • To have the ability to help plan and implement a varied programme of activities and events appropriate to the client group.
  • Proven ability to keep accurate records, including financial records.
  • To have experience of working with and supporting volunteers.
  • To have an understanding of Equal Opportunities and the ability to implement this policy.
  • To have the ability to work on own initiative but to report back to the line manager, as appropriate.
  • To have some knowledge of the difficulties that older people face within the community.
  • To have experience of working in a day care setting for older people.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • To have good communication and organisational skills.

Personal qualities

  • To be positive, motivated and willing to learn.

Desired qualifications

Must have Minimum Grade D(3) / Functional Skills Level 1 in both English & Maths.  

Future prospects

  • Progression to full time employment upon the successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Things to consider

  • The candidates must be 18+ years old due to the nature of the role. 

About the employer

Trusted Local Care Ltd. is a new Social Enterprise, which has been developed by local people committed to providing a quality, person centred, specialist dementia day care services for older people. We are based in the Northfield constituency, and welcome referrals from the neighbouring areas of South West Birmingham. Trusted Local Care Day Centre is situated at the junction of Longbridge Lane and Turves Green, Longbridge. The premises have good disabled facilities including disabled toilets and access with ramps to pleasant enclosed gardens and off road parking. Our staff members are NVQ trained to grade 2/3/4 with current CRB Checks, as have all volunteers. We have strong contacts in health who are contributing to the development of our service further improving outcomes for our service users and their carers.

Employer

Trusted Local Care Ltd

Address

220 Longbridge Lane

Birmingham

B31 4JT

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Training

Training provider

SOUTH & CITY COLLEGE BIRMINGHAM

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by South and City College Birmingham

Contact

Arslan Rehman 0121 694 5066 arslan.rehman@sccb.ac.uk

College day will be 1 day a week based at South & City College Birmingham (Hall Green Campus). You will be studying:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care
  • Functional Skills if required in Maths and English

Apprenticeship standard

Adult care worker

Level 2 (GCSE)


Other information

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.

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