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Care Assistant Apprentice South Gloucestershire Council

As an apprentice, you will make a difference by developing and maintaining a supported living environment for elderly residents. This job is very rewarding, you will help them keep their independence whilst providing physical, social and emotional support.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 20 May 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,621.00 - £17,142.00

  • Working week

    Days and shifts to be confirmed. The earliest shift would commence at 7am with the latest shift ending at 10pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    26 Oct 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001782796

  • Positions

    1 available

Duties include:

  • Over the duration of the 18 month apprenticeship you will be required to work a variety of early and late shifts and alternate weekends. The earliest shift would commence at 7am with the latest shift ending at 10pm
  • You’ll learn how to care and assist our residents with daily tasks including bathing, washing and dressing, helping them make daily choices or assisting them to eat and drink.  Working closely and alongside experienced staff you will develop and understand your responsibility for individuals through key working
  • You will need to maintain resident records, and support those experiencing a change in their care requirements to help them maintain and develop their personal skills.  Our staff will also help you learn and understand how to administer and record medication as per current guidelines
  • In addition, you will gain and develop knowledge of Care Plans, Case Reviews, Community Care Legislation, report writing and awareness of current legislation such as, Health and Safety at Work, Electricity regulations, COSHH, fire procedures and security checks of a building.  Importantly you’ll actively contribute to the protection of individuals from abuse, learning about safeguarding and the protection of vulnerable adults
  • Throughout your apprenticeship, we will allocate you a workplace mentor to give you guidance and support in completing your Level 2 Adult Care, which will be delivered in the workplace by the City of Bristol College

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Treat residents with dignity, respect, empathy
  • Assist with personal care and other activities

Personal qualities

  • You must have the drive and willingness to learn new things and be committed to gaining your qualification.
  • Be committed to treat residents with dignity, respect, empathy and assist with personal care and other activities.
  • Demonstrate a positive approach in being flexible and adaptable to respond to unpredictable or unexpected situations.

Desired qualifications

You will ideally hold a minimum of GCSE A*-C (or Grade 4-9) or equivalent qualification in English and maths or be willing to undertake and gain Functional Skills in English and maths as part of the apprenticeship. 

Future prospects

Possible progression and future employment.

Things to consider

It is a requirement of employment that an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is obtained for this post.  This means that you must declare any criminal convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings unless these are protected as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) order 1975 (amended in 2013).

Please note that as per the Care Quality Commission (CQC) requirements, a worker aged 18 or older is required for this post.

All candidates that successfully reach the interview stages will be required to provide a 10 minute presentation as part of the recruitment process.


About the employer

Are you looking to launch a career in Care?  If so, our apprenticeships could be the place to start your journey!

We value our staff as individuals, investing in their careers and we are recognised for the quality, breadth and depth of our training and development offer, which helps make the greatest long-term difference in work.  

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Ensuring all our staff are given right skills, knowledge and support to recognise and respond effectively to potential abuse or neglect. 

We recognise that our diverse team of skilled and dedicated people make us a great place to work. We welcome applications from everyone and ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and developed on the basis of their merits and abilities.  

Employer

South Gloucestershire Council

Address

Council Offices

Badminton Road

Bristol

BS37 5AF

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Training

Training provider

CITY OF BRISTOL COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by City of Bristol College

Contact

Apprenticeship Team 01173125250 partnerships@cityofbristol.ac.uk

You’ll be completing a Level 2 Adult Care apprenticeship standard which will provide you with a highly transferable set of knowledge and skills, which you gain by working for us. 

These are some of the core areas you’ll get to learn:

  • Safeguarding and protection in care settings
  • Duty of care in health and social care
  • Health and safety and well-being in care settings
  • Equality and inclusion in care settings
  • Implement person centred approaches in care settings
  • Communication in care settings
  • Responsibilities of a care worker 
  • Handling information in care settings

In addition to your workplace mentor, you will also be allocated an assessor by City of Bristol college, who will complete regular reviews with you.  These reviews are simply to make sure you are on track and happy.

This apprenticeship also requires you to complete an end point assessment which will see you demonstrate what you have learned as an apprentice and how it can be applied in any other organisation.  This will be another chance for you to shine!

Apprenticeship standard

Adult care worker

Level 2 (GCSE)


Employer's Application Instructions

The working address is : Alexandra Way, Thornbury, Bristol, BS35 1LA

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 20 May 2022