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Adult Care Worker Apprentice Beechcroft House Residential Home

Beechcroft House Residential Home, located in Stafford are looking for Adult Care Worker Apprentice to work alongside senior team members to provide day-to-day care to the residents. In line with Government guidelines it is mandatory for all adults working within the Care sector to be Double Vaccinated against Covid19.

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Closing date: 03 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £168.35

    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

    You will be working shifts in a challenging environment. You will be on a rota covering evenings and weekends averaging 35 hours per week.

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    11 Jul 2022

  • Date posted

    29 Nov 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001796903

  • Positions

    1 available

Overview of morning shift duties:

After handover:

  • One staff member to shower as per shower rota
  • One staff member to go to laundry. Empty/refill washer and dryer. All boxes to be taken round residents rooms and clothing to be put away tidily in drawers and wardrobes. General tidy up of rooms (opening curtains, making beds, removing soiled clothing or continence products if necessary, bringing out any kitchen ware or medicine pots for washing up.)
  • One staff member to collect dirty cups from the lounges and put in kitchen for washing. Assist any residents who may buzz. Help put the laundry in rooms

Breakfast:

  • Senior to give out medication
  • One staff member in kitchen to wash up then clean and reset dining room for lunch once breakfast is over
  • One staff member to serve breakfast and remove dirty crocks to the kitchen Residents to be assisted out of dining room after service

Mid-morning:

  • Senior to complete daily office work
  • One staff member to shower as per shower rota. (Preferably the opposite staff to who did the first shower.)
  • Check that the laundry is continued at regular intervals
  • Complete day specific jobs as per daily task rota in the office
  • When free, socially interact with residents, i.e. chat or do quiz etc.
  • 10.30ish make cups of tea for residents
  • Empty dishwasher
  • 11.30ish assist residents to get ready for lunch

Lunch:

  • Senior to give out medication
  • One staff member in kitchen, (opposite staff from breakfast.) To wash up and reset the dining room for breakfast including sweeping the floor and cleaning kitchenette
  • Kitchen laundry to be taken and washed
  • One staff member to serve lunch and assist residents back to the lounges

Early afternoon:

  • Empty dishwasher
  • Check laundry
  • Empty yellow bag

Senior on shift is responsible for infection control.

OVERVIEW OF AFTERNOON SHIFT:

After handover:

  • Collect nightwear from residents’ rooms and get room ready for night time. Pull back bed, put on lamp, put fresh water at the side of the bed,
  • Check laundry
  • Prepare kitchen for tea. Plate sandwiches and prep cups of tea
  • Answer buzzers
  • Chat and interact with residents

Tea time:

  • Senior to give out medication
  • Hand out tea and hot drinks
  • Collect up cups and plates and wash up

Bed time:

  • Residents will start requesting to go to their rooms after tea
  • Assist those who need help to get washed and ready for bed. Apply creams and sign mar sheet. Assist with oral care as well as continence care. Help them into bed being mindful that they may need to use equipment which requires two carers. Always ensure that they have access to a drink and are able to reach their buzzers
  • Residents that require two carers to assist must not be done by only one carer. (refer to care plan for individual moving and handling needs)
  • Ensure that residents have access to their walking aids if they independently use them
  • Bring out all soiled washing for laundry and correctly dispose of all used continence products
  • Put washing on and regularly check laundry to ensure that all washing and drying is done
  • Empty yellow bag
  • Empty dishwasher

Senior on shift is responsible for infection control.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Good telephone manner
  • Good listening skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Flexibility
  • Computer literacy
  • Good timekeeping
  • Good literacy & numeracy skills
  • Ability to work Independently as well as part of a team
  • Attention to detail
  • Accuracy
  • Time-planning and ability to meet deadlines

Personal qualities

  • Empathetic
  • Honesty
  • Ability to stay calm under pressure
  • Ability to use own initiative but know when to seek guidance
  • Motivated & willing to accept responsibility
  • Keen to progress
  • Willing to learn
  • Positive attitude
  • Excellent personal hygiene and presentation

Desired qualifications

GCSE or equivalent in English Language and mathematics at grade 9-4/A*-C.

Future prospects

Upon successful completion of your apprenticeship you will have the opportunity to apply for any appropriate vacancy available at that time. It is our firm commitment to offer a permanent position wherever possible upon completion of your level 2 with the potential to progress to your level 3 qualification.

Things to consider

You will be working shifts in a challenging environment. You will be on a rota covering evenings and weekends averaging 35 hours per week.

In line with Government guidelines it is mandatory for all adults working within the Care sector to be Double Vaccinated against Covid 19.

Interviews will be on-going and the vacancy will be withdrawn early if a suitable candidate is appointed. Please therefore complete your application as soon as possible.

All training and assessment will occur in the workplace. Assessments will be undertaken by a representative from NSCG - Stafford College. College attendance will only be necessary if Functional Skills are to be completed.

Throughout the apprenticeship process i.e. teaching, learning and assessment, you will be fully prepared to complete an End Point Assessment where you will be assessed through a combination of testing in controlled conditions, evidence produced in the work-place and recorded interview, therefore comprehensively examining the work you have completed

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £4.30 per hour from 1st April 2021. This applies to 16-18-year-old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over 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 both time spent on the job plus time spent training.


About the employer

Beechcroft House Residential Care Home offers the very best pastoral care for the elderly. In a homely and welcoming environment we are located right in the heart of Stafford in the grounds of the picturesque Rowley Park.

Employer

Beechcroft House Residential Home

Address

St Johns Road

Stafford

ST17 9AS

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Training

Training provider

Newcastle-under-Lyme College & Stafford College

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Newcastle-under-Lyme College & Stafford College

Contact

The Apprenticeship Hub 01785 275660 apprenticeships@nscg.ac.uk

  • Level 2 Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship Standard 
  • Level 2 Diploma in Care
  • The Care Certificate (where appropriate)
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in maths & English (where appropriate)

Apprenticeship standard

Healthcare support worker

Level 2 (GCSE)


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