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Apprentice Health Care Assistant (nights) - Avery Amarna Care Home - York Amarna House

To deliver high standards of personal care, contributing fully to the care team to ensure continuity of services to residents.

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

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Closing date: 24 May 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £313.50

  • Working week

    33 hours per week, shifts to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 33.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    29 May 2022

  • Date posted

    20 Jan 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001811207

  • Positions

    1 available

Qube Learning are working in partnership with The Princes Trust on a new Health Care Sector project for 16-30 year olds, the age restriction is due to the Prince's Trust funding mandate however any candidate aged 18 or over (due to nature of the role) may apply, but only those who fall into the above age group will be considered for the Princes Trust as well. This project is designed to help people into any role within the sector.

This specific position has been recognised as a opportunity that fits in with the locations and roles we currently working with.

Apply for this fantastic opportunity, you will automatically be invited onto the programme. You will receive tailored support and guidance to help you in your application. After receiving your application we will contact you to book you in for a short induction, explain more about the programme & role and how we can help you!

The successful candidate will complete the Adult Care Worker Level 2 qualification lasting 15 months, Maths & English Functional skills included if needed.

Amarna Care Home, located in York, is currently recruiting for dedicated and caring team players to join us as Care Assistants. It is equally important that you can demonstrate the right behaviours and attitude for working in an adult social care environment. You need to love working as part of a team. A full induction programme will be provided, alongside formal training opportunities.

The role will require you to work shifts on a rota.

Our brilliant Care Assistants undertake the following tasks:

  1. Provide person centred care and personal care to residents in all aspects of their daily living.
  2. Supporting residents at meal times, in accordance with their individual needs.
  3. Ensure the environment is maintained to a high standard including shared areas; ensure areas are decorated as rooms become vacant and that the whole environment is checked regularly to achieve the desired standards.
  4. Contribute fully to team working, responding positively to colleagues and undertaking all reasonable work instructions promptly.
  5. Take reasonable care of equipment used to carry out tasks, including general cleanliness and advising on any faults or the need for maintenance or replacement.
  6. Practice safe systems of work across the range of tasks and in particular moving and handling of loads, by assessing risk and having due regard for personal safety and the safety of residents, visitors and staff.
  7. Understand personal responsibilities with regard to Health and Safety at Work legislation, particularly in relation to moving and handling of residents and fire safety and evacuation procedures.
  8. Take an active interest in your personal and professional development by contributing to supervision and appraisal meetings, attending team meetings, and participating in training sessions.
  9. Adhere to all company and local policies/procedures.
  10. Develop and maintain positive relationships with all residents, family, visitors and colleagues.

Please note that as part of the application and employment process you shall be asked to confirm your COVID-19 vaccination status, including if required, your agreement to be vaccinated if not yet administered, your agreement to ongoing vaccinations throughout the duration of your employment as well as confirming your agreement to regular COVID-19 testing. This information is required to ensure the safety and well-being of all our residents and staff, and shall be held in the strictest of confidence.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrate initiative and be respectful towards the residents and other people in the home
  • Efficient worker who can carry reasonable instructions from other team members
  • Have a positive attitude to enhancing care of the residents
  • Demonstrate a caring and compassionate approach towards the residents and families
  • Able to be adaptive and flexible to cover a range of responsibilities at short notice

Personal qualities

  • Caring - I am fully committed to both providing and supporting staff to deliver care with kindness to our residents. I will always go the extra mile for my residents and my team
  • Innovative - I will always endeavour to be creative in seeking person centred opportunities in which a residents needs can best met in accordance with their own wishes
  • Open - I recognise the value of working collaboratively with both internal and external stakeholders, ensuring by actively listening I give a voice to all. I work openly and honestly as part of an effective team that are not afraid to admit when mistakes have been made
  • Supportive - I will always share good ideas and best practice and encourage team members to do the same, which in turn will support both residents and team members to feel valued and nurtured therefore enabling them to achieve their full potential
  • Inclusive - I am fully committed to ensuring all residents, and members of staff are treated fairly, feel they belong and are supported to participate in all opportunities that they wish, either inside the home or the wider community

Desired qualifications

GCSE Grade C/4 or above in Maths and English (or equivalent qualification).

Future prospects

Career progression available on completion of Apprenticeship.

Things to consider

You must be 18 or close to turning 18 to be considered for this job role due to the nature of the role and sector.

Please note that as part of the application and employment process you shall be asked to confirm your COVID-19 vaccination status, including if required, your agreement to be vaccinated if not yet administered, your agreement to ongoing vaccinations throughout the duration of your employment as well as confirming your agreement to regular COVID-19 testing. This information is required to ensure the safety and well-being of all our residents and staff, and shall be held in the strictest of confidence.


About the employer

Offering unrivalled quality and comfort, Avery operates residential, dementia and nursing homes in the UK, with a focus on the highest possible standards of living for our residents.

Employer

Amarna House

Address

Rosetta Way

York

YO26 5RN

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Training

Training provider

Qube Learning

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Qube Qualifications And Development Limited

Contact

Sophie Gear

Adult care level 2 qualification including Functional Skills in Maths and English if required.

Apprenticeship standard

Adult care worker

Level 2 (GCSE)


Employer's Application Instructions

Please click on the link below to apply

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

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Closing date: 24 May 2022