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Care Assistant Apprentice CARING COMES 1ST LTD.

Care Assistants required to look after people in their own homes, driving licence essential due to nature of the role. Level 2 Apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 29 May 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £300.00 - £345.00

  • Working week

    Days and shifts to be discussed. Increased pay for unsocial hours.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    07 Feb 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001818381

  • Positions

    10 available

Involvement and Information

  • To be aware of the Company, including the structure of the organisation
  • To know how, and where to access Company policies and procedures and relevant documentation
  • To ensure that all service users understand the care and treatment choices that are available to them
  • To know the arrangements in place for obtaining and acting in accordance with the consent of the service users
  • To positively promote the service user’s right to choice and independence whilst ensuring that they are treated with the utmost respect, privacy and dignity at all times

Personalised Care, Treatment and Support

  • To assist service users with personal care needs, as detailed in their individual care plan, in an appropriate manner to help meet their desired outcomes
  • To assist service users with mobility problems and other physical disabilities, including incontinence, using aids and personal equipment i.e. hoists, assistive technology etc. in line with their individual care plans
  • To communicate effectively with service users, carers and other professionals
  • To report any concerns to your line manager relating to changes in the service user’s health and support needs
  • To contribute to the service user review process, along with the service user assessor and all other involved parties, by using your knowledge of assisting the service user in meeting the desired outcomes

Safeguarding and Safety

  • To understand the arrangements for ensuring that service users are safeguarded against the risk of abuse
  • Have ability to, in accordance with Company and Local Policies: Identify the potential for abuse
  • Take appropriate preventive measures
  • Respond to allegations of abuse
  • To report any untoward incidents or accidents to your line manager in accordance with company policy and quality monitoring processes
  • To conform to all Health and Safety Policies including HS-47 Vaccination and Immunisation policy
  • To identify risk of infection or contamination and alert concerns to your line manager for further assessment
  • To assist with the general standards of hygiene and cleanliness in accordance with planned care and support
  • To ensure that as far as reasonably practicable where equipment is provided as part of the care and support plan it is safe and fit for purpose
  • To assist or administer the service user’s medication in line with Company Policy and Procedures
  • To undertake the appropriate level of training and regular updates to stay abreast of best practice with regard to medication
  • To adhere to actions identified in Risk Assessments, in accordance with both relevant Company Policies and standard legislative Health and Safety requirements
  • To report any observed faults, defects or damage to the premises, fixtures and fittings or equipment to your line manager
  • To inform your line manager if you experience difficulty getting to your scheduled visit at the agreed time
  • To attend supervision, annual appraisals, team meetings and training with your Line Manager and use this to inform your Personal Development Plan
  • To maintain awareness of best practice

Quality and Management

  • To ensure the Company’s Complaints Policy and Procedures are followed when dealing with any concerns or complaints raised by service users or their carer’s
  • To keep legible, accurate and detailed records in line with company policy and regulatory requirements
  • To understand and comply with both Company and legislative requirements regarding confidentiality and data protection.
  • Attend staff meetings, as required, for the dissemination of information about the service, peer support and exchange of ideas

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Valid driving licence is ideal (visiting client's homes)
  • Have empathy and understanding

Personal qualities

  • Be caring and open to learning
  • Become part of an enthusiastic team
  • Willing and open to all training
  • Fantastic team to be working alongside

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE grade A*- D/9- 3 in maths and English or equivalent 

Future prospects

  • Full time employment and career progression
  • Work towards progressing to Level 3

Things to consider

Uniform, Holiday pay, PPE, Full training.


About the employer

Domiciliary Care

Employer

CARING COMES 1ST LTD.

Address

54

Moravian Road

Bristol

BS15 8ND

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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 will gain by working for us and working through the exciting modules covered via teh qualification. 

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)


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