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Apprentice Senior Adult Care Assistant (Days) - Avery Acorn Lodge - Nuneaton Acorn Lodge Care Home

To support and work alongside the Care team in the delivery of Care to residents, within a home providing a safe, caring, innovative, open, supportive and inclusive environment for residents, visitors and staff.

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

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Closing date: 04 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £380.00 - £525.00

  • Working week

    Day Shifts, days and times TBD.

    Total hours per week: 42.00

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    25 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    09 Mar 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001830723

  • 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. This project is designed to help young 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.

If you are aged 16-30 years old and 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 3 qualification lasting 15 months, Maths & English Functional skills included if needed.

During your apprenticeship you will have a dedicated Skills Tutor, who will make regular appointments virtually or face to face, to support you throughout your qualification.

Your apprenticeship will be completed 100% at the workplace.

You will be paid between £9.03 - £12.50

Role Responsibilities:
• Monitor the wellbeing of each resident, being aware of any change impacting on care and care plans, ensuring that new needs are met and written records are amended to reflect any variation.
• Provide person centred care and personal care to residents in all aspects of their daily living
• Be actively involved in the person-centred care planning process, by implementing, monitoring and undertaking monthly evaluations as part of Resident of the Day.
• Support residents with their medication requirements
• Support with the ordering, storage, disposal and administration of medication in accordance with the policy
• Contribute fully to team working, responding positively to colleagues and acting upon all reasonable work instructions promptly.
• Undertake staff supervisions and support staff with their development where required
• Monitor and review clinical risk areas in the home eg; weights, pressure sores, slips, trips, falls, infections, developing clear care plans to support any areas of risk and escalate risk areas at the weekly clinical meeting
• Communicating effectively to the wider team, including multi-disciplinary teams, handovers, team meetings, actively contributing to ensure the well-being of all residents
• Act as a key point for contact with residents, their relatives and visitors, as well as health and social care professionals involved in their wellbeing, ensuring that any reasonable requests are acted upon and concerns or complaints are escalated.
• Attend care reviews – ensuring residents are involved in this process
• Support the home with the implementation of all policies, procedures and business objectives.
• Attend all staff meetings and participate in other meetings as required by the Home Manager
• Support the Team Leader/Deputy with the development of the staff duty rota to ensure appropriate and safe staffing levels at all times.
• Support with the induction of new staff in safe systems of work, fire safety and evacuation procedures.
• Ensure compliance of GDPR
• Take an active interest in your personal and professional development by, contributing to supervision and appraisal meetings, attending team meetings and training.
• Understand personal responsibilities in relation to the Health and Safety at Work Act.

This is not intended as an exhaustive description of duties and responsibilities and may be amended following consultation with the jobholder.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Computer skills are essential Demonstrate the ability to lead staff and act responsibly in the absence of the manager Have a positive attitude to both supporting and nurturing residents and staff Able to be responsive and flexible to cover a range of responsibilities Demonstrate the right values and attitudes for working with Avery

Personal qualities

Caring- I am fully committed to providing and supporting staff to deliver care with kindness to our residents. I will always go the extra mile for our residents and our team to make life meaningful Innovative- I am always seeking creative ways to improve our resident’s experience. Honest - I work openly and transparently as part of an effective team and I am not afraid to admit when mistakes have been made Supportive- I will always share good ideas and encourage team members to do the same. I am committed to supporting both residents and team members to feel supported and nurtured, therefore enabling them to achieve their full potential. Credible - 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) Essential - Level 2 or equivalent in care for care homes Willing to study Advanced Carers Course Experience 2 years’ experience working with the resident group Evidence of up to date training Knowledge of the Health & Safety Care Act.

Future prospects

Career progression to Management levels.

Things to consider

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


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

Acorn Lodge Care Home

Address

132

Coventry Road

Nuneaton

CV10 7AD

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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

Lead adult care work qualification including Functional Skills in Maths and English if required

Apprenticeship standard

Lead adult care worker

Level 3 (A level)


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: 04 Aug 2022