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Level 2 Adult Care Worker Apprentice Home Instead East Lancashire Ltd

To provide a variety of non-medical services that allow clients to remain in their own homes and to enhance the quality of their life. To help clients and their families meet the challenges of aging with dignity, pride, care and compassion.

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Closing date: 30 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £144.30

    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

    Various - Will complete 30 hours per week on average with early morning and night shifts available.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    31 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    01 Apr 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001840882

  • Positions

    1 available

Primary Responsibilities

  • Reflect the core values of Home Instead
  • Contribute to a positive living environment to enhance a client’s quality of life
  • Document daily activities and report any significant changes in a client’s needs or living conditions
  • Maintain regular communication with line manager and office staff

Companionship Services which could include, but are not limited to:

  • Offer companionship and conversation
  • Monitor diet and eating
  • Stimulate and encourage through a variety of activities (for example clothing selection, hobbies and crafts)
  • Arrange and provide reminders for appointments, activities and outings
  • Help with travel arrangements
  • Accompany to appointments and social events (for example visiting friends or family, lunch, club meetings)

Home Help Services which could include, but are not limited to:

  • Run errands / collect prescriptions etc
  • Performing light housekeeping tasks (dusting, vacuuming, making beds, changing linens, cleaning bathrooms, kitchens, washing and ironing, taking out rubbish, caring for houseplants etc.)
  • Organise and tidy cupboards and check food expiry dates
  • Plan, prepare and tidy away meals
  • Supervise home maintenance
  • Help with shopping and oversee home deliveries

Personal Care Services which could include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide medication reminders
  • Help with bathing, dressing and grooming
  • Help with continence care
  • Assist to eat and drink
  • Provide Dementia / Alzheimer care
  • Provide respite / convalescence care
  • Assist with morning/wake up and or evening/tuck in

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent timekeeping skills who are organised and reliable

Personal qualities

  • Reliable
  • Flexible
  • Work well as part of a team
  • Ability to treat and care for clients and their property with dignity and respect
  • Ability to adapt to various living environments and locations
  • Ability to listen, communicate clearly and build relationships with clients and their families in a friendly and pleasant manner
  • Willingness to work and communicate professionally with Home Instead Senior Care office teams and other social and health care professionals
  • Respect for people with different backgrounds and beliefs to your own and who may have a range of medical conditions. Commitment to non-discriminatory care practice
  • Willing to seek guidance when needed and follow instructions
  • Ability to adapt to change quickly and make common sense decisions at short notice
  • Good hygiene practice, including personal hygiene and a smart appearance
  • Good level of stamina and fitness to meet the physical demands of the job

Desired qualifications

None specified.

Future prospects

Opportunity to progress to Senior Care positions.

Things to consider

  • Anti-social hours are involved
  • The apprentice will be required tom work evening and weekend hours. These will be on a rota basis
  • This role will require you to obtain an Enhanced Disclosure from the relevant body
  • Class 1 business insurance (if using own car for business purposes)

About the employer

Home Instead is a global franchise which means our offices benefit from knowledge and best practices that have been proven to be successful worldwide. All our home care expertise is passed on to offices that operate in local communities across the UK.

These offices run their business within the local community and so that’s how they can provide you with personalised services. They own their business, so they care about your satisfaction and your individual needs.

Employer

Home Instead East Lancashire Ltd

Address

The Bee Hive

Lions Drive

Blackburn

BB1 2QS

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Training

Training provider

BLACKBURN COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Blackburn College

Contact

Apprenticeship Team 01254 292500 apprenticeships@blackburn.ac.uk

Level 2 Adult Care Worker apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Care
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in English and maths (if required)

Apprenticeship standard

Adult care worker

Level 2 (GCSE)


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