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Care Assistant Level 2 Apprenticeship ST. MARTIN'S CARE LIMITED

You will work with our elderly residents to help them live their lives to the full. Support the team to provide the highest quality, person-centred care. Assist residents with daily living activities and personal care whilst promoting independence, respect and dignity. Support resident’s physical and emotional wellbeing.

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Closing date: 28 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £180.38 to £356.25

    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

    College release day and working days to be agreed.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    31 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    06 May 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001845166

  • Positions

    2 available

Duties will include:

  • To work within a supportive environment to undertake the required care and support tasks, in line with the values of St Martins Care and Support, in order to develop the necessary skills and knowledge to become an effective Care Worker
  • To provide and promote person-centred care and support to vulnerable customers including people who have a range of mental health needs and behaviours that might challenge; to meet a range of complex social and health needs
  • To work effectively as part of a team, undertaking tasks as detailed within a person’s care plan, providing care and support to enable people to achieve their maximum level of independence through appropriate physical, emotional and psychological support including: intimate personal care, support with basic health needs, practical tasks, appropriate communication and community involvement
  • To actively participate within team meetings, training and supervision
  • To complete relevant records and contribute to the preparation and review of customer’s care and support plans
  • To attend college / study days and participate in development activities as required by the programme
  • To complete all mandatory training as required by the St Martins Care and Support Training Strategy
  • To work flexibly on a rota basis, including weekends
  • To undertake any other duties, depending on skills and competency, to enable the efficient and effective running of the service

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellence - Deliver the best outcomes and highest quality service through the dedicated effort of every team member
  • Teamwork - Value the contributions of all, blending the skills of individual staff members in partnership and collaboration

Personal qualities

  • Care - Our core business and the care we deliver helps the individual customer and improves the health of the whole community. Caring defines us and our work. Customers receiving care expect it to be right for them, consistently, throughout every stage of their life
  • Compassion - How care is given through relationships based on empathy, respect and dignity - it can also be described as intelligent kindness, and is central to how people perceive their care
  • Competence - Means all employees must have the ability to understand a customer’s health and social needs and the expertise, clinical and technical knowledge to deliver effective care and support
  • Communication - Central to successful caring relationships and to effective team working. Listening is as important is the key to a good workplace with benefits for those in our care and employees alike
  • Courage - Enables us to do the right thing for the people we care for, to speak up when we have concerns and to have the personal strength and vision to innovate and to embrace new ways of working
  • Commitment - All employees of St Martins Care and Support commit to improve the care and experience of our customers, to take action to make the company’s mission statement and value a reality for all
  • A good place to work- enjoying our role each day through enhancing the lives of those we serve, through the creative ideas and the unique talents of each employee

Desired qualifications

  • Desirable - Maths and English at level 2/E or grade 4/C and above

Future prospects

  • Full time positions are available on completion of the apprenticeship and satisfactory reviews

Things to consider

  • Weekend work, late evenings

About the employer

Everyone at St Martins Care shares a passion for providing the best possible care for all of our residents. We are people of high integrity and are committed to excellence in all that we do. 

Our aim is to ensure our residents enjoy a happy, comfortable and safe environment where their personal needs and independent requirements are taken into account by our compassionate and highly trained staff. Quite simply we aim to make sure our residents feel safe and ‘at home’ whilst in our care.

Employer

ST. MARTIN'S CARE LIMITED

Address

Park View Care Home

Forest Hall

Newcastle Upon Tyne

NE12 9QN

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Training

Training provider

TYNE COAST COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Tyne Metropolitan College

Contact

Anthony Kelly 07747 461209 anthony.kelly@tynecoast.ac.uk

Adult Care Worker Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • One to one support and tuition with a tutor. Working towards the level 2 adult care worker qualification, (EPA for the qualification to be achieved)
  • Regular vists and college release days for tuition, in-work mentor to support and supervise during training on the apprenticeship

Apprenticeship standard

Adult care worker

Level 2 (GCSE)


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