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Apprentice Adult Care Worker Holmlea Care Home

We are looking for a caring person to join the team and want someone who is committed to providing high-quality, person-centred care and making Holmlea a 'home from home' for our residents.

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Closing date: 22 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,140.00

    £6.00 per hour

  • Working week

    Hours: 32.5 hours per week across 5 shifts. Shifts: 8am – 3pm or 1pm – 8pm. Your rota will be confirmed once appointed.

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    30 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000060945

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To assist in the provision of high-quality care to all residents as part of the care team in a safe manner.
  • To work with other staff in meeting the personal care needs of clients in a way that respects the dignity of the individual and promotes independence.
  • To help in the care of the clients’ physical environment and in the general day-to-day activities of the home.
  • Ensure the highest possible levels of care are maintained by supporting/assisting clients, when required with washing, bathing, toileting, dressing, undressing and all other aspects of daily living. Ensure that clients retain their dignity and comfort at all times.
  • Assist clients who have limited mobility or other physical/mental impairments such as incontinence by making the best use of aids and personal equipment provided.
  • Help to promote the mental and physical activity of clients by talking to them, taking them out, sharing with them in activities such as arts & crafts, reading, writing, and singing etc.
  • Assist in the promotion of continence at all times.
  • Join in with all daily activities as instructed by the Manager and Senior Carers.  Make activity times as enjoyable and inclusive as possible to stimulate the clients.
  • Make and change beds, ensuring that rooms are clean and tidy, and commodes are empty in line with the homes disposal of waste policy. 
  • Carry out any light cleaning as instructed.
  • Answer the Nurse Call System, giving assistance as required. 
  • Answer the door and telephone appropriately, greet visitors, respond accordingly, and pass on all messages promptly.
  • Make all visitors feel welcome. Provide refreshments/assistance as and when required.
  • Attend opportunities for personal training and development to meet the apprenticeship training programme requirements.
  • Undertake such in house and external training which is appropriate to your role and has been identified through a training needs appraisal.
  • Report immediately to the home manager, or person in charge, any illness or accident incurred by a client, colleague, self, or another.
  • Understand, and ensure the implementation of, the care home’s Health & Safety Policy and Emergency and Fire Procedures.
  • Follow your training safe working practice within the care home.

 

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Level 2 Adult Care Worker Standard.

 

Delivered within the work place.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon completion of the qualification and successfully passing the probation period there is the opportunity to join the full-time care team. The right individual would also be encouraged to complete further training and development with the aim of progressing to become a senior carer over time. 


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Team player, Interest working with elderly

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English and maths (Grade 4 GCSEs 9-4 (A*-C)) Desired

Things to consider

Transport to and from work – is the applicant able to get to and from work easily e.g via public transport or walking etc.

About the employer

Holmlea is a substantial, late Victorian terraced residence which has been tastefully extended and refurbished to an extremely high standard. We are situated in a prestigious residential area between North Shields and Tynemouth close to many local amenities and are well served by public transport.

Employer

Holmlea Care Home

Address

48 LINSKILL TERRACE

NORTH SHIELDS

NE30 2EW

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Training

Training provider

DERWENTSIDE COLLEGE

Contact

Apprenticeship Recruitment Team

apprenticeships@derwentside.ac.uk

01207585914

Apprenticeship standard

Adult care worker

Level 2 (GCSE)


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