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Apprentice Care Assistant (Night Shift) ONE HOUSING GROUP LIMITED

Baycroft is part of One Housing providing luxury homes and facilities service to older people in south east England. The role is to provide an outstanding standard of care for residents and to assist the wider team in ensuring the holistic well-being of residents. Assisting to retain their individuality in a culture of privacy, dignity and choice.

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

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Closing date: 28 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £16,474.00

    Starting at £16,474 with £750 bonus after 3 months probation completion £18,121 After 6 months £20,592 After 12 months with £500 completion bonus (All the above is based on satisfactory performance)

  • Working week

    Shift patterns (early, late, nights, Monday to Sunday) in accordance with a 4-weekly advance rota. This role will be predominantly nightshifts 10.00pm - 7.00am although the exact days and times are to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 36

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    01 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000061158

  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The primary responsibility is to assist residents who need help with activities of daily living in accordance with their individual care plans, reporting immediately any changes noted with regard to their health and/or general well-being. To provide care and support for all residents under the supervision of Senior Care Assistants/ Nurses/ Care Services Manager.

Core duties

· Ensuring a homely and uncluttered environment for residents, including making and changing of beds, tidying resident rooms and communal areas.

· Helping those residents who have limited mobility or physical disabilities, using the mobility aids provided in the Home to access all areas if they choose

· Serve drinks, meals, snacks etc., to both residents and visitors as required and assisting residents who may require help with eating and drinking in a dignified manner

· Help provide stimulation to residents by conversing with them and assisting them to continue with, or take up, new hobbies and activities such as those organised by the Activities Co-ordinator or provide assistance to partake in formal activities when requested

· Take all reasonable steps to ensure the safekeeping of residents’ property, for example carers should familiarise themselves with residents clothing, making sure that it is correctly labelled and returned by the laundry staff to the correct room

· Ensuring that the Nurse Call alarm system is answered in a timely manner and assistance is provided where required

· Assist the trained nursing staff to provide specialist care for those residents who may be temporarily unwell and to offer comfort and ongoing support to those who may be dying and their supporters

· Reading and writing reports and taking part in resident meetings when requested.

· Assisting with the cleaning and maintaining of equipment used by residents e.g. commodes, wheelchairs, walking aids

· Maintaining the safety of residents, staff and visitors at all times, ensuring that any accidents or dangerous occurrences are reported immediately to the Management. Reporting immediately any faulty appliance, damaged furniture or equipment and/or potential hazard to the Manager/Care Service Manager/ Maintenace Manager or in their absence to the Nurse in Charge

Other requirements

· To complete the Adult Social Care Level 2 qualification as part of a fully funded apprenticeship programme. To participate in the required learning and assessment process and to meet all deadlines associated with the qualification programme. You will be given time off and support to do this.

· To work shift patterns (Monday to Sunday) in accordance with the rota communicated in advance by your manager

· To maintain and respect the confidentiality of our customers and their personal information

· To follow all local and organisational policies and procedures, including, but not limited to, those relating to the safeguarding of vulnerable adults, health and safety, emergency procedures, infection prevention and control, code of conduct, staff handbook, dress code

· Establish and maintain good working relationships with all those involved with the service and to promote the standing and reputation of this within the local community

The above is not an exhaustive list and other duties e.g. laundry/kitchen assistance may be allocated as reasonably directed by the manager.

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

Qualifications: Level 2 Diploma in Care, Functional skills (if required).

The training will be carried out on site, 20% off the job hours will be allocated by your line manager.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

You will work towards your level 2 in adult care allowing you the skills and knowledge to work in a care setting. Once qualified you will have the chance to work towards a level 3 in adult care and work towards becoming a senior care assistant or support worker.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Initiative, Patience, Compassionate

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade 9-5/A*-D) Desired

Things to consider

The candidate must have the ability to demonstrate patience, compassion and a caring attitude.

About the employer

We are the largest provider of quality care and support in London and the South East, with over 8,000 customers. Our affordable quality homes enable our residents to live independently. Our schemes provide a sense of community with our unique dining, bar and concierge service.

Employer

ONE HOUSING GROUP LIMITED

Address

Baycroft

Molrams Lane, Great Baddow

Chelmsford

CM2 7TL

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Training

Training provider

ONE HOUSING GROUP LIMITED

Contact

Asif Khan

academy@onehousinggroup.co.uk

Apprenticeship standard

Adult care worker

Level 2 (GCSE)


Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 28 Aug 2022