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Adult Care Support Worker Apprenticeship FUTURE COMMUNITY CARE SOLUTIONS LTD

Future Care Solutions Home Care Agency situated in the village of Fulbourn, have a fantastic opportunity to join their team. This is a paid full-time vacancy. The job involves working in people’s homes, in and around the Cambridge area, caring for and supporting individuals in a variety of ways to improve their quality of life and wellbeing.

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Closing date: 15 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,000.00

  • Working week

    Full Time Staff member/Learner will be expected to work a mix of evenings and weekends. Days and shifts are to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    20 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000065456

  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

A typical shift at Future Care Solutions involves the care support worker supporting/ assisting an individual/ client with a variety of tasks to meet their own specific needs. These tasks will be set out in a tailor-made plan of care, which you will have access to in their home. This could be helping them to have a wash, get dressed, prepare a simple meal, manage their medication, do some shopping or light housework. We also provide companionship support. This could be escorting them to a hospital appointment, the cinema, lunch at a garden centre, or attend a place of worship. It simply could be having a chat and a cup of tea with them, at home or in the garden.

Our main aim is to promote independence. where possible and encourage and include our clients in all activities of daily living,

The Health and Safety of our clients is paramount; therefore, it is essential we always remain alert and respond promptly and effectively toany problems that may arise during the visit.

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

At the end of the apprenticeship, you will have achieved Level 2 Diploma in Care.

The apprentice would be assigned an assessor through the College, who would typically come out to visit in the workplace to assess workplace competence in the standard's Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Progression on to a senior care support worker role within the Future Care Solutions team.

Further Education opportunities


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C/9-4) Essential

Things to consider

A full driving license and use of a car is essential. The role will involve ’moving and assisting’ tasks where a ’need’ has been identified and with the use of equipment. Each staff member will receive full training in this area before working independently in a client’s home. *This is the same for medication support and food preparation, full training will be given, and competency assessed. You may be required to feed/walk/care for a client’s pet therefore a liking of domestic pets is desirable

About the employer

Future Care Solutions provides exceptionally high-quality personal care and support to enable individuals in the Cambridge and surrounding area from 18 years of age and over to live their lives as independently as possible in their own homes. Care/Support can be provided 24 hours a day, 365 days a year in a variety of ways. The support and care offered is of a holistic approach and flexible to the individuals needs and expectations. We like our care support workers to be of a ’cheery nature’, have a kind heart, be considerate and empathetic and sensitive and respectful of individuality. We recognise at Future Care Solutions that each member of our team brings with them different skills, knowledge and talents which enhance an open culture and mutual respect.

Employer

FUTURE COMMUNITY CARE SOLUTIONS LTD

Address

The Old Coach House

Church Lane

Fulbourn

CB21 5EP

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Training

Training provider

CAMBRIDGE REGIONAL COLLEGE

Contact

Camilla

01223 418778

Apprenticeship standard

Adult care worker

Level 2 (GCSE)


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