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Care Assistant Apprentice Absolute Care Homes

This is an opportunity to gain your Level 2 qualification in Adult Care, whilst working to provide care for the service users under the guidance and supervision of the Home Manager, trained nursing staff and senior care assistants; and to undertake other activities to assist in the running of the home as required.

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Closing date: 07 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,379.50 to £18,525.00

    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

    9am to 5pm Monday - Friday with a 30 minute lunch break.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    02 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000083218

  • Positions

    10 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Your duties will include but are not limited to:

  • To assist the service users in personal care including washing, bathing, dressing and toilet needs. (This may include the use of hoist for transfer of service use).
  • To report any accidents or unexplained injuries immediately to the nurse in charge.
  • To pay due respect to service users' possessions and to ensure that bedrooms and communal areas are tidy and presentable.
  • To work at all times, within the guidelines of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Employee Handbook and Company Health and Safety Policy and Procedure.
  • To undertake any training necessary for the completion of your duties. To be aware of Mandatory training and dates to attend training.

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

You will be given training by a mentor in the workplace to assist in achieving your Level 2 in Adult Care qualification, you will also receive visits from your tutor from Sandwell College.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

A secured role within the organisation and the opportunity to progress.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Interest in the care sector, Willing to undertake training

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4 or above) Essential

Things to consider

The employer would like candidates to have a basic understanding of infection control and the Health and Safety at Work Act.

About the employer

Absolute Care Homes is an experienced care operator with over twenty years of experience in the care home sector. A firm believer in the importance of providing quality care for our local community Absolute Care Homes has gathered a team of industry experts to advise on the building and operating of our new generation of care homes and provide clinical excellence We offer superb living space and an excellent environment for the delivery of real quality care from our team of committed and motivated staff. Absolute Care Homes is also investing heavily in developing a well trained work force and is committed to offering a variety of employment and training opportunities for local people.

Employer

Absolute Care Homes

Address

350 Gravelly Lane

Birmingham

B23 5SB

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Training

Training provider

SANDWELL COLLEGE

Apprenticeship standard

Adult care worker

Level 2 (GCSE)


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