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Apprenticeship Care Support Worker ACACIA HOMECARE LIMITED

If you want first hand experience of working in care and meeting a variety of people with different requirements, such as personal care, companionship, help with meals, medication and general household duties then this is perfect for you. You will receive full training, full pay and other employee benefits such as uniform, holiday pay & much more!

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Closing date: 30 Jan 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £15,500.00

    Benefits include, full induction training, uniform, holiday pay, access to 2 year membership of the Bluelight card, travel subsidy, annual bonus and other adhoc monetary rewards.

  • Working week

    This role is on a rota basis and therefore offers flexible working hours, Monday to Friday, weekend and evenings TBC.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    1 Year

  • Possible start date

    01 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    19 Oct 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000099269

  • Positions

    10 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

We are a domicilary care organisation, which means our Acacia Angels visit our customers in their own homes.  Each customer is unique and will have a different requirement or conditions such as

  • Dementia
  • MS
  • Parkinsons
  • Elderly care
  • Learning disabilites
  • Mental health 
  • Palliative care

We provide the following services:

  • Personal care - washing, bathing and helping with toileting needs
  • Meal preparation
  • Medication assistance
  • Companionship
  • General household care
  • Shopping/outings

Once a customer call has been completed all our care support staff, record in detail what care was provided and general comments about the customer and report any concerns directly to the office.

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

Your training will take place with Brooklands College, Weysbidge, Surrey and you will undertake the Level 2 Diploma in Adult Care qualification.  

You will be required to attend college once a week to fulfill the theory and support this with 30 hours of week of care work with us.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Once you have qualified and gained your work experience as a care worker, you can go into many routes such as:

  • Nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Medicine
  • Senior carer
  • Care manager
  • Office administration
  • Rota planning

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, Empathy, Compassion

Qualifications

Other English (Grade Basic) Essential

Things to consider

This role requires being flexible with working hours as our customers require care 7 days a week, including early mornings and evenings. You will also need to consider travel as you will be visiting customers in their home. Although a car is desirable it is not essential. You may consider using a bike to get to customers too.

About the employer

We are an award winning home care organisation, providing care services to people in the comfort o f their own home.

Employer

ACACIA HOMECARE LIMITED

Address

Pod Business Centre

Harris Way, Windmill Road

Sunbury-On-Thames

TW16 7EL

Contact

Gita Mistry-Patel

hr@acaciahomecare.co.uk

020 3411 9011

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Training

Training provider

BROOKLANDS COLLEGE

Apprenticeship standard

Healthcare support worker

Level 2 (GCSE)


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