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Apprentice Health Care Assistant - Avery - Astbury Manor Care Home - Bracknell Avery Homes Bracknell Ltd

Astbury Manor Care Home - Bracknell is currently recruiting for dedicated and caring team players to join us as Care Assistants.

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

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Closing date: 07 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £19,980.00

  • Working week

    37 Hours - Shifts to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    03 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000103992

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Qube Learning are working in partnership with The Princes Trust on a new Health Care Sector project for 16-30 year olds. This project is designed to help young people into any role within the sector. This specific position has been recognised as a opportunity that fits in with the locations and roles we currently working with.

If you are aged 16-30 years old and apply for this fantastic opportunity, you will automatically be invited onto the programme. You will receive tailored support and guidance to help you in your application. After receiving your application we will contact you to book you in for a short induction, explain more about the programme & role and how we can help you!

It is important that you can demonstrate the right behaviours and attitude for working in an adult social care environment. You need to love working as part of a team. A full induction programme will be provided, alongside formal training opportunities.

During your apprenticeship you will have a dedicated Skills Tutor, who will make regular appointments virtually or face to face, to support you throughout your qualification. Your apprenticeship will be completed 100% at the workplace.

Role Responsibilities:

• Deliver high quality care, ensuring residents receive care based on best practice

• Assist residents in all their personal hygiene care ensuring optimum independence, dignity and respect of individuals at all times

• Serve meals and beverages when required, encouraging and assisting those residents who require additional attention/support at meal service

• Carry out care activity in accordance with the care plan for residents

• Ability to recognise and understand clinical risk areas in residents e.g. weight loss, pressure sores, risk of falls, sign of infections and escalate any identified risks in a timely manner

• Ensure bedroom and en-suite areas are kept clean and tidy, pleasant and comfortable by making beds, regularly changing bed linen, maintaining en-suite cleanliness

• Responsible for the regular cleaning of equipment involved in personal care of residents, including bedside tables, commodes and wheelchairs

• Practice safe systems of work across the range of tasks and in particular moving and handling of loads, by assessing risk and having due regard for personal safety and the safety of residents, visitors and colleagues

• Understand personal responsibilities with regard to Health and Safety at Work legislation, particularly in relation to moving and assisting of residents, fire safety and evacuation procedures

• Understand personal responsibilities with regard to confidentiality and GDPR

• Understand your personal responsibilities for infection prevention and control

• Act courteously towards residents and their visitors, respecting the dignity and individuality of each resident

• Contribute fully to team working, responding positively to colleagues and actioning all reasonable work instructions promptly

• Take reasonable care of items of equipment used to carry out tasks e.g.- hoists, including general cleanliness and advising on any faults or the need for maintenance or replacement

• Responsible for the safe and tidy storage of supplies and equipment. • To attend and contribute in Staff meetings

• Attend appropriate internal and external training courses, supervisions and appraisals to maintain own personal development

• To adhere to home policies and procedures. This is not intended as an exhaustive description of duties and responsibilities and may be amended following consultation with the jobholder.

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

Adult care qualification including Functional Skills in Maths and English if required

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Career progression available on completion of Apprenticeship.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Customer care skills, Non judgemental

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Desired

Things to consider

Please note that as part of the application and employment process you shall be asked to confirm your COVID-19 vaccination status, including if required, your agreement to be vaccinated if not yet administered, your agreement to ongoing vaccinations throughout the duration of your employment as well as confirming your agreement to regular COVID-19 testing. This information is required to ensure the safety and well-being of all our residents and staff, and shall be held in the strictest of confidence.

About the employer

Offering unrivalled quality and comfort, Avery operates residential, dementia and nursing homes in the UK, with a focus on the highest possible standards of living for our residents.

Employer

Avery Homes Bracknell Ltd

Address

Crowthorne Road North

RG12 7AU

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Training

Training provider

QUBE QUALIFICATIONS AND DEVELOPMENT LIMITED

Apprenticeship standard

Adult care worker

Level 2 (GCSE)


Employer's Application Instructions

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

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Closing date: 07 Feb 2023