Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship NEVILLE HOUSE RESIDENTIAL CARE HOME FOR THE ELDERLY

You will show warmth and support to our residents and their families; helping to promote independence,dignity & positively enhancing the lives of individuals in our care. Duties include: delivering necessary care during washing, dressing, bathing, assisting with the toilet, according to their care plans and manual handling risk assessments.

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Closing date: 28 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,646.00

  • Working week

    Shifts, including weekends (shift hours to be confirmed)

    Total hours per week: 32

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    27 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000208497

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To deliver person centered care looking at the individual requirements of the residents, not the tasks to be undertaken.
  • Assisting residents with all personal care
  • Encouraging residents’ independence at all times whilst delivering the necessary care during washing, dressing, bathing, assisting with the toilet, according to the individual care plans and manual handling risk assessments
  • Encouraging good habits in cleanliness and hygiene as appropriate
  • Assisting the activities coordinator in providing stimulation and enjoyment of the day
  • Recording all interactions with the residents in a professional, non judgmental way using appropriate language without prejudice
  • Carrying meals to residents in their rooms on trays, or serving meals in the dining room as appropriate
  • Giving the residents as much assistance as they need to eat their meals, such as cutting up food, preparing and serving light meals at tea-time, preparing and serving drinks as required
  • Laying the tables in the dining room
  • Encouraging residents to maintain a healthy diet and drink plenty of fluid
  • Checking that residents on special diets are given the correct food
  • Completing any food, fluid or bowel charts as appropriate to ensure residents health and wellbeing is maintained
  • Encouraging residents to be mobile and to exercise whenever possible
  • Listening and talking to residents in order to build up a personal rapport with them
  • Encouraging residents to join in social activities and outings as appropriate
  • Helping to maintain standards of cleanliness and tidiness in the home, including mopping up spillages when they occur and sweeping up dropped food
  • Making beds daily and changing bed linen and towels and flannels when necessary
  • Helping to ensure that the home is clean and tidy at all times
  • Welcoming visitors and relatives of Residents to the Home at all times
  • Preparing drinks for relatives and visitors
  • Displaying a professional attitude when dealing with relatives and visitors
  • Maintaining confidentiality, both at work and when off duty
  • Reporting any physical or mental changes in a resident’s condition on the electronic system under the varying categories, and informing the senior member of staff on duty verbally. Even minor observations must be reported
  • Working as affective team member by communicating with colleagues and the management team about any area of concern
  • Completing all paper records according to the care plan needs of each resident
  • Experience is preferred, but not necessary as you will be working towards your Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship.      

The training you will be getting

  • Adult Care Worker Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Level 2 Diploma in Care
  • English Functional Skills Level 1 if required
  • Maths Functional Skills Level 1 if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • An apprenticeship allows you to earn a wage, gain valuable work experience and industry specific competence
  • Potential for full time employment on successful completion of the apprenticeship
  • Transferable skills that are invaluable in the wider world of work

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-D/9-3) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C/9-3) Essential

Things to consider

You will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS. Applications will only be accepted through the Oldham College or National Apprenticeship Service Website: https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship. Please do not contact the employer direct. If your application is successful, you will be contacted by The Oldham College (normally via email) to invite you to attend a pre-interview and initial assessment

About the employer

A Level 2 Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship is required for a Residential Care Home based in Chadderton. Neville House provides support and personal care needs for 18 people. The home is easily accessible for local bus routes. The philosophy is to look after residents in the best possible way in a home from home environment, creating a lively, stimulating atmosphere. Family and friends are always welcome and will be actively involved in the care philosophy as much or as little as they wish. Activities take place every day and residents are encouraged to participate to their own ability.

Employer

NEVILLE HOUSE RESIDENTIAL CARE HOME FOR THE ELDERLY

Address

NEVILLE HOUSE

NEVILLE STREET

CHADDERTON

OL9 6LD

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Training

Training provider

THE OLDHAM COLLEGE

Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Contact

Andrea Kearns

andrea.kearns@oldham.ac.uk

0161 785 4072

Apprenticeship standard

Adult care worker

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications


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