Homecare Assistant Apprentice JOIN HOMECARE LTD

We are a domiciliary care company based in Cambridgeshire and Suffolk. Domiciliary or home care means to travel between people's homes and provide a service that enables them to live independently. We are currently looking for a Homecare Assistant apprentice to join our team.

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

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,480.00

  • Working week

    Our current availability for weekdays and weekends are as follows: 8.00am-2.00pm, 10.00am-4.00pm, 12.00pm-6.00pm, 2.00pm-8.00pm. We are flexible and can amend times to your preference and schedules.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    11 Dec 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000214653

  • Positions

    6 available

What you will do in your working day

Main Duties:

  • Assisting with personal care (washing, dressing) and continence care (toileting and catheter care)
  • Preparing meals and drinks
  • Administering medication
  • Using moving and handling equipment
  • Liaising with GPs, nurses, occupational therapists, social workers and other professionals
  • Working with members of the team on a daily basis
  • Identifying causes for concern with our customers and reporting to management

The training you will be getting

  • The learner will be studying the Adult Care Worker Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard qualification, which will include the qualification Level 2 Diploma in Care and the Care Certificate
  • Day release to West Suffolk College
  • Functional skills will be studied if equivalent qualifications are not held

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

We do not believe in recruiting externally for senior members of the team, we prefer to upskill our current staff by giving them the opportunity to climb up the ladder. The next steps after a Homecare assistant are as follows: senior carers, team leaders, care supervisors and care managers.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Patience, Non judgemental

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4-9) Desired

Things to consider

Homecare requires individuals to work in the community, moving between houses in a given location. One of the requirements is to have a full driving license and access to a car.

About the employer

We are a domiciliary care company based in Cambridgeshire and Suffolk. Domiciliary or home care means to travel between people's homes and provide a service that enables them to live independently. Our services include: personal care, continence management, medication administration, moving and handling, nutrition and hydration, light housekeeping and companionship. Every customer under our care has different health and care needs and therefore require different types of care packages, some require a single visit daily whereas others may require live-in care.

Employer

JOIN HOMECARE LTD

Address

Join Homecare Ltd, Barnwell House, Barnwell Business Park, Barnwell Drive

Cambridge

CB5 8UU

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Training

Training provider

WEST SUFFOLK 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

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


Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Jun 2024