Apprentice Community Care Assistant CLIFTON HOMECARE LIMITED

This role involves working with people; supporting them to live life to the full. You will work with experienced care professionals in different settings; therefore no 2 days are the same. Clifton Homecare is family run and is a national living wage employer. You will receive excellent training and support to complete your apprenticeship.

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

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    Competitive

    This pay rate is above National Minimum Wage

    Hourly rates (prior to April 2024 uplift) are between £12.00-£14.00 per hour plus 45p per mile travelled via car (unless company car used). Rates will vary dependent on age and experience.

  • Working week

    This role will involve shift working; shifts are usually 07.00-14.00 or 16.00 -22.00. All employees are supported with alternate weekend working and every 4 weeks a long weekend off is accommodated.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    13 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2024

  • Date posted

    02 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000241279

  • Positions

    3 available

What you will do in your working day

The Apprenticeship role will include:

  • Supporting clients to maintain their personal hygiene and appearance
  • Supporting clients to manage their own medications safely, where this is not possible we administer medications
  • Provide vital companionship to clients who frequently feel lonely and isolated due to living alone. 

An average week could look like:

Laura is a Community Care Assistant for Clifton Homecare. She regularly tells people she loves her job. She comes to work each day looking forward to the day ahead and feels she is making a difference to people's lives and goes home feeling satsified. Clifton Homecare are looking for care workers like Laura who are just as passionate.

Laura often tells people that she loves her job. She often says it's the most rewarding job she has ever had and wishes she had discovered social care sooner. She says:

"It's very rewarding. There's never a day goes by when you're not laughing. When you bond with clients, it's like going to see a family member."

The Apprenticeship role will involve working 30-40 hours a week. There is no need to drive but applicants must be willling to learn to drive over the first 12 months of their apprenticeship, or upon turning 17 years of age.

The training you will be getting

  • A range of training courses are provided by our internal trainers, these will be mainly face to face with som e-learning courses to also complete. All new starters receive a comprehensive induction period, consisting of classroom based and in the field training. All new starters are supported with mentoring sessions also.
  • The level 2 Adult care worker Apprenticeship takes approximately 12 months to complete and will consist of assignment type work; some of which can be completed via audio and observation. Off the job learning will include a variety of training such as face to face classroom delivery, 1:1 developmental sessions, webinar attendance, conference attendance and much more. 
  • Functional Skills in maths and English, if required.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Level 3 - Lead Adult Care Worker, through to Level 4, 5 and level 6 and 7 (Foundation Degree - Assistant Practitioner); Senior care worker, Assistant Manager, Registered Manager, Quality Assurance Manager, Mentor and Lead Mentor.

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, Caring, Compassionate, Reliable, Trustworthy, Dedicated, Willing to learn

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/ 4) Desired

Things to consider

This vacancy involves working in the community. The applicant will be required to learn to drive during the first 12 months of the Apprenticeship or when they turn 17 years of age.

About the employer

Clifton Homecare is a Domiciliary Care provider; caring for people living in their own homes. In 2016 and 2019 Clifton Homecare was rated Outstanding by CQC. The team's aim being to use the extensive experience gained over the years to provide outstanding flexible care to clients in their own homes to enable them to safely remain living at home for as long as possible.

Employer

CLIFTON HOMECARE LIMITED

Address

30 ORCHARD ROAD

LYTHAM ST ANNES

FY8 1PF

Contact

CAROLINE COSH

cliftonhcl@gmail.com

01253 722945

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Training

Training provider

TRAINING WORKS (NW) LTD

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

Please email cliftonhcl@gmail.com

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

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Sep 2024