Social Care Worker Apprentice

Edenvale Care Ltd

Edenvale Care Ltd is a registered domiciliary care agency, committed to provide the best possible quality of personal care and support for persons with a learning disability, who by reason of illness, infirmity or disability.

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Closing date: 28 Mar 2017

Apprenticeship summary

Weekly wage

£200.00

Working week

37hrs/ Monday- Sunday /7am-8pm shift work

Apprenticeship duration

12 Months

Possible start date

05 Apr 2017

Date posted

24 Mar 2016

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Reference number

VAC000804448

Positions

5 available

We will provide a personal care service that is tailored to meet the individual’s assessed needs, reliable, dependable and at times convenient to the client.

To work as part of a team of quality workforce in the delivery of personal domiciliary care and services, in a way and manner that promotes and maximises the individual client’s right to privacy, dignity, an independent lifestyle, the development of potential, choice, citizen’s rights, social inclusion and fulfillment.

  • To meet the assessed needs of the individual client on a day to day basis, according to his or her personal client plan, ensuring his or her physical and emotional well being at all times.
  • To support and assist the client with all aspects of personal care and activities of daily living e.g. getting up in the morning, going to bed, dressing, undressing, washing, bathing, shaving, oral hygiene and toileting.
  • To assist, support and enable the client with the management of his or her personal clothing – mending, laundering and dry cleaning of clothing; appropriate choice of clothing, good presentation and maintenance of their appearance and personal hygiene.
  • To assist, support and enable the client in the preparation of meals, snacks and beverages, ensuring flexibility in times and choice, according to the client’s needs and wishes.
  • To assist, support and enable the client at mealtimes and to ensure adequate fluid intake, nutrition and nourishment.
  • To assist, support and enable the clients to do their shopping, for example, food, toiletries, clothes, and so on.
  • To assist and support clients with mobility problems and other physical disabilities, including incontinence and to provide assistance and support in the use and care of aids and personal equipment.
  • To assist, support and enable clients to report any defective appliances, equipment, fixtures or security of premises which may include where specified, liaisons with landlords, maintenance services, workmen, utilities board etc
  • To assist, support and enable clients to promote their mental and physical activity through talking to them, accessing community facilities e.g. cinema, library, social clubs, etc., sharing with them in activities such as reading, hobbies and recreations.
  • To assist, support and enable clients in the maintenance of hygiene and cleanliness of their home environment, household tasks in a therapeutic and constructive manner.
  • To assist, support and enable clients maintain links with relatives, friends, relevant persons in their lives, maintain their spiritual, cultural and ethnic diversity when needed or requested by the client.
  • To care for clients who are temporarily sick and needing, for example, minor dressings, bed nursing, help with feeding, and so on.
  • To assist, support or enable clients to take their prescribed medications and to attend any outpatient clinic, dentist, GP appointments, etc., in order to meet their health needs.
  • To help care for clients who are end of life.
  • To answer emergency bells, the door and the telephone and greet visitors on behalf of the client if required.
  • To assist, support or enable the client to manage his/her own personal finance and expenditure/spending where required, ensuring adherence to the agency’s policy and procedure at all times.
  • To assist, support or enable clients to collect their benefits and pay their bills.
  • To provide personal care and support for clients in a manner that promotes and maximises personal independence.
  • To read and write reports, maintain up to date records as required, ensuring adherence to the agency’s policies and procedures on Record Keeping and Confidentiality of Information.
  • To report to the agency manager any significant changes in the health or circumstances of a client.
  • To liaise with the manager in assisting and supporting clients organise any meetings or necessary reviews
  • To participate constructively in the best interest of the client at his or her meetings where required, supporting the client to self-advocate.
  • To participate in the regular minimum 3 monthly peer and team members meetings.
  • To attend on-going in-service training and relevant courses where required.
  • To comply with the agency’s guidelines and policies at all times.
  • To adopt a professional attitude, maintain high standards of care, practice and conduct expected of a social care worker as set out by the agency’s policies, aims and objectives and that of the General Social Care Council.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

 

  • Self-motivated
  • Organised
  • Flexible
  • Caring
  • Sensitive to the needs of others and to the sick or infirm
  • An active team player but also able to work on own initiative
  • A good communicator

Personal qualities

 

  • Keen interest of the care industry
  • Caring and supportive
  • Respectful
  • Ambitious

Qualifications required

A-C GCSE or equivalent in Maths and English

Future prospects

May be offered a permanent position after apprenticeship

Things to consider

Will have to work some evenings and weekends and stay overnight.

This role requires someone who is extremely passionate to become a social/care worker.

About the employer

Edenvale Care is ambitious for people of all ages and offers a personal and flexible approach to delivering high quality care and support services enabling vulnerable adults and children with diverse and complex needs to live happy, fulfilling, safe and rewarding lives.

Employer

Edenvale Care Ltd

Address

London Road

Enfield

EN2 6DU

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Training provider

 

  • Intermediate Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care 
  • Functional skills
  • Employment rights and responsibilities
  • Personal learning and thinking skills

Apprenticeship framework

Health and Social Care

Training provider

WESTMINSTER KINGSWAY COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Westminster Kingsway College - Employer Training Solutions

Contact

Zahia Payne

Other information

Wages:

  • 20yrs and under will be £5.30 per hour x 37 hours
  • 21yrs plus will be £6.75 per hour x 37 hours

From October 1st 2015 the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £3.30 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the National Minimum Wage appropriate to their age applies. The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training

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Closing date: 28 Mar 2017