Health and Social Care Apprentice

Totham Lodge

Totham Lodge is seeking Health and Social Care Apprentices to provide a Service of Care to Service Users to enable them to lead as independent a lifestyle as possible.

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Closing date: 05 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

Weekly wage

£140.00

Wages explained
The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

Working week

40 hours Monday - Friday

Total hours per week: 40.00

Apprenticeship duration

12 months

Possible start date

06 Aug 2017

Date posted

23 Jun 2016

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Reference number

VAC000860284

Positions

1 available

This Care Service will involve a programme of personal care and household management that is personalised for each Service User in the form of a Care Plan.

Care duties will include assisting the Service User with the following activities (at all times observing and respecting dignity, privacy and independence of the Service User). 

  • Personal Care (dressing, washing, bathing, teeth care, hair care, nail care, continence management, day/evening night sitting services as required, assistance with stoma care.
  • Healthcare - assisting the Service User to take prescribed medication.
  • Dietary Care - Preparing snacks/meals, assisting with feeding as required.
  • Other duties include domestic household services, personal services (assistance with personal finances to include paying bills)

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good verbal and written skills in English 
  • Excellent communication/interpersonal skills 
  • Tolerant 
  • Patient, 
  • Caring, 
  • Discreet 
  • Willingness to accept instructions 
  • Working on own initiative 
  • Excellent timekeeper

Qualifications required

  • MINIMUM GCSE'S MATHS AND ENGLISH E GRADES or equivalent e.g. Functional Skills Level 1 or 2

Future prospects

  • Possible Permanent Position

Things to consider

  • DBS check required

About the employer

Totham Lodge is a first class residential home standing in seven acres of beautiful landscaped grounds. The home boasts of elegance, luxury and an excellent standard of care. We provide a unique opportunity for seniors wishing to live in comfortable surroundings along with the knowledge that their immediate requirements will be taken care of by trained and attentive staff.

Employer

Totham Lodge

Address

Broad Street Green Road

Great Totham

Maldon

CM9 8NU

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Training provider

  • Health and Social Care Level 2/3 and functional skills in English, Maths and ICT if required

Apprenticeship framework

Health and Social Care

Training provider

WALTHAM FOREST COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Care First Training Limited

Contact

emily laurenza

Other information

CANDIDATE MUST BE 18 OR OVER, MUST BE WILLING TO UNDERTAKE NVQ LEVEL 2 AND OR LEVEL 3 IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE (together with Functional Skills Maths and English Level 1 or 2 as appropriate).

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.30 per hour (From October 1st 2016 this will be increasing by 3% to £3.40 per hour). This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies

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Closing date: 05 Aug 2017