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Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship Level 2
Location
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Salary
£100 per week

Employer

2-4 Greenbank Terrace
Yelverton
Plymouth
Devon
PL20 6DR
01882 855552
Vacancy Title: Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship Level 2

Description

Working week:

Monday to Friday with some weekend work 10am - 3pm

Vacancy short description:

To work as part of the multidisciplinary team to provide individualised care for patient and their families/carers. Work with the nursing team ensuring high quality care is delivered within the Inpatient unit. This post holder will be enrolled in the Level 2 Apprenticeship standard for Adult Care with Achievement Training.

Vacancy Description:

Your role will include, but may not be limited to -

  • Assist with the morning tea trolley
  • To help with feeds at lunch time if required
  • To contribute in the serving of food
  • To be aware of the resident's dietary needs and respond to their comments and requests in respect of the menu
  • To hold a suitable food and hygiene certificate

Activities 14:00 - 16:00

  • Work closely with residents, staff and others involved in the organising and the running of events
  • Investigate, develop and extend the range of activities and interests that the home can offer
  • To help set up activities and help residents with activities set on the day
  • Afternoon tea trolley

Evening KA: 16:00 - 19:00

  • Preparing hot and cold meals relevant for the residents
  • To contribute in the serving of food to rooms/dining room and collect same
  • To wash/dry dishes and make sure the kitchen is clear for the next shift

General:

  • Bed making and general tidying of the home
  • Any other tasks Seniors request within the Support Assistant's capability

Training to be provided:

You will receive specific on the job training from the employer in your work place. Off the job training will be provided by Achievement Training in the following areas:

  • Health Care Support Worker Level 2
  • Diploma in Care
  • Care Certificate
  • Apprentices without Level 1 Maths and English will need to achieve this level and take the test for Level 2.

Skills required:

Essential -

  • An aptitude for caring for unwell people with kindness, compassion, dignity and respect
  • Good verbal communication skills to enable communication within team and with members of the public
  • Willingness to develop skills to be able to meet personal and intimate care needs of patients

Physical Skills -

  • Manual handling of patients and equipment on a regular basis for varying periods and at times working in a limited space

Planning and Organisation -

  • Use resources effectively and efficiently and being mindful of financial constraints associated with care delivery
  • Attend regular team meetings
  • Contribute to the maintenance of accurate and contemporaneous written and electronics in accordance with Hospice policies
  • Support the work of the team by fulfilling an equal share of the workload. This will require a combination of planning own workload and following directions from the shift or team leader
  • Work mainly with defined procedures and policies, using own initiative when necessary i.e. assisting patients with routine matters but referring more non-routine matters to a registered nurse or nurse in charge as required
  • React to expected situations appropriately and escalate and report accordingly

Personal qualities and experience:

  • Energetic/driven/motivated
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Able to use initiative
  • Professional, friendly and positive nature
  • Responsibility for own personal development and motivation to complete Level 2 Apprenticeship standard by achieving units listed
  • Can demonstrate an insight into the role of the care assistant
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Experience of demonstrating reliability and trustworthiness
  • Interpersonal skills to work effectively in a team and maintain positive relationships with other staff and patients

Qualifications required:

GCSE Grade C or above in Maths and English or equivalent

Future prospects:

On completion of the Apprenticeship, the employer may offer you a permanent contract as you will have learnt the necessary skills and become a valued member of staff. Progression opportunities may also include advanced and Higher apprenticeships, including:

  • NVQ Level 3 equivalent - 2 A Levels
  • NVQ Level 4 equivalent - Higher Education Certificate/BTEC
  • NVQ Level 5 equivalent - Higher Education Diploma/Foundation Degree

Other important information:

If this vacancy receives a large volume of applicants, the post may close early.

The National Minimum wage for apprentices is £3.70 per hour. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training. If you want any advice on your pay, you can contact the Pay and Work Rights Helpline on 0800 917 2368 or visit www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage. Otherwise, all learners come under your normal terms of employment ranging from holidays, to sick pay and disciplinary procedures.

If you’re unsure about applying or have any questions, please feel free to give the team a call for a chat on 01752 202269.

To enable easier communications, please feel free to message ATL using messenger on Facebook - Achievement Training. We can respond much faster.

Thank you

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