Social Care Worker Apprentice

Recruiter
Lifetime Training
Location
Reading
Salary
262.50 per week
Posted
29 Sep 2017
Closes
03 Nov 2017
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Responsible To: Operations Manager
Job Purpose: To provide high quality support, in line with the philosophy and policies of the agency
Contacts: Individuals and their families, Care Managers, GP's, and other Health/ Social Care professionals

Duties:
• Giving personal care, cooking, teaching, going out on excursions, watching TV, playing games etc.
• Delivering of a clearly defined programme of care for each service user within the home and ensuring that such service user files are recorded and maintained accurately.
• Liaising with relatives, Care Managers and other professionals in consultation with the Manager of the home.
• To ensure that the agreed psychology guidelines for each service user are followed in conjunction with the Management team.
• To work with all staff in providing an effective 24-hour service and to demonstrate a reasonable degree of flexibility to ensure all shifts are covered with the required staffing levels.
• To assist in the delivery of day care opportunities, following individual activity programmes in conjunction with, and following guidance from, day care staff.
• To use initiative in creating, and delivery of, appropriate leisure opportunities for service users.
• To accompany and organise transport which requires service users to attend activities outside of the home.
• To use initiative in making the best use of all available resources in the home, to meet the needs of each service user.
• To assist in maintaining a good standard of hygiene and tidiness within the home and, when required, to check all equipment including emergency and fire equipment.
• To look after the general appearance of the house and report any defects to the senior staff member on duty.
• To ensure accurate recording and reporting of all accidents and incidents that may occur involving service users and/or staff and to record relevant information in the appropriate place.
• To participate in staff meetings, contributing to the review of current working practices and future developments.
• To undertake any temporary duties as required by the Homes Manager in times of emergency.

This Job Description is not intended to be a complete list of duties and responsibilities, but indicates the main aspects attached to this post. It may be reviewed and amended at a future time after discussion with the Manager and staff of the homes, to take into account any changes in Company or Government Policies.
In accordance with the Care Standards Act 2000, it is not permissible for Colleagues under the age of 18 years to provide personal care to Residents. Applicants must be 18+

Personal Qualities :
You need to have a keen interest in the Health and Social Care Industry.
Have adaptability and flexibility
To be professional at all times
Have a positive attitude

Skills Required :
Must have good communication skills — listening, speaking and writing.
Be able to work as part of a team

Future Prospects :
On-going training and development encouraged by the employer which will give the applicant the opportunity to move on to a full time job.

Training to be Provided :
Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship
Functional Skills in Maths
Functional Skills in English
Functional Skills in ICT

Other Information :
Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour from April 2017. 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.

Things to consider :
The key dates are to be used as a guide only. Should the right candidate be found, this vacancy may close early.


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