Care Assistant Apprentice

Overview Details Apply

Sector:
Care and Childcare

Number of vacancies:
1

Company name:
Trenant House Ltd

Company location:
Trenant Queens Road Plymouth PL4 7PJ

Salary per week:
£155.63

Hours:
Exact shifts may vary due to the demands of the business but this will be discussed with you at interview stage. Total hours per week: 37.50

Duties:

During this apprenticeship you will be receive training to assist in the care of all residents, subject to company policies and agreed procedures. You will participate in the provision of a high standard of care for all residents. You will receive extensive, on-the-job training and learn a range of skills to assist with the care of residents with a variety of different care needs. This will be a varied role and a great opportunity to start a career in the Care sector.

Duties for this role will include but are not limited to:

  • Simple bed-making
  • Help to serve meals and prepare and serve beverages under the direction of the person in charge
  • Set tables and trays, serve meals, feed residents who need help, prepare light meals, tidy and clear the dining room
  • Prepare vegetables
  • Undertake domestic and laundry duties where necessary, particularly relevant for night care assistants
  • Weigh mobile residents
  • Assist person in charge with bathing of residents
  • Assist in the care of incontinent residents
  • Assist residents with toileting, e.g. Sani-chair or commode
  • Assist residents with dressing and undressing
  • Assist with care of hair, oral care, pressure areas and nails as requested
  • Assist the person in charge to admit and discharge residents with due regard
    to relevant procedures such as that relating to property and valuables etc.
  • Escort residents as requested
  • Maintain tidiness and cleanliness in all rooms
  • Be aware of hazards in working environment to residents and staff and follow procedures
  • Report any breakages or equipment requiring repair to person in charge
  • Answer call bells, the door and telephone and greet visitors in a polite, friendly
    and professional manner
  • Wear uniform correctly and maintain a presentable and professional image
  • Assist in the promotion of the physical, educational and psychological well-
    being of all residents
  • Provide activity and stimulation of residents in accordance with the Activities
    Programme
  • Help to care for the needs of the dying

Training:

All training to be provided by City College Plymouth in collaboration with the company themselves throughout the duration of the apprenticeship.

On the 15-18 month Level 2 Adult Care Worker apprenticeship standard, you will work towards the following:

  • Adult Care Worker apprenticeship standard
  • Behaviours, Skills & Knowledge
  • Functional Skills in maths and English at level 2 (if not already exempt through prior qualifications)

Qualities and skills:

Desired skills

  • Ability to follow instruction
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good communicational skills, including listening skills

Personal qualities

  • Behave in a responsible, polite manner at all times
  • Be respectful towards the residents
  • Be aware of own limitations and know when to ask for help

Desired qualifications

  • No qualifications are required but a basic level of maths and English are essential. GCSE’s 4/C or above (or equivalent) in maths and English would be beneficial as you would not need to study these alongside the apprenticeship
  • Previous experience or qualifications within Care would be an advantage

Prospects:

There may be the potential for employment upon succesful completion of the apprenticeship, for the right candidate.