Adult Care Support Apprenticeship - Intermediate (Level 2)

Crossroads Association (Employer)

Aspiration Training Ltd. (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £252.00
30.0 hours per week Monday to Friday, shifts to be confirmed.
12 months (duration)
22 February 2021(start date)
Adult care worker (apprenticeship standard)
2 positions available
14 February 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Crossroads Caring for Carers is Worcestershire’s leading charity offering practical support for family based carers and people with care needs. As a charity we care for people and work with several hundred individuals and their families. We are recruiting for 2 positions with one covering Worcester Team and one Evesham Team.

Responsibilities

Principal duties and responsibilities:

  • To provide dignified care and support to people at their chosen times to enable them to remain living safely and independently in their own homes
  • To spend time with a person who has care needs, allowing their family based carer some respite

Depending on the person’s care needs this may include:

Personal care – physical assistance given to a person in connection with:

  • Eating or drinking
  • Toileting
  • Washing or bathing
  • Dressing
  • Care of skin
  • Oral Hygiene

And may also require:

  • Meal preparation
  • Prompting or administering medication
  • Assistance with mobility and transfers using specialised equipment / hoists
  • Shopping on behalf of, or with person with care needs
  • Maintaining house hygiene and cleanliness

Talking and listening:

  • Being vigilant and reporting signs of distress or anxiety in service users; any deterioration in physical and /or mental health, or concerns about safety in their home
  • If requested, to help the person being cared for enjoy leisure recreational activities eg by trips out of the house
  • Maintain and respect confidentiality at all times

Not to act in a way that discriminates against anyone on grounds of:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender reassignment
  • Marriage and civil partnership
  • Pregnancy and maternity
  • Race
  • Religion or belief
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation

And

  • To respect the wishes of the person being cared
  • Not to undertake work that endangers the health and safety of yourself or others
  • To undertake training as required
  • To report to a Team Leader any changes in care and support needs, or any problems in providing the care specified

Future Prospects

Possible progression to level 3

Skills Required

  • A kind heart
  • Reliable, flexible, hardworking and honest
  • A good communicator

Qualities Required

  • Caring, kind nature
  • Sensitive
  • Able to remain calm
  • Respectful of confidentiality

Qualifications Required

It is a requirement of employment with Crossroads as a care assistant working in the community that you have a full driving licence and access to a car that is taxed, MOT tested (if necessary) and insured in your name for business use.

Training Provided

  • We will start you on a level 2 Health & Social Care qualification to be completed in the agreed time frame
  • Functional Skills maths & English will be provided if required
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