Stratton House

Apprentice Night Care Assistant - Intermediate (Level 2)

Stratton House (Employer)

Gp Strategies Training Limited (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £147.60
24.0 hours per week Monday - Friday, 24 hours per week (due to business needs).
17 months (duration)
9 November 2020(start date)
Adult care worker (apprenticeship standard)
2 positions available
2 November 2020 (application closing date)
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Job Description

We are looking to take on an Apprentice Care Assistant to work two x twelve-hour night shifts per week whilst undertaking a Level 2 apprenticeship.

Responsibilities

Day to duties will include:

  • Assist with daily living activities. This includes delivering meals to patients, turning and ambulating patients and providing plenty of fresh water, as well as extra nourishment between meals
  • Help patients with personal hygiene. Provide patients with bedpans, help with baths, shampoos and showers
  • Provide adjunct care for the patient, including ice packs, non-sterile dressings and therapeutic baths
  • Check vital signs and record daily information in the patient’s chart
  • Assist the nurses and other staff as needed
  • Adhere to professional standards, follow policies and procedures and abide by government regulatory requirements, as well as Nursing standards
  • To build professional rapport with patients and their families, communicate with them in a way that respects their views, autonomy and culture
  • To communicate effectively with all professionals concerned with the patient’s care
  • Ensure patient confidentiality is maintained at all times
  • To report effectively to the team on patient’s progress and performance in relation to the patient goals

Future Prospects

Potential to progress onto the level 3 apprenticeship then a full-time role upon completion.

Reality Check

  • DBS check will be required
  • Covid test will also be necessary

2 x 12-hour shifts per week from 8 pm to 8 am and will include some weekend working.

The advertised wage is for apprentices aged 18 to 20. The hourly rate for apprentices aged 24+ is £8.85 and £7.70 for 21 to 24-year olds.

Skills Required

  • Previous carer experience is preferred but not a necessity
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels 

Qualities Required

  • Caring, compassionate with good people skills
  • Strong team player

Qualifications Required

None specified.

Training Provided

Level 2 Adult Care Worker apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
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