Rivermere Care Home

Apprentice Senior Adult Care Assistant- Avery Rivermere Care Home- Sevenoaks - Advanced (Level 3)

Rivermere Care Home (Employer)

Qube Learning (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £361.00 to £500.00
40.0 hours per week Various shifts to be confirmed
15 months (duration)
2 April 2022(start date)
Lead adult care worker (apprenticeship standard)
2 positions available
5 March 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

To support and work alongside the Care team in the delivery of Care to residents, within a home providing a safe, caring, innovative, open, supportive and inclusive environment for residents, visitors and staff. We offer a taxi service to and from Orpington and Sidcup for all our staff. We offer a taxi service to and from Orpington and Sidcup.

Responsibilities

Qube Learning are working in partnership with The Princes Trust on a new Health Care Sector project for 16-30 year olds (age restriction is due to the Prince's Trust funding mandate). This project is designed to help young people into any role within the sector.

This specific position has been recognised as a opportunity that fits in with the locations and roles we currently working with.

If you are aged 16-30 years old and apply for this fantastic opportunity, you will automatically be invited onto the programme. You will receive tailored support and guidance to help you in your application. After receiving your application we will contact you to book you in for a short induction, explain more about the programme & role and how we can help you!

The successful candidate will complete the Adult Care Worker Level 3 qualification lasting 15 months, Maths & English Functional skills included if needed.

During your apprenticeship you will have a dedicated Skills Tutor, who will make regular appointments virtually or face to face, to support you throughout your qualification.

Your apprenticeship will be completed 100% at the workplace.

You will be paid between £9.03 - £12.50

Role Responsibilities:

  • Monitor the wellbeing of each resident, being aware of any change impacting on care and care plans, ensuring that new needs are met and written records are amended to reflect any variation.
  • Provide person centred care and personal care to residents in all aspects of their daily living
  • Be actively involved in the person-centred care planning process, by implementing, monitoring and undertaking monthly evaluations as part of Resident of the Day
  • Support residents with their medication requirements
  • Support with the ordering, storage, disposal and administration of medication in accordance with the policy
  • Contribute fully to team working, responding positively to colleagues and acting upon all reasonable work instructions promptly
  • Undertake staff supervisions and support staff with their development where required
  • Monitor and review clinical risk areas in the home eg; weights, pressure sores, slips, trips, falls, infections, developing clear care plans to support any areas of risk and escalate risk areas at the weekly clinical meeting
  • Communicating effectively to the wider team, including multi-disciplinary teams, handovers, team meetings, actively contributing to ensure the well-being of all residents
  • Act as a key point for contact with residents, their relatives and visitors, as well as health and social care professionals involved in their wellbeing, ensuring that any reasonable requests are acted upon and concerns or complaints are escalated
  • Attend care reviews – ensuring residents are involved in this process
  • Support the home with the implementation of all policies, procedures and business objectives
  • Attend all staff meetings and participate in other meetings as required by the Home Manager
  • Support the Team Leader/Deputy with the development of the staff duty rota to ensure appropriate and safe staffing levels at all times
  • Support with the induction of new staff in safe systems of work, fire safety and evacuation procedures
  • Ensure compliance of GDPR
  • Take an active interest in your personal and professional development by, contributing to supervision and appraisal meetings, attending team meetings and training
  • Understand personal responsibilities in relation to the Health and Safety at Work Act
  • Practice safe systems of work across the range of tasks and in particular moving and handling of residents, by assessing risks and having due regard for personal safety and the safety of residents, visitors and staff

Future Prospects

Career progression to Management levels.

Reality Check

By applying for this role you will automatically be put forwards for The Princes Trust help and support programme.

Due to the intimate nature of the role and for administering medication you must be 18 or above to apply.

To ensure we comply with Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021 (the regulations), you will need to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 unless clinically exempt.

Skills Required

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Computer skills are essential
  • Demonstrate the ability to lead staff and act responsibly in the absence of the manager
  • Have a positive attitude to both supporting and nurturing residents and staff
  • Able to be responsive and flexible to cover a range of responsibilities
  • Demonstrate the right values and attitudes for working with Avery

Qualities Required

Caring

  • I am fully committed to both providing and supporting staff to deliver care with kindness to our residents. I will always go the extra mile for my residents and my team Innovative
  • I will always endeavour to be creative in seeking person centred opportunities in which a residents needs can best met in accordance with their own wishes Open
  • I recognise the value of working collaboratively with both internal and external stakeholders, ensuring by actively listening I give a voice to all
  • I work openly and honestly as part of an effective team that are not afraid to admit when mistakes have been made

Supportive

  • I will always share good ideas and best practice and encourage team members to do the same, which in turn will support both residents and team members to feel valued and nurtured therefore enabling them to achieve their full potential. Inclusive
  • I am fully committed to ensuring all residents, and members of staff are treated fairly, feel they belong and are supported to participate in all opportunities that they wish, either inside the home or the wider community

Qualifications Required

  • GCSE grade C/4 or above in maths and English (or equivalent qualification)
  • Essential - Level 2 or equivalent in care for care homes
  • Willing to study Advanced Carers Course Experience 2 years’ experience working with the resident group
  • Evidence of up-to-date training Knowledge of the Health & Safety Care Act

Training Provided

Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care

Individuals without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment.

Functional Skills in maths and English if required

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