Level 2 Adult Care Apprentice - Intermediate (Level 2)

Passmore Care Services (Employer)

Exeter College (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £350.00
40.0 hours per week Days and shifts to be confirmed.
12 months (duration)
5 April 2021(start date)
Adult care worker (apprenticeship standard)
31 March 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Passmore Care Services have opportunities for new enablers to join their team and work towards an intermediate apprenticeship in Adult Care. This is an ideal opportunity to start a rewarding career in the care sector supporting vulnerable adults.

Responsibilities

As an Apprentice Enabler, you will provide quality support to the Service Users of Passmore Care Services in accordance with best practice and legislative requirements, reflecting our policies and procedures and agreed standards. You will assist the Service Users to undertake any tasks relating to day to day independent living according to their individual needs and in line with an agreed Care support Plan.

The Enabler may work with any Service Users of Passmore alone in their home or in the community and may be a keyworker for one or more specific Service Users. You will help promote the Service Users independence and choice and uphold Passmores values and behaviours.

Main duties:

  • Under the guidance of the Senior Enabler, the Enabler will:
  • Ensure Service Users are at the heart of support delivery, supporting each individual with all aspects of their day to day living, allowing them to enjoy the best possible quality of life and achieve the best outcomes
  • Promote and safeguard the welfare of all the individuals they support
  • Enable the Service Users to maintain skills and personal interests whilst delivering person-centred support unique to each supported person
  • Support the Service User to maintain their tenancy by assisting with day to day household tasks according to individual need
  • Enable the Service User to maintain their well-being by assisting with meal planning, shopping and cooking, according to individual need
  • Support the Service User to maintain their health by assisting with booking and attendance at medical appointments, and monitoring use of prescribed medications, according to individual need
  • Enable the Service User to maintain their relationships by providing support and general guidance as appropriate
  • Support the Service User to maintain their quality of life, by assisting them to access leisure activities, educational and work-related opportunities
  • Enable the Service User to be able to make informed choices about their own life situations
  • As desired and required by the Service User, maintain and develop relationships with family, friends and other people important to them
  • Ensure that all information about a Service User and their needs are reported and communicated in a timely manner, and that records are kept accurately in accordance with Passmores policies and procedures
  • Assist with and use the Person-Centred Software system
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues
  • Be a role model for colleagues and an ambassador for Passmore Care Services
  • Be professional, polite and empathetic at all times
  • Be open to all learning opportunities
  • To undertake such training and development as required from time to time to maintain and improve personal knowledge and professional growth. This should include attending training and achieving the relevant qualifications commensurate with the role
  • Any other duties relevant to the provision of an enabling service, as agreed between the post holder and the Directors

In return, Passmore Care Services offer competitive rates of pay for starting apprentices which is above the apprenticeship minimum rate, as well as the following benefits:

  • Employee Assistance Programme for free confidential counselling and other advice
  • Ongoing training
  • Health & Social Care Diploma training with Exeter College paid for
  • Excellent opportunities to progress
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Paid holiday
  • Enhanced DBS check paid for

Please note, the start date is flexible and can be brought forward for the right person. The closing date is therefore subject to change.

Future Prospects

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, you may be supported to progress onto a higher programme. It is very much the intention to offer you a full-time permanent position within the company.

Skills Required

  • Experience of handling financial matters and a level of numeracy to be able to account for domestic expenditure is desirable
  • A good standard of written and verbal English and the ability to read and write well enough to understand guidelines, policies and records
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • A team player but also able to work on your own initiative

Qualities Required

  • To be self-motivated, enthusiastic and to have a flexible attitude
  • Excellent attendance and punctuality record
  • Willingness to learn
  • Able to build trusting relationships by establishing connections, rapport and showing an interest in the person you are supporting
  • Ability to provide emotional and social support
  • Able to show high standards of personal and professional behaviour
  • Commitment to going ‘above and beyond’ when the need or opportunity offers itself
  • Open to new challenges, ideas and experiences
  • Ability to get on well with people and work in harmony with others
  • Ability to listen, understand and respond to people, always putting the service user first

Qualifications Required

GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) in maths and English.

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)
  • Level 2 Diploma in Care (Adults)
  • The Care Certificate

You will receive full training in the workplace with the support of an experienced and qualified team. In addition to this, you will attend Exeter College one day per week to work towards this.

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