Level 2 Adult Care Apprentice - Intermediate (Level 2)

Cannon Care Homes Ltd (Employer)

Exeter College (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £230.76
36.0 hours per week Various Shifts TBC.
12 months (duration)
4 May 2021(start date)
Adult care worker (apprenticeship standard)
30 April 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Cannon Care Homes have apprenticeship opportunities for individuals looking to start a rewarding career in health and social care. If you have ambitions to work in nursing or mental health in the future, or if you want to develop a career within a care setting, then this could be the perfect starting point.

Responsibilities

Thornfield specialises in person-centred dementia care. As an apprentice, you will receive full support and shadow experienced staff as you learn to support our residents with all aspects of daily living such as, activities, mealtimes, appointments, and personal care.

Your main responsibilities may include:

  • Ensuring that appropriate individual care is given to each resident, in accordance with the Care Plans and understand the individualised needs and choices of each resident, respecting their personal wishes
  • You will undertake a variety of duties throughout your daily routine such as supporting residents with all aspects of personal care needs, mobility, undressing, dressing, washing, bathing etc.
  • You will support the residents with all aspects of dietary and hydration needs and support during mealtimes
  • You will be expected to encourage and assist all residents to remain as independent as possible
  • To promote respect and ensure the residents’ privacy and dignity is always maintained
  • You will at times be required to support the Social Activities within the home as well as support outings within the community, to promote social and emotional well-being
  • To help with mealtimes, such as preparing the dining areas, serving meals and drinks, supporting residents, and liaising with the kitchen team with regards to individuals dietary needs
  • General housekeeping duties such as clearing a dining room after meals, helping to make and change beds, and assist with light domestic duties such as tidying rooms, and maintaining cleanliness throughout daily duties
  • To help maintain a safe and healthy environment in the care setting with due regard to appropriate food hygiene, health, and safety regulations
  • To participate in the ongoing evaluation of the Care Plans and staff and residents’ meetings as appropriate
  • To ensure accurate record keeping is maintained as per company policy and requirements
  • To participate in training activities courses, as directed by Management
  • To undertake other duties, as necessary and as reasonably instructed by Senior Staff person in charge

Cannon Care Homes offer competitive rates of pay for starting apprentices which is above the apprenticeship minimum rate. 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. You may also be offered permanent employment should there be a vacancy.

Skills Required

  • Good communication skills
  • Understanding of the need to afford privacy, dignity and respect to residents and staff
  • Confidentiality
  • Awareness of safeguarding and equal opportunities
  • Open to learning and development
  • Flexible approach

Qualities Required

  • Professional with a cheerful personality
  • Caring and empathetic nature
  • Open to learning and development
  • Good interactive and communication skills
  • Willing to undertake training
  • Non-judgmental

Qualifications Required

  • Maths and English GCSE's grades 4-9 (A-C) or equivalent, or willing to work towards Functional Skills if these grades haven't been achieved

Training Provided

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 the following:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Care (Adults)
  • The Care Certificate
  • Functional Skills in English and maths (where applicable)
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