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Care assistant apprenticeship

Job description
The purpose of this position is to to promote a caring environment for the residents through high standards of practice which meets their physical emotional, social, intellectual and spiritual needs

This position will involve the following duties and responsibilities:

Key Tasks:

● Report both verbally and in writing on service users general condition and wellbeing.

● Maintain a clean and safe environment for the service users and staff.

● Assist in maintaining records and care plans on each shift.

● Make beds and generally help with maintaining a clean and tidy environment.

● Assist in the collection of specimens and samples.

● Act as chaperon for staff as may be required.

● Assist service users in maintaining their personal hygiene, dressing and going to bed.

● Report accidents and incidents to the person in charge or senior member of staff on duty. 

Care of Service users:
● Assist in the care of all service users.

● Promote independence and dignity of service users.

● Assist in enabling service users to live their chosen lifestyle.

● Talk and listen to service users.

● Participate in social activities directed at benefiting service users’ quality of life.

● Report complaints directly to the person in charge as soon as they are made. 

Other Duties:

● Maintain confidential information at all times

● Work within the policies, procedures and guidelines of the Homes’ Quality Management System.  

● You must always be willing to agree on personal development targets and do your best to meet all your targets within the set deadlines

Entry requirements

GCSE Maths and English (C or above/4 or above) / equivalent

Skills required

● Be prepared to undertake relevant training as required and work towards completion of NVQ Level 2 as a minimum requirement.

● Experience in previous care position (desirable) and a willingness to learn

● Experience/Knowledge of Dementia (desirable)

Personal qualities

● Accessible, approachable and respectful to residents, other staff and visitors at all times.

● Basic numeric and literacy skills

● Good communication skills

● Friendly and helpful

● Able to manage time and tasks effectively

● Reliable, honest and punctual

● Interested, motivated and committed

● Smart/Well Presented 

Qualifications taken

Full training up to Level 2 in Health and Social Care, with the possibility of progressing on to a Level 3 qualification

Employer description

This bright and modern, recently refurbished home specialises in care for younger adults with dementia and other mental illnesses, particularly those with challenging behaviour or those who require end of life care. Southside is located on a main road where it is easily accessible by public transport.

What next?
Possibility of moving onto Level 3 upon completion
£141 per week
Working week
Monday - Sunday
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