1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
Making sure I keep the residents safe and away from danger, helping them walk to where they would like to be assisted to. Assisting them with personal care. Giving food to them at breakfast, lunch and tea times. Handing out biscuits and hot drinks at snack times. Interacting with them at all times and doing activities.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have learnt manual handling training, first aid and how to do training in different sectors. I have also done training in the workplace to help me understand the needs i need to meet with the residents. The skills I have already are showing my confidence when doing activities with the residence, this helped me develop my confidence even more.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I enjoy the programme as it has taught me alot. The care certificate I am doing has all the relevant information I need to understand what I am doing right and wrong in the company. If i need help I can always remember how the care certificate has helped me.
4. How well organised/structured is your programme?
The programme is structured perfectly and helps others find where they need to go and the facilities they need to use. We have drinks and snack sections in the corner of the lounge, If a resident wants to eat or drink they can help themselves or a staff member can assist them.
5. How much support do you receive from your employer?
I recieve alot of support, when i ask for support my employer offers to give help, my employer asks me how I feel at the workplace and how I am getting on. If i need anyone to speak to my employer always helps me and this supports me very well.
6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?
If i need support, my training provider helps me. My training provider sees me when she can and asks how I am getting on, I also have a contact number of my training provider and an email address, when I need help my training provider can recieve and text, phonecall or email from me.
7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?
When i am struggling to answer a question, my training provider gives the relevant information i need and also helps me understand what I am writing down. My care certificate has everything I need to know in the booklet, when I am helping a resident I remember my certificate and realise what I am doing right and what I am doing wrong.
8. Are there extra-curricular activities to get involved in at your work? (For example, any social activities, sports teams, or even professional networking events.)
We have training called Oomph training, this gets the residents to join in and sing and dance when they want to. We also get out activity objects to join everyone in on. We also have Ipads to communicate with the other residents. Many residents join in, if some residents decide not to join in, they tend to clap along to the music.
9a. Would you recommend Anchor Trust to a friend?
Babcock has helped me very much, If I never signed up with Babcock I wouldnt be in the job I always wanted. Babcock gives all relevant information you need to know, the training providers help alot and when you need some guidance from them they either come to see you or give a phonecall
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Anchor Trust?
Making sure you give your honesty, being confident, showing respect and all times. Being yourself, Babcock is amazing and alot of people should join. Babcock meets everyones needs individually and doesnt see anyone different. They will always help you in your time of need, whenever you need to speak to them they will help you and support you when needed.
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