Care Assistant Level 2 Apprenticeship - London at Care UK Limited

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Care Assistant Level 2 Apprenticeship - London

Where you'll work.

Queens Court is a welcoming care home, located in the town of Windsor!

Our friendly, experienced team provides residential, nursing and respite care for older people, including individuals with Alzheimer's and other types of dementia. We also offer supportive and sensitive end of life care.

We get to know each resident on a one-to-one basis, so that we can make their care programme as individual as they are. We offer residents a choice in everything that we do, and we build strong relationships with each person, their family and their friends.

Every month we hold a relaxed meeting with residents and their relatives, to discuss how we can make improvements to day-to-day life at Queens Court. It's a great opportunity for everyone to share their ideas and make suggestions about things like our menu.

About You.

You don’t need any prior experience. What you do need is core values suited to working in a care environment. You’re a compassionate, can-do person looking to start a career as a carer. You know how important it is to treat people as individuals. You’re keen to earn while you learn, gaining new skills, experiences, without going to college and taking on debt. You want to progress quickly with the opportunity to explore exciting career options with a supportive employer.

Your Level 2 Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care.

The Care UK apprenticeship programme begins with a 12-week induction. This combines practical training with e-learning to give you the basic skills you’ll need. Once you’ve completed this, you’ll start on the job. Working as part of a friendly, close-knit care team, you’ll learn how to provide high quality care to residents in a safe manner. At the same time, we’ll give you the support you need to make a success of your apprenticeship. You’ll attend regular training workshops and you’ll have a mentor to encourage and support you.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Deliver high quality personal care following the care plan and individual resident wishes to ensure the comfort and dignity of each resident
  • Adhere to the local Safeguarding policy, incorporating the Duty of Candour requirements
  • Delivery of care that it is of high quality and maintains the dignity and well-being of residents
  • Understand the importance of privacy, dignity, choice and consent and uphold these basic rights at all times
  • Contribute to the individualised person-centred care planning process of each resident and recording appropriate interactions and observations
  • Complete all regulatory and statutory training requirements and comply with all company policy and procedures whilst at work 
  • Carry out responsibilities for residents ensuring that residents receive one-to-one quality time when on duty
  • In consultation with the residents/families offer support to maintain the resident’s room, clothing and property in order
  • Establish professional working relationships with the residents as well as their families and friends, to provide a safe and reassuring environment
  • Work collaboratively within the team to promote a healthy, professional and friendly atmosphere for all residents as well as their families and friends
  • Support new residents and their families and friends in orientation of the home environment
  • Maintain communication and working relationships with healthcare professionals in the home
  • Be professional, courteous and transparent in your communication 
  • Assist and actively encourage the social care and the well-being of residents
  • Escort residents out of the home when required for appointments etc. following completion of a risk assessment by the registered nurse
  • Attend opportunities for personal training and development to meet CareUK and the apprenticeship programme requirements 
  • Commit to and complete the requirements of the apprenticeship
  • Complete any other reasonable task requested by the Clinical Lead or Home Manager which is within your competence
  • To assist the resident with any personal care required (i.e. help toileting, changing pads, washing etc.)
  • Assisting at mealtimes.
  • Helping residents to get up in the morning and to bed in the evenings. (This may include hoisting. Training will be given)
  • Offering companionship and keeping the resident’s company throughout the day.
  • Updating and reviewing any care plans
  • Liaising with Senior Carers and Team Leaders
  • Escalating and issues or concerns to Senior Carers and Team Leaders
  • Ensure that residents are safeguarded effectively
  • Ensure the residents safety at all times
  • Manual handling
  • Teamwork and Relationship Building

As an apprentice at Care UK, you can look forward to:

  • Full-time 12-month apprenticeship (minimum 30 hours per week)
  • Competitive pay – we pay the National Living Wage
  • High quality 12-week induction
  • Supportive mentor
  • Level 2 Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care
  • Option to apply for Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship (if successful at Level 2)
  • Opportunity to work towards a nursing or management role
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Free uniform
  • Thousands of online and in-store discounts

Training to be provided

  • Level 2 Apprenticeship in Adult Care Work
  • Functional Skills maths 
  • Functional Skills English 
  • Functional Skills ICT

Desired skills

You will not need any previous experience; however, you do need to be passionate about starting a career as a carer.

Personal qualities

  • Compassionate
  • Can-do attitude
  • Passionate
  • Caring

Desired qualifications

You do not need to have any prior qualifications.

Future prospects

On-going training and development following successful completion of your apprenticeship.

Things to consider

The key dates are to be used as a guide only. Should the right candidate be found, this vacancy may close early.

About Care UK Limited

We run over 120 homes and day clubs across the UK. We provide residential, nursing, dementia and end-of-life care for older people. As a leading provider of apprenticeships in healthcare, we currently have over 700 apprentices. Our goal is to help every apprentice fulfil his or her potential – with first-class training and support.

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