Care Assistant Level 2 Apprenticeship - Maricare Limited at Care First Training Limited

Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Intermediate Level (Level 2)
Location:
Chipping Norton
Salary:
Less than £ 10,000
Deadline:
1st October 2020
Role May Involve:
Health & Social Care Services

Care Assistant Level 2 Apprenticeship - Maricare Limited

Job Purpose:

  • To look after the physical, emotional, cultural and social needs of the Clients using a person-centred approach
  • To observe and promote the Client’s choice, independence, dignity, privacy, fulfilment and other rights
  • To create and maintain good professional relationships with Clients, their family and friends and other stakeholders
  • To actively support other Care Assistants
  • To adhere to all regulatory and statutory obligations and Caring Hand’s policies, procedures and guidelines
  • To actively market Caring Hands and promote a positive, personal and professional profile, ensuring the good reputation of Caring Hands at all times
  • Full support given by the Training Manager

Job Responsibilities:

Care provision:

  • To provide personal care and support to Clients with a wide range of needs, illnesses and disabilities
  • To know and understand the care and support of the Client
  • To undertake the tasks detailed in the Client’s care and support plan using a person-centred approach and in the least intrusive way
  • To encourage the independence and motivation of the Client and not foster dependent behaviour
  • To provide input into the care and support plans of Clients by regularly feeding back to the Manager
  • To assist Clients getting up in the morning and going to bed at night
  • To assist Clients to wash, bath and shower
  • To assist Clients to dress and undress
  • To assist Clients to look after their skin, teeth, hair and nails
  • To assist Clients with toileting, continence management and personal hygiene
  • To assist Clients with their medication at the agreed level of support and as detailed in their Medication Care Needs Assessment
  • To prepare food and drink for the Client, being aware of the Client’s choice, likes/dislikes, nutritional needs and cultural requirements
  • To provide light general household domestic duties, including housework and laundry, as detailed in the care plan or instructed by Management
  • To use manual handling equipment safely and correctly
  • To take responsibility for the safe handling of property and equipment belonging to the Client
  • To maintain good communication and develop effective working relationships with Clients
  • To provide companionship to the Client, actively talking and listening to them about their interests
  • To help the Client to maintain contact with their family and friends
  • To accompany the Client on trips into the community
  • To assist the Client to manage their personal affairs
  • To ensure as safe as possible the living environment for the Client, whilst respecting the Client’s choice and rights

Recording and Reporting:

  • To maintain detailed accurate records in respect of care and medication support given and tasks undertaken
  • To regularly read care and support plans, acknowledging changes
  • To protect the confidentiality of all information relating to the Client and not divulge information to anyone who is not authorised to receive it
  • To promptly report to the office or Out of Hours Care Coordinator any issues concerning the care, support, well-being or behaviour of the Client and update records accordingly
  • To continue to monitor where concerns have been reported and recorded
  • To recognise the signs of abuse and immediately report abuse or suspected abuse to a Manager
  • To report any complaints to the office or Out of Hours Care Coordinator
  • To contact the office or Out of Hours Care Coordinator if running late

General:

  • To dress appropriately, wearing uniform and using personal protective equipment
  • To seek out best practice and look at innovative ways to improve the quality and efficiency of service delivery
  • To attend and participate in regular Care Assistant team meetings and any other relevant meetings
  • To attend in house and external training pertinent to the role of Care Assistant
  • To ensure completed weekly timesheets are submitted on time
  • To observe all health & safety rules and take reasonable care to promote health and safety of self and others and raise any concerns to the Manager
  • To aim to ensure everyone has equal treatment and equal access to services and employment
  • Any other duties requested by Senior Management, which are within the scope of the post

Training to be provided

  • Adult Care worker level 2
  • Maths and English Functional Skills if required
  • Care Certificate

Desired skills

None required.

Personal qualities

None required.

Desired qualifications

None required.

Future prospects

  • Potential full time employment after completion of the Apprenticeship
  • Further training

Things to consider

DBS check required.

About Maricare Limited

Welcome to Maricare Limited. We are a family run business specialising in high quality nursing homes which focus on delivering high quality care in a safe, welcoming environment. We currently have two care homes in the Cotswolds and South Yorkshire.

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