Adult Care Level 2 Apprenticeship at Rochdale Council

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Adult Care Level 2 Apprenticeship

Principal Duties:

Learn how to assist and enable clients to achieve daily living activities which could include but is not exhaustive:

  • Maintaining personal hygiene and appearance
  • Ensuring intake of drinks, fluids and food is documented accurately and when necessary assist in feeding and drinking and making dietary decisions
  • Achieve optimum mobility and physical comfort using all available equipment and manual handling techniques where appropriate
  • Maintaining privacy and dignity
  • Maintaining independence and identity
  • Prevention of pressure area damage through good nursing care
  • Contribute to effective palliative care
  • Maintain tidiness and cleanliness within the physical environment
  • Learn how to undertake tasks as detailed and prescribed in a service users care/support plan
  • Develop skills in using innovative methods to support and encourage service users to participate in meaningful activities, new experiences and opportunities which will meet their individual needs (physical, emotional, social and spiritual) and promote good health
  • Learn how to be responsible for providing physical and personal care to service users taking into account their basic and acute emotional needs
  • Learn how to keep accurate daily records as required (both electronically and manually)
  • Learn how care providers work in cooperation with members of multi-disciplinary health teams in order to maximise opportunities for Service User therapeutic care

Learn how to provide effective social care support to the people of Rochdale in line with the Care Act including:

  • Developing a relationship with individuals and their families / circles of support;
  • Using a range of personalised and person centred approaches to understand what people need
  • Developing a support plan and carry out a personalised review
  • Exploring flexible and creative support opportunities within the local community
  • Developing skills in researching information in order to provide advice, support and guidance
  • To adhere to all statutory requirements and good practices as laid by all authorities involved

Secondary Duties:

  • Attend training and work to achieve the agreed qualifications including achieving the 15 standards set out in the Care Certificate, as expected by the Care Quality Commission
  • Attend regular staff meetings as required and develop relationships with colleagues
  • Participate in planned supervision and personal development reviews
  • Ensure the effective use of equipment and machinery and to make use of such facilities
  • Assist when required in activities to promote and publicise apprenticeships within the Council
  • Participate in both council and placement organisation programmes of in-service training as a apprentice
  • Adhere to both RBCs and the placement’s Policies and Procedures
  • Undertake such other duties and responsibilities of an equivalent nature as may be determined by the Head of Service (or nominated representative) in consultation with the apprentice, relevant colleague and if she/he wishes with her/his trade union representative

Training to be provided

Level 2 Adult Care Worker apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Technical Certificate
  • Functional skills in English, maths, and ICT (if applicable)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • Pastoral Care Courses such as Safeguarding and Equality & Diversity
  • Off the job training

Desired skills

  • Ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to work independently and use own initiative
  • Adaptable and flexible in approach

Personal qualities

  • Good time management and organisational skills
  • Ability to observe confidentiality / data protection at all times
  • Committed to acquiring new skills relevant to the post and attendance on relevant training courses
  • Have an interest in and commitment to a career within social care

Desired qualifications

To possess, set to achieve or be willing to work towards GCSE at grade C/4 English & maths, or equivalent.

Future prospects

Progression offered to the correct candidate upon completion.

Things to consider

Interview date - Tuesday 18th March 2021 (Alternative dates are unavailable; if candidates are not available on this date then they need not apply). 

Start date - Monday 17th May 2021.

The Authority operates a Smoke Free Policy for all its employees and applies to any building and associated grounds within in the immediate vicinity of the building, which is wholly owned, leased or operated and occupied by Rochdale Borough Council.

Should you apply for 2 vacancies (maximum) we strongly encourage you to attend both interviews and declare this clearly. It will not count against you and all teams/panels will be aware.

Salary - £9000 per annum training allowance for the first 12 months and then national minimum wage for the remaining 6 months.

There may be some evening or early morning work to support members of the team.

RBC plan to start apprentices successful to this post in their May cohort intake and a supportive induction week will commence on your start date. Please note current covid-19 circumstances ensure processes are under constant review so health and safety and welfare all of is considered. This could result in alterations to dates or working environments.

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