Job Title : Apprentice Care Assistant
Employer : B&M Care - St Luke's
Location : Reading, Berkshire, RG4 8RP
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Sector : Care
Vacancy Reference : VAC-00656
Brief Description : A chance is available to join B&M Care - St Lukes as an Apprentice Care Assistant.
Qualifications Required : None needed however Maths and English will be assessed as part of the interview process.
Vacancy Detail : Duties to include:
Support residents with all aspects of personal care, whilst maintaining and promoting independence.
Support residents with feeding as required.
Support residents to use the environment in accordance with their care plan.
To ensure that residents are properly dressed and in possession of their individual aids, i.e. dentures, hearing aids, walking frames etc.
Ensure that resident’s clothes are cared for and clothing that is to be repaired or beyond repair is reported to housekeeping or a family member.
To observe and report any physical, physiological and emotional changes to the well-being of the resident to a member of the senior team.
To identify and meet the social, emotional and cultural needs of residents and participate in the organisation for social and recreational activities.
Support residents to use the environment to its full potential including the outside environment taking into account each individuals mobility needs.
To undertake the role of the keyworker in relation to each individual care homes guidelines.
Laying tables, preparing trays for meals and serving food to residents.
Making and serving refreshments for residents and visitors as required.
Leaving bedrooms to a presentable standard which will include bed making, tidying draws and wardrobes and emptying bins.
Assist and promote good housekeeping throughout the home.
To ensure that clean clothing and linen are distributed to the appropriate residents and areas.
Toilets and showers are cleaned in compliance with infection control guidelines.
Awareness of medication procedures.
To understand all of the care homes policies and procedures paying particular attention to whistleblowing and confidentiality.
To be able to produce legible and accurate documentation in relation to care plans and other reporting and recording of information.
To attend and contribute to staff meetings.
To participate and contribute to reviews and assessments.
Assist senior staff with the admission of new residents in order to create a welcoming atmosphere and to welcome residents, relatives and friends into the home.
To attend all training sessions, supervisions and appraisals.
The duties listed above are the basic tasks expected of a Care Assistant in the normal course of their duty, but you should recognise that there will be variations and some expectancy of flexibility in order to care for individual residents and their requirements.
This job description may be changed or varied according to the future needs of the residents or the changing trends of care.
Number of Positions Available : 1
Working Week : 2 week shift pattern. 30hrs wk 1, 42hrs week 2
Salary : £180.00 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 22/03/2019
Possible Start Date : 01/04/2019
Personal Qualities : Caring
Possess the ability to empathise
Skills Required : Ability to listen
Ability to work as a team
Ability to follow procedures
Future Prospects : Opportunity to develop into more senior roles
Training to be Provided : Adult Care Work - L2
Maths and English functional skills if needed.
Other Information : You will be required to go through a DBS check for this role.
Things to consider : This role includes spending lots of time on your feet and being active with residents
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