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Care Assistant Apprentice

Reference number: SW-002939
  • Salary: £324.00 - £366.00
  • Job Type: Apprenticeships
  • Employer: Care Assistant Apprentice
  • Location: Brockley
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Duties and responsibilities will include:

  • To assist in the direct care provision of all aspects of individual residents assessed needs, this may include: Assisting in washing, dressing and undressing, maintaining privacy and dignity at all times and allowing choice in line with the individuals’ capacity to choose and the written plan of care
  • Assisting individual residents with their assessed toileting needs, including continence promotion
  • Changing beds (unless domestic staff do), tidying residents’ rooms and do light cleaning (e.g. bedside tables, en-suite toilets)
  • Helping in the serving of meals and drinks, assisting those residents who are unable to feed themselves and ensuring that each resident receives the meal or diet that he/she has requested and is suitable for his/her needs
  • To convey relevant information about the residents to the senior staff in charge, in order that the individual plan of care may be regularly updated and appropriate care given, paying particular attention to any changes observed in the residents physical or psychological condition
  • Reporting immediately to the senior staff in charge, any accident or untoward incident, which may occur to a resident, a member of staff or visitor
  • Maintaining confidentiality at all times regarding resident’s particulars

Delivering care and support, you ensure our exacting high standards are maintained by keeping our customers safe and protected in their homes, whilst also putting a smile on their faces. Our customers look forward to your caring and happy visits.

A career in care can provide an amazing and varied career pathway. No two days are the same, and you’ll have the opportunity to meet some amazing people and hear their fascinating stories. You’ll also have the knowledge that because of the vital work you, and the wider Bluebird Care team do, our customers are able to remain safe and happy in their own homes.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good organisational skills and ability to work on your own initiative
  • Good time management skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Clear and comprehensive oral and written skills-good record keeping and report writing skills
  • Ability to develop and maintain close and effective working relationships with others

Personal qualities

  • Well motivated and enthusiastic
  • Calm, adaptable and flexible approach
  • Presentable appearance
  • Sense of humour
  • Commitment to Equal Opportunities
  • A desire to do things better
  • Reliable and conscientious
  • Caring nature
  • Must personable, eager to learn
  • 100% committed to improving the lives of vulnerable adults

Desired qualifications

  • No qualifications or skills required; attitude is everything

Future prospects

  • Possible permanent employment after the apprenticeship and progression to lead senior care positions

Things to consider

  • Must be Preferably a car driver and live in, within a mile, postcode areas

Date posted: 18/02/2021

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