Job Title : Apprentice Senior Adult Care Assistant (Nights) - Avery Acacia Lodge - New Moston
Employer : Avery - Acacia Lodge
Employer Description : Offering unrivalled quality and comfort, Avery operates residential, dementia and nursing homes in the UK, with a focus on the highest possible standards of living for our residents.
Location : Manchester, M40 3WQ
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship : Lead adult care worker level 3
Sector : Health, Public Services and Care
Vacancy Reference : VAC-00409
Brief Description : To support and work alongside the Care team in the delivery of Care to residents, within a home providing a safe, caring, innovative, open, supportive and inclusive environment for residents, visitors and staff.
Qualifications Required : GCSE Grade C or above in Maths and English (or equivalent qualification)
Essential - Level 2 or equivalent in care for care homes
Willing to study Advanced Carers Course
2 years’ experience working with the resident group
Evidence of up to date training
Knowledge of the Health & Safety Care Act
Vacancy Detail : Qube Learning are working with Avery Healthcare to help find an Apprentice Senior Healthcare Assistant. The successful candidate will complete a Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3 qualification (dependant on experience), lasting 15 months.
During your apprenticeship you will have a dedicated Skills Tutor, who will make regular appointments virtually or face to face, to support you throughout your qualification.
Your apprenticeship will be completed 100% at the workplace.
You will be paid between £9.03 - £12.50
• Monitor the wellbeing of each resident, being aware of any change impacting on care and care plans, ensuring that new needs are met and written records are amended to reflect any variation.
• Provide person centred care and personal care to residents in all aspects of their daily living
• Be actively involved in the person-centred care planning process, by implementing, monitoring and undertaking monthly evaluations as part of Resident of the Day.
• Support residents with their medication requirements
• Support with the ordering, storage, disposal and administration of medication in accordance with the policy
• Contribute fully to team working, responding positively to colleagues and acting upon all reasonable work instructions promptly.
• Undertake staff supervisions and support staff with their development where required
• Monitor and review clinical risk areas in the home eg; weights, pressure sores, slips, trips, falls, infections, developing clear care plans to support any areas of risk and escalate risk areas at the weekly clinical meeting
• Communicating effectively to the wider team, including multi-disciplinary teams, handovers, team meetings, actively contributing to ensure the well-being of all residents
• Act as a key point for contact with residents, their relatives and visitors, as well as health and social care professionals involved in their wellbeing, ensuring that any reasonable requests are acted upon and concerns or complaints are escalated.
• Attend care reviews – ensuring residents are involved in this process
• Support the home with the implementation of all policies, procedures and business objectives.
• Attend all staff meetings and participate in other meetings as required by the Home Manager
• Support the Team Leader/Deputy with the development of the staff duty rota to ensure appropriate and safe staffing levels at all times.
• Support with the induction of new staff in safe systems of work, fire safety and evacuation procedures.
• Ensure compliance of GDPR
• Take an active interest in your personal and professional development by, contributing to supervision and appraisal meetings, attending team meetings and training.
• Understand personal responsibilities in relation to the Health and Safety at Work Act.
• Practice safe systems of work across the range of tasks and in particular moving and handling of residents, by assessing risks and having due regard for personal safety and the safety of residents, visitors and staff
This is not intended as an exhaustive description of duties and responsibilities and may be amended following consultation with the jobholder.
Positions Available : 2
Working Week : Night Shifts
Salary : £ 298.00 to £ 413.00 (Weekly)
Application Deadline Date : 30/03/2022
Possible Start Date : 31/03/2022
Personal Qualities : Caring- I am fully committed to providing and supporting staff to deliver care with kindness to our residents. I will always go the extra mile for our residents and our team to make life meaningful
Innovative- I am always seeking creative ways to improve our resident’s experience.
Honest - I work openly and transparently as part of an effective team and I am not afraid to admit when mistakes have been made
Supportive- I will always share good ideas and encourage team members to do the same.
I am committed to supporting both residents and team members to feel supported and nurtured, therefore enabling them to achieve their full potential.
Credible - I am fully committed to ensuring all residents, and members of staff are treated fairly, feel they belong and are supported to participate in all opportunities that they wish, either inside the home or the wider community.
Skills Required : Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Computer skills are essential
Demonstrate the ability to lead staff and act responsibly in the absence of the manager
Have a positive attitude to both supporting and nurturing residents and staff
Able to be responsive and flexible to cover a range of responsibilities
Demonstrate the right values and attitudes for working with Avery
Future Prospects : Career progression to Management levels.
Training to be Provided : Lead adult care work qualification including Functional Skills in Maths and English if required
Other Information : You must be 18 or close to turning 18 to be considered for this job role due to the nature of the role and sector.
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