Health and Social Care Apprentice

Recruiter
Optimum Skills
Location
Durham
Salary
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Posted
12 Aug 2019
Closes
09 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Are you interested in a career in Health and Social Care? An apprenticeship could be the place to start.
As an apprentice, you will learn all the skills and knowledge you need to work in this sector, whilst also earning a wage. Duties will include:
  • To undertake a variety of care duties in relation to residents' physical and personal needs including washing, dressing, bathing, toileting, serving meals, assisting to eat and any other personal needs
  • To promote the dignity, privacy and encourage the independence of residents under the supervision of the Care Team Manager
  • To assist with social and recreational activities for residents and to encourage and support resident engagement
  • To participate in staff meetings, training and supervision
  • To complete relevant records and contribute to the preparation and review of individual customer's care plans.
Person Specification:
  • Trustworthy and able to deal confidentially with Residents' and business information.
  • Have a passion to care for older people and be acutely aware of their needs.
  • Ability to use own initiative.
  • Ability to work as an effective team member and able to prioritise tasks.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally with team members, residents, families and other professionals.
  • Ability to relate positively to residents, team members and relatives with regard to their circumstances, gender, cultural and ethnic background.
  • Ability to listen effectively and give accurate verbal reports to team members.
  • A positive attitude to residents' rights.
  • A respectful and flexible approach to dealing with residents' personal care needs.
  • A very flexible approach to working hours and able to work weekends and other unsociable hours.
  • Physically fit to carry out work involving moving and handling residents and attend for work on a regular basis.