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Care Assistant Apprenticeship

  • Location: Worcester
  • Salary: 270
  • Level: 2
05/09/2018 Aspiration Training Worcester WR2 4AY

Care Assistant Apprenticeship

  • Sector: health social care
  • Location: Worcester
  • Salary: 270
  • Level: 2
Care Assistant Apprenticeship
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Care services, providing users with first class care in their own homes

Crossroads Caring for Carers is Worcestershire’s leading charity offering practical support for family based carers and people with care needs. As a charity we care for people and work with several hundred individuals and their families.

Principal duties and responsibilities:

To provide dignified care and support to people at their chosen times to enable them to remain living safely and independently in their own homes.

To spend time with a person who has care needs, allowing their family based carer some respite.

Depending on the person’s care needs this may include:

Personal care – physical assistance given to a person in connection with:

  • Eating or drinking
  • Toileting
  • Washing or bathing
  • Dressing
  • Care of skin
  • Oral Hygiene

Meal preparation

Prompting or administering medication

Assistance with mobility and transfers using specialised equipment / hoists

Shopping on behalf of, or with person with care needs

Maintaining house hygiene and cleanliness

Talking and listening

Being vigilant and reporting signs of distress or anxiety in service users; any deterioration in physical and /or mental health, or concerns about safety in their home.

If requested, to help the person being cared for enjoy leisure recreational activities eg by trips out of the house

Maintain and respect confidentiality at all times

Not to act in a way that discriminates against anyone on grounds of:

  • age
  • disability
  • gender reassignment
  • marriage and civil partnership
  • pregnancy and maternity
  • race
  • religion or belief
  • sex
  • sexual orientation

To respect the wishes of the person being cared

Not to undertake work that endangers the health and safety of yourself or others

To undertake training as required

To report to a Team Leader any changes in care and support needs, or any problems in providing the care specified

Maths and English GCSE's – C grades or preferred but not essential

Caring, kind nature

Sensitive

Able to remain calm 

Respectful of confidentiality 

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