To work in care is to make a positive difference to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional or intellectual challenges.
Adult Care Workers need to have the right values and behaviours developing competences and skills to provide high quality compassionate care and support. They are the frontline staff who help adults with care and support needs to achieve their personal goals and live as independently and safely as possible, enabling them to have control and choice in their lives which is at the heart of person centred care.
Job roles are varied and determined by and relevant to the type of the service being provided and the person supported. Adult Care Workers may work in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres, a person’s own home or some clinical healthcare settings.
These are the personal attributes and behaviours expected of all Adult Care Workers carrying out their roles:
- Care – is caring consistently and enough about individuals to make a positive difference to their lives
- Compassion – is delivering care and support with kindness, consideration, dignity and respect
- Courage – is doing the right thing for people and speaking up if the individual they support is at risk
- Communication – good communication is central to successful caring relationships and effective team working
- Competence – is applying knowledge and skills to provide high quality care and support
- Commitment – to improving the experience of people who need care and support ensuring it is person centred
The Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship standard is comprised of the following elements:
Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF)
Care Certificate The care certificate is part of a high-quality induction programme carried out in the workplace with your employer. We will support you and your employer with this aspect of your training by mapping this into your individual training plan
Functional Skills English Level 1 (must be achieved) work towards level 2 and sit test
Maths Level 1 (must be achieved) work towards level 2 and sit test Day release may be required for training – Assessed through external test
20% Additional off the job training Must be at least 20% of the time; is paid and outside the normal day-to-day working duties. It can include: * Theory teaching * Practical training (e.g. shadowing, mentoring, industry visits, attendance at competitions) * Learning support * Writing assignments/assessments * Research
End Point Assessment (Requirement to achieve the Apprenticeship Standard)
Length of programme 12-18 months
How to apply – Contact us for an application form on 01482 611896 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org