Apprentice Assistant Practitioner

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The Extracare Charitable Trust
New Rise, Nottingham, NG11 8BF
£14,000.00 annually
15 Oct 2020
27 Oct 2020
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
We currently have a fantastic opportunity for anApprentice Assistant Practitionerto join the team based at ourLark Hill Village in Nottingham, NG11 8BF.You will join us on afull-time, temporary basis(37.5 hours pw between 8 - 5 pm, no weekend working, 20% off job learning), and in return will receive a competitive salary of£14,000 per annum with progression to £18,000 on successful completion of the Apprenticeship,plus benefits which include;
  • Pension
  • Free Gym Membership
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • BUPA and Health Sure cash plan
  • 33 days annual leave including bank holidays

As ourApprentice Assistant Practitioner,you will promote the health and well-being of older people living within the Village. You will offer numerous screening and health promotion sessions, offer drop-in sessions, develop self-help groups and introduce both traditional and complimentary therapies.

Responsibilities of our Apprentice Assistant Practitioner:
  • Carrying out the well-being assessments for all new residents
  • Ensuring follow up sessions are conducted, and appropriate referrals are carried out
  • Providing information and awareness sessions about key health issues such as osteoporosis, breast awareness, heart disease and promoting self-help groups
  • Delivering daily drop-in sessions, for residents, in locations and to work together with key staff to ensure healthy lifestyles are promoted
  • Supporting junior care staff / new support staff in terms of their knowledge and development and providing supervision for their personal development

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Up-to-date, relevant, and broad experience of working in a healthcare/social care with health setting and current knowledge of working practices, legislation and policy
  • Have relevant experience of working with older people
  • Proficient IT skills
  • Organisational skills with the ability to plan, prioritise, manage own time and communicate effectively

Personal qualities

  • Ability to work independently but also work within a team

Desired qualifications

  • Qualification or experience of taking and recording general health observations and understanding their importance to maintaining good health

Future prospects

  • On-going support and development

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