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Lead Adult Care Apprentice

Employer
West Bromwich African Caribbean Resource Centre
Location
Thomas Street, West Bromwich, B70 6LY
Salary
£150.50 per week
Closing date
4 Aug 2021

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Specialism
Other
Sector
Unspecified
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
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Job Details

Job Summary

General
  • To promote the services to meet the needs of users of the service.
  • To enable service users with social care difficulties to access services appropriate to their needs.
  • To provide management cover for the services in the absence of the care services manager.
  • To operate within a flexible working arrangement.

Maintaining Culture Respect and Valuing Individuals
  • To contribute to the development of a culture in which people are respected and valued as individuals.
  • To support the development and implementation of strategies which promote the value of people as individuals.

Other terms & conditions
  • All other details of staff terms and conditions are available in the Staff Handbook which is available to all staff.

Job Summary

General
  • To promote the services to meet the needs of users of the service.
  • To enable service users with social care difficulties to access services appropriate to their needs.
  • To provide management cover for the services in the absence of the care services manager.
  • To operate within a flexible working arrangement.
  • Maintaining Culture Respect and Valuing Individuals
  • To contribute to the development of a culture in which people are respected and valued as individuals.
  • To support the development and implementation of strategies which promote the value of people as individuals.

Supporting the Work of the Team and Division
  • Contribute to effective team practice.
  • Contribute to the development of others in the workplace, including NVQ assessments as required.
  • Develop oneself in one's work role.
  • Supervise members of the team providing guidance and support where required.
  • Contribute to the flexible delivery of services.
  • Carry out duties and responsibilities concurrent with the job description and grade.
  • Attend meetings, training reviews and events, etc. as requested and appropriate to job role.
  • Ensure Divisional Policies and Procedures are Adhered to
  • Comply with procedures at all times.
  • Complete duties and responsibilities that fall within the scope of the Job Description.

Responsibilities
  • To provide practical and emotional support to service users.
  • To provide personal care to service users including assistance in feeding and toileting where required.
  • To make staff spot checks and service user monitoring visits.
  • To take part in the active training of care staff.
  • To direct and support the care support staff to ensure activities and duties are carried out in a safe and appropriate manner.
  • To carry out assessments and reviews of existing and potential service users.
  • To act as on-call officer whilst working outside of normal office hours.

EQUALITY OF OPPORTUNITY

The West Bromwich African Caribbean Resource Centre (WBACRC) is committed to the principles of equality of opportunity for employment and service provision regardless of race or colour, nationality, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, responsibility for dependents, gender re-assignment, marital status and sexuality, disability or trade union activity.

WBACRC is committed to assisting in promoting the welfare of all people in measures of providing equal treatment to all it's employees irrespective of age. The organisation seeks to fulfil it's aims and objectives with regards to equal opportunity ensuring that individuals are treated fairly and equitably in compliance with the primary policies.

WBACRC seeks to provide an active non-discriminative working environment for all its employees and will not at any time knowingly exercise unfair discrimination.

WBACRC Equal Opportunity Policy will be regularly monitored with the view of determining it's implemented effectiveness and it's assessments brought to Board level.

To carry out your duties in line with the organisation's policies on equality, anti-discrimination, harassment and racial equality. To be sensitive and caring to the needs of the disadvantaged, promoting a positive approach to an harmonious working environment. To personally act as an exemplar on these issues. To identify and monitor training in line with these policies for yourself and any employees you are responsible for.

REHABILITATION OF OFFENDERS ACT 1974 (EXCEPTIONS) (AMENDMENTS) ORDER 1986

Because of the nature of the work for which you are applying, this post is 'except' from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, by virtue of the (Exceptions) (Amendments) Order 1986. Applicants are therefore NOT entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are 'spent' under provisions of the Act. In the event of employment, any failure to disclose such convictions could result in dismissal or disciplinary action. Any information given will be completely confidential and will be considered in relation to your application for this post. Full details of any convictions, including the date, type of offence and sentence imposed must be declared.

Confidentiality
  • Access to personal files are based on a need to know basis and guidance on the operation of this policy should be sought from your line manager.

Finance
  • On occasions you may be required to handle service users' money including payment for meals, etc. Ensure that service users are fully aware of the charge, amount giving and change returned.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to devise and implement appropriate monitoring systems
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Good numeracy skills
  • Ability to manage and supervise volunteers/cleaner
  • Understanding/experience of voluntary sector
  • Commitment to good equal opportunities practice


Personal qualities

  • The ability to work in a team and with a wide range of people in a confident and approachable friendly manner.
  • The ability to liaise and engage with people at a range of levels.
  • The ability to produce reports and a range of written documents including statistical information.
  • A clear commitment to working with WBACRC's equal opportunities and other policies, plus a demonstrable commitment to working in ways, which support the involvements of socially, excluded groups.
  • The ability to communicate effectively over the phone and face-to-face in meetings and in writing.
  • The ability to work under pressure and to manage and prioritise a varied work programme while working flexibly to meet the needs of the service.
  • An ability to work in co-operation with a committed, hard working and diverse staff team.


Desired qualifications

  • Must hold GCSEsgrades A*-C / 9-4 (or equivalent)in maths and English


Future prospects

Will progress onto future employment
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