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Care Companion

Employer
Welsh Government
Location
Summerhill Care Homes Group Leadon Court Nursing Home Leadon Court, Thornhill Cwmbran NP44 5TZ
Salary
£9.41 Per Hour
Closing date
4 Dec 2021

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Specialism
Other
Sector
Unspecified
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Intermediate
Start Date
Ongoing
Duration
Undisclosed
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Job Details

About the apprenticeship

Duties

To deliver the highest standards of support on a daily basis to the people who live in the home by ensuring, with their relatives and friends, that their choice decisions are respected, in a way that reflects their dignity and choice, promoting independence and a sense of belonging

Additional information

Be able to promote a quality care environment based on people's assessed needs
Be able to communicate with people who live in the home and colleagues, both verbally and written
Be able to implement a support plan
Have an understanding of team working
Be able to work in a safe manner

Requirements

Skills

Possess a caring and patient attitude towards others
Have the ability to form good working relationships with others

Qualifications

Be willing to work towards NVQ/QCF Level 2 in Social Care

Language

Welsh Spoken Skills: No Welsh Written Skills: No

Course details

Qualification:
Health and Social Care Level 2

About the employer

Summerhill Care Homes Group Leadon Court Nursing Home
Leadon Court, Thornhill
Cwmbran
NP44 5TZ

Disability confident

No, we are not part of the Disability Confident Scheme from the UK Department for Work and Pensions.

Please note that all apprenticeships are open to everyone. However, some organisations have worked to achieve Disability Confident accreditation. You should always apply for the apprenticeship you feel best suited to.

Interview arrangements

To be arranged by Care Manager

Company

Why an apprenticeship?

As an apprentice you will earn while you train. It’s a great career choice whether you are leaving school or college, returning to work after starting a family or looking for a new career. There’s a wide range of jobs on offer.  A job at the Welsh Government is unlike any other in Wales.

At the Welsh Government you’ll be given support and guidance so you can develop your skills in the workplace. You will also need to set aside time to study for your apprenticeship. You’ll be a valued member of the team from day one.

What apprenticeships are available?

We don’t currently have any apprenticeship opportunities open as we have now closed our scheme for 2019. If you’d like to keep updated on the vacancies that we’re advertising, you may want to visit our jobs board:  Welsh Government External Vacancies Board.

If you’d like to receive Job Alert e-mails that let you know when we’re advertising a role that suits your preferences, scroll to the bottom of the jobs board, and you’ll see the ‘Create Job Alert’ link.  Click this, and follow the on-screen instructions to set up your alerts.  You’ll need to log in or create an account as part of this process.

Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply you:

  • will be at least 16 years of age at the time of making your application
  • will not be in full-time education (you can apply while still attending school/college/university but will have finished or intend to finish your studies by the time your apprenticeship starts)
  • will need to meet the Civil Service Nationality requirements to apply.

ALS eligibility

Please note that ALS our training providers have their own eligibility in order to provide the funding required to undertake an apprenticeship. You may not be eligible to apply if:

  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in ICT, Software, Web and Telecoms or a similar subject
  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in Business Administration, Customer Service or a similar subject

What are the benefits?  

How much will I be paid?

You will earn £19,240 a year while training. When you pass your apprenticeship you can apply for a permanent job at the Welsh Government. Within 2 years of starting your apprenticeship you could be earning £22,500. 

You will get 31 days holidays as well as 10 public and privilege days. We offer flexible working arrangements to help you get the right work/life balance. You will also be eligible for membership of the Civil Service Pension Scheme

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