Kickstart - Child Care Worker
22 September 2021
30 October 2021
DWP Kickstart Scheme
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To apply for this job, you must be claiming Universal Credit and 16 to 24 years old.
Job Description and Key responsibilities
Care provided by care assistants is expected to include care that would reasonably be given by members of the service user’s own family and will not include tasks that would normally be undertaken by a trained nurse.
Only when trained to do so would care workers undertake any specialist tasks.
To assist service users with all personal care needs including, undressing, washing, bathing and toileting needs.
To assist service users with mobility problems and other physical disabilities, including incontinence and help in use and care of aids and personal equipment.
To engage in the promotion of mental and physical well-being of service users through talking to them, taking them out, sharing with them in activities such as reading, writing, hobbies and recreations.
To make and change beds and all domestic tasks within the household. Where required, to assist with service user’s laundry, including using a laundrette where necessary.
To read and write reports and take part in staff and service users’ meetings and in training activities as directed. To perform such other duties as may reasonably be required. To always comply with the organisation’s policies and procedures, which includes the service users care plan and medication needs.
The young person will develop Work experience to get an insight into the working world, and valuable experience to enhance CV that will boost chances for a long – term career in varied work environments even if they eventually feel that care is not for them. Everyone is different so we will tailor the young person’s work experience to their interests and skills. There are lots of different job roles in adult social care, so the young person will have the opportunity to explore, develop and build skills for future career advancement. Develop skills to work with elderly, mental health, and vulnerable people. The aim is to involve the young person in continuous professional development to become the best of themselves.
Essential Skills: Caring, respectful, friendly, respectful, communicative, reliable, sensitive, empathetic, confident, eager, and willing to learn.
Experience: Any background
Qualifications: None, but must be able to communicate
6 -7.5 hour shifts for days (Contractual hours 25)
£9.23 to £11.50 per hour
ADDITIONAL EMPLOYABILITY SUPPORT
A full induction training programme of 4 to 8 weeks dependent on skills and experiences. This includes shadowing, mentoring, buddying, peer support, values-based learning and additional training around core skills and specific health.
All individuals will have an allocated mentor and will be supervised by a named manager.
Complete full training relevant to their area of work
Specialist training will be offered in line with job specification such as Infection Control, Understanding your Role in Care, Safeguards Nutrition, Your Personal Development, Dignity and Privacy, Learning Disability Awareness, including other identified training
We have teamed up with the government and our partners to offer Traineeship and Apprenticeship programmes in Health and Social Care level 1, 2, 3 and Level 5 Leadership and Management Apprenticeship. Business Administrator Apprenticeship, Access to Nursing, Nursing assistants and Registered Nursing Degrees Apprenticeship. Church Minister (Integrated Degree). Social Worker (Integrated degree). Please note that terms and conditions apply.
As an organisation we are not-for-profit. We share a Christian ethos that is motivated by the love of God in helping people to reach enriching and fulfilling lives. In practice, this simply means that we provide opportunities for individuals to access pastoral support, counselling, and prayer. However, this is entirely optional.
Help to provide 1 to 1 support and advice in CV and interview techniques.
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