As a Healthcare Assistant Apprentice, you’ll be making a difference in the community as we provide vital community NHS health and care services helping people to manage their own health and stay living independently for longer. You will be working along side our Reablement team in Bath whilst completing your Level 3 Senior Healthcare Support Worker qualification.
The aim of the service is to assist service users with a range of physical and psychological needs during their rehabilitation journey, as guided by the qualified therapists. You will provide rehabilitation to patients in their own home to restore independence with functional activities and provide support where this is not possible.
This role offers you the first steps of a career in health and care – with possible progression opportunities into adult nursing, mental health, children and young people or allied health profession therapy.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Support clinicians with their assessment and intervention plans
- Provide rehabilitation and support as identified. This may involve delivering equipment items, promoting independence in daily living tasks, including personal care, washing and dressing, meal preparation, general mobility and transfers.
- Encourage rehabilitation approaches to restore independence
- To carry out basic nursing care tasks as necessary, including continence management and the prompting of medication
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will enjoy working with people and want to learn to provide a positive healthcare experience for their service users and their families. A naturally caring person who is looking for either a new direction or wants to progress in their healthcare career.
As this is a community role, it is essential that you have a valid UK driving licence and access to a vehicle for work purposes.
As an Apprentice Healthcare Assistant, you will complete a nationally recognised Level 3 senior healthcare support worker qualification, with diploma in healthcare awarded through City and Guilds. To support you in successfully completing your programme you’ll be given monthly learning days with weekly study time to develop your knowledge and skills.
A dedicated assessor who will support you in your journey and help you realise and achieve your career aspirations. A work mentor who works in your department to support you through your apprenticeship and settle you into your new role.
You can find out more about this qualification here Senior Healthcare Support Worker Level 3 - TLE (thelearningenterprise.co.uk)
We also offer the care certificate to all our unregistered health care professionals. This is the start of your education and training with us and forms part of a robust induction programme giving you the fundamental evidence-based training to support you in your role with us.
Along with receiving this professional development opportunity, you will also have access to exclusive reward and benefits including:
- Salary of £21,000 and a group pension
- Membership of My Reward Hub, giving you access to discounts on every day purchases like grocery shopping as well as cashback and voucher offers for treats for you and those special to you
- Access to your wages as you earn them to help cover life’s emergencies and avoid overdraft fees or high interest rates
- Online and face to face help with your mental and physical wellbeing – from healthy recipes and activity challenges through to post trauma support, legal, debt and life management help, as well career coaching and counselling
- Access to eLearning, bespoke career pathways and opportunities for continuing professional development through our ‘Outstanding’ learning and development team, The Learning Enterprise
- An open, just culture where you’re encouraged to have and implement ideas which can help us deliver our purpose: changing lives through transforming health and care – backed up by at least £100,000 of ringfenced innovation funding each year
About the Company
We change lives by transforming health and care.
Established in 2006, we are one of the UK's leading independent providers of community health and care services, working with health and care commissioners and communities to transform services with a focus on experience, efficiency, and improved outcomes. We deliver and transform adult and children community health services, primary care services including urgent care, sexual health, dermatology and MSK services as well as adult social care and wellbeing services. Across England, we support communities of many millions and directly help more than half a million people each year - guided by our simple values: we care, we think, we do.
We're committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from a broad, diverse range of people who want to join our team. We’re a Disability Confident Committed company, so we work to provide facilities, work environment adjustments and technical solutions to be as inclusive of everyone.
While it doesn’t happen often, sometimes a role is very popular, and we’ll need to close it earlier than the date we’ve shown here. If you’re keen to join our team, we’d love to hear from you so please apply as soon as you can.
As you’d expect, safeguarding and protecting the children, young people and vulnerable adults that we work with is of the utmost importance so we have policies and procedures in place to promote safeguarding and safer working practices and everyone who joins the team is subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks.