- Health and Social Care
- Duration: 13 Months
- Location: Workplace and College
- Sector: Social care standards
As an Adult Care Worker you will form part of the frontline staff who help adults with care and support needs, to achieve their personal goals and live as independently and safely as possible. To work in care is to make a positive difference to someones life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional or intellectual challenges.
You will need to have the right values and behaviours developing competences and skills to provide high quality compassionate care and support. Job roles are varied and include residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres, a person’s own home or some clinical healthcare settings.
As an apprentice you will learn about adult care practices, principles and standards, including;
- care planning
- duty of care
- professional boundaries and individual dignity and respect
- supporting individual physical and mental well-being to help people live as independently as possible
- safeguarding including addressing personal rights and safety, dealing with abuse, comments and complaints and whistle-blowing
- communication skills including active listening, showing empathy and verbal, non-verbal and written communication
- health and safety practices and standards within a care environment including dealing with accidents, fire safety, hazardous substances and infection control