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Adult Care Worker

Relevant Job Roles

Level 2 (Pathway 1):

Job title(s) Job role(s)
Personal Assistant  Personal assistants work with people who use services, most frequently at the individual's request at specific times. Their duties vary depending on the needs of the invidual but frequently include support at the individual's place of residence or outdoors.
Care Assistant or
Worker 
Care workers/assistants are the front line staff in all care settings. They
work with all types of people who are receiving direct care. Their duties
vary depending on the needs of the individuals.
Relief Team Worker  A front line role in the delivery of care provision in a formal care setting.
They work with all types of individuals receiving direct care. Their duties
vary depending on the needs of the people who use services.
Night Care Assistant  Working with all types of individuals receiving direct care during the night
shift, working to care plans set by senior care workers. Their duties vary
depending on the needs of the people who use services.
 Support Worker - Supported Living  The role involves working in a service that works to promote
independence, individuality and the rights and choices of the residents
within a residential setting. They are responsible for working to person
centred plans, organising social activities and prompting medication.
 Key Workers in
Residential Settings
   A care worker in a residential setting responsible for an individual's care,
their care plan delivery, provision of care and overall assessment and
monitoring of needs.
 Key Workers in
Domiciliary Services
   A care worker in a community or a home setting responsible for an
individual's care, their care plan delivery, provision of care and overall
assessment and monitoring of needs.
   Key Workers in Day
Services
 A care worker in a day services setting responsible for an individual's care,
their care plan delivery, provision of care and overall assessment and
monitoring of needs.
 Home Care Support
Worker
   Support people to cope with aspects of everyday living (apart from
education, employment and welfare rights), develop socially and
personally and live as independently as possible. Their work is
predominantly support and enabling, rather than primarily personal care.
   Substance Misuse
Worker
 Substance misuse specialists work in a variety of roles, supporting adults
with drug and alcohol dependency problems. Duties include organising drug
and alcohol tests, need and health assessments or referrals to drug
treatment programmes or rehabilitation centres.
 Mental Health
Support Worker
 Working directly with people in residential care settings, which specialise
in mental health, on a one-to-one basis to promote recovery, work towards
independent living and promote social inclusion.
 Mental Health
Outreach Worker
 Working directly with people in community care settings, which specialise
in mental health, on a one-to-one basis to promote recovery, work to
maintain independent living and promote social inclusion.
 Re-enablement
Worker
 Working with people discharged from long-term hospital stays, promoting
independence and skill refreshment in order to reduce the need
for/likelihood of long term full domiciliary care

 

Level 2 (Pathway 2):

Job title(s) Job role(s)

 HealthcareSupport Worker OR 
Healthcare
Assistant

 These roles provide vital assistance to healthcare professionals in diagnosing, treating and caring for patients. Many are involved in looking after the well-being and comfort of patients. They work in a variety of settings, depending upon their role, including clinics, peoples' homes and hospitals.

 

Level 3 (Pathway 1):

 Job title(s)

 Job role(s)

 Care Officer

 This role involves supervision of the work of care workers and other front line workers and operational staff, including volunteers. It also usually involves some front line work with service users and the managementand
implementation of care plans.

 Senior Care Worker 
OR SupervisingCare
Worker

 As care worker/assistant, with the additional duties of front line supervision and monitoringThe senior care worker will often be in charge of a shift of workers and will take responsibility for the running of the service whilst on
duty. Respond to emergencies and provide guidance and support.

 Senior Support
Worker

 Senior support workers provide support to the home manager in the running
of the home and the supervision of the staff. They also provide personal care
and support to people who use services.

 Relief Team Leader

 Plays a key role in the delivery of care provision in a formal care setting. Is responsible for operational service delivery and implementing contingencies to ensure that standards are met.Duties include: shift management,
administration, staff management and training.

 Social Work 
Assistant

 Support social workers in making contact with clients and setting up appointments, carrying out routine visits to assess clients needs, arranging and participating in multidisciplinary team meetings, liaising with other
agencies and following up enquiries.

 Social Services
Officer

 Provides assessment and care management services to service user groups, using appropriate resources availableMay be responsible for providing the initial response to routine enquiries and requests for informationadvice and discussion of problems /difficulties from people who use services.

 OutreachDevelopment Worker

 The work involves getting access to hard to reach communities, disseminating information about the available services and support and linking those in need of care with appropriate support.

 CommunitySupport
Worker

 Supporting people to live independently in their own homesor in the community. Responsibilities include assessment, provision andevaluation of care and treatment to patients.

 CommunityOutreach Worker

 Identifying the needs for provision of person-centred supporting people who use services and live in the community to maximise their independence and autonomy within their homes and communitySupporting service users to identify and reach personalgoals and aspirations.

 Community
Development
Worker

 Providing a range of social, recreational &educational activities with clients and their families, reducing social exclusionhelping to monitor, develop and evaluate existing services. Working with a caseload of delivery plans with the aim of facilitating clients’ rehabilitation into the community.

 Family Support
Workers

 Assisting families who are experiencing problems, visiting them regularly to offer practical help and supportSignposting and supporting families to access appropriate services and other agencies where necessary and providing front line services such as enhancing home management skills.

 Personal Assistant

 Personal assistants work with people who use services, most frequently at the service user's request at specific times. Their duties vary depending on the needs of the service user but frequently include support at the service user's place of residence or outdoors.

 Care Supervisor

 The role involves management and implementation of care plans and the supervision of the work of care workers and other front line workers and operational staff, including volunteers.

 


Level 3 (Pathway 2):

Job title(s)

Job role(s)

Healthcare 
Support Worker OR Healthcare
Assistant

This role provides vital assistance to healthcare professionals in diagnosing, treating and caring for patients in settings such as Elderly Care, Nursing Homes and Community Hospitals. They look after the well-being and comfort of patients. Some may have supervisory responsibilities at this level.

 

 

Course Content

Aims & objectives of this framework

Staff working in the health or social care sectors can move between the sectors, by using the appropriate award for continuing professional development and by obtaining a qualification or units relevant to the new role. Career progression within the health & social care sectors will not always be vertical, it may also be horizontal. New ways of working and new roles are constantly evolving to meet the health & social care needs of the population. These new roles provide staff with opportunities to develop new competencies often describles as 'expanded' roles.

 

 

Level 2 - Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship -  (Adult Social Care):
Standard Components:
 

No. Ref no. Title Awarding organisation Credit Value Guided learning hours
C1d 501/1699/X Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) Edexcel 46 319-396
    The Care Certificate (Employer Responsibility)      
  50087009 Functional Skills qualification in English Level 1 Edexcel 5 30
  50089067 Functional Skills qualification in Mathematics Level 1 Edexcel 5 30
           

 


 

Duration of Level 2:

  • Minimum of 12 months

 

Level 3 - Lead Adult Care Worker -  (Adult Social Care):
Standard Components
:
 

No.

Ref no.

Title

Awarding organisation

Credit Value

Guided learning hours

C1c

501/1607/1

Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)

Edexcel

58

315-447

 

 

The Care Certificate (Employer Responsibility)

 

 

 

 

50086832

Functional Skills qualification in English Level 2

Edexcel

5

30

 

50089079

Functional Skills qualification in Mathematics Level 2

Edexcel

5

30

           

 

 

 

Duration of Level 3:

  • Minimum of 18 months

 

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry conditions for this framework.

Potential apprentices should however be willing to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Employers in social care and in the health sector carry out DBS checks, as this is a requirement for those working in the sectors, and certain offences may disqualify potential apprentices from employment in these sectors and thus automatically preclude them from completing the framework. Potential apprentices should therefore discuss any relevant matters with their employer prior to enrolment. 

 

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