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Adult Care Worker

Relevant Job Roles

Level 2 (Pathway 1 - Adult Social Care):

 

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 individual but frequently support 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 - Health Sector):

Job title(s) Job role(s)
Healthcare
Support 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 - Adult Social Care
):

 

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 management and
implementation of care plans.
Senior Care Worker
OR Supervising Care
Worker
As care worker/assistant, with the additional duties of front line supervision
and monitoring. The 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 available. May be responsible for providing the
initial response to routine enquiries and requests for information, advice and
discussion of problems /difficulties from people who use services.
Outreach
Development 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.
Community Support
Worker
Supporting people to live independently in their own homes or in the
community. Responsibilities include assessment, provision and evaluation of
care and treatment to patients.
Community
Outreach 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 community. Supporting service users to
identify and reach personal goals and aspirations.
Community
Development
Worker
Providing a range of social, recreational &educational activities with clients
and their families, reducing social exclusion, helping 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 support. Signposting 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 - Health Sector):

 

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 award

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 described as ‘expanded’ roles.

 
Level 2:

 

No. Ref no. Title Awarding organisation Credt Value Guided learning hours
C1d 501/1699/X Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) Edexcel 46 319-396

 

 

 

Level 3: 

 

No. Ref no. Title Awarding organisation Credt Value Guided learning hours
C1c 501/1607/1 Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) Edexcel 58 315-447

 

 

 

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry conditions for this award.

 

Potential candidates should however be willing to undergo an enhanced CRB (Criminal
Records Bureau) check. Employers in social care and in the health sector carry out
CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) 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 candidates should therefore discuss any relevant matters with their employer
prior to enrolment.

 

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