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Lead Practitioner In Adult Care Level 4

 

Course Summary

The Lead Practitioner in Adult Care will guide and inspire team members to make positive differences to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional, psychological or intellectual challenges. They will have achieved a level of self-development to be recognised as a lead practitioner within the care team, contributing to, promoting and sustaining a values-based culture at an operational level.  

 

A Lead Practitioner has a greater depth of knowledge and expertise of particular conditions being experienced by the user of services. They will have specialist skills and knowledge in their area of responsibilities which will allow them to lead in areas such as care needs assessment, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, rehabilitation and enablement, telecare and assistive technology. They will be a coach and mentor to others and will have a role in assessing performance and quality of care delivery.

 

Lead Practitioners in Adult Care may work in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres, a person’s own home or some clinical healthcare settings. As well as covering Lead Practitioners in Adult Care this standard also covers Lead Personal Assistants who can work at this senior level but they may only work directly for one individual who needs support and/or care services, usually within their own home.

 

Desired Skills

  • Apply professional judgement, standards and codes of practice

  • Develop and sustain professional relationships with others

  • Apply risk management policies

  • Model effective communication skills

  • Apply person centred approaches to promote health and wellbeing

Qualification

Diploma in Adult Care Level 4

Functional Skills English and Maths (if required)

Course Duration

18 Months 

Salary

National Apprenticeship Wage of £4.30

Progression

Having successfully completed this qualification, learners will have the opportunity to progress to the following:

  • Healthcare Assistant Practitioner Level 5

  • Leader in Adult Care Level 5

  • Full time position for the right candidate

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