Apprentice Care Assistant

Closing Date: 12/02/2023
Contract Contract
Working Hours Full Time
Locations Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland
Salary £4.81 per hour for the first year
Company Education Training Collective

Job Description

Brief overview of the role

Greta Cottage are looking for a candidate that is passionate about helping people to work for their company. This is an amazing opportunity to start your career in Care. The ideal candidate will be hardworking, empathetic and trustworthy.

Vacancy description

What will the apprentice be doing?

In this role you will be working with other care assistants to provide quality care to the residents, this will include completing a range of duties each day.

Duties to include:

  • Ensure Residents are at the heart of care delivery and their wishes and preferences enhance their wellbeing
  • To contribute to the efficient running of the service
  • Support residents to maintain their relationships and connections with the local community
  • Ensure Care Plans and other information about how to support residents are followed
  • Be responsible for informing the Head of Care/Senior Carer of any changes in the needs of residents
  • Assist in giving stimulation to residents by talking to them and by helping them continue with hobbies and activities
  • Be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of those individuals they support

Applicants must be able to:

  • Develop effective working relationships with other employees within Greta Cottage
  • Work in cooperation with members of the multidisciplinary teams to maximise opportunities for residents

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Level 2 Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship Standard.
  • Functional Skills Maths and English, if required.
  • Undertake the Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service process and provide the result prior to starting.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

This is a 12-month contract with the possibility of a full-time position at the end of the apprenticeship.

Working week

  • 32 Hours, Start times can vary either 8am – 5pm or 1pm – 10pm. It will include weekend and bank holiday work.

Desired skills and personal qualities

  • Communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organisation skills
  • Team working
  • Initiative
  • Ask for help when needed
  • Treating people with kindness
  • Empathetic
  • Caring


  • GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/9-4) desirable
  • GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C/9-4) desirable

Things to consider

Transport to and from Saltburn including difficulties with public transport. Includes working weekends and Bank holidays including Christmas and New Year.




  • TS12 1LS
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