Care Assistance Apprentice

Closing Date: 05/12/2022
Contract Contract
Job Role Apprenticeships
Working Hours Full Time
Location Darlington
Salary Annual Wage - £12,012.00

Job Description

About the employer

Prestige Care is a modern company, with old fashioned values surrounding the loving care of vulnerable and elderly people. We believe that everyone deserves the very best that life has to offer in their dignified later years and our company is dedicated to achieving this. Prestige Care are looking for Apprentice Adult Care Workers to work at Auguste Communities in Darlington. Upon completion of this apprenticeship, you will have a Level 2 Adult Care Worker qualification. You will assist with all aspects of their care needs, as well as answering the telephone as and when needed.

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Ensure the highest possible levels of care are maintained by supporting/assisting residents, when required, with washing, toileting, dressing, undressing, and all other aspects of daily living
  • Assist residents in all aspects of their care needs (e.g. physical, emotional and spiritual). Provide attention when needed, whilst ensuring residents retain their comfort and dignity
  • Pay particular attention to assisting residents who have limited mobility, or physical/learning difficulties, making the best use of aids provided
  • Closely monitor residents who may be confused and / or who have behavioural problems
  • Assist in the promotion of continence
  • Assist in the delivery of care for residents who are dying or who have a progressive illness. Assist with last offices
  • Observe care planning needs for residents and complete written daily records as instructed and in line with the company’s policies and procedures
  • Assist in framework of social activities by interacting with residents and helping them continue with hobbies and activities in the home
  • Answer Nurse Call System, giving assistance as required
  • Answer the door and telephone appropriately, respond accordingly and pass on messages promptly
  • Under the supervision and guidance of senior care staff, report on the well-being of residents
  • Carry out regular checks on residents at intervals determined by senior staff members
  • Make visitors feel welcome, provide refreshments/assistance as and when required
  • Make and change beds, ensuring that rooms are clean and tidy, and commodes are empty, in line with the home’s disposal of waste policy
  • Ensure the home’s resources are used appropriately
  • Clean and maintain equipment used by residents/relatives e.g. wheelchairs, hearing aids, spectacles etc.
  • Ensure the home is kept clean and tidy, in line with the Company’s attention to detail philosophy
  • If applicable, care for residents clothing and rooms as named, and ensure that all clothing is recorded and clearly marked
  • Ensure full privacy and dignity is maintained for the dying and the bereaved, in line with the company’s policies and procedures
  • Assist residents who need help during mealtimes (be aware of swallowing difficulties, dietary requirements etc).
    Assist with serving of food/drinks as requested/required. Wash up as requested/required
  • Escort residents travelling to and from the home e.g., on social outings, hospital visits etc.
  • Practice maximum integrity in all dealings with residents’ personal and financial affairs and avoid abuse of the privileged relationship that exists with residents

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

The successful applicant will complete and obtain an Level 2 Diploma in Care through Learning Curve Group.

Individuals without level 1 English and maths will need to achieve this level and take the test for level 2 English and maths prior to taking the end-point assessment.You will be taught through:

  • 4-6 weekly 1-2-1 sessions with your tutor
  • 6 hours off the job per week to complete the apprenticeship.
  • The course is a 12 month programme.

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What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon completion of the apprenticeship, a job would be guaranteed with further development and qualification.

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English & Maths (Grade A* – C / 9 – 4) Desired
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