Health and Social Care Level 2 Apprenticeship Angel Care Homes T/A Leylands Residential Home

This is an exciting opportunity to gain valuable experience working within the Social Care Industry in a caring capacity.Care provided is expected to include care that would reasonably be given by members of the service user’s own family

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Closing date: 14 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    30 to 35 hours per week, working 7.30 am to 2.30pm or 2.30 pm to 9.30 pm. 5 days out of 7.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    52 weeks

  • Possible start date

    28 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    18 Apr 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Purpose of the position

  • To work with other staff in meeting the personal care needs of residents in a way that respects the dignity and privacy of the individual and promotes independence
  • To assist in securing and maintaining the home for the residents, and to promote a caring environment through the highest standards of professional practice conducive to the physical, emotional, social, intellectual and spiritual needs of the residents.
  • To assist the directors, Registered Manager and the other carers to ensure that each resident receives care appropriate to his or her individual need.
  • To carry out instructions in accordance with the residents’ Care Plan under the supervision of the Senior Care Assistants.
  • To carry out other duties as and when required by any person that you report to.
  • To work to an agreed schedule and rota.

Resident Care

  • Assist residents who need support with dressing, undressing, bathing and toileting
  • Assist residents with poor or limited mobility and other physical disabilities, including incontinence; help in use and care of aids and personal equipment.
  • Help care for residents who are terminally ill.
  • Help in the promotion of mental well beingand physical activity of residents through positive conversation, taking them out, sharing with them in activities such as reading, writing, hobbies and recreations,
  • Participate in the development of activities for residents in which they can join and which will enhance their quality of life.
  • Inspect, launder and mend residents’ clothing as required.
  • Serve meals to residents; assist in the feeding of residents who need help; prepare light meals.
  • Report on each resident you have been responsible for to the Senior Carers at the end of each shift and complete relevant paperwork.
  • Deal with and report minor accidents in accordance with the First Aid policy and Accident Reporting Procedures.
  • Assist residents who need reassurance and comfort.

Staff Matters

  • Help to ensure that all staff contribute to the best of their ability in order to maintain the efficient running of the home and where necessary, raise any concerns about these to those listed in the Reporting Lines.
  • Assist the Directors, Registered Manager and Senior Carers to ensure that there is good communication with and between staff.
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings and in staff training as and when organised.
  • Support the Registered Manager in his/her duties as the ‘responsible officer’ for the Home under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the fire regulations.
  • Participate in the handover procedures at the end of shift, ensuring that all details are passed on.
  • Act in a positive manner that encourages good practices, team working and professionalism to positively influence the behaviour of staff and care towards residents.


  • Advise the Directors and Registered Manager of any malfunctions of the heating, lighting, domestic appliances or emergency systems and ensure the security of the premises and to enter such details in the Repair Book.
  • Help ensure that internal and external cleanliness and appearance is to the highest standard possible.
  • Make and change beds; tidy rooms and do light cleaning; emptying commodes; flush and disinfect sanitary ware.
  • Answer emergency bells/calls; answer door; greet visitors in a polite, courteous and professional manner.

Angel Care Vision and Values

All staff are expected to support Angel Care Homes objectives and values. The values are for all staff to be:

  • Service User centric, focusing on their needs at all times
  • Clean, safe and tidy in doing their job
  • Respectful to each other and service users at all times
  • Improvement focused
  • Professional at all times
  • Teamwork with each other at all times

Staff are expected to demonstrate appropriate behaviours and attitudes that contribute to an organisational culture where residents are at the heart of everything we do. This means being:

  • Kind
  • Friendly
  • Respectful
  • Professional
  • A Team

Diversity and Rights

  • Promote people’s equality, diversity and rights, and treat others with dignity and respect


  • Ensure confidentiality at all times. Employees of Angel Care Homes must not without prior permission disclose any information regarding residents or staff obtained during the course of employment, except to authorised bodies or individuals acting in an official capacity. Failure to adhere to this instruction will be regarded as serious misconduct and may lead to disciplinary action.
  • The Data Protection Act may render an individual liable for prosecution in the event of unauthorised disclosure of information.

Trust Policies and Procedures including Control of Infection

  • To be familiar with and to comply with Angel Care Homes policies and procedures. Failure to adhere to this instruction will be considered as serious misconduct and may lead to disciplinary action.
  • Be aware of and adhere to Angel Care Homes infection policy. Infection control is everyone’s business and it is important that all members of clinical and non clinical staff observe good infection control practice at all times.  Failure to adhere to this instruction will be considered as serious misconduct and may lead to disciplinary action.

Risk Management and Health and Safety

  • Be aware of Angel Care Homes risk management strategy and policies.
  • Support the manager in promoting a risk management culture within your working environment, ensuring participation and involvement when requested.
  • Identify potential risks that may impact on Angel Care Homes ability to achieve its objectives, and report concerns to the line manager.
  • Health and Safety is the responsibility of all staff and the post holder is required to take due care at work, report any accidents or untoward occurrences and comply with the Trust Health and Safety Policy in order that it can fulfil its Health and Safety responsibilities.
  • The Trust operates a ‘Smoke Free’ Policy and smoking is forbidden throughout Angel Care Homes premises. 
  • Attend Mandatory training updates as required.
  • Undertake training as necessary in line with the development of the post and as agreed with the line manager as part of the personal development process.
  • Achieve and demonstrate agreed standards of personal and professional development within agreed timescales.
  • Take responsibility for identifying what learning you need to do your job better and jointly plan with your line manager what training you require.
  • Participate in Angel Care Homes appraisal process to discuss how your role will help deliver the best possible care to our residents and help to deliver any changes in service.
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings when organised.

This job description is an outline of the role and responsibilities. From time to time due to the needs of the service, we may ask you to flexibly undertake other duties that are consistent with your role. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to recognise poor practice
  • Ability to recognise and report hazards
  • Ability to show empathy
  • Accurate record keeping
  • Ability to work as a team
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Reliable and loyal
  • Committed
  • Must have a caring nature, be patient and understanding
  • Professional, with a positive outlook and sunny disposition
  • Smart and professional appearance
  • Must be committed and passionate about a career in the care sector

Qualifications required

GCSE A*-C in English and Maths and ICT (or equivalent qualifications) OR the ability to achieve Level 1 Functional Skills in these subjects.

Future prospects

Further training and full time employment could be available for the right candidate, based on individual’s performance during the first year.

Things to consider

The shift patterns will include weekend work and working on Bank Holidays. The position is subject to a DBS check which the successful applicant will be expected to pay for.

About the employer

Angel Care Homes Ltd has 3 Care homes for the elderly across the country specialising in Elderly Care and Dementia care. Our care homes offer safe and comfortable homes for the elderly, with friendly, professional, helpful and qualified staff. Angel Care Homes Ltd have many years experience in caring for the older person, and our aim is to provide a safe and comfortable home in a warm and friendly atmosphere for those no longer able to care for themselves.


Angel Care Homes T/A Leylands Residential Home


227A Penn Road



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Training provider

Intermediate Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care to include:

  • CACHE Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF)
  • CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (QCF)
  • Functional Skills in English and Maths at Level 1 (unless exempt)
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

Apprenticeship framework

Health and Social Care

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by New College


Jenny Crowson 07769 224265

Other information

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.30 per hour (From October 1st 2016 this will be increasing by 3% to £3.40 per hour). This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

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Closing date: 14 Oct 2017