Apprentice Care Assistant Cedar Care Ltd

To provide care to residents under the guidance and supervision of the Home Manager, registered nurse and senior care staff and to undertake other activities to assist in the running of the home as required following cedar care homes policies and procedures.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £153.90 - £267.90

    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage rates are £4.05 an hour for 16 - 17 year olds, £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

    38 hours per week

    Total hours per week: 38.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    03 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Developing friendly and respectful relationships with Residents and enable them to maintain their well-being by ensuring that their needs are met according to their habits and lifestyles as specified in the care plan. Your role includes the following tasks:


  • Answer calls bells and acting on the Residents’ requests promptly. Ensuring that the call bell is close at hand at all times.
  • Supporting and assisting Residents in their daily living and personal care activities in accordance to their individual care plan.
  • Ensure that the ‘Resident Preferred Schedule’ and ‘My Care Plan’ is always followed.
  • Ensure Residents preferences are met as and when required.
  • Ensure any aids e.g. hearing aids, walking aids, dentures, spectacles etc. are within easy reach as required.
  • Ensure all food and fluid charts and any other daily monitoring charts are completed as necessary.
  • Enable Residents do as much as they can for themselves according to their remaining strengths and abilities.
  • Monitor and inform the Nurse in charge immediately of any changes in condition of the skin
  • Reduction of food and fluid intake
  • Changes in continence
  • Improvement or loss of mobility
  • Changes in mood or behaviour
  • Any other changes that may put the resident at risk
  • Any poor practices.
  • Any accidents or unexplained injuries
  • Liaise with the Occupational Therapist or Activities Co-ordinator about the Residents specific needs or limitations.
  • Assist as much as possible, in daily activities with the Activities Co-ordinator
  • Become familiar with Residents life histories, talking to them while supporting or assisting and at all opportunities during the course of the day


A full copy of the Job Description will be discussed at the next stage.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Genuine interest in working in a caring environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Team player
  • Worked in customer service or people oriented environment desirable

Personal qualities

A caring individual

Qualifications required

No formal qualifications required

Future prospects

There is potential to move into a full time position at the end of the qualification. We like to develop from within and will support with your training and development.

Things to consider

This is a demanding role that will require you to provide personal care to the service users. Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training. For more information visit:

About the employer

We’re a family business that puts our customers and their well-being first. We’re small enough to preserve that important personal touch, but also large enough to offer high standards of care and a stable, safe environment. We were established in 1987 and since then we’ve gained an outstanding reputation amongst families and professionals involved in health and social care. We have homes located around Bristol, Bath & Manchester


Cedar Care Ltd


27-28 Oldfield Road



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Additional location information

We have 13 homes in the Bristol and Bath area. We are recruiting apprentices for all homes over the 2 area's.

Training provider

  • Health And Social Care Level 2 Apprenticeship
  • Health And Social Care Level 2 
  • Functional Skills Maths & English Level 1

Apprenticeship framework

Health and Social Care

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by HIT Training Ltd


Angelo Moore 07940515317

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017