Apprentice Care Assistant Rose Farm

We are a busy care home looking for a day care apprentice to assist residents in day to day activities.

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Closing date: 30 Aug 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

    32.5 hours including weekends. shifts either 7.30am-2pm or 2pm-8.30pm

    Total hours per week: 32.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    12 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

To carry out day to day care assistant duties including:

  • To encourage independence and self-respect in all residents.
  • To offer residents the opportunity to make a choice whenever possible, which clothes they will wear, whether they would like to go out, at what time they would like to go to bed.
  • To take overall responsibility for the general appearance of the residents allocated to your care.
  • To assist in the serving of meals, cleaning of tables and washing dishes.
  • To take those residents who need help to and from the toilet during the day and to help them with commodes and bedpans when necessary. To cleanse and wash the skin of incontinent patients as often as necessary and to apply a barrier cream and pads.
  • To make beds, change sheets and pillowcases, wash pillows and mattresses and bedding as required, at all times making use of the clean linen and dirty linen baskets provided.
  • To assist in the arrangements of social activities and to encourage participation of all residents.
  • To assist and encourage residents to remain as mobile and active as possible i.e. frequent walking, exercises and physiotherapy as required.
  • To assist in providing a safe, caring and homely environment where residents are encouraged to maintain their independence, dignity and self-respect.
  • To treat all residents with kindness and patience at all times

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good command of written and spoken English
  • Good communication skills
  • IT literacy

Personal qualities

  • Positive attitude
  • Willingness to learn and listen
  • Punctual
  • Being able to treat elders with respect
  • Outgoing personality
  • Enthusiasm

Qualifications required

Grades C or equivalent or above in Maths and English

Future prospects

Opportunity to develop onto health and social care level 3 or into a full time position within the care home.

Things to consider

All applicants should consider the location of the job in Styrrup and look into whether it is within suitable travelling distance to them. Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour from 1st April 2017. 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.

About the employer

Rose Farm, in Doncaster, offers a comfortable environment and friendly service that is ideal for both elderly and dementia care purposes. Equipped for a high standard of care and up-to-date with modern requirements, Rose Farm combines the benefits of a skilled care team with surroundings that are homely and support versatile lifestyle choice. The care team are welcoming towards visitors and take pride in the reputation of the home within the local community.


Rose Farm


Oak View

Main Street



DN11 8NB

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Training provider

Full L2 Intermediate Apprenticeship including QCF, relevant Technical Certificate and Functional Skills

Apprenticeship framework

Health and Social Care

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Doncaster College


Danielle Thompson 01302 553762

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Closing date: 30 Aug 2017