Apprentice Community Care Workers - Walsall based Tipton Homecare Ltd

Assist/supervise the taking of prescribed medication Personal care; bathing, toileting, etc. Completion of service user logbooks & related documents Escort service users to hospital appointments Light domestic duties - to include grocery shopping Preparation of light meals Encourage all service users to remain as independent as possible

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Closing date: 27 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £121.50 - £211.50

    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

    Flexible hours across the working week and alternate weekends. Minimum of 30 hours a week.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    14 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    12 Jul 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    20 available

Personal care includes assistance with:

  • washing
  • shaving (not wet shaving)
  • oral care
  • dressing
  • toileting
  • continence care
  • feeding
  • assistance with medication  with the use of a medi-pack or blister pack
  • assistance with getting up or going to bed
  • making or changing your bed
  • emptying commodes
  • shopping for Service Users
  • paying Service User’s bills
  • collecting Service User’s pensions (giro only)
  • assistance with Service User’s laundry and can include ironing
  • preparing Service User’s meals
  • vacuum cleaning
  • light domestic tasks - washing dishes, dusting, cleaning of toilets and bathrooms etc.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Experience of working within a similar role in a care environment.
  • Have a good geographical knowledge of Walsall and the local area

Personal qualities

  • Be reliable, honest and trustworthy
  • Remain calm under pressure
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Be flexible with your working hours

Qualifications required

Desirable to have good English and Maths (GCSE Grade A-D or equivilent) however isn’t essential as full training and support will be given

Future prospects

In return for your hard work and commitment you will be given excellent ongoing training and the opportunity for career progression including: L3 Senior Healthcare Support Worker L5 Care Leadership and Management

Things to consider

Working hours will include alternate weekends National Minimum Wage according to government website.

About the employer

We provide help and care for people in the following areas... Older People Mental Health Physical Disabilities Learning Disabilities People with Dementia & Alzheimer's


Tipton Homecare Ltd



Bloomfield Road



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Training provider

  • Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship Standard
  • Skills & Knowledge relating to the role.
  • Behaviours (Treat people with dignity, respecting individuals diversity, beliefs, culture, values, needs, privacy and prefrences etc)
  • Care Certificate
  • Functional Skills in Engish and Maths up to Level 2.

Apprenticeship standard

Healthcare > Healthcare Support Worker

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Walsall College - Wisemore Campus


Emma Worth 01922 688638

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Closing date: 27 Oct 2017