Apprentice Support/Care worker Carers & Companions

The apprentice will assist with supporting individuals who have mental health needs, learning disabilities, physical disabilities, sensory loss, end of life care and the elderly, to remain in their own home and improve the quality of their lives through rehabilitation, care and companionship.

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Closing date: 04 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    30 - 40 hours per week - variable hours on a shift rota inc evenings and weekends. Hours to be discussed at interview.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    11 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    11 Jul 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The main tasks we support people with are as follows

  • Assistance with washing, bathing and showering
  • Continence management
  • Administer medications
  • Monitoring and management of skin/ pressure areas
  • Prepare food and drink
  • Monitor food and drink input/ output
  • Monitoring general health
  • Work with other professionals such as nurses, G.P’s & social workers
  • Assistance with feeding and drinking
  • Companionship service
  • Take people out for social activities

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • The successful candidate must have a full UK driving licence and have access to their own vehicle. 
  • The ability to work on your own initiative and prioritise your workload
  • Good listening and communication skills
  • The ability to understand and follow policies and procedures
  • Good writing skills to fill in care plans.

Personal qualities

  • Caring/ nursing nature
  • Having a calm approach
  • Being assertive when needed

Qualifications required

  • Candidates will ideally have at least 3 GCSEs A* - C (or equivalent qualifications). No other specific qualifications are required as full training will be given. 
  • If you do not hold a qualification in Maths & English at level 2, you will be required to do Functional Skills in these subjects. 

Future prospects

This is a very rewarding job role and offers practical experience in all aspects of health and social care provision. Attractive package offered including pension, paid travel between client’s houses, contract of employment, paid mileage & PERKS card. We are committed to helping all employees progress their careers in health and social care from levels 2 & 3 through to level 5 diploma in leadership and management.

Things to consider

Due to insurance purposes, we can only consider candidate over 18 years of age. Applicants must have their own transport and a full UK driving licence as this is essential for the role. (This is due to taking residents out to social activities) Due to the nature of the business and its clients, employment will be subject to a DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) Check. You must be physically fit for this role as it may include assisting with the mobility of the people you are caring for.

About the employer

We provide care, rehabilitation and support to anyone over the age of 18 in their own homes. This includes personal care, medications, meal provision, companionship


Carers & Companions



Skipton Road


LS29 9EP

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Training provider

Job roles are varied and determined by and relevant to the type of the service being provided and the person supported. Adult Care Workers may work in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres, a person’s own home or some clinical healthcare settings. This standard covers both Adult Care Workers and Personal Assistants. Personal assistants do the same job as an Adult Care Worker and work directly for one individual usually within their own home. Working with people, feeling passionate about supporting and enabling them to live a more independent and fulfilling life is a rewarding and worthwhile job that provides excellent career opportunities

Delivery Model

  • On the job training from your employer
  • Workplace assessment/mentoring by College appointed person
  • Some College attendance and other off the job training
  • Level 2 Health & Social Care Diploma embedded into the standard
  • End point assessment by NCFE

Core skills & knowledge

  • Importance of having the right values and behaviours
  • Importance of communication
  • How to support individuals to remain safe from harm (Safeguarding)
  • How to promote health and wellbeing for the individuals they support and work colleagues
  • How to work professionally, including their own professional development

 If candidates do not have A*-C (4-9) in Maths & English at GCSE, there will be a requirement to do Functional Skills up to Level 2.

Apprenticeship standard

Adult care > Adult Care Worker

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Craven College


Sarah Haworth 01756 693686

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Closing date: 04 Oct 2017