Care Assistant Apprentice Littleborough Care Home

As a Care Assistant you will show warmth and support to our residents and their families; helping to promote independence and dignity and positively enhancing the lives of individuals in our care. We are looking for a committed and passionate carers who are willing to go the extra mile to ensure our clients receive the care they require.

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Closing date: 20 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £122.50

    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

    Shifts including weekends

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    04 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001292366

  • Positions

    1 available

Generic Responsibilities:

As a Care Assistant you will show warmth and support to our residents and their families; helping to promote independence and dignity and positively enhancing the lives of

individuals in our care.

We are looking for a committed and passionate carers who are willing to go the extra mile

to ensure our clients receive the care they require.

Some of the duties will include:

- Assisting with washing and dressing residents

- Helping Residents with toileting

- Serving meals and assisting those who may not be able to feed themselves

- Full confidentiality regarding residents personal data

- Completing care plans throughout the shift

 

- To make and change beds, tidy rooms and do light cleaning

 

- To answer call bells, the door and the telephone and welcome visitors

Some of the specific qualities we look for in candidates include:
 

- Caring Nature


- Someone who is comfortable when it comes to personal care for both men and women

- Enthusiasm

- Flexibility

- Good interpretation skills e.g. communication and listening

- An outgoing personality with the ability to keep calm under pressure, reliable and sociable

 

Experience is preferred but not necessary as you will be working towards your L2

Health and Social Care Apprenticeship.         


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Someone who is comfortable when it comes to personal care for both men and women

Good interpretation skills eg. communication and listening

An outgoing personality with the ability to keep calm under pressure

Personal qualities

Caring nature

Enthusiasm

Flexibility

Reliable and sociable

Qualifications required

GCSE Maths and English Grade A-D or equivalent

Future prospects

To progress onto Level 3 and/or into employment

About the employer

A Level 2 Apprentice in Health and Social Care is required for a Residential Care Home based in Littleborough, Rochdale. Established in 1987, Littleborough is a privately owned residential home. With 22 single rooms and 2 shared rooms. Littleborough is situated within picturesque grounds. Littleborough Home offers the highest standard of care to the elderly in Littleborough, Rochdale and the surrounding areas. Staff consist of a highly trained, motivated and experienced group of people within a wide age group. Staff are always very flexible, accommodating and happy to help. Staff pride themselves as being very caring, empathetic and motivated to ensure the home provides excellent quality of care. The aim is to ensure residents’ time spent at Littleborough Home is enjoyable, safe and fulfilling.

Employer

Littleborough Care Home

Address

Regent Street

Littleborough

OL15 8BH

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Training provider

  • L2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)
  • L2 Certificate in Preparing to work in Adult Social Care
  • L1 Maths Functional Skill
  • L1 English Functional Skill
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities certificate
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Apprenticeship framework

Health and Social Care

Training provider

THE OLDHAM COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Oldham College

Contact

Andrea Kearns 0161 785 4072 andrea.kearns@oldham.ac.uk


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Closing date: 20 Oct 2017