South Africa Lodge – Care Apprentice South Africa Lodge

South Africa Lodge have a new and exciting opportunity for an individual to join a prestigious team as a care worker. To be considered for this role, applicants will need to be 18 or over to comply with company policy.

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Closing date: 24 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    08:00 – 20:00, 36 hours a week across three days. Please bear in mind, these shifts may not be consecutive.

    Total hours per week: 36.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    13 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    23 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

To be considered for this role, applicants will need to be 18 or over to comply with company policy. 

Cornerstone Healthcare is a new company who are committed to the development of high quality care and nursing home services across the South Coast of England.

South Africa Lodge is one of six lodges all running independent of one another. It is a specialist facility, dealing with conditions including: Functional and organic psychological disorders, neurological conditions and dementia. 

Role will include:

  • Talking to residents
  • Welfare and care
  • Activity leaderships
  • Manual handling
  • Assistance with feeding
  • Palliative Care
  • Bereavement
  • Personal Care

The right applicant will need to have a high level of professionalism, strong communication skills and an empathic ability.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Able to follow processes 
  • Understand the need for confidentiality and responsibilities concerning data protection

Personal qualities

  • Empathy
  • Can do attitude
  • Willingness to learn
  • Patience
  • Mature attitude

Qualifications required

  • All applicants will be welcome, however, a functional skills test will be carried out at interview to assess the level of Maths and English.
  • If successful and hold grade A*-C at GCSE or equivalent in Maths and English – you will be exempt from Functional Skills whilst on programme.
  • If you do not hold the above qualifications, you will be required to study Level 1 Functional Skills. 

Future prospects

Employment will be reviewed after 3 months with the view of a pay increment of an additional £3 per hour. On completion of Apprenticeship, the right candidate will be offered full-time employment.

Things to consider

This is a demanding role that involves bereavement and challenging residents.

About the employer

What we do: We currently operate two specialist care homes for people with dementia and organic mental illness, Kitnocks House near Botley and South Africa Lodge in Waterlooville.


South Africa Lodge


Stakes Hill Road



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Training provider

  • Level 2 in Health and Social Care
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Functional Skills in English and Maths if required

Apprenticeship framework

Health and Social Care

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by South Downs College


Danielle Harding 02393879999

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Closing date: 24 Sep 2017