Apprentice Carer Doneraile Residential Home

Duties to include: assist with dressing and bathing, end of life care, assist with meal times, answer emergency calls, maintain records, clients housekeeping and cleaning, interaction with clients, accompany on outings.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Split over a 7 day week. Shifts are 8am to 2pm or 2pm to 8pm

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    13 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    07 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Purpose of Position.

  • To share with other staff in meeting the personal care needs of residents in a way that respects the dignity of the individual and promotes independence.
  • To help in the care of the residents' physical environment and in the general day-to-day activities of the home.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Assist residents who need help with dressing, bathing and the toilet.
  • Help residents with mobility priobelsma dn other physical disabilities, including incontinence: help win use and care of aids and personal equipment.
  • Care for residents temporarily sick and needing, for example, minor dressings, bed nursing.
  • Help care for residents who are dying.
  • Help in the promotion of mental and physical activity of residents through talking to them, taking them out, sharing with themin activities such as reading, writing, hobbies and recreations.
  • Make and change beds; tidy rooms and do light cleaning; emplty commodes.
  • Inspect, launder and mend residents' clothing.
  • Set tables and trays; serve meals; feed residents who need help; prepare light meals and wash up; tidy and clear the dining room.
  • Answer emergency bells, the door and the telephone; greet visitors
  • Read and write reports; take part in staff and residents' meetings and in training activities as directed.
  • Such other duties as may be required.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Caring
  • Considerate
  • A good listener
  • confidentiality
  • Flexibility
  • Respectful.

Personal qualities

Mature and sensible for Age group.

Qualifications required

  • Maths and English Level 3 or a D GCSE or equivalent.  Desirable, but not essential.

Future prospects

Full time employment with a view to continue to Level 3.

About the employer

Doneraile care home is a home providing accommodation and care for up to twenty five older people who may also have physical disabilities and/or dementia. Doneraile is a well established care home situated in Newton Abbot. The large Victorian house stands in its own grounds with pleasant gardens, sun terrace and lovely views of open countryside.


Doneraile Residential Home



College Road

Newton Abbot

TQ12 1EQ

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Training provider

  • Level 2 Health and Social Care
  • Level 2 Technical Certificate
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in English and Maths (where applicable)
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Apprenticeship framework

Health and Social Care

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Acacia Training And Development Ltd


Sue Youens 01752 670811

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017