Apprentice Health and Social carer Hawthorn Residential Home

Working at an established care home for the elderly on a full time basis. The care home has been open over 20 yrs and holds up to 20 residents.

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Closing date: 01 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £162.00 - £282.00

    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

    Hours to Vary Between 8am - 10pm . 40 hours per week and will be discussed at interview.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    10 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    6 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The post holder will be required to ensure that the highest standard of care and support is provided to all residents at the Home.

  • The post holder will assist in creating an environment conducive to the care, support and management of individuals.
  • To ensure that the National Minimum Standards are maintained at all times.
  • To work independently and in collaboration with the existing team of professionals.
  • Help to construct and maintain professional and effective working relationships with other health care workers.
  • To be committed to improvements, innovation and advances in health care.
  • Care and Support Responsibilities.

To act as a primary carer for a small group of individual residents and to work towards providingcare and support to ensure that:

  • Physical
  • Psychological
  • Emotional
  • Social
  • Educational

To uphold the philosophy of care at The Home and to ensure that all Residents are provided with care and support to optimise:

  • Respect
  • Dignity
  • Rights
  • Independence
  • Fulfilment
  • Choice
  • Be proactive in the introduction and implementation of new ideas and initiatives within the area of work.
  • Ensure policies, procedures, standards and practices of care are maintained at all times.
  • Ensure standards are enforced throughout periods of duty.
  • Observe the principles of care, which underpin the area of work.
  • To assume delegated tasks with discussion and support from Qualified Staff.
  • To adopt a positive attitude and aptitude towards individuals with enduring mental illness.
  • To ensure the smooth running of The Home at all times.
  • To participate in domestic activities when required, for example cooking and cleaning and caring of both female and male residents

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Caring
  • Punctual
  • Eager
  • Patient

Personal qualities

  • Flexible
  • Approachable
  • Willing to learn
  • Adaptable
  • Understanding

Qualifications required

  • GCSE Grade D or above in maths and english or equivilent.

Future prospects

To continue onto L3 in Health and Social Care

Things to consider

You will be providing personal care to both and male and female residents.

About the employer

The Hawthorns Rest Home is a registered care home situated in the leafy superb of Edgbaston. Established in 1989 our highly trained and qualified staff have been offering a full around the clock caring service in a true home from home friendly environment. It is our belief that life in a care home should always be about choice and this is something we take pride in. No one should 'end up' in residential care. People have the right to feel as much 'at home' as possible. At the Hawthorns this is our aim, to create a homely atmosphere where residents can choose breakfast in bed if they wish, can partake any hobby or activity that interests them, have access to alcoholic drinks if they so desire and to live life as they have done so for a good number of years.


Hawthorn Residential Home



Rotton Park Road


B16 9JH

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Training provider

Level 2 in health and social care with the oppertunity to continue onto Level 3 in the workplace for the right applicant.

Apprenticeship framework

Health and Social Care

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Sandwell College


Laura Hancox 01216675018

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Closing date: 01 Oct 2017