Apprentice Care Assistant Parkfield House

You will provide practical assistance of the highest quality to vulnerable, mature adults in a residential care home by assisting them with tasks of daily living whilst encouraging them to achieve maximum independence.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 19 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    44 hours a week on a shift basis including weekend. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 44.00

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    26 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    20 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Framework and Level:Health and Social Care Level 2

Location: Uxbridge

Vacancy full description:

  • To work with residents to maintain their independence by creating opportunities which take into account their own personal choices and preferences.
  • To support residents to develop a range of relationships within the home.
  • To work co-operatively with colleagues and other professionals
  • To assist residents in maintaining hygienic standards and to comply with health and safety requirements.
  • To assist residents by serving meals and beverages.
  • To assist residents all with aspects of personal care. Including bathing, dressing, toileting and the disposal of soiled clothing/incontinence dressings (if required).
  • Help residents with mobility problems and other physical disability.
  • Make and change beds, assist in the care of empty commodes and some cleaning of rooms.
  • To be aware of and support residents with their emotional, cultural, spiritual and practical needs.
  • At all times to adhere to the homes policies and procedures.

Under the (overall) control of the team leader/ senior technician, to coordinate the use of practical resources and facilities and provide assistance and advice in meeting the practical needs of the science curriculum.

Activities that are likely to be carried out:

  • Preparation of resources, assembling apparatus.
  • Giving technical advice to teachers, technicians and pupils.

To ensure the maintenance of a health and safe working environment through:

  • Keeping up to date with current procedures and practices through continuing professional development.
  • The provision of technical advice and support on health and safety issues to teaching staff.
  • The safe treatment and disposal of used materials including to actual or potential hazards.
  • The health and safe storage and accessibility of equipment and materials
  • Disposal of waste materials.
  • Checking fume cupboards, pressure vessels and first- aid kits; carrying out electrical and other safety checks, etc.
  • Organising, storing and checking the condition of chemicals and equipment.
  • To contribute to the design, development and maintenance of specialist resources and/or long term projects.

Activities that are likely to be carried out:

  • Constructing and modifying apparatus.
  • Setting up and caring for plant and animal collections.
  • Preparing standards solutions, purifying chemicals, treating waste.
  • Under the (overall) guidance of the team- leader/ senior technician, to ensure that routine and non-routine checking, cleaning, maintenance, calibrating, testing and repairing of equipment are carried out to the required standard.

Activities that are likely to be carried out:

  • Collecting, checking and returning equipment to stores.
  • General laboratory cleaning of bench surface and fixed equipment.
  • Cleaning and repair of equipment.

Pay: £316.80 per week

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good Time Keeping
  • Ability to take instruction
  • Communicate effectively with all ages
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Committed to personal and professional development

Personal qualities

  • Team Player
  • Outgoing
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Caring
  • Trustworthy
  • Able to use own initiative

Qualifications required

Qualifications required: GCSE (or equivalent) in Maths, English, ICT (or Science) Grade C or above.

Future prospects

Discussed at Interview

About the employer

Established over 16 years ago, Parkfield House has undergone a magnificent refurbishment and offers first-class care for your loved one by a superb nursing team. The outstanding 40-room home provides first class general nursing accommodation in a beautiful listed building, where original features have been carefully restored, set in the quiet but easily accessible residential area of Hillingdon in West London.


Parkfield House


Parkfield House Nursing Home

Charville Lane West



UB10 0BY

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Training provider

  • QCF training will be provided and a certificate in health and social care will be gained
  • Intermediate Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care
  • City &Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)
  • City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
  • Functional skills - Application of Number Level 1 and Communication Level 1

Apprenticeship framework

Health and Social Care

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Uxbridge College


Alice Armson

Employer's Application Instructions

If you are interested in applying for this vacancy then please click on the 'Apply Now' link and complete our Application Form.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 19 Oct 2017