Health and Social Care Apprentice Pine Lodge Care Centre

Care Assistant – caring for the elderly and people living with dementia

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Shift work variable

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    13 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    02 Oct 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

To participate as a full and active member of the care team in providing a high standard of care.  To ensure that resident’s personal care needs are met in compliance with individual care plans and ensure that your role respects the dignity and privacy of individuals whilst maintaining and promoting independence in line with homes philosophy of care.

The post holder must be versatile; self- motivated and has the ability to work using a high level of initiative.

Main Duties/Responsibilities

To provide high quality care based on the needs and wishes of individual residents which reflect choices and preferences, respect for residents as individuals and maintain a safe and homely environment.

Care Responsibilities

  1. To care for the resident’s to a very high standard, ensuring that the residents right to privacy, dignity, consideration, respect, choice and inclusion are paramount at all times
  2. To provide a personal service and support  that meets the daily living and personal care needs of residents
  3. Assist residents with all aspects of personal care – dressing, personal hygiene to include teeth, nails and hair, foot care, bathing, toileting, etc. whilst ensuring that the individual consents to the support offered
  4. To enable residents with swallowing difficulties or co-ordination problems to take nourishment and understand the importance of fluid balance ensuring all residents have an acceptable fluid intake
  5. Attending to the needs of the residents /relatives and courteous reception of visitors to the home

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Written and verbal

Personal qualities

  • Empathy
  • Patience
  • Ability to work as a team player and use initiative
  • Motivated and willing to learn

Qualifications required


Future prospects

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship and for the right candidate, there is the potential to gain permanent employment and progress within the care home.

About the employer

Residential Home


Pine Lodge Care Centre



Key Street


ME10 1YU

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Training provider

This Intermediate Apprenticeship in Health & Social Care will consist of the following framework:

  • City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care
  • Functional Skills in Maths & English
  • City & Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate in Health & Social Care
  • Employment Rights & Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning & Thinking Skills (PLTS)


Apprenticeship framework

Health and Social Care

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by IPS International Ltd


01634 298808

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2017