Health and Social Care Apprenticeship St Benedicts Nursing Home

To assist in the provision of care and work as part of a team to achieve required standards. To ensure residents retain their dignity and individuality. To be involved in the general duties of the Home.

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Closing date: 30 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Four week introductory period. This will cover two shifts (22 hours) with a wage of £3.40 per hour. After this period there will be three shifts (33 hours) with a wage of £5 per hour.

    Total hours per week: 33.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    03 Nov 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • Ensure the highest possible levels of care are maintained by supporting / assisting residents, when required, with washing, toileting, dressing, undressing and all other aspects of daily living.
  • Assist residents in all aspects of their care needs (i.e. physical, emotional and spiritual).  Provide attention when needed, whilst ensuring residents retain their comfort and dignity.
  • Pay particular attention to assisting residents who have limited mobility or physical / learning difficulties, making the best and safe use of aids provided.
  • Closely monitor residents who may be confused and/or who have behavioural problems.
  • Assist in the promotion of continence.
  • Assist in the delivery of care for residents who are dying or who have a progressive illness.  Assist with last offices.
  • Observe care planning needs for residents and complete written daily records as instructed and in line with the Company’s policies and procedures
  • Assist in framework of social activities by interacting with residents and helping them continue with hobbies and activities.
  • Answer Nurse Call system, giving assistance as required.  Answer the door and telephone appropriately, respond according and pass on messages promptly.
  • Under the supervision and guidance of senior Care Staff and Registered Nurses, report on the well-being of residents.
  • Carry out regular checks on residents at intervals determined by senior Staff Members.
  • Make visitors feel welcome.  Provide refreshments / assistance as and when required.
  • Make and change beds, ensuring that rooms are clean and tidy, and commodes are emptied in line with the Nursing Home’s disposal of waste policy.  Ensure the Home’s resources are used appropriately.
  • Clean and maintain equipment used by residents e.g. wheelchairs, commodes, pressure relieving equipment, hearing aids, spectacles, bath hoists, showers etc.  Ensure the Home is kept clean and tidy in line with the Company’s attention to detail philosophy.
  • Care for residents clothing and assist with naming if applicable, and ensure that all clothing is clearly marked and recorded.
  • Ensure full privacy and dignity is maintained for the dying and the bereaved in line with the Company’s policies and procedures.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • To have good communication, organisational skills and an ability to show initiative.

Personal qualities

  • To have a patient, caring nature and enthusiasm to care for the elderly.
  • To be approachable and friendly and be able to communicate well with the residents in a respectful manner.
  • To have a keen willingness to learn.

Qualifications required

Good secondary education.

Future prospects

We would consider a permanent position as a Care Assistant within the company for the right candidate. We are very keen to support further training with an appointed mentor during training. For the candidate that undertakes the Level 2 (Intermediate Apprenticeship) Diploma in Health and Social Care there is the possibility to progress onto a Level 3 (Advanced Apprenticeship)

Things to consider

The post involves specialist care for the elderly who have dementia and or may require personal care. The home also undertakes caring for residents at the end of life where possible. The post also includes shift work and working weekends.

About the employer

St Benedict's Nursing Home is a well-established family run home. Our registration enables us to provide residential, nursing and dementia nursing care within two separate units. The Vicarage is our nursing and residential care facility and The Deanery is our dementia nursing unit.


St Benedicts Nursing Home


29 Benedict Street



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Training provider

  • Level 2/Level 3 Health and Social Care
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English  if necessary

Dependant on the applicant there is availability of Level 2 or a Level 3 apprenticeship.

Apprenticeship framework

Health and Social Care

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Strode College


Mr William Merivale 01458 833275

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Closing date: 30 Oct 2017