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Adult Care Worker Apprentice St Cuthberts Care

We are seeking to recruit Apprentice Carers to work in our residential and nursing home in Newcastle. We are keen to recruit someone with the right values, behaviours and attitudes that can ensure our Charity values are at the heart of everything we do. These are a commitment to quality and providing excellence.

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Closing date: 31 Jan 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    37 Hours Monday to Sunday on a shift pattern basis

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Expected duration

    13 months

  • Possible start date

    07 Feb 2022

  • Date posted

    02 Mar 2020

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

As a Carer, you should believe passionately about safeguarding the rights and dignities of older people and be able to deliver the highest standards of care with compassion and understanding.

Duties to include:

  • Support residents with personal care and choice when getting dressed
  • Support residents with personal hygiene e.g. toileting, continence care, bathing and grooming
  • Provide a warm and welcoming dinning experience, which will include serving meals, supporting residents at meal times and cleaning tables
  • Support residents to maximise their personal comfort by moving and handling appropriately
  • Provide social engagement with residents by actively listening and talking about their personal interests
  • Assist residents with the daily activities to support with physical and mental stimulation
  • Adhere to residents person-centred care plans by recording observations, e.g. weight, , nutrition, tissue viability and liquid intake
  • Welcome new residents into the home by ensuring they are aware of their new surroundings
  • Accompany residents on trips in the community
  • Accompany residents to medical appointments
  • Observe, monitor and record residents physical and emotional well-being and promptly report any changes

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Have excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Reliable
  • Good Timekeeping
  • Work effectively as part of a team

Personal qualities

  • Approachable
  • Professional
  • Passionate about working with and assisting older people
  • Compassionate and caring and willing to undertake all care tasks and all non-care duties as requested
  • Understanding and considerate to residents different needs, choices and wishes
  • Have or be willing to obtain a Diploma level 2

Desired qualifications

  • 4 Grades A-D/3-9 including maths & English preferred

Future prospects

  • If available, to become full time employed after training has complete

Things to consider

  • Successful applicants will require pre-employment checks, which will include a DBS, references, health questionnaire satisfactory to St Cuthbert’s Care

About the employer

St Cuthbert's Care is committed to helping improve the lives of some of the most vulnerable members of our communities, including people with profound disabilities, children in care, older people and those living on the margins of society. Firmly rooted in the Catholic faith, our charity always has and always will place people at the heart of its work.


St Cuthberts Care


St. Cuthberts House

West Road

Newcastle Upon Tyne

NE15 7PY

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Derwentside College


Gemma Yildirim 01207585914

  • 4 Grades A-D/3-9 including maths & English preferred

Apprenticeship standard

Adult care worker

Level 2 (GCSE)

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