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Specialist Dementia Senior Healthcare Apprentice (full-time, 2 years) Your Healthcare Community Interest Company

The Community Dementia Service is a nurse led service for people with dementia and their families/carers that enables the person to maintain their independence and a live better for longer. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate.

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Closing date: 21 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Sunday with 2 days off, days and hours TBC

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    28 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    17 May 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Your Role at Your Healthcare The Community Dementia Service is a nurse led service for people with dementia and their families/carers that enables the person to maintain their independence and a live better for longer and is in keeping with the requirements of:

  • NHS England Transformation Framework - The Well Pathway for Dementia (2016)
  • World Health Organisation - Global Action Plan on the Public Health Response to Dementia 2017 - 2025

The Dementia Service works in partnership with the integrated health and social care teams and GP Practices in the Royal Borough of Kingston.

Successful candidate will carry out a range of duties under the direction of the Specialist Nurse Practitioner for Dementia and in accordance with related policies, procedures and guidelines. You will play an active role in reducing risks around developing dementia through health promotion.

  • Assisting in all aspects of care for patients with dementia
  • Assisting with daily living tasks
  • Ensuring all clients are dealt with respectfully

You must be able to work independently without direct supervision, to ensure that the person with dementia and family/carer has access to research and evidence-based information and activity in their own homes or other care setting.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • A good level of written and verbal communication skills
  • Good knowledge of IT software to include Word and Excel

Personal qualities

  • A self-starter who is keen to learn
  • The ability to work as part of a team in a professional environment
  • Punctual
  • Organised

Desired qualifications

Applicants need to hold Level 2 Adult Care Worker Qualification or equivalent.

4 x GCSE A*-D/9-3 including maths and English or equivalent or relevant work experience and required initial assessment results.

Future prospects

Upon completion the apprentice will be encouraged to further progress their career within the organisation.

Things to consider

Candidates are required to have an enhanced DBS and provide the result prior to starting.

Ideally need to be 18+ with a driving licence and a car (preferred but not essential).

About the employer

Welcome to Your Healthcare CIC, formerly part of NHS Kingston we are a not for profit social enterprise, proud of delivering patient-led, high quality health and social care community services for residents in Kingston & Richmond as part of the NHS family.

Working as a Community Interest Company (CIC), our status allows us to invest any surplus or profit back into front line services, where it is needed most by you, our community.

As a health and social care provider, we work in partnership to provide the following wide range of services to residents of Kingston and Richmond:

Our health care community services consist of, District Nursing, Health Visiting, School Nursing, Rehabilitation, Rapid Response Service, Continence Service, Respiratory Service, Tissue Viability & Leg Ulcer Service, Integrated Care Team, Neurodevelopmental Services, Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Speech & Language Provision.


Your Healthcare Community Interest Company



Hollyfield Road



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Smart Training & Recruitment


Smart Training And Recruitment

  • Level 3 Senior Healthcare Support Worker

Apprenticeship standard

Senior healthcare support worker

Level 3 (A level)

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