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Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship Gainford Care Homes Ltd

Lead Adult care workers are front-line staff who help adults with care and support helping to achieve their personal goals and live as independently and safely as possible, enabling them to have control and choice in their lives. Administer residents medication and complete care plans. Work alongside carers to deliver care to the residents.

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2021

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

    Days and shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    08 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    19 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

As an Apprentice Lead Adult Care Worker, you will make a positive difference to someone's life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional or intellectual challenges

Duties may include:

  • Exercise judgement and take appropriate action to support individuals
  • Dignity and control by providing leadership and guidance
  • Responsible for care provided
  • Caring consistently and make a positive difference
  • Delivering care and support with kindness, consideration, dignity, empathy and respect
  • Doing the right thing for people, speaking up if the individual is at risk
  • Great communication and listening skills central to successful caring relationships
  • Applying knowledge and competence
  • Being committed to improving the experience of people who need care and support
  • Administer residents medication and complete care plans
  • Work alongside carers to deliver care to the residents

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Team player
  • Good organisational skills
  • Previous care experience

Personal qualities

  • Compassionate
  • Hard working
  • Friendly / approachable

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE grade A-C / 9-4 or equivalent in Maths and English.
  • The Level 2 Adult Care Worker apprenticeship (or equivalent) should already be achieved.

Future prospects

Progression in your role, training and going on to complete further qualifications.  Once the apprenticeship is complete, salary will rise to £9 per hour.

About the employer

Glenbrooke House is located in the quiet residential area of Low Fell, just outside of Newcastle city centre. The home provides long-term residential care to adults who have learning and physical disabilities.

Housing ten private bedrooms, each with a nurse call system, an en-suite and entertainment system, Glenbrooke House provides a homely, comfortable atmosphere for all of its guests.

All residents are encouraged to maintain their own lifestyle choices, in addition to participating in the running of the home. Glenbrooke House runs a regular programme of activities to encourage residents to develop their own individual skills and lifestyles. This includes employment or training and a calendar of social events. Located close to many local amenities, Glenbrooke House residents are offered the option to expand their social and recreational skills by visiting nearby pubs, clubs, shops, library and churches. Glenbrooke House offers all of the facilities associated with a modern care home, including DVD players and games consoles.

A team is on-site 24 hours a day and work closely with all residents to ensure that they receive the best care, support and encouragement appropriate to their individual needs and wishes. 


Gainford Care Homes Ltd


Glenbrooke House

Chowdene Bank



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by East Durham College


Emma Norbury 0191 5185587

  • Level 3 Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship Standard
  • Maths and English Functional Skills if required - if not required, Maths and English upskill will still be provided but you do not need to sit an exam.
  • Preparation for End Point Assessment.

Apprenticeship standard

Lead adult care worker

Level 3 (A level)

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