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Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship ROSSMERE PARK CARE CENTRE LIMITED

Rossmere Park Care Centre is looking to employ 4 Health & Social Care Apprentices to join their already successful team and assist staff with all aspects of personal care and general housekeeping support for its residents.

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Closing date: 22 Nov 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

    Hours of Work: 37.5 hours per week including weekends and Bank Holidays (Split shift system - 7am—7pm 4 days in Week 1 - Monday, Tuesday, Saturday & Sunday and 3 days in Week 2 - Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    29 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    22 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

Applicants must be able to:

  • Empathise and actively listen in a sensitive manner to the residents
  • Access appropriate additional support where necessary
  • Build effective relationships and be caring and supportive towards the residents
  • Interact with residents and assist them with tasks where necessary
  • Actively encourage independence whilst upholding the rights of each individual resident
  • Adhere to the Health & Safety Regulations as they relate to the home
  • Undertake additional duties in line with capabilities as required

We are keen to recruit staff with the right values, behaviours, and attitudes. 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:

  • Supporting residents with personal care and choice when getting dressed
  • Supporting residents with personal hygiene e.g., toileting, continence care, bathing, and grooming
  • Providing a warm and welcoming dining experience, which will include serving meals, supporting residents at mealtimes and cleaning tables
  • Supporting residents to maximise their personal comfort by moving and handling appropriately
  • Providing social engagement with residents by actively listening and talking about their personal interests
  • Assisting Activities Staff with the daily activities programme to give residents physical and mental stimulation
  • Adhering to residents’ person-centred care plans by recording observations, e.g., weight, nutrition, tissue viability and liquid intake
  • Welcoming new residents into the home by ensuring they are aware of their new surroundings
  • Accompanying residents on trips in the community
  • Accompanying residents to medical appointments
  • Observing, monitoring and recording residents’ physical and emotional well-being and promptly reporting any changes

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Work effectively as part of a team
  • Active listening and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent communication skills - both written and verbal
  • Always maintaining confidentiality
  • Have or be willing to obtain a Diploma level 2

Personal qualities

  • To understand the residents needs with an observant, sensitive and caring nature, and manner and exhibiting a polite, confident, and friendly approach
  • The ability to always maintain a calm and professional demeanour even on times of pressure
  • A diligent approach to work ethics, understanding and respecting confidentiality at all times
  • Approachable
  • Professional
  • Passionate about working with and assisting older people
  • Compassionate, caring, empathetic and willing to undertake all care tasks and all non-care duties as requested
  • Understanding and considerate of residents' diverse needs, choices and wishes
  • Reliable
  • Awareness of health and wellbeing
  • Good timekeeping, with strong work ethic and commitment
  • Positive mental attitude

Desired qualifications

4 GCSE or equivalent Grades A-D/3-9 including maths & English preferred

Future prospects

Gain qualifications and transferable skills for future employment prospects and hopefully secure full-time position.

Things to consider

Please consider travel arrangements prior to applying for this role.

About the employer

Rossmere Park Care Centre is a privately owned Nursing and Residential care home, located in Hartlepool, which provides individualised care and treatment in its range of services to its residents. The company prides itself on being a caring employer that supports the development of staff in order to provide a service of excellence.





Greenock Road


TS25 4EU

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Derwentside College


Apprenticeship Recruitment Team 01207 585 914

  • Level 2 Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship Standard
  • Level 2 Functional Skills if required

Apprenticeship standard

Adult care worker

Level 2 (GCSE)

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