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Apprentice Healthcare Assistant DISCOVERY CARE LIMITED

Being a Healthcare Assistant within a Care Home is to look after the physical, emotional, cultural and social needs of the residents. To use a person centred approach while promoting the client’s choice, independence, dignity, privacy, and other rights.

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Closing date: 29 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

    Business operates on a 24 Hours / 7 days a week based on a ROTA system. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Jan 2022

  • Date posted

    18 Aug 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available


  • The candidate will need to learn how to identify and understand the care and support requirements of the residents. They will need to encourage the independence and motivation of our residents and encourage them to not foster dependent behabiours
  • They will assist the residents with either day to day activities or ad hoc activities as required which will include Getting up in the morning and going to bed at night; Wash bathe and shower; Dress and undress; Look after their skin, teeth, hair and nails; With toileting, continence management and personal hygiene etc.
  • They will need to ensure that any situation out of the ordinary or any accident or untoward incident will be reported to the superior
  • They will need to maintain detailed accurate records in respect of care and medication support given and tasks undertaken in residents care plans or convey relevant information about the service users to the senior on shift in order that the individual plan of care may be regularly updated
  • When required they will assist with light general household domestic duties, including housework and laundry, as detailed in the care plan or instructed by Management
  • They will need to take responsibility for the safe handling of property and equipment belonging to the residents and care home
  • They will need to ensure the environment is as safe as possible for the Client, whilst respecting the Client's choice and rights
  • They will be required to promote self hygiene and dress appropriately, wearing uniform and using the personal protective equipment provided
  • They will need to ensure that the people your service supports are protected from abuse and neglect; to follow the Safeguarding Procedure and, if you witness or suspect abuse, to report it promptly as required by the procedure

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • A self-starter attitude would be ideal
  • Interpersonal skills

Personal qualities

  • As we provide adult care we expect the candidate to be caring, compassionate, respectful
  • Have a positive attitude towards adults with disabilities

Desired qualifications

  • None needed. All training will be provided

Future prospects

  • Upon completion of the apprenticeship a permanent employment contractual agreement may be signed

Things to consider

  • The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

About the employer

Discovery Care has been in the industry of adult care since 2004 and has evolved with time introducing more and more advanced methods of offering bespoke care for service users. We believe in the concept that our residents don't live in our place of work, we work in their home. 




Roxburgh Road



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Impact Futures


Lauren Coughlan 01753 596004

  • Adult Care Worker Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard

Impact Futures are a grade 2 OFSTED Apprenticeship Training Provider. Our delivery of training is through blended learning. Supported by one of our sector specialist tutors they will deliver teaching sessions using various methods including face to face teaching, Skype, facetime, telephone and peer virtual classroom whilst using our interactive multi-sensory teaching resources. Teaching sessions are normally bi weekly or monthly depending on the learner’s preferred learning style. Additionally, the tutor will provide the support required to ensure the learner enjoys and ultimately successfully achieve their goals and complete their training. We want them to feel our team are approachable at any stage of their learning journey.

Apprenticeship standard

Adult care worker

Level 2 (GCSE)

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