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Apprentice Senior Adult Care Assistant (Nights) - Avery Acacia Mews Care Home - New Moston Acacia Mews Care Home

Acacia Mews Care Home, located in Hatfield, are currently recruiting for empathetic, motivational and caring team players to join us as Senior Care Assistants. As Senior Care Assistant you will ensure continuity of care to residents by promoting and delivering high standards of care, individually and safely, and supporting.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 25 May 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £346.50 - £363.00

  • Working week

    Night Shifts TBC

    Total hours per week: 33.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    30 May 2022

  • Date posted

    05 Jan 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Qube Learning are working in partnership with The Princes Trust on a new Health Care Sector project for 16-30 year olds (age restriction is due to the Prince's Trust funding mandate). This project is designed to help people into any role within the sector.
This specific position has been recognised as a opportunity that fits in with the locations and roles we currently working with.

If you are aged 16-30 years old and apply for this fantastic opportunity, you will automatically be invited onto the programme. You will receive tailored support and guidance to help you in your application. After receiving your application we will contact you to book you in for a short induction, explain more about the programme & role and how we can help you! Please note, there is no upper age limit for this vacancy just the Princes Trust project so please still apply if you do not fall into the above age range.

The successful candidate will complete a Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3 qualification (dependant on experience), lasting 15 months.
During your apprenticeship you will have a dedicated Skills Tutor, who will make regular appointments virtually or face to face, to support you throughout your qualification.

You will be paid between £10.50 - £11.00

Role Responsibilities:
- Provide person centred care and personal care to residents in all aspects of their daily living.
- Responsible for the ordering, administration and auditing of prescribed medication to residents.
- Supporting residents at meal times, in accordance with their individual needs.
- Ensure all areas are kept tidy, pleasant and comfortable, including Bedrooms and Communal Areas.
- Contribute fully to team working, responding positively to colleagues and undertaking all reasonable work instructions promptly.
- Providing support to colleagues, through leadership by example, mentoring and coaching, acting as a positive role model, enabling the care team to deliver high standards.
- Actively participating in the person centred care planning process, by implementing, continuously developing, evaluating and reviewing plans through routine assessment or the changing
needs of individual residents. Communication of changes to the wider team and management.
- Contribute fully to team working, responding positively to colleagues and acting upon all reasonable work instructions promptly. Communicating effectively to the wider team, including multi-
disciplinary teams, handovers, team meetings, actively contributing to ensure the well-being of all residents.
- Take reasonable care of equipment used to carry out tasks, including general cleanliness and advising on any faults or the need for maintenance or replacement.
- Practice safe systems of work across the range of tasks and in particular moving and handling of loads, by assessing risk and having due regard for personal safety and the safety of residents,
visitors and staff.
- Understand personal responsibilities with regard to Health and Safety at Work legislation, particularly in relation to moving and handling of residents and fire safety and evacuation procedures.
- Take an active interest in your personal and professional development by, contributing to supervision and appraisal meetings, attending team meetings and training.
- Contribute to the personal and professional development of colleagues by, undertaking supervision and appraisal meetings, attending team meetings and identification of training needs.
- Develop positive professional relationships with residents, visitors and colleagues.
- Adhere to all company and local policies/procedures.
- Develop and maintain positive relationships with all residents, family, visitors and colleagues.

This is not intended as an exhaustive description of duties and responsibilities and may be amended following consultation with the jobholder.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Computer skills are essential Demonstrate the ability to lead staff and act responsibly in the absence of the manager Have a positive attitude to both supporting and nurturing residents and staff Able to be responsive and flexible to cover a range of responsibilities Demonstrate the right values and attitudes for working with Avery

Personal qualities

Caring- I am fully committed to providing and supporting staff to deliver care with kindness to our residents. I will always go the extra mile for our residents and our team to make life meaningful Innovative- I am always seeking creative ways to improve our resident’s experience. Honest - I work openly and transparently as part of an effective team and I am not afraid to admit when mistakes have been made Supportive- I will always share good ideas and encourage team members to do the same. I am committed to supporting both residents and team members to feel supported and nurtured, therefore enabling them to achieve their full potential. Credible - I am fully committed to ensuring all residents, and members of staff are treated fairly, feel they belong and are supported to participate in all opportunities that they wish, either inside the home or the wider community.

Desired qualifications

GCSE Grade C/4 or above in Maths and English (or equivalent qualification) Essential - Level 2 or equivalent in care for care homes Willing to study Advanced Carers Course Experience 2 years’ experience working with the resident group Evidence of up to date training Knowledge of the Health & Safety Care Act

Future prospects

Career progression to Management levels.

About the employer

Offering unrivalled quality and comfort, Avery operates residential, dementia and nursing homes in the UK, with a focus on the highest possible standards of living for our residents.


Acacia Mews Care Home


St. Albans Road East

AL10 0FJ

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Training provider

Qube Learning

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Qube Qualifications And Development Limited


Sophie Gear

Lead adult care work level 3 qualification including Functional Skills in Maths and English if required

Apprenticeship standard

Lead adult care worker

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please click on the link below to apply

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 25 May 2022