Looking for a rewarding career in care? Do you have the ability to put yourself in someone else's shoes and brighten their day? Start as a Care Assistant Apprentice with Maria Mallaband Care NVQ in Health & Social Care!

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

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Closing date: 16 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    30 - 36 hrs Per Week Inc. Evenings And Weekends

    Total hours per week: 36.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    23 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    24 Feb 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The Care Assistant is part of the caring team and as such works with other staff to care for the Service Users in the Home. 

The work can be physically and mentally demanding, and the person appointed to the post will be expected to have an understanding of and sympathy with elderly people.

Main Duties:

  • Promote the Company Mission Statement at all times.
  • To have an understanding for the Health and Social Care Act 2008.
  • Maintain Service Users' privacy and dignity at all times whilst ensuring that they have a right of choice. Participate in the care planning process.
  • Help the Service Users lead as a full a life as possible.
  • Provide and maintain the highest possible levels of care, and assist with Service Users' activities.
  • Encourage independence whilst providing appropriate levels of support in line with individually assessed needs.
  • Take on the role of the key worker for allocated Service Users in relation to set guidelines. 
  • Assist in framework of social activities which include Service User's hobbies and interests internally and externally.
  • Help with the serving and supervision of meals and feeding Service Users where necessary.
  • Assist Service Users who have limited mobility in making the best use of the aids provided.
  • Closely monitor Service Users who may be confused or have behavioural problems.
  • Assist in promotion of continence.
  • Assist the Person in Charge with outside agencies when required.
  • Report any changes in Service Users' physical or mental condition to the Person in Charge and complete the daily report. Record relevant information I.e. fluid balance charts, temperature charts, etc.
  • Assist in the delivery of End of Life Care.
  • Assist with the care and safe keeping of Service Users' clothing, personal property and property belonging to the Home.
  • Work to the Codes of Practice set down by the General Social Care Council.
  • To escort Service Users on visits outside the Home when necessary.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

To work in Health and Social Care, you will possess the following:

  • A friendly and caring approach
  • A genuine desire to help people
  • A respectful approach to clients
  • Patience and a sense of humour
  • Team working skills and the ability to use your own initiative 
  • The ability to follow clear health and safety guidelines

Personal qualities

  • Excellent people skills
  • Good communication and observation
  • Happy to work as part of a team
  • Caring
  • Passionate
  • Compassionate

Qualifications required

No qualifications required
But a commitment to complete training & qualification is most important

Future prospects

Ongoing training and development encouraged by the employer which will give the applicant the opportunity to move on to a full time job.

Things to consider

The key dates are to be used as a guide only. Should the right candidate be found, this vacancy may close early. Please note that the wage displayed reflects the maximum hours worked (36) if you work less than the maximum the wage will be calculated at £3.50 per hour.

About the employer

Oaklands Care Home is located in the peaceful North Yorkshire village of Kirk Hammerton. Harrogate, Knaresborough and Wetherby are only a short drive away. Local shops, doctors surgery and pharmacy are a short walk away. The home provides care for 38 residents, with all bedrooms having en-suite facilities. A dedicated dementia unit named ‘The Acorn Suite’ is specifically designed to offer support to those suffering from dementia as well as adults with Mental Health issues. Residents of Oaklands benefit from a number of communal areas, including two spacious dining areas, 3 lounge areas and a bright and airy conservatory with views of the gardens. Oaklands provide quality care, stimulating activities and regular outings. We also hold regular coffee mornings and events to which the local community are always welcomed.




Kirk Hammerton


YO26 8DS

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Training provider

  • NVQ Health and Social Care
  • Functional Skills in English and Maths 
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) Workbook 
  • Certificate in First Aid 
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Apprenticeship framework

Health and Social Care

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Lifetime Training Ltd

Employer's Application Instructions

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

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Closing date: 16 Oct 2017