Care Assistant Apprentice Laurel Bank Residential Home

As a Care Assistant you will show warmth and support to our residents and their families; helping to promote independence and dignity and positively enhancing the lives of individuals in our care. We are looking for a committed and passionate carers who are willing to go the extra mile to ensure our clients receive the care they require.

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Closing date: 01 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £122.50

    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

    35 hours per week, shifts including weekends

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    14 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    20 Mar 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001190560

  • Positions

    2 available

As a Care Assistant you will show warmth and support to our residents and their families; helping to promote independence and dignity and positively enhancing the lives of individuals in our care.

We are looking for a committed and passionate carers who are willing to go the extra mile to ensure our clients receive the care they require.

Some of the duties will include:

  • Assisting with washing and dressing residents
  • Helping Residents with toileting
  • Serving meals and assisting those who may not be able to feed themselves
  • Full confidentiality regarding residents personal data
  • Completing care plans throughout the shift

Some of the specific qualities we look for in candidates include:
 

  • Caring Nature
  • Someone who is comfortable when it comes to personal care for both men and women
  • Enthusiasm
  • Flexibility
  • Good interpretation skills e.g. communication and listening
  • An outgoing personality with the ability to keep calm under pressure, reliable and sociable

Experience is preferred but not necessary as you will be working towards your L2 or L3 Health and Social Care Apprenticeship.        

Key Skills

You must have good interpretation skills e.g. communication and listening and an outgoing personality with the ability to keep calm under pressure, reliable and sociable.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good interpretation skills
  • Good communication and listening skills
  • Ability to keep calm under pressure

Personal qualities

  • Outgoing personality
  • Reliable
  • Sociable

Qualifications required

GCSE Maths and English Grade A-D (or equivalent).

Future prospects

To progress onto Level 3 and/or into employment.

About the employer

At Laurel Bank Care Home we have been providing Residential Care Services for Elderly Residents since 1990. Dating from Victorian times, Laurel Bank was originally the local village church school and has been sympathetically remodelled for its current purpose while retaining much of the building’s charm

Employer

Laurel Bank Residential Home

Address

41 Knott Lane

Hyde

SK14 5HZ

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Training provider

  • L2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)
  • L2 Certificate in Preparing to work in Adult Social Care
  • L1 Maths Functional Skill
  • L1 English Functional Skill
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities certificate
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Apprenticeship framework

Health and Social Care

Training provider

THE OLDHAM COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Oldham College

Contact

Andrea Kearns 0161 785 4072 andrea.kearns@oldham.ac.uk


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Closing date: 01 Sep 2017