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Care Worker Apprenticeship Abbey Lodge Care Centre

You will use your enthusiasm and team skills to maintain a warm and caring atmosphere for all our residents as well as helping with anything from bathing to basic house keeping duties to the preparation of snacks. The role is supporting individuals to live their best lives according to ability and need.

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Closing date: 07 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £22,880.00

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm Will be expected to work every other weekend, but will have a day off during the week.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    08 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000072950

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The role does involve personal care, preparing meals and some cleaning, medication and all areas appropriate to promoting a healthy life.

But the role will also include going shopping with individuals, going for ice-cream and many other community activities that the individuals ask for or may like to do.  

We are a fully electronic service, this includes care plans, medication, staff rota’s etc. 

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Adult Care Work Level 2 Standard

We are currently operating a blended learning model with a combination of remote delivery through the use of MS Teams and face to face delivery

Employer

We promote a huge level of training, and we actively request that you ask for other areas of training if we have not provided it all ready.

We have 40-60 Mandatory training courses: dependent on the service and service need.  Plus, lots more courses available.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

We promote career progression with a large number of steps. For example we have promoted a young lady from a Cleaner position to an activities coordinator, to a support worker, to a senior support worker, to a team leader and a unit manager and now she is an acting registered service manager. She requested the training and we recognised her skills and abilities and encouraged and provided all the required training as far as NVQ 5 and she is the light that shows what is possible.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade 9 - 4 / A -C) Desired

Things to consider

We are quite rural and so a car driver is not essential but public transport is not always accessible, so it is preferable to be a driver or have access to a driver.

About the employer

At Care Matters we work with people of working age and above who may experience memory loss, confusion, disorientation, mental health problems, or a learning disability. We will work together to enable people who use the service to have the best quality of life possible.t Abbey Lodge we work with the individuals who use our service in a person-centred way. We work with each person to assess their abilities and their aims and goals in life.

Employer

Abbey Lodge Care Centre

Address

HASTINGS ROAD

TELHAM

BATTLE

TN33 0SH

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Training

Training provider

IXION HOLDINGS (CONTRACTS) LIMITED

Contact

Katy Ash

Katy.Ash@ixionholdings.com

Apprenticeship standard

Adult care worker

Level 2 (GCSE)


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