Apprentice Care Worker NEW DAWN CARE AGENCY LTD

This is an exciting opportunity, working with a well established care provider to gain lots of knowledge and skills in Adult care and working through the apprenticeship standard to gain an intermediate qualification as an Adult Care Worker. You will be learning new skills, working as a team and assisting in the care industry with a care plan.

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Closing date: 18 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £8.00 an hour

  • Working week

    Shifts to be confirmed. Our care team covers the hours of 7am - 2pm and 4pm - 10pm; 7 days a week, 365 days of the year. Our carers work anything from two to six hours at a time.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    04 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Physical care of service users
  • Social duties including talking and listening to service users
  • Attending personal needs of service users
  • Helping to create a warm and friendly atmosphere
  • Contribute to discussions
  • Attend training
  • Administer medication
  • Undertake work on ad-hoc basis
  • Attend training (including NVQ 2 Care) and attend staff meetings
  • Be aware of emergency procedures
  • Care for personal belongings, tidying bedrooms, emptying commodes, washing, cleaning and laundering personal property

The training you will be getting

Adult Care Worker Standard - Level 2 which includes:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours
  • End Point Assessment (EPA)

Work place assessment with one of County Training’s highly experienced workplace Assessors, including as an example, completion of assignments, project, and observation of workplace activities.

There may also be a requirement to attend formal teaching sessions to enhance knowledge or work towards completion of functional skills (if required).

There is also a requirement for you to keep an off the job log which is an important part of your Apprenticeship Programme.

  • Employer Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

For the right applicant this role is likely to lead into full time employment and staff members are encouraged to develop their training futher with an advanced apprenticeship on completion of the intermediate apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4/C or above) Desired

Things to consider

Home care is hard work, it involves a mixture of 7am starts, 10pm finishes and working alternate weekends. Working in clients home means travelling between calls. The majority of our carers drive although some of our team who live 'in town' ( Church Stretton or Craven Arms) walk between clients. Home care is not a 9 - 5 job but the rewards of knowing you've made a real difference in someones life makes it all worth it.

About the employer

New Dawn Care Agency Ltd has been in operation since 2009. Founded by the late George Bowness and Kim Pilkington, to provide a range of care services, aimed at maintaining independence, dignity and respect for people in their own homes. Through reliable, quality services, we have become one of the most respected home/domiciliary care providers in our area. We cover Church Stretton, Craven Arms and neighbouring villages up to 6 miles from both town centres; delivering bespoke care packages at competitive rates. As a business, New Dawn Care Agency is Safe - we are committed to taking all reasonable steps to ensure the health and safety of all staff and service users. Caring - care is about getting to know the client, their likes/ dislikes, engaging in their past life and experiences and using this knowledge to build a good rapport that enables the recognition of small changes so that support can be adapted. Responsive - care needs to change over time; as carers get to know each individual and their routines, they are encouraged to report in if a review or change is required. Effective - all of our staff receive high levels of training and are actively encouraged to come up with ideas, especially when it comes to care plans and enhancing clients quality of life. Well led - We pride ourselves on strong local relationships with doctors, social workers, Mayfair centre; and we participate in Registered Manager Forums, sharing best practice and learning from others.








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Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience



0345 678 9023

Apprenticeship standard

Adult care worker

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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