Residential Care Worker Apprenticeship DUTY OF CARE LTD

An excellent opportunity has become available for a Residential Care Worker Apprentice to join Duty of Care Ltd. Your role will be to actively promote the rights of young people as individuals and provide them with quality care in accordance with company policies and procedures.

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Closing date: 14 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £20,000-£27,840.00 per year dependant on experience.

  • Working week

    Shifts to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    26 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    12 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You will be working betwwen two locations: Rose Cottage, Marwood, Barnard Castle, Dl12 8QW or The Cottage, Staindrop, Darlington, DL2 3LZ.

Daily duties:

  • To assist in the provision of a safe and homely environment both individually and as part of a team to help young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties achieve their full potential by strengthening areas of weakness and developing areas of strength
  • Staff will be given their own responsibilities within the home depending on the strengths of the Residential Care Worker Apprentice
  • The ability to maintain confidentiality of client information is also important

Care Planning:

  • To help achieve the outlined outcomes for each young person as detailed in their care plan and as agreed with the manager
  • To work with the young person with the planning for now, in the future and for when leaving care


  • To promote every young person’s rights, safeguarding their welfare and providing good quality care
  • Protect young people from harm and enable them to keep themselves safe

Partnership Working:

  • To promote the practice of working in partnership with young people, their families, social workers and other service providers in order to meet the needs of the young people

Professional & Good Practice:

  • Make sure that all your work is in keeping with company policies and procedures, legislation and good practice
  • All staff must be accountable for their own tasks and responsibilities

Team Work:

  • To communicate fully and professionally with your colleagues and to be full team player


  • To ensure all paperwork and documentation is completed to a high standard as per your roles and responsibilities

Equal Opportunities & Anti-Discriminatory practice:

  • To promote and implement Duty of Care Ltd Equal opportunities Policy and Anti-Discriminatory practice
  • As an organisation we are committed to promoting a just society that gives everyone an equal chance to learn, work and live free from discrimination and prejudice

Continuous professional development:

  • To complete continuous professional development throughout your time at Duty of Care

Health & Safety:

  • To follow the health and safety policies and procedures and notify management if you have any concerns regarding this
  • Where needed action must be taken to safeguard everyone involved with Duty of Care Ltd

Individual Responsibilities:

  • All staff will be given additional responsibilities depending on their strengths and what areas they wish to progress within the home

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

  • Level 4 Children, Young People and Families Practitioner (incorporating Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare)
  • Training delivered in the workplace

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Excellent training programme with a full time position available on successful completion of the apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English and maths (Grade 4-9 (A*-C) or equivalent) Essential
NVQ or SVQ Level 3 or equivalent Children and Young People’s Workforce (Grade Pass/or willing to complete) Desired
Other Social Work (Grade Degree or Diploma) Desired
Other Youth Worker (Grade Degree or Diploma) Desired

Things to consider

All staff will need to hold a full UK driving licence and have access to a vehicle due to the job role and the location. Candidates must be over 23 years of age due to company policy and the nature of the job role. You will be expected to work shifts - 24 hour shifts including sleep overs.

About the employer

Duty of Care Limited provides high quality care for children and young people with emotional, behavioural and social difficulties. We offer therapeutic care for children and young people aged 8 - 17 years old. You will work as a Residential Care Worker Apprentice at one of our three bedded residential homes that offers a safe, secure and fun family environment for young people in the care of the local authority.








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Training provider



Apprenticeship Recruitment Team

Apprenticeship standard

Children, young people and families practitioner

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

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