Adult Care Worker Apprentice House of Light Trust/ Cornerstone House

Care Assistants at Cornerstone House are employed to provide clients with the support including the following; finances, clothing, shopping, cleaning, social activities, hygiene, hobbies, outings, emotional support and much more. This is an excellent opportunity for a smart, ambitious and motivated individual to join a friendly environment. .

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Closing date: 01 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,296.00 to £20,319.00

    The wage will be discussed at a later stage.

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    Days and hours are to be discussed during the interview stage - weekend work will be included.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Dec 2023

  • Date posted

    25 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Care Assistants at Cornerstone House are employed to provide clients with the support including the following: Finances, clothing, shopping, cleaning, social activities, hygiene, hobbies, outings, emotional support and much more.

The successful candidates will be taught all the above including how to complete relevant paperwork, work towards care plans, learn and follow current legislation and procedures.

You learn how to:

  • Provide care and support when clients require it
  • Accompany clients on social outings
  • Follow personalised care plans
  • Check communication books and diaries
  • Understand relevant paperwork required
  • Report incidents and worries taught to you through Safeguarding training
  • Work well within the team
  • Understand and maintain Health and Safety
  • Respect confidentiality 

You will support individuals with care and support needs to achieve their personal goals and live as independently and safely as possible, enabling them to have control and choice in their lives, which is at the heart of person-centred care.

This qualification also supports healthcare Support Workers to provide high-quality and compassionate care to individuals requiring care and support, work as part of a team. You will learn the skills to carry out clinical duties such as monitoring an individual’s conditions (by checking things like blood pressure, temperature or weight), and checking on their overall progress, comfort and wellbeing.

The roles may also include helping patients/service users to eat, drink, wash, dress or go to the toilet. You will be working with adults with learning disabilities.

The training you will be getting

  • The training for this position will give you a strong understanding of how care homes operate, allowing you to study at Rotherham College (online classes) with their professional teaching staff and having a course that suits your needs
  • You will achieve a level 2 Diploma in Adult Care 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • You will gain a recognised qualifications that will help you to secure a long-term career with an employer that is eager to see you succeed and progress
  • It is more than likely, for the right candidates, there will be a full-time position with the home once you become qualified

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Kind and caring, Willing to work hard, Timekeeping skills, Reliable, Show empathy and compassion, Conscientious, Willing to learn, Able to work flexibly, People person, Respectful


GCSE or equivalent Math's and English (Grade A* - C (4-9)) Essential

Things to consider

All applicants should consider the location of the job and look whether it is within suitable travelling distance to them. You will be working with disabled and vulnerable people.

About the employer

House of Light Trust is a charitable trust that provides care and support for adults with learning difficulties in a loving environment. Cornerstone House is one of their residential homes with 8 single rooms based near Rotherham town centre. The residents enjoy bright and comfortable surroundings offering a homely environment. Each resident receives compassionate home care in a residential setting. A safe environment where dignity and independence are nurtured. The company are now looking to hire two Adult Care Worker apprentices and share their expertise and train you to be the best carer you can be. The residents are encouraged to live as independently as they can, Cornerstone pride themselves on providing a happy, upbeat environment on a day to day basis.


House of Light Trust/ Cornerstone House


115 Doncaster Road

East Dene


S65 2BN

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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


Lorraine Savage


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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