Care Assistant apprenticeship NAZARETH CARE CHARITABLE TRUST

Nazareth House is a unique and caring home where each individual is treated with respect, lovingly cared for and given every opportunity to enjoy life in wonderful surroundings. The commitment to training and developing each of our colleagues is something we are distinctly proud of, come and join our team.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 02 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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

    Monday to Friday: 9am - 5pm. Breaks TBC

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Dec 2023

  • Date posted

    07 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To ensure each resident receives assistance with all elements of their personal care including washing, dressing and assisting residents in all aspects of daily living as required
  • To participate with the team in continual monitoring of each resident's health needs
  • To include appropriate liaison with the senior and relevant staff
  • To ensure residents' choice and independence is respected and have knowledge of residents risk management plans
  • To help residents with mobility problems and other physical disabilities, including incontinence, and in the use and care of aids and personal equipment
  • To help serve meals, prepare and clear the dining room and assist residents with eating as required
  • To make beds, tidy rooms, light cleaning and emptying of commodes
  • To care sensitively to residents who are unwell or requiring palliative care
  • To escort residents to hospital out-patient appointments as required
  • To answer emergency bells and the door and greet visitors in a courteous manner
  • To participate in the key worker system as defined within the home
  • Encourage residents to be involved in the house. Welcome and encourage their participation in activities so that they can participate and remain emotionally and intellectually stimulated
  • Assist as required with social functions at Home
  • Support and work closely with families and friends offering them professional and emotional support, sensitive to individual needs

Nazareth Care Charitable Trust

  • To assist as directed, in the preparation, implementation, review and update of all residents' care plans in line with their personal wishes and preferences in accordance with Nazareth Care Charitable Trust policies
  • To perform such other duties as may reasonably be required
  • Take responsibility for ensuring that personal immunisation programme is up to date

The training you will be getting

We are keen to develop and upskill and ensure a pathway to a promising career in care. Under the guidance of the deputy manager of the residential home, you will be working 100% of your time at the employer premises and undertaking the Adult Care Worker Level 2 apprenticeship at Lancaster and Morecambe College, where you will earn a Level 2 Diploma in Care, and Functional Skills in maths and English if required.

The commitment to training and developing is something we are distinctly proud of with our dedicated training with Lancaster and Morecambe to ensure that there is a provision for constant personal development for all of our colleagues in their given fields.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

After completion of the apprenticeship, there may be a possibility of a permanent role for the right candidate.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3) Essential

Things to consider

General Requirements • To be flexible about working hours. • To be approachable and supportive to staff and managers. • To attend staff meetings when appropriate and to be available for one to one sessions as agreed. • To attend appropriate training and development sessions as agreed with the Manager. • To maintain confidentiality at all times. • To carry out any reasonable duties as requested by the Manager. • To be aware of and comply with safe working practices as laid down by the Health and Safety at Work Act. • To uphold and promote equal opportunities in employment practice and service delivery.

About the employer

Nazareth House is a unique and caring home where each individual is treated with respect, lovingly cared for and given every opportunity to enjoy life in wonderful surroundings. Overseen by the Sisters of Nazareth, this house welcomes all seniors from religious and non-religious backgrounds. All our staff are committed to delivering a quality service. Our teams are encouraged and supported to achieve a vocational qualification, most staff attaining NVQ 2, 3 or equivalent.




Nazareth House

Ashton Rd

Lancaster House


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Training provider


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


kelly lightfoot

01524 521260

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

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 02 Dec 2023