Apprentice Care Assistant Parr Care Home

As part of your role as the Apprentice Care Assistant you will provide the highest level of personal care, following individual care plans and act as a key worker for a named group of residents.

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

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Closing date: 15 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,884.16 to £19,506.24

    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

    Shift Patterns of: 8.00am - 8.00pm, 8.00am - 2.00pm, 2.00pm - 8.00pm (over a 7-day period).

    Total hours per week: 36

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    18 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

  • Parr Care Home is a 59 bedroom home based in St Helens, they are looking for a caring and friendly individual to join their busy team
  • Apprentice Care Assistant From 190.08 to £375.12 (Depending on age)
  • Shift Patterns of: 8am-8pm, 8am-2pm,2pm-8pm (over a 7-day period)

Main duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide the highest level of personal care (toileting, bathing etc) and attention to residents
  • Following individual care plans carefully and ensuring that all contact is polite, friendly, warm and supportive
  • Act as a key worker for a named group of residents, ensuring that these responsibilities are carried out in full
  • Always be alert to residents physical and mental well-being, immediately reporting any changes in a resident's condition to a senior person on duty, and to accurately maintain and update residents' records as required
  • Respect and maintain confidentiality of resident's personal information at all times, this includes resident's behaviour and actions and any incidents that may occur in the course of day-to-day care
  • Be understanding and patient towards residents and their needs, and encourage, assist, and support residents to participate in leisure activities as appropriate to the individual, ensuring their social and emotional needs are met. This also includes escorting residents to outside appointments and leisure outings
  • Responsible for making and changing beds, tidying resident's rooms (with the resident's permission), undertaking light cleaning duties as needed and generally assisting in ensuring that the Parr Care Home is kept clean, pleasant, and welcoming at all times
  • Helping to serve meals and drinks at mealtimes and other times when required, taking care to present meals and refreshments in an attractive way, with polite and courteous service. Also, to provide the appropriate level of support and help for residents who need assistance with feeding.

Desired skills:

  • Good communication skills, able to put others at ease
  • A strong team worker

Desired Personal Qualities:

  • A warm and friendly disposition
  • Reliable and punctual

Desired Qualifications:

  • Good numeracy and literacy skills
  • Willingness to develop new skills (have to work towards NVQ2 in Direct Care)

Future prospects:

  • The company are offering the opportunity for candidates to progress to a Senior role within the care home

The training you will be getting

  • You will gain a Level 2 Customer Service Practitioner, this will be delivered by St Helens Chamber via a mixture of classroom and onsite training
  • Functional Skills in maths and English if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • The company are offering the opportunity for candidates to progress to a Senior role within the care home

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or equivalent None required (Grade None required) Desired

About the employer

Parr Care Home is a large nursing home with 59 bedrooms based in Parr St Helens


Parr Care Home


42 Fleet Lane


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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

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: 15 Dec 2023