Health & Social Care Apprentice

Ayrshire House

The role of Care Worker involves delivering programme of care that is personalised for each Resident which is informed by care plans, Ayrshire house’s policies & procedures and through contemporary legislation.

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Closing date: 27 Jun 2017

Apprenticeship summary

Weekly wage


Wages explained
The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

Working week

36 hours per week

Total hours per week: 36.00

Apprenticeship duration

12 - 15 Months

Possible start date

28 Jun 2017

Date posted

09 May 2016

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Reference number



1 available

  • To provide personal and practical care services for Resident’s with a wide range of physical illnesses, social needs and cognitive / mental health issues.
  • To assist Residents with their activities of daily living, which may include dressing, undressing, washing, bathing and the toileting where necessary.
  • To help residents with mobility problems and other physical disabilities, including incontinence and help in the use of care of aids and personal equipment.
  • To help care for Residents who are dying.
  • To help in the promotion of mental and physical activity of Residents through talking to them, taking them out, sharing with them in activities such as reading, writing, hobbies and recreation.
  • To make and change beds; tidy rooms; do light cleaning and empty commodes.
  • To set tables and trays, serve meals, feed service users who need help and tidy and clear away.
  • To ensure that all interventions are documented in the correct record and take part in the handover of information.
  • To ensure that they attend all training activities and participate in their continuous professional development as directed.
  • To conform to all policies, procedures and guidelines laid down by Ayrshire house in respect of carrying out these care duties and in other administrative aspects of the business, as relevant.
  • To be available to work as and when agreed with Ayrshire house Care, giving, where possible appropriate notice of any cancellation so that the shift may be covered.
  • To carry out accurately, and in a competent manner, instructions from their Registered Managers, Clinical Leads and Senior Care Workers, adhering to the care plans of individual Residents.
  • To actively engage with Residents, listening to and allowing for their personal choice in their own home.
  • To maintain accurate, concise, up-to-date and timely records of the Residents care, communicating any changes in condition, concerns, requests and issues raised to the relevant person.
  • To be considerate in respect of written comments made in documentation so as not to unduly or unintentionally offend or upset the Resident as they and their family/representatives, external professionals are entitled to read it.
  • To work only within Ayrshire house’s policies and procedures regarding the handling of a Resident’s finances, ensuring accurate documentation and receipting of any transactions.
  • To be familiar with Ayrshire house’s Health and Safety Policy and to promote safe working practices. To ensure full compliance with infection control procedures following company policy.
  • To report and record any accident or incident which may occur – no matter how minor, whether to the Resident or member of staff.
  • To report back to the Registered Manager, Clinical Lead or Senior Care Workers on any aspect of the Resident’s care which, in the view of the Care Worker, warrants investigation or urgent action.
  • To report immediately to management any noticeable changes in health, behaviour or circumstances of Resident whilst maintaining the Residents’ rights. To participate in reviews of service users’ care plans as required. (for key workers only)
  • To be aware of, and comply with, the tasks and activities which must NOT be undertaken as part of care duties, due to their lack of training, competence or outside of their responsibility.
  • To advise Senior Carers and/or Registered Manager / Clinical Lead of any perceived problems or difficulties experienced with the service provided to Resident.
  • To advise Senior Carers and/or Registered Manager / Clinical Lead of any ideas which might enhance or improve the level of service delivered to service users.
  • To perform such other duties as may reasonably be required.
  • To make yourself available on a regular basis at an agreed, appointed time to assess and review your personal and professional progress which will be recorded in your CPD Portfolio, which will be available for inspection on request. This will be carried out as either a one-to-one or annual appraisal.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • You will be expected to be able to interact with the residents, take them to the toilet, assist during meal times and help out with general care duties.
  • An organised individual who enjoys learning new skills would be ideal to this sector.

Personal qualities

  • Organised
  • Motivated
  • Flexible
  • Caring
  • Able to work on their own initiative
  • A good communicator

Qualifications required

  • No formal qualifications required but any Health and Social Care related qualifications or experience is an advantage.

Future prospects

To gain a permanent position within the home and train to an advanced level.

About the employer

Ayrshire house is registered to provide the regulated activity "Accommodation for persons who require nursing or personal care" for up to 15 people. Ayrshire house House is a care home for people with learning disabilities or autistic spectrum disorder.


Ayrshire House


Main Road

Long Bennington


NG23 5EH

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Training provider

  • Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care
  • Level 2 Certificate in Health & Social Care (Adults)
  • Functional Skills - Maths & English Level 1
  • Employment Rights & Responsibilities

Apprenticeship framework

Health and Social Care

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Learning Unlimited


Emma Lupton - 01159338314

Other information

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.30 per hour from the 1st October 2015. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training

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Closing date: 27 Jun 2017