Apprentice Carer - HC-One Catherine House - Somerset

HC - One Limited

We’re looking for Apprentice Carers to join our team at Catherine House, Somerset, on their exciting journey to provide the kindest possible care.

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

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Closing date: 17 Apr 2017

Apprenticeship summary

Weekly wage


Working week

37.5 Hours Shifts TBC

Apprenticeship duration

12-15 Months

Possible start date

24 Apr 2017

Date posted

23 Jun 2016

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Reference number



1 available

No experience is necessary if you’re joining us as an Apprentice Carer as you will be fully trained and supported through our apprenticeship program whilst working towards a vocational qualification in Health & Social Care.

Reporting to: Qualified Nursing Staff (Nursing Home) Deputy Home Manager / Nursing Assistant or Senior Carer (Residential Home)

Purpose of Role: To learn on-the job whilst working towards achieving a recognised qualification in Health and Social Care by assisting in the provision of the kindest care. Working as part of ‘One team’ to achieve required standards.

Daily duties
Work towards a vocational qualification in Health & Social Care. Once proven to be competent in key skills, continue learning whilst:-

  • Assisting Residents in all aspects of their care needs (e.g. physical, emotional), providing attention when needed, whilst ensuring Residents retain their comfort and dignity.
  • Assisting Residents who have limited mobility, or physical/learning difficulties, making the best use of aids provided, to ensure that they safely achieve their personal goals.
  • Closely monitor Residents who may be confused and / or who may demonstrate behaviour that challenges to ensure the safety and welfare of themselves and others.
  • Assist in the delivery of care for Residents who are dying or with a progressive illness to ensure a dignified End of Life. Ensure privacy and dignity is maintained for the dying and the bereaved, in line with the Company’s policies and procedures.
  • Answer Nurse ‘Call System’, providing and / or obtaining assistance as required.
  • Make and change beds and ensure that rooms are clean and tidy, and any bedroom equipment is kept clean to ensure a homely environment for the Resident.
  • Answer the door and telephone appropriately, respond accordingly, and pass on messages promptly to ensure a high standard of customer care.
  • Ensure the Care Home’s resources are used appropriately to minimise waste and reduce risk.
  • Accurately document care given and report concerns as necessary
  • Report immediately to the Home Manager, or Person in Charge, any illness of an infectious nature or accident incurred by a Resident, Colleague, self or another.
  • Understand and ensure the implementation of the Care Home’s Health and Safety policy, and Emergency and Fire procedures

In accordance with the Care Standards Act 2000, it is not permissible for Colleagues under the age of 18 years to provide personal care to Residents. Applicants must be 18+

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Verbal and written communication
  • Record keeping
  • Time management

Personal qualities

You’ll have a kind, caring and calm approach and take the time to understand the needs of Residents so that you can attend to all aspects of the care needs.

Qualifications required

No Qualifications Required

Things to consider

The key dates are to be used as a guide only. Should the right candidate be found, this vacancy may close early.

About the employer

Each of our Residents and their relatives can trust that the care they will receive will be delivered with kindness, thoughtfulness and respect, in a safe, warm, comfortable and welcoming environment.

Our company is founded on the principles of accountability, involvement and partnership. We want HC-One to be the kindest homes in the UK with the kindest and most professional staff, where each and every one matters and every one can make a difference.

At HC-One the wellbeing of our Residents is our number one priority. We want our staff to be the kindest people from these communities: life’s natural carers and givers, the unsung heroes who make the world a better, warmer place for the rest of us.

Our philosophy for each Resident is that you are the one that matters.


HC - One Limited


Catherine House

Cork Street


BA11 1BL

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Training provider

  • Level 2 NVQ Health and Social Care
  • Functional Skills in English L1/L2
  • Functional Skills in Maths L1/L2
  • IAO L2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
  • IAO Level 2 Award in Employment Rights and Responsibilities in Health, Social Care or Children and Young People's Settings

Apprenticeship framework

Health and Social Care

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Lifetime Training Ltd


Mary 01173143049

Other information

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.30 per hour (From October 1st 2016 this will be increasing by 3% to £3.40 per hour). This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

Employer's Application Instructions

Please click on the link to apply

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

Apply now

Closing date: 17 Apr 2017