Apprentice Community Carer Brunelcare

To deliver and maintain high standards of care to our Customers within the community and display the Following qualities and skills: Personal • Kind, sympathetic nature • Common sense • Genuine interest in care • Flexible • Punctual

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Closing date: 20 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    30 hours

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    01 Sep 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available


  1. Work to the standards of the Code of Practice as outlined by the General Social Care Council
  2. Support the Customers needs for daily living as outlined in their Care Plan
  3. Work within Brunelcare's polices and procedures
  4. Inform your Line Manager and the Customers next of kin (if required) of any concerns regarding the Customers information in their Care Plan, accurately documenting where necessary
  5. Respect the dignity and privacy of the Customer at all times
  6. Attend reviews of Customer if required
  7. Ensure that all relevant documentation is maintained, recorded accurately and promptly
  8. Observe the Brunelcare code of confidentiality at all times
  9. Be flexible to provide cover for holiday and sickness, including occasional work in other areas
  10. Carry your identification badge at all times whilst on duty
  11. To work effectively as a member of the care team
  12. Attend mandatory team meetings when required
  13. Attend regular supervision meetings with your Line Manager, including one appraisal per year
  14. Attend mandatory training
  15. Attain a Diploma in Health and Social Care (if desired) to enhance your role
  16. Dress in accordance with the Brunelcare dress code
  17. Follow instructions as detailed on your timesheet / PDA, recording variances and reporting concerns as they occur
  18. Return signed timesheets promptly at the end of each working week
  19. Any other task reasonably requested by your Line Manager

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

To have good communication, organisational skills and an ability to show initiative.

Personal qualities

  • To have a patient, caring nature and enthusiasm to care for the elderly.
  • To be approachable and friendly and be able to communicate well with the residents in a respectful manner.
  • To have a keen willingness to learn.

Qualifications required

No specific entry requirement as support will be given on programme.

Future prospects

Possibility of progressing onto L3 Health and Social Care Apprenticeship programme on completion.

Things to consider

The post involves caring for the elderly, some of whom have early dementia and or may require personal care. The home also undertakes caring for residents at the end of life where possible.

About the employer

Brunelcare is a renowned provider of high quality housing, care and support for older people in the South West. For over 70 years, they have been at the forefront of developing ways for people to stay as independent as possible, creating great communities to live, work and enjoy being in.




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Training provider

L2 Health and Social Care NVQ ERR PLTS Functional Skills in Maths and English, if required

Apprenticeship framework

Health and Social Care

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Strode College


Emma Tibbs (01458 844631)

Other information

Due to the nature of the position Brunel Care are only able to consider apprenticeship applications from applicants who are 18 and above.

We would consider a permanent position as a Care Assistant within the company for the right candidate. We are very keen to support further training to assist in that role, for example, Infection Prevention and Control, End of Life Care. The post could also lead to the candidate undertaking the Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 3.

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Closing date: 20 Oct 2017