Apprentice Care Assistant Northlands Care Home

If you are looking for the opportunity to make a real difference to people's lives, get hands on experience and follow a stimulating and rewarding career, then this could be for you. Your role will ensure the highest possible levels of care are maintained by supporting/assisting clients with all aspects of personal care whilst under supervision.

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Closing date: 28 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Working hours are 30 Hours – across 4 Days per week (8 hour shifts – 8am to 4pm with a 30 minute lunch break) on a rolling rota including weekends. Full Shift details will be confirmed once a successful offer has been made.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 May 2023

  • Date posted

    25 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

We value our Apprentices and recognise that they enable us to identify new talent, build new skills in our workforce. In this industry you give a lot back. You would be working towards a Diploma in Adult Care alongside the Apprenticeship Standard.

We are looking for a caring person to join our team at Northlands.  You must be committed to providing high quality, person centred care and making Northlands a 'home from home' for our residents.

Responsible to: Home Manager, Nurses and Senior Care Assistants.

Purpose of position:

  • To assist in the provision of high quality care to all residents as part of the care team in a safe manner.
  • To work with other staff in meeting the personal care needs of clients in a way that respects the dignity of the individual and promotes independence.
  • To help in the care of the clients’ physical environment and in the general day-to-day activities of the home.

Principal responsibilities:


1.       Ensure the highest possible levels of care are maintained by supporting/assisting clients, when required with washing, bathing, toileting, dressing, undressing and all other aspects of daily living. Ensure that clients retain their dignity and comfort at all times.

2.       Assist clients who have limited mobility or other physical/mental impairments such as incontinence by making the best use of aids and personal equipment provided.

3.       Help to promote the mental and physical activity of clients by talking to them, taking them out, sharing with them in activities such as arts & crafts, reading, writing and singing etc.

4.       Join in with all daily activities as instructed by the Manager, Nurses and Senior Carers.  Make activity times as enjoyable and inclusive as possible in order to stimulate the clients.

5.       Make and change beds, ensuring that rooms are clean and tidy and commodes are empty in line with the homes disposal of waste policy.  Carry out any light cleaning as instructed.

6.       Answer the Nurse Call System, giving assistance as required.  Answer the door and telephone appropriately, greet visitors, respond accordingly and pass on all messages promptly.

7.       Make all visitors feel welcome, provide refreshments/assistance as and when required.

Training & Development:

1.       Attend opportunities for personal training and development to meet the apprenticeship training programme requirements

2.       Undertake such in house and external training which is appropriate to your role and has been identified through a training needs appraisal.

Health & Safety:

1.       Report immediately to the home manager, or person in charge, any illness or accident incurred by a client, colleague, yourself or another.

2.       Understand, and ensure the implementation of, the care home’s Health & Safety Policy and Emergency and Fire Procedures.

3.       Follow your training safe working practice within the care home.


What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Level 2 Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship Standard
  • Level 2 Diploma in Care
  • Delivered within the workplace only

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon completion of the qualification and successfully passing the probation period there is the opportunity to join the full-time care team. The right individual would also be encouraged to complete further training and development with the aim of progressing to become a senior carer over time.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4-9 ( A*-C) or equivalent) Essential

Things to consider

You must be able to get to work on time using your own transport, public transport or by walking. You must be willing to work any day of the week including weekends as part of the rolling rota.

About the employer

We provide a warm and caring home with a family feel. We are situated in a quiet, leafy suburb of Morpeth near the town centre. We support up to 39 older people with nursing, residential and dementia care needs. The company pride themselves on staff retention and have staff who have worked with the organisation for many years.


Northlands Care Home


21 Kings Avenue


NE61 1HX

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Training provider



Apprenticeship Recruitment Team


Apprenticeship standard

Adult care worker

Level 2 (GCSE)

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