Home Explore Care Assistant Apprentice : CARE UK COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS LTD




2nd January 2019

About the employer
We run over 120 homes and day clubs across the UK. We provide residential, nursing, dementia and end-of-life care for older people. As a leading provider of apprenticeships in healthcare, we currently have over 700 apprentices. Our goal is to help every apprentice fulfil his or her potential – with first-class training and support.


Working week
33 hours per week - shift work. Total hours per week: 33.00
Expected duration
12 months


Key Responsibilities:

  • Deliver high quality personal care following the care plan and individual resident wishes to ensure the comfort and dignity of each resident
  • Adhere to the local Safeguarding policy, incorporating the Duty of Candour requirements
  • Deliver of care that it is of high quality and maintains the dignity and well-being of residents
  • Understand the importance of privacy, dignity, choice and consent and uphold these basic rights at all times
  • Contribute to the individualised person centered care planning process of each resident and recording appropriate interactions and observations
  • Complete all regulatory and statutory training requirements and comply with all company policy and procedures whilst at work 
  • Carry out  responsibilities for residents ensuring that residents receive one-to-one quality time when on duty
  • In consultation with the residents/families offer support to maintain the resident’s room, clothing and property in order
  • Establish professional working relationships with the residents as well as their families and friends, to provide a safe and reassuring environment
  • Work collaboratively within the team to promote a healthy, professional and friendly atmosphere for all residents as well as their families and friends
  • Support new residents and their families and friends in orientation of the home environment
  • Maintain communication and working relationships with healthcare professionals in the home
  • Be professional, courteous and transparent in your communication 
  • Assist and actively encourage the social care and the well-being of residents
  • Escort residents out of the home when required for appointments etc. following completion of a risk assessment by the registered nurse
  • Attend opportunities for personal training and development to meet CareUK and the apprenticeship programme requirements 
  • Commit to and complete the requirements of the apprenticeship
  • Complete any other reasonable task requested by the Clinical Lead or Home Manager which is within your competence
  • To assist the resident's as with any personal care required (i.e help toileting, changing pads, washing etc).
  • Assisting at meal times.
  • Helping resident's to get up in the morning and to bed in the evenings. (This may include hoisting. Training will be given).
  • Offering companionship and keeping the residents company throughout the day.
  • Updating and reviewing any care plans.
  • Liaising with Senior Carers and Team Leaders.
  • Escalating and issues or concerns to Senior Carers and Team Leaders.
  • Ensure that residents are safeguarded effectively.
  • Ensure the residents safety at all times.
  • Manual handling.
  • Team work and Relationship Building

As an apprentice at Care UK, you can look forward to:

  • Full-time 12-month apprenticeship (minimum 30 hours per week)
  • Competitive pay – we pay the National Living Wage
  • High quality 12-week induction
  • Supportive mentor
  • Level 2 Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care
  • Option to apply for Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship (if successful at Level 2)
  • Opportunity to work towards a nursing or management role
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Free uniform
  • Thousands of online and in-store discounts

Closing Date

The closing date for this job offer is on 04/02/2019


£258.39 p/w


This job is located in Eye, Suffolk

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