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Care Assistant Apprentice - Chilton Croft



29th June 2020

About the employer

Chilton Croft is a 32 bedded home that houses over 65s with dementia and/or physical difficulties.

Apprenticeship level         Intermediate  Level 2 (GCSE)

Reference number            VAC001634438

Positions                           2 available

This role is to provide residents with the highest standard of care in relation with the Home's policies and procedures and each individual care plan.

General duties:

Help residents socialise within the care setting and encourage them to maintain their independence and previous hobbies wherever possible
Demonstrate a genuine interest in working with the elderly (show empathy, respect and promote dignity and independence) and contribute to the role of a key worker for a group of residents
Encourage family and friends to participate in the Home's activities and events
Help to create an atmosphere that suits the individual(s)
Help residents with their activities of daily living (i.e. washing and dressing, eating and drinking, mobility and physical comfort) whilst observing and reporting any specific changes as a part of the on-going assessment
Provide drinks and snacks for residents and their visitors
Provide/assist residents with meals, following Food Hygiene regulations
Keep residents’ rooms and wardrobes clean and tidy at all times
Encourage residents to participate in activities organised in-house
Be polite and helpful to residents and visitors
Clean and maintain equipment used by residents (spectacles, hearing aids, pressure cushions, wheelchairs, reclining chairs, beds, tables, bedside tables etc).
Support professionals with clinical activities (wound care, dressings, catheter change etc).

Training and development:

Attend all supervisions and staff meetings organised by the Home
Undertake QCF training as required
Attend all trainings organised by the Home; when training is advertised, you are expected to attend; Non-attendance to mandatory trainings will impact on the employer’s ability to retain you in employment
Adopt a clean and tidy appearance (black trousers and black flat sole shoes) wearing the uniform supplied by the Home


Maintain full, accurate, contemporaneous and legible records of all the care provided
Work collaboratively with all members of staff
Check the duty roster and follow allocations at all times
Notify the Home (by ringing 01787 374146) about any instances when you are not able to report for duty. Where this is possible, cancellations should be made 24 - 48 hours in advance

Health and Safety:

Contribute to effective and efficient use of resources including safe use, checking and maintenance of equipment
Ensure all emergencies, incidents, accidents and complaints are responded to and reported in accordance with the Home's policies and procedures
Keep up-to-date with the Home's development and changes
Promote and ensure the good reputation of the Home at all times
Comply proactively with your duties and follow the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 as detailed in the Health and Safety policy of the Home
Undertake reasonable extra responsibilities as required


In the course of your duties, you will have access to confidential material about the residents, staff and the Home. You must not divulge any personal/confidential information via telephone or any other forms of electronic devices/social media. You must not discuss any confidential information about the residents or about the Home outside Chilton Croft unless authorised to do so by the management. Breach of confidentiality will be taken seriously by the Home management.

This job description is not exhaustive and may be amended to reflect changes within the organisation.

Desired skills
Good communication skills
Great customer service skills
Willingness to learn and develop within the role
Demonstrable interest in working with the elderly

Personal qualities

Future prospects
We commit to offering applicants a full-time role as well as possibility for progression but they must ensure they become sufficient to work as part of the team.

Things to consider
The shifts may include weekend and evening work.

Chilton Croft is a 24-hour service so shifts may vary but an apprentice should expect working hours to be from 8am - 2pm, 8am - 8pm, 2pm - 8pm, or as required by the needs of the business.

Desired qualifications
While previous experience would be appreciated, we support all staff willing to learn on the job and provide continuous support, training and guidance alongside our experienced staff members
GCSE Grade C/4, equivalent or above in maths and English is desired but not essential

Training provider

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by West Suffolk College

Julia Rogers julia.rogers@wsc.ac.uk

Closing Date

The closing date for this job offer is on 17/07/2020




This job is located in Sudbury, Suffolk

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