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Senior Assistant Apprenticeship

Chater Lodge Care Home
This is a great opportunity to gain experience and work towards a level 2 qualification.

Chater Lodge Care Home - Employer

Founded in 1993 with just one care home, Barchester Healthcare now employs over 17,000 people to care for 10,000 residents at over 200 purpose-built care homes across the UK and seven independent hospitals in England. Our care homes specialise in elderly care and our independent hospitals specialise in mental health. We continue to grow steadily with new developments planned into the future. Consistently remaining at the forefront of private healthcare in the UK, we have a solid reputation gained not only for providing award-winning care and services to thousands of residents and patients throughout the UK, but also for investment in our employees. There are many advantages of being an Apprentice at Barchester. Best of all, your employment doesn’t end when your apprenticeship finishes. We care about your career development; you will keep your job at Barchester even when your apprenticeship is completed so you can continue to gain experience whilst making choices for your future.



15 Months

This position is now closed and no additional applications are being taken. If you have any questions please contact the provider who is managing the position.

Job Summary

GBP 224.00
Health & Social Care
Chater Lodge Care Home

Detailed Job Description

  • To supervise, monitor and deliver high quality personal care to elderly residents of all ages and abilities within a care home setting, ensuring their comfort and dignity at all times.
  • To contribute and participate with families and other health care professional as required to review the individualised person-centred care planning process for each resident.
  • To perform necessary duties to help elderly residents, while maintaining not only their privacy, dignity, choice and consent, but also their independence and well-being.
  • Keyworker responsibility for residents ensuring they receive meaningful one-to-one time every day.
  • Complete all regulatory ad statutory training requirements and comply with all company policy and procedures whilst at work.
  • To consult with the resident/ families to offer support to maintain the residents room clothing and property.
  • Support residents to understand the aging process and how it affects their health and lifestyle, by maximising their independence and creating the environment which supports their physical and mental wellbeing.
  • Your Apprenticeship is a full time job.
  • This Apprenticeship is suitable for those who have Level 2 NVQ or Advanced Diploma in Health and Social Care and can demonstrate specific knowledge of clinical care for the older person in a care home or caring environment.
  • You must be prepared to work Bank Holidays and weekends.
  • There will be shift work, including night duty.
  • This is a physically demanding role, you will be required to stand for extended periods of time and do repetitive tasks with few breaks.
  • This role can also be emotionally demanding as you build a relationship with residents and their families.
  • You will be required to complete the Disclosure and Baring Service (DBS) check.
  • Our staff come from all walks of life with all kinds of life experiences and career paths behind them.
  • This Apprenticeship can provide the next step in a rewarding career in the Care sector.

Requirements and Prospects

Qualifications required

Skills required

  • Level 2 NVQ or Intermediate in Health and Social Care.
  • Able to demonstrate specific knowledge of clinical care for the older person.
  • Care home or caring experience.
  • Takes accountability and learns from mistakes.
  • Fit and healthy.

Personal Qualities

  • Willing to learn and undertake further training with a can-do attitude.
  • Trustworthy and honest.
  • Tenacious and resilient.
  • Has a caring and professional approach to work.
  • A team worker with an enthusiastic can-do attitude.

Future prospects

  • When your Apprenticeship is complete you will hold an NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care, you can continue within your job at Barchester and enjoy an increase in your salary.
  • If you wish to do so, you can also continue with further training and development. We offer full training and ongoing professional development to all our staff. There is no limit to how far you can go at Barchester – many of our Senior Care Assistants move into a Care Practitioner role, the highest level of Care Assistant within Barchester. You can even move into a career in nursing.
  • We have courses that are designed to help you make a difference to our residents’ lives, to promote your understanding of clinical issues, and to develop your own career pathway and ensure that you feel confident in all aspects of your role.

Additional Information

Training provided

  • Knowing the job you have to do, your main tasks and responsibilities.
  • Demonstrating the right values and behaviours, maintaining the dignity of individuals.
  • Supporting individuals to remain safe from harm (safeguarding).
  • Championing health and wellbeing for the individuals they support and work colleagues.
  • Working professionally.

A-C in Maths and English or equivalent

Hart Learning and Development - Learning Provider

For more information about this vacancy please contact Hart Learning and Development on 01462 424242 or email: (Ref ID:79198)
Hart Learning and Development

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