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Care Support Apprentice

Mears Care
Mears Care are looking to recruit Apprentice Care Workers to join our team to support and enable our service users to remain in their own homes. We provide bespoke care to our service users based on their specific needs.

Mears Care - Employer

Mears Care Laindon is a CQC domiciliary care provider based in Laindon. Mears provides high quality and flexible care for older and disabled people who want to avoid costly nursing homes and would like to continue living in their own homes. We know that choosing a care provider can be a tough decision but we are here to provide extra support, whether it be short term help after a hospital stay or longer term assistance with personal care, cooking, cleaning, medication or shopping. Whether you want one hour a week or live in care, our friendly, qualified care workers offer a wide range of care services, 24 hours a day, seven days a week across the UK. Mears Care Laindon provide service to people living in their own homes throughout a number of areas - we cover Enfield; Havering; Loughton and South Essex.



12 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

Health & Social Care
Mears Care

Detailed Job Description

1. Personal Care:

  • Dressing and undressing / preparing the Service User for day care or trips out.
  • Washing / bathing / showering / shaving / grooming / cleaning teeth.
  • Hair care (washing / brushing). Nail care (fingernails only).
  • Toileting and all aspects of personal hygiene. Continence management.
  • Care of pressure sores (under appropriate nursing supervision).
  • Getting in and out of bed.
  • Assisting with the use of aids to Daily Living / rehabilitation aids, as required.
  • Helping with rehabilitation programmes, as prescribed by Healthcare professionals.
  • Day / evening / night sitting services, as required
  • Assistance with stoma care.

2. Healthcare – Assisting the Service User to take prescribed medication in accordance with locally approved policies and procedures.

3. Dietary Care - Preparation of snacks and meals according to the Service User’s likes / dislikes. Assisting with feeding, as required.

4. Domestic / Household Services:

  • General cleaning duties, to include cleaning / dusting / vacuuming / polishing.
  • Bed-making.
  • Clearing refuse and rubbish.
  • Laundering / hand-washing / ironing, as required.
  • Household fuel management.
  • Shopping, and the preparation of shopping lists and assistance with budgeting.

5. Personal services:

  • Assistance with personal finances, to include paying bills.
  • Personal planning (birthdays / anniversaries etc.)
  • Democratic rights (voting cards etc.).

Please note due to the nature of the role and administering medicine, you will need to be aged 18+ to apply for this role.

Requirements and Prospects

Qualifications required

The ideal candidate will have GCSEs in Maths and English at C grade or above. Functional Skills equivalent will also be accepted.

Skills required

  • If you don’t have previous experience supporting older people, people with physical disabilities, people with Learning Disabilities then don’t worry – we provide full training and on the job shadowing and support!
  • Preferably you would be a driver with access to your own transport, however, we also do have vacancies for walkers at present.

Personal Qualities

  • Demonstrates compassion - Shows kindness and consideration for people’s feelings
  • Acts with integrity - Honest and trustworthy, tackles challenges with transparency
  • Demonstrates flexibility and able to adapt to new situations - Adapts to change, able to adjust and respond positively
  • Thoughtful team member, considers the impact of their actions - Thinks team and acts as part of one
  • Communicates with clarity and confirms understanding - Speaks and writes fluently and clearly in English
  • Takes ownership and understands the importance of being reliable - Acts with accountability and delivers against commitments made
  • Creates relationships easily and puts people at their ease - Good interpersonal skills and creates confident communication in others

Future prospects

After successful completion of the Level 2 Health and Social Care qualification there is an opportunity to progress to a Team leader, Care Coordinator and Branch Manager.

Additional Information

Training provided

Level 2 Adult Care Worker Standard

Behaviour, Skills and Knowledge

Shifts are 7am – 2.00pm; 3pm to 10pm every day. You would have to commit to at least 2 evening shifts a week.

Havering College - Learning Provider

Havering College is an award winning centre for lifetime learning and training, offering a diverse range of qualifications from entry level to postgraduate degrees. Our mission is to deliver high quality education and training that responds to the needs of employers and individuals.

For more information about this vacancy please contact the provider Havering College on 01708 455011 or email: (Ref ID:81555)
Havering College


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