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Apprentice Care Assistant - Intermediate

Maple Lodge Care Home
Working alongside an established care team you will be involved in practical tasks which might include activity based support, gradually gaining experience in all aspects of the caring role while working to recognized qualifications within the care sector

Maple Lodge Care Home - Employer

Burlington Care is a modern company, with old fashioned values surrounding the loving care of vulnerable and elderly people. We believe that everyone deserves the very best that life has to offer in their dignified later years and our company is dedicated to achieving this. At Burlington Care our mission is to provide our Residents with a happy quality of life, exercising maximum independence, autonomy through choice and fulfillment, quietly and discreetly ensuring they are looked after in every way, in a warm and safe environment. Nursing and Residential care are just further chapters in a person’s life and our philosophy is to create a home from home environment. Our high standard of care embraces ‘Good Care Practice’ with a commitment to our staff to train and support them to become the best they can be.



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

Catterick Garrison
Health & Social Care
Maple Lodge Care Home

Detailed Job Description


  • Assist in the framework of social activities by interacting with Clients and helping them continue with hobbies and activities in the Care Home.
  • Make Visitors feel welcome
  • Provide refreshments/assistance as and when required
  • Make and change beds, ensuring that rooms are clean and tidy, and commodes are empty, in line with the Care Home’s disposal of waste policy. Ensure the Care Home’s resources are used appropriately.
  • Clean and maintain equipment used by Clients / Relatives e.g. wheelchairs, hearing aids, spectacles etc. Ensure the Care Home is kept clean and tidy, in line with the Company’s attention to detail philosophy.
  • If applicable, care for Clients’ clothing and rooms as named, and ensure that all clothing is recorded and clearly marked.
  • Assist Clients who need help during meal times (be aware of swallowing difficulties, dietary requirements etc).
  • Assist with serving of food / drinks as requested / required. Wash up as requested / required.
  • Progress towards full care assistant responsibilities


  • Participate in Staff and Client meetings as and when required.

Training & Development:

  • Attend mandatory training days/courses, on or off site, as and when required.
  • Participate in relevant QCF training to achieve required qualifications.
  • Supervision with Line Manager every 2 months.
  • Regular contact with your named mentor
  • Burlington Care JD Apprentice Care Assistant Jan 2018

Health & Safety:

  • Report immediately to the Home Manager, or Person in Charge, any illness of an infectious nature or accident incurred by a Client, colleague, self or another.
  • Understand, and ensure the implementation of, the Care Home’s Health and Safety policy, and Emergency and Fire procedures.
  • Report to the Home Manager, or the Handyperson, any faulty appliances, damaged furniture, equipmentor any potential hazard.
  • Promote safe working practice with the Care Home


  • Promote and ensure the good reputation of the Care Home.
  • Ensure that all information of confidential nature gained in the course of duty is not divulged to third parties. Personal information includes resident’s behaviour, action and any incidents that may occur in the course of day to day care.
  • Notify the Home Manager, or the Person in Charge, as soon as possible of your inability to report for duty, andalso on your return to work from all periods of absence.
  • Ensure the security of the Care Home is maintained at all times
  • Adhere to all Company policies and procedures within the defined time scales.
  • Ensure all equipment is clean and well maintained
  • Carry out any other tasks that may be reasonably assigned to you.

Requirements and Prospects

Qualifications required

Skills required

  • Have a passion for helping people
  • Respect for people who use the services
  • Able to work in teams
  • Good listening and conversational skills
  • Maintain professionalism, dignity and confidentiality of service users at all times

Personal Qualities

  • Be helpful, polite, caring and kind
  • Be able to work well under pressure
  • Ability to work on own initiative and in a team
  • Reliable and punctual

Future prospects

This is an initial 12 month contract. There may be an opportunity to progress to Level 3 qualification in Health & Social Care

Additional Information

Training provided

Level 2 Health and Social Care: Adult Social Care

Stockton Riverside College - Learning Provider

Stockton Riverside College provide post 16 education and training across the north east and beyond. Offering a wide range of apprenticeships, commercial, vocational, academic and higher education training and courses, they make a huge impact to thousands of people and businesses across the region.

For more information about this vacancy please contact the provider Stockton Riverside College on 01642 631424 or email: (Ref ID:82678)
Stockton Riverside College

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