CH-182 L2 Apprentice Care Assistant at Haydock Nursing Home in Blackburn

Job type Apprenticeship
Contract Type Apprenticeship
Positions Available 1
Salary £3.70 per hour
Reference Code CH-182
Hours Per Week 36 hours per week Monday to Friday, Shifts TBC by employer.
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Job Description

At Haydock our overriding aim is to create a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. 

Established since the early 1990s, Haydock Nursing and Residential Home offers 24 hour personal care administered by qualified, caring, friendly and dedicated staff, many of whom are long standing employees of Haydock.

As an apprentice Care Assistant you will learn how to provide the best possible care for our residents.

You will learn to provide personal care, carry out activities to enhance their wellbeing, complete daily reports and liase with healthcare professionals.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • To provide a high standard of individualised care to each resident. Assist residents with all aspects of personal care, including washing, dressing, undressing, bathing, toileting, mobilising and feeding as required, whilst promoting independence at all times
  • To ensure that you have an awareness of the care plans for each resident and that all care is given in accordance with these
  • To assist in encouraging residents to participate in social events and activities
  • To assist at mealtimes by serving meals and ensuring that the residents are consuming adequate and proper diets. Reporting to the nurse on duty any problems in this area
  • Help to maintain high standards of hygiene where it directly involves the residents, their belongings and any equipment
  • To participate in meetings with residents and staff, thus helping to maintain satisfactory relationships and communications
  • Assist the nurse on duty by carrying out designated tasks promptly and efficiently
  • To be acquainted with the homes policies and procedures especially the ones that directly affect you, e.g. grievance, disciplinary and sickness procedures
  • To treat with utmost confidentiality details of residents, colleagues and the home
  • To assist in the promotion of the home, and help to raise the profile of the home with other health care professionals and the general public
  • The candidate will be expected to work within the home to care for clients to include undertaking personal care, feeding, bathing etc.
  • The candidate will be expected to work under the supervision of senior care assistant
  • The candidate will be expected to work under pressure, be able to prioritise work load, work within a team and on their own

Person Specification


  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Clear and concise written skills
  • Ability to prioritise tasks
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Good problem-solving skills

Personal Qualities

  • Willingness to be trained and developed
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Well presented, polite and well spoken
  • Punctual
  • Trustworthy
  • Hardworking
  • Honest
  • Adaptable


Non-specific, however basic English is sufficient


Shift and weekend work.

Please note that the closing date for this vacancy is at the employers’ discretion and is subject to change. If this vacancy has been filled we will endeavour to support you in finding alternative vacancies

Future Prospects

Possibility of a permanent position on completion of NVQ, with opportunity to progress to NVQ level 3


Other Information

Apprenticeship or Advanced Apprenticeship


Proposed Duration

18 months

Training to be Provided

Level 2 Adult Care Worker qualification

Functional Skills in Maths and English if required

Future Prospects

Possible full time employment


Apprenticeship Team

01254 292849

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