Ref. 132 - Apprentice Care Assistant at Longfield Residential Home based in Blackburn

Job type Apprenticeship
Contract Type Intermediate Apprenticeship
Positions Available 2
Salary £3.70 per hour
Reference Code Ref. 129
Hours Per Week 30-40 hours per week. Varying shifts between 7am and 9pm, working alternate weekends will be required.
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Job Description

Company Bio

We offer a variety of specialist and highly personalised types of care and support in our homes. We work closely with residents and their families to choose the appropriate level of care.

Dedicated staff ensure they provide care that is responsive to individual needs and preferences. Carers are always here to help and know more than just resident names and faces.

Job Description

Longfield is a specialist dementia care home.

We take care of up to 24 residents, all of whom exhibit challenging behaviour. 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 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
  • 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 pressure, be able to prioritise work load, work within a team and on their own

Person Specification


Flexible and able to use own initiative

Can manage workload effectively

Punctual and excellent time management

Good organisational skills

Good at planning and delivering activities

Personal Qualities





All applicants will need to attend an initial assessment stage at Blackburn College before interviews will take place

Things to Consider

Shift and weekend work will be required.

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.

Other Information

Apprenticeship or Advanced Apprenticeship

Intermediate Apprenticeship

Proposed Duration

Level 2 18-24 months

Training to be Provided

Level 2 Adult Care Worker

Functional Skills in Maths and English Level 1, if required

Future Prospects

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


The Apprenticeship team

01254 292500

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