Ref. 42 - L2 Adult Care Worker Apprentice at Marshmead Ltd in Haslingden

Job type Apprenticeship
Contract Type Intermediate Apprenticeship
Positions Available 2
Salary £3.70 per hour
Reference Code CH-181
Hours Per Week 30 hours per week
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Job Description

Accountable to: Nursing Services Manager


Reports to: Senior Nurse


Main Purpose: To work under supervision, as part of a team, providing 24 hour holistic care, over 7 days, for the residents of Turfcote Care Home with Nursing.



  • A clear Disclosure and barring check

  • Two references, one of whom must be from your last employer

  • A pleasant approachable nature, customer orientated, with a positive attitude to learn new skills

  • Staff will be required to work flexibly between all units, on a rotational shift pattern over a 12-hour period.


    Duties & Responsibilities:

    To support the nursing staff and care assistants in the following areas:

  • 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.


    Health & Safety:

    1. Maintain a safe environment for residents and staff.
    2. To attend all training necessary to meet the requirements of the post.
    3. Report any accidents or hazards promptly.
    4. Be prepared to provide written reports regarding complaints, incidents or accidents.
    5. Follow the homes policy regarding the handling of waste and hazardous substances.
    6. To use in a safe and proper manner any equipment within the home.
    7. Report immediately any defect with equipment to the Nurse in Charge, Deputy Matron or Nursing Services Manager.


Person Specification


Friendly and approachable

Personal Qualities

Flexible and able to use own initiative


No Prior qualifications needed


Weekend and evening work may be required

Other Information

Apprenticeship or Advanced Apprenticeship

Intermediate Apprenticeship

Proposed Duration

Level 2 15 months

Training to be Provided

Level 2 Adult Care Worker

Functional Skills in Maths and English Level 1  if required

Future Prospects

To gain full time employment and progress to a senior level


The Apprenticeship team

01254 292500

How To Apply
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