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Health & Social Care




Training wage - £117 per week

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ITS Training and Apprenticeships

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Independent Training Services have just secured a fantastic opportunity for a health and social care apprentice to work and learn as part of this established and professional care home team in Pontefract.


Duties to Include:

Purpose of the role: 


  • To be part of the care team, whose aims are to ensure that the residents’ individual clinical (where nursing is involved), personal and psychological needs are met on daily basis
  • To help promote independence and choice for all individual residents in line with their written and agreed plan of care
  • To help maintain a stimulating and attractive environment for the residents and ensure all activities undertaken are social care based not task orientated



  • To assist in the direct care provision of all aspects of individual residents assessed needs
  • Assisting in washing, dressing and undressing, maintaining privacy and dignity at all times and allowing choice in line with the individuals’ capacity to choose and the written plan of care
  • Participation in the basic clinical care (where nursing is provided) of the residents under the supervision of trained staff e.g. bed bathing, pressure area care, oral care eye care and foot care
  • Assisting individual residents with their assessed toileting needs, including continence promotion
  • Changing beds (unless domestic staff do), tidying residents’ rooms and do light cleaning (e.g. bedside tables, en-suite toilets). To empty commodes, where appropriate
  • Assisting individual residents with assessed problems with their mobility, including those using mobility aids, where appropriate
  • Helping in the serving of meals and drinks, assisting those residents who are unable to feed themselves and ensuring that each resident receives the meal or diet that he/ she has requested and is suitable for his/her needs
  • Helping with the admission and discharge of residents, including listing of resident’s property/clothing
  • To convey relevant information about the residents to the senior staff in charge, in order that the individual plan of care may be regularly updated and appropriate care given, paying particular attention to any changes observed in the residents physical or psychological condition
  • Assisting in weighing of residents on a monthly basis at least to ensure weight is stable
  • Reporting immediately to the senior staff in charge, any accident or untoward incident, which may occur to a resident, a member of staff or visitor
  • Maintaining confidentiality at all times regarding resident’s particulars
  • Assisting in social care with the residents
  • Helping to maintain a safe environment for, residents, staff and visitors, through awareness and compliance of health and safety policies and by attending all

Training to be provided:


The successful candidate will work towards their:

  • Full intermediate diploma level 2 in Health and Social Care. This will be delivered entirely at the place of work, both on and off the job by Independent Training Services
  • The apprenticeship includes functional skills qualifications in maths and English when needed


Number of vacancies: 1

Training Wage: £117 per week

Weekly hours: 30 hours a week

Various shifts and times to be discussed at interview

Desired Skills:

  • The ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • The ability to work under some degree of pressure to meet deadlines when required

Desired Qualification:

No formal qualification are required

Personal qualities:

  • Have a professional attitude and appearance
  • Be punctual and reliable at all times
  • Possess a genuine desire to learn and succeed within a acre setting
  • Be caring and empathetic by nature
  • Have a mature attitude to work

Future Prospects:

Long term career opportunities are available with this employer and excellent progression opportunities to higher level qualifications are available through Independent Training Services.

Things to consider:

Care roles by nature can involve recurrent instances of bereavement for residents and their families. Care roles involve assisting residents with all elements of care which includes helping them with toileting needs, bathing and dressing. Care roles involve situations requiring empathy, sensitivity and tact. Care roles also can involve long periods of time standing, demanding shifts and working under pressure when needed.





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