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Health & Social Care


Kirkby in Ashfield


Training wage - £152 per week

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ITS Training and Apprenticeships

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This is an opportunity for a caring natured individual that wants to work in the health and social care sector and who has an interest in the care of the elderly, the disabled and people with social difficulties. This is located in a care home in Kirkby in Ashfield.


Duties to Include:

  • Support residents with feeding as required.
  • Support residents to use the environment in accordance with their Care Plan.
  • To ensure that residents are properly dressed and in possession of their individual aids ie dentures, hearing aids, walking frames etc.
  • To observe and report any physical, physiological and emotional changes to the wellbeing of the resident to a member of the Senior team.
  • To identify and meet the social, emotional and cultural needs of the residents and participate in the organisation for social and recreation activities.
  • Support residents to use the environment to its full potential including the outside environment taking into account each individuals mobility needs.
  • To undertake the role of a keyworker in relation to each individual care homes guidelines.
  • Laying tables, preparing trays for meals and serving foods to residents.
  • Making and serving refreshments for residents and visitors as required.
  • Leaving bedrooms to a presentable standard which will include bed making, tidying drawers and wardrobes and emptying bins.
  • Assist and promote good housekeeping throughout the home.
  • To ensure that clean clothing and linen are distributed to the appropriate residents and areas.
  • Toilets and showers are cleaned in compliance with infection control guidelines.
  • Awareness of medication procedures
  • To understand all of the care homes policies and procedures paying particular attention to whistleblowing and confidentiality
  • To be able to produce legible and accurate documentation in relation to care plans and other reporting and recording of information
  • To attend and contribute to staff meetings
  • To participate and contribute to reviews and assessments
  • Assist Senior staff with the admission of new residents in order to create a welcoming atmosphere and to welcome residents in order to create a welcoming atmosphere and to welcome residents, relatives and friends into the home.
  • To attend all training sessions, supervisions and appraisals.

The duties listed above are the basic tasks expected of a Care Assistant in the normal course of their duty, but you should recognise that there will be variations and some expectancy of flexibility in order to care for individual residents and their requirements

The job description may be changed or varied according to the future needs of the residents or the changing trends of care 

Training to be provided:

As part of the apprenticeship the successful applicant will gain their intermediate NVQ Level 2 or Level 3 (dependent on experience) in Health and Social Care, delivered entirely at the place of work, both on and off the job by Independent Training Services. The apprenticeship standard also includes functional skills Maths and English when needed.

Apprenticeships are a great way to gain nationally recognised qualifications, transferable skills and valuable work experience all while earning a training allowance. So if you aspire to work within the Care industry, apply today and kick-start your career!

Number of vacancies: 4

Training Wage: £152 per week

Weekly hours: 40 hours a week

Various shifts and times to be discussed at interview

Desired Skills:

  • Must be physically fit enough to cope with the demands of the role.
  • This is a physical role and will involve long periods of standing, housework and assisting residents with personal care.
  • Excellent communication skills and attention to detail.
  • Must be responsible and confident reporting issues or concerns to Management or appropriate person.

Desired Qualification:

No formal qualification are required

Personal qualities:

  • High levels of professionalism and empathy with a genuine interest in delivering the highest standards of care.
  • Patient and conscientious with the ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative.
  • Have knowledge and understanding of the medical and emotional needs of the residents vulnerable and otherwise.
  • To be extremely reliable, trustworthy and be willing to commit to a programme of study as well as meeting. the physical and emotional demands of a caring role.
  • To have an out- going and positive nature and a can- do attitude.

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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