The Woodlands Care Home Limited

Apprentice Adult Care Worker - Intermediate (Level 2)

The Woodlands Care Home Limited (Employer)

Harrow and Uxbridge College (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £328.12
37.5 hours per week Days and shifts to be confirmed.
24 months (duration)
1 January 2021(start date)
Adult care worker (apprenticeship standard)
17 December 2020 (application closing date)
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Job Description

This role is not just to give quality of care to our residents, but also to promote health and independence at all times. Our philosophy is that all residents shall be treated as individuals, with dignity, respect and privacy. They shall have all their rights maintained and live as full and active life as their physical and mental health allows.


General responsibilities:

  • To encourage self-help and independence upholding the right of each individual Resident
  • To be available to talk, listen to the Residents and to assist with all activities of daily living
  • To assist the Residents in rising from bed, washing, dressing, bathing and general personal hygiene
  • To assist washing and toileting Residents including hair washing and shaving of male Residents
  • To observe physical wellbeing and reporting any significant changes in Resident’s wellbeing to the Senior carer on duty
  • To attend to Residents and perform such task as may be required e.g. serving meals on a tray, washing and combing hair, toileting, bathing and attending to other aspects of hygiene, as necessary
  • To assist mobility needs of Residents with the use of equipment provided
  • To assist Residents where necessary in retiring to bed
  • To help serve meals to the Residents and assisting more dependent Residents to eat where necessary e.g. cutting up food for a blind resident or feeding her/him
  • To ensure that Residents beds are clean and comfortable, change bed linen quilts etc.
  • To participate in activities such as music, reading, games and parties for the Residents
  • To accompany and assist Residents on trips and outings e.g. Hospital appointments, as and when required
  • To be required to give periodic reports to assist the review of individual Residents
  • To be required to take on the responsibility of Primary Worker for a group of Residents
  • To care for the Resident’s spectacles, hearing aids, dentures etc., and report of any loss or damage immediately
  • To be responsible for the cleaning of foot ware, hygiene of commodes and the cleaning of wheelchairs and walking aids
  • To attend in-house in service and external training courses
  • To respond in emergency crisis as requested by the Manager or Senior Member of staff
  • To participate in fire drills
  • To perform other appropriate duties which the Senior Staff on duty may from time to time request
  • To ensure the confidentiality of the Residents and their affairs and that details are NOT transmitted in any way without the express permission of the person in charge
  • To be aware of the Home’s Policies and Procedures, showing initiative that if any issues need to be addressed, and that they are reported to the Management Team
  • To be familiar with the Health and Safety Regulations as they relate to the Home
  • To participate in the appraisal system and the Home’s Business Plan

To ensure that the Resident’s clothing is properly cared for. The performance of this duty shall include the following tasks:

  • To ensure that the Resident has adequate clothing and to report deficiencies
  • To ensure that clothing is clearly marked with the name of the Resident
  • To note any repairs needed and giving clothing for repair
  • To sluice of soiled clothing before it is taken to the laundry
  • To return clean clothing to drawers and wardrobes

Future Prospects

To be discussed at interview.

Skills Required

  • Good communication skills
  • Be able to work as part of a team
  • Good IT skills

Qualities Required

  • To have an interest in working with the elderly
  • To be caring and sensitive to the needs of others
  • To be reliable, trustworthy and honest
  • To be self-motivated and organised
  • To be flexible and able to work unsupervised
  • To be able to use initiative and have common sense

Qualifications Required

GCSEs at grades D/3 or above (or equivalent) in maths and English.

Training Provided

Apprentices will be required to attend college at least 1 day per week either at Uxbridge, Harrow or Hayes Campus completing necessary mandatory training and units associated with the apprenticeship.

Our Account Manager, industry-trained assessor and Learning Advocate support apprentices to deliver our high-quality training programmes.

Level 2 Adult Care Worker apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Skills, Knowledge and Behaviours
  • Level 2 Diploma in Care
  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

Other training will be provided by the employer as required to enable the fulfilment of the job role.

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