Apprentice Care Assistant
Reference No: 29881
Parkside Care Home

About this opportunity

This is a great opportunity to start a career in a care home environment. Parkside specialise in the care of residents with dementia, old age, physical disabilities and sensory impairments.

A normal day would include:
To work with residents encouraging choice, participation, motivation and risk taking
To ensure the safety of residents at all times
To assist with serving of refreshments and meals
To help residents with mobility problems and other physical disabilities and to assist in the use of care aids and personal equipment
To make and change beds, assist in the care of personal clothing and washing and ensure the resident’s environment is clean and tidy at all times
To encourage and support residents, assisting at mealtimes and with bathing, dressing/undressing, personal cleanliness and appearance
To take part in scheduled day and group activities with residents in accordance with the activities timetables

Parkside Care Home provides residential and respite care services for residents. The living accommodation at Parkside is of a very high standard and every care is taken to ensure all residents live as independently as possible.

Parkside may require the successful candidate to complete a traineeship prior to the apprenticeship.

What you could go on to do:
You could progress onto an advanced Level 3 apprenticeship in health and social care.

How you will be supported:
Full training and support will be provided by The Growth Company to help you achieve your apprenticeship and reach your full potential in your role.

What will happen next:
New applicants to The Growth Company who meet any basic entry requirements of the role will be contacted within two working days to be invited to meet a member of our team.

You will then have the opportunity to find out:
• More about this vacancy and any others you are suitable for
• Any training you need to complete
• What the next steps will be

How you could get there:
If you would be catching public transport for this role, visit the Journey Planner on to see how you would get there and how long it would take.

What you should have to apply

Good standard of maths and English

Personal Qualities

Willing to learn new skills
Pro-active attitude to tasks
Good interpersonal skills
Team player
Good time management
100% Reliable
Caring nature


Good verbal and written communication
Administration and record-keeping skills
Basic fitness and good general health