Adult Care Worker Apprentice

Gracewell Healthcare Limited - Shapland Close, Wilton Rd


These will be shifts across morning and evenings

78 weeks



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Closing date: 28/09/2020

Job Description:

This role will be covering  locations across Salisbury ,Trowbridge, Chippenham and Swindon to support customers with all aspects of their day to day living, so they can enjoy the best possible quality of life. Providing care and support is both a challenging and rewarding experience. You will mostly work alone with the customer in their home. Compassion, good communication skills and a calm and caring manner are essential for this important role in our company. This role also includes your Adult Care Lv2 qualification which will be worked towards over 12-18 months. 
A full driving License is essential with no more than 6 points Safely provide compassionate care and support that is centred on the individual needs and wishes of each customer. Respect customers’ choices and promote their dignity at all times.
You may be the only person the customer sees over a period of time, it is therefore essential to report any changes or causes for concern to your line manager promptly. You need to be clear about when to seek help and advice in order to keep customers safe and promote their well-being
All aspects of personal care:
  • Showering and bathing
  • Eating and drinking
  • Helping the customer to plan what to eat and drink
  • Gentle encouragement and help to eat and drink well
  • Shopping, preparing and serving food and drinks
  • Clearing the table, washing up and keeping the kitchen area clean and tidy
  • Agreeing with the customer how to store food safely and dispose of out of date produce
Safely using aids and personal equipment in a manner that respects the dignity of customers:
  • Standing and walking frames
  • Wheelchairs, manual and electric hoists
  • Sliding sheets and moving boards
  • Hearing aids and other physical aids
  • Washing floors, vacuuming and sweeping
  • Laundry and ironing, making beds and changing the linen
  • Dusting and general tidying
Social and physical activities or mental stimulation such as:
  • Answering the door and greeting visitors
  • Answering emergency bells and the telephone
  • Writing cards and letters or emails
  • Taking a customer out shopping, to see their friends or to other activities
  • Hobbies and recreations such as reading, photo albums, games, etc

Skills and Requirements:

Desired Skills

  • Ability to listen
  • Communicate clearly
  • The ability to build relationships with customers  their families and work colleagues
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Ability to keep written records and numerical skills to support customers managing money

Required Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent maths and English at C or grade 4 and above is advantageous but not essential as you will work towards these within the qualifications provided.

Future Prospects

On completion of the Apprenticeship qualification a permanent role will be offered.

Training to be delivered

Adult Care worker Level 2

  • Care Certificate
  • Diploma in Health and Social Care
  • Functional skills if required

All aspects of Adult Social care in guidance with Grace 24/7 and national care standards

About the Employer:

Employer name

Gracewell Healthcare Limited

Employer description

Grace24/7Care is guided by  their passionate and commitment to help seniors achieve the highest quality of life. They distinguish themselves through their  exceptional caregivers  abilities and through the adherence to a system of four core values. Employees of Grace24/7Care understand the importance of our four core values. These values shape our work ethic, the decisions we make, and our compassion for our clients and those who touch their lives.


Salisbury Manor
Shapland Close, Wilton Rd

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Closing date: 28/09/2020