Tamara House

£148.00 per week


Health and Social Care Apprentice
Published: May 22, 2018
Ref: TH648LP

Tamara House in Torpoint, is recruiting for a Health & Social Care Apprentice, who is keen to develop a long term career in the sector.

The Apprentice’s Role

The successful applicant will be require to support and assist other staff members with advocacy and information to the individuals they support, provide emotional and practical support to service users, help service users meet their personal care needs sensitively and appropriately to a high standard including personal hygiene, assistance with laundry, and preparing meals and drinks. You must be able to enable service users to achieve independence as far as possible in all areas of their life by providing appropriate information, opportunity, training, counselling and support. The applicant will be assisting service users to identify and choose their support needs, assist in devising, implementing and reviewing care plans, promote independence, light domestic duties and support with visits.

Working Hours: You will be required to work 30-40 hours per week with a flexible working pattern.

Wages: 148.00 per week based on a 40 hour week. Any overtime above the 40 hours per week, will be paid at the appropriate national minimum wage depending on age.

Holiday: 28 days holiday entitlement (including bank holidays) will be paid each year, during the course of your apprenticeship.

Contact Details: If you have any queries please contact us on either this email address apprenticeships@skillsgroupuk.com or call us on 01752 332442.

Tamara House was purpose built in 1990, it was acquired from the previous owners in June 2010 by Karlyon Care Ltd. Tamara has a prominent position in the town. The home has 26 en-suite bedrooms situated on the first and second floors of the Home. All floors are serviced by a lift so that less mobile residents still have access to all areas of the Home.

Past Apprentices

Tamara House has successfully trained, developed and hired apprentices in the past, who are still members of the team now.

On completion of yourqualification, you will have the opportunity to developing your skills, experience and knowledge further within the working environment.

The employer is very committed to staff development and training, and to assist the successful apprentice to progress through all their training, with a view to future employment.

Skills Required

The right candidate will be hardworking, honest and caring with good communication skills, you must be able to take instruction from management, peers and Service Users, must be able to think on your feet. The successful applicant will have a desire to make a difference in the wellbeing & lives of Service Users.

Personal Qualities

The successful applicant will need to be highly reliable and extremely patient, with a kind, fair and supportive approach to be able to work effectively in this care setting.

As an apprentice, you must be able to work with other adults and be able to demonstrate good teamwork skills, and where required, have the ability to work alone in an organised and focused manner.

An ability to communicate well with all ages and ability is essential.

Prior Qualifications

GCSE A-C* desirable but not essential.

The Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care in:

  • Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England
  • Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Certified Health and Safety Course
  • Internet Safety / Safeguarding

Most aspects of the qualification and training will be delivered at your workplace, where you will be supported throughout your training by experienced colleagues. You will have regular visits every six to eight weeks from your designated assessor who will help you and monitor your progress throughout your apprenticeship programme.

As an additional qualification Skills Group will also help you to achieve your Emergency First Aid, and certified Health and Safety Certificates, along with Internet Safety and Safeguarding.

About Us

Skills Group has over 20 years’ experience in delivering apprenticeships, working with top local employers to offer sustainable employment opportunities. We are one of the country's largest independent training providers, one of very few to be recognised as 'Outstanding' by Ofsted, and in the top 5% nationally for our apprentice success rates.


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