Ref 7686
£111.00 per week
30 hours per week

Half-Acre House is based in Rochdale and provides personal care and accommodation for older people. They are looking to compliment their existing team by taking on an Apprentice.

Duties to include:

  • To support and encourage residents to live as independently as possible and to provide practical help to those requiring assistance/supervision in their daily living tasks
  • To identify the individual needs of the residents and meet those through good care planning and review processes, in conjunction with co-workers
  • To ensure good communication of information over residents is maintained at all times, to include the updating of personal records on a weekly basis
  • To take a lead role in the delivery of care to ensure a high quality service is provided
  • To support residents with shopping and monitor dietary needs and report any concerns
  • To communicate with and welcome visitors to the home
  • To initiate, support and maintain links with families and friends
  • Following training, aid in the administration of medications
  • Assisting with personal care needs, such as washing, dressing, hair, oral care, finger nails, bathing and weighing
  • Continence will also be attended to if the resident has difficulties
  • Cleaning – general
  • Commodes are to be emptied and cleaned
  • Checking clothing at least weekly
  • To encourage residents to be as independently mobile as possible

Desired skills

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Be an active member of a team
  • Support and comply with The Homes policies
  • Understand and relate to the residents within the Home 
  • Welcome all visitors, residents family and friends, Doctors, hairdressers etc
  • Basic understanding and ability to use computers for information, assisting residents, training, etc.

Personal qualities

  • Act professional at all times
  • Positive and flexible attitude towards work with a good attendance record
  • Experience preferred by not essential

Desired qualifications

  • A good standard of maths and English, GCSE Grades A-D or equivalent