Senior Apprentice Carer (Level 3/Advanced)

Sittingbourne, Kent
£7.38 per hour
08 Nov 2019
08 Dec 2019
Start Date

Employer Description

Blair Park is a care home or up to 43 residents with a dementia.

We provide 24 hr care and attention 365 days of the year.

We encourage training and will support staff with regular supervisions.

Description of Vacancy

Do you want to make a difference to people's lives and get onto the ladder of progression within social care?

As a senior carer you will need to demonstrate leadership skills, the ability to guide and support care staff.

We like to encourage a family atmosphere - is this something you would like to be a part of?

Running the floor on a daily basis - managing care staff.

Allocating job roles to the care staff ensuring all residents needs are met.

Undertaking communication with health care professionals like doctors/nurses etc

Writing care plans and reviewing these.

Undertaking audits as delegated.

Providing hands on care and attention for vulnerable older people with dementia as required.

Ensuring residents privacy and dignity is maintained at all times.

There is likely to be some manual handling of people but training will be given.

Ordering and dispensing medication once trained during the apprenticeship route.

Undertaking peer supervision with care staff.


Seven days a week needs to be covered including weekends on a rota basis.

Shift pattern days will be

7am - 1pm - 1/2 hour unpaid break

1pm - 8pm - 1/2 hour unpaid break

7am - 8pm - 1 hour unpaid break that can be split up

Shift pattern on nights if you are 18 and over will be:

8pm - 7am - 1 hour unpaid break that can be split up.

Skills Required

We need someone who is kind and caring and wants to make a difference to others lives.

Someone who can listen and put into action what they have learned.

Someone who already has a Level 2 in health and social care and at least one years experience as a carer.

Personal Skills




Has empathy

Wants to make a difference

Can organise and plan

Qualifications Required

GCSE A-D in maths and English or equivalent

Training Provided

On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Framework – consisting of the Advanced NVQ Level, Technical Certificate and Functional Skills if appropriate.

Regular work based assessments/observations carried out by Kent Training & Apprenticeships Tutor Assessor, to determine competency and meet with Awarding Body standards.

Important Information

The employer has asked that you do not contact them direct. Doing so could jeopardise your application. You will be responsible for your travel expenses to and from your place of work. Therefore, you must have the means to get to your place of work on a daily basis whilst waiting for your first wages to be paid.

KT&A: Kent Training & Apprenticeships are part of Kent County Council and are a leading training organisation with nearly 30 years successful experience. KT&A specialise in high quality work-based training, delivered by qualified staff with personal experience of working in the skill area they teach.