Residential Care Worker Apprentice

Are you a recent school or college leaver looking to embark on a rewarding career within the care sector? Would you like to gain a qualification whilst earning a wage? This may be the job for you!


We are looking for a Residential Care Worker Apprentice to join our lively team in our CQC provision for young adults with learning disabilities in Kettering.


Your working hours will total 140 per month, working a variety of shifts including every other weekend between the hours of 0730 to 2130. This will also include one study day per week at our head office in Kettering.


You will be supported with a programme of work, study and training designed to help develop your skills and knowledge and career potential with Lavender Group Homes. Additional training will be added onto the programme such as medication, safeguarding and physical intervention.


You will gain on the job training as well as an Advanced Level Apprenticeship achieving the Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care qualification, supported by our training provider, The Child Care Company.


This position is for fixed term employment, the expected duration of the apprenticeship is 18-24 months. You may be offered permanent employment should your apprenticeship be successful.


Salary: £10,000 per annum


You do not need any previous experience in the care sector and no specific qualification is required however, a good standard of maths and English will be required to complete the apprenticeship training.


Main duties:

·         To actively promote Lavender Group Home’s philosophy of creating a family style home and maintain the home’s Statement of Purpose.

·         To deliver high standards of care, protection and support to children and adults with learning disabilities and related complex needs by facilitating their physical, psychological, emotional and recreational development.

·         To provide for the child or adults physical needs as necessary, for example, by cooking, washing, ironing, shopping, personal care (where appropriate), budgeting, or by enabling the child or adult to carry out such tasks for themselves.

·        To liaise professionally with families and outside agencies including social workers, care managers, teachers, therapists and any other relevant bodies as directed.


Personal qualities:

·         Passionate for providing good quality care with a caring and empathetic approach

·         Motivated to make a difference to our young people’s lives

·         Willing to learn and undertake any required training

·         Be flexible and adaptable in your approach with the ability to use your own initiative

·         Enjoy and thrive working in a team

Successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check and will be subject to extensive referencing and pre-employment checks. Whilst we endeavour to keep the recruitment process as short as possible due to the nature of these important checks it may extend the processing time.