The Sands MeadowsLancaster

Apprentice Care Assistant

£117.00 - Weekly


Social Care
Start: 01 February 2022
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Why We Need You

Care and wellbeing:

  • To assist with the care of residents as directed by the team leader and senior care assistants
  • To assist in all required personal care tasks as dictated in the individuals care plan (such as hygiene, dressing / undressing, Assist residents in and out of bed, toileting, bathing and commode emptying
  • Give emotional support to residents’ family and friends when necessary
  • Supporting residents living with dementia and promptly reporting signs of deteriorating health
  • Demonstrate compassion, patience and care always
  • Provide a key worker role to named residents, including settling new residents into the home, helping with general enquiries and making regular contact
  • Escort residents as required, including hospital appointments and social activities
  • Encouraging residents’ social and therapeutic activities that suit their interests and hobbies
  • Conducting all the above as a member of a team, supporting colleagues as required

Monitoring and record keeping:

  • Complete care charts and all other documentation using the CMS system in a timely manner
  • Report any changes in residents’ condition or general welfare
  • Ensuring information is received, read and acted upon regarding events of the previous shift to ensure consistency of care provision and follow where necessary

Assisting with food and nutrition:

  • To ensure residents meals are nutritious and appetising, served correctly and with care, maintaining a high standard of meal service and presentation
  • To help residents select their meals
  • To assist residents who require help with eating and drinking
  • To serve drinks when required     

Domestic care home assistance:

  •   Change bed linen and make beds</li


The Sands is located on Morecambe promenade, with panoramic views of the Bay and the Lakeland hills beyond. The perfect spot to watch the beautiful sunsets for which Morecambe is world famous.

The Sands Care home is one of a group of businesses owned by a family who have for 3 decades, with the help of the team around them, provided the best person-centred care possible for their residents. With many years’ experience and with links in its local community this is truly a great place to start your career within the care sector.

The employer’s vision is to offer the best apprenticeship opportunity for those dedicated to this sector. You will start as a general assistant but there is no ceiling on your career path.


  • Ability to attend to ALL personal care needs 
  • Good practice in relation to first aid and manual handling
  • Good food hygiene practices
  • General level of education
  • Basic computer skills


  • Clear written and verbal communication skills. The ability to listen, to follow and understand instructions. Attention to detail. Calm under pressure or emergencies. Clear and prompt reporting of incidents

Thinking style:

  • A logical and rational approach to resolving problems and making decisions. Good use of initiative, creativity and intuition. Flexible and adaptable in style - supporting and covering colleagues when necessary. Displaying drive and motivation. Evidence of desire to learn and succeed

Working with others:

  • Demonstrates strong client focus, prioritises clients’ needs and requests. Has a welcoming and approachable style. Able to build positive working relationships with residents, team members, external visitors and home managers. Keeps relevant people informed as appropriate

Wellbeing and values:

  • Demonstrate values of respec

    The role requires a people centred approach from an individual who is equally able to attend to individual’s personal care and to spot and resolve problems, managing changing and sometimes challenging behaviour and come up with creative ideas and activities tailored to residents’ needs and interests.


Address: 27, Hest Bank Lane, Lancaster - LA2 6DG
Phone Number: 01524 521483

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