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Apprentice Healthcare Assistant (Level 2/Intermediate) – KT&A1909

Tunbridge (



Kent Training & Apprenticeships



Closing date: 30/05/2019
Industry: Health
Vacancy reference: KT&A1909

Employer Description

Rusthall Lodge is an independent single site home governed by a board of trustees, we are a not for profit home with charitable status. Rusthall Lodge is a 69 bedded home providing elderly care for residents who need a range of support

Description of Vacancy

Delivering all aspects of personal care assisting with meals and fluids, changing and making beds whilst maintaining a tidy and homely environment for the residents.
Maintain the dignity and privacy of the residents.
Record and update daily charts and care plans. Undertake mandatory training.


  • Maintain dignity and privacy of residents
  • Deliver personal care to residents by washing, dressing, assisting with meals and drinks, assisting residents to mobilise using relevant aids.
  • Changing and making beds, disposing of soiled linen correctly, changing pads, assisting with bed pans and commodes.
  • Observe and report any changes in the residents’ conditions.
  • Complete and update daily care notes and charts.
  • Adhere to the homes policies and procedures.


£3.90 per hr.


Late shift: 14:00- 20:00
Long day: 08:00 – 20:00

20 mins paid break on 6hr shift
50mins paid break on 12hr shift

Skills Required

  • Good verbal and written communication
  • Be able to work as a team member as well as individually by using their own intuitive.
  • Have an understanding and degree of empathy with the possible needs of older people.

Personal Qualities

  • Caring nature
  • Honest
  • Trustworthy
  • Punctual
  • Reliable

Qualifications Required

Minimum achieved Grade 3/D or equivalent in English and Maths.

Training Provided

On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Framework – consisting of the Intermediate 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.

Additional Detail

As of 1st April 2019, the NMW for Apprentices is £3.90 per hour. This applies to 16 - 18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the Apprentice National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent in training.

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.

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