More and more people are becoming dependent on aid and care in old age. While it’s certainly not the easiest task to support and look after the elderly, it is exciting. During your three-year training, you’ll acquire skills in all areas of aged care, learning about the profession from scratch. You work will involve assisting our residents with all areas of daily life. You’ll help them get up or get dressed, assist them with walking, or sometimes just be there to listen. Along with personal contact, your varied mission will also include documenting or upholding hygiene guidelines. You’ll also learn a lot about yourself, basic human values, and the meaning of life.
Upon graduating as a carer, you’ll be able to specialise further in many areas, and ultimately also perform managerial functions at our facilities. A career with prospects.
Find out here what you need in order to become a recruit for a good cause:
Requirements for our recruits
- Age: 16 years
- Certificate of good conduct
- Good physical condition (medical certificate no more than three months old)
- Time: 3-4 years
- General secondary school-leaving certificate (“Realschulabschluss“)/equivalent recognised certificate or advanced “Hauptschulabschluss” (minimum school-leaving qualification)
- Successful work during the six-month trial period.
- Acquiring knowledge and skills required to independently nurse, counsel and care for the elderly
- Varied collaboration with a different vocational groups
- Administrative tasks
- Helping with medical diagnostics and therapy
- Ensuring residents can remain as independent as possible by helping with personalised, holistic, activity-based care
- Boosting residents’ self-contentment
- Implementing the nursing model
- Economical handling of operational equipment, nursing aids and consumables
- Mastering dialogue techniques: listening/encouraging/talking people out of things
- Quality officer
- Clinic manager
- Wound manager
- Hygiene officer
- Residence manager
- Gerontopsychiatric nurse
- Nursing manager
- Facility manager
- 1st year of training: € 700 per month
- 2nd year of training: € 800 per month
- 3rd year of training: € 900 per month
- (plus shift allowances)
If you can’t meet the fees, you may apply for a vocational training grant (Berufsausbildungsbeihilfe/BAB) from the German Federal Employment Agency. If you are not entitled to receive this and your application is rejected, you may apply for housing benefits.
If you’re under 25, your parents will also still continue to receive a child allowance for you, insofar as you are undertaking training.
Central practical instructor
Central practical instructor Kristin Fischer is the contact person for our facilities’ individual practical instructors, and your informant when it comes to our recruit assignments. Your training with the A-Team is no jump in the deep end, because we’ll assist you every step of the way to assimilate you into your (new) working world. Ms Fischer organises trainee icebreaker afternoons and advanced courses for trainees and practical instructors, and ultimately holds instructor days with all recruits to prepare you optimally for your examinations. Once these have been passed, the coast is clear for you to embark on a promising career, and rise further up the ranks in the A-Team.
Central practical instructor