Special needs carer training


Are you dedicated, responsible and reasonably confident? Got no problem with helping people who are different? Then the special needs carer training is for you.

Your work will include caring for and providing educational, practical and therapeutic support for people with disabilities. You’ll assist our residents with their daily life, perform recreational activities with them, or help them develop and learn new things. All this makes it a challenging but very varied career. That’s why our residents and the A-Team are counting on ambitious can-doers like you.


Requirements for our recruits

  • Certificate of good conduct
  • Good physical condition (medical certificate no more than three months old)
  • Time: 3.5-4 years


Professional qualification

  • Completed vocational training and/or care worker
  • Successful work during the six-month trial period


Training content

  • Looking after and caring for people with disabilities
  • Encouraging the personal development of people with disabilities, taking into account cultural differences if necessary (for persons with migrant backgrounds)
  • Looking after and caring for people with disabilities in housing and work groups
  • Including people with disabilities in the social environment, and taking PR measures
  • Getting to know the care facility as a complex system of different work areas
  • Ensuring residents can remain as independent as possible by helping with personalised, holistic, activity-based care
  • Implementing the nursing model
  • Economical handling of operational equipment, nursing aids and consumables
  • Helping with quality assurance and development
  • Adhering to all labour-law regulations, accident prevention regulations, framework agreements, and sponsor-specific rules (possibly: Youth Employment Protection Act, JArbSchG)
  • Fulfilling and upholding the legal quality for structures, processes and results


Additional ranks

  • Disability support worker
  • Education manager
  • Nursing manager
  • Facility manager


Danger money

  • € 1,500 per month for all years of training


Yes, the state-run final examination must be passed.

Your work will include all tasks associated with caring for residents. They range from helping with personal hygiene to devising activities for the residents. A multi-week preliminary internship will give you a good insight into everyday clinic life.

Anyone working in this field should be prepared to work shifts. While individual arrangements are possible, you must be willing to work on weekends and public holidays.

Yes, but as of the 2015/16 training year, you can reclaim them from the Saxon government one year at a time (with proof). The amount varies between € 30 and 58 per month.

Theory lessons are held at various vocational colleges, and depend on your facility’s location.

We grant you an amount of € 150 for initial work clothing. You can submit the receipt for this to the HR department upon successful completion of the trial period.

Yes, this option is available, but not at all locations.

Very good. Almost 100% of graduates find employment within a short space of time.

You will have good chances of receiving a permanent employment contract if you have successfully completed the training and demonstrated personal dedication.

You have a leave entitlement of 25 days per calendar year. Leave must always be planned one year in advance in consultation with the respective facility.

The documents should be sent to us carefully and appropriately, either by post or email. In the event of electronic applications, documents must be contained in one PDF. Document completeness is also important: There should be a covering letter, CV, and a copy of your last two references. The covering letter must state the training course (occupation) for which you are applying.

You may apply for vacant training positions starting from the spring of the year prior. Applications close 31/8 of the year prior, and the selection processes begin in September.

The trial period generally serves as a means of getting to know one another, and lasts for six months. You or your employer may terminate the training during the trial period.

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

Kristin Fischer


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.


Kristin Fischer
Central practical instructor
037327 8770