Join our team of CHAPs.

Release your potential and develop your clinical skills, confidence and career in care.

As a Care Home Assistant Practitioner (CHAP), you’ll combine your caring activities with an extended range of clinical skills, supporting our nurses to deliver the best care to residents in our homes.

The hands-on role includes skills such as administering medication, taking blood pressure, simple wound dressings and putting care plans into practice. As the link between our nursing and care teams, our CHAP programme empowers you to confidently develop your leadership skills.

What is a CHAP?

Feeling supported

You’ll receive dedicated training from an experienced registered nurse who will mentor you throughout the CHAP programme (up to 6 months) using effective coaching techniques and supervision. Reflecting on practice to expand your learning is also encouraged throughout the programme and after qualifying.

You can also speak to other CHAPs though our e-leaning forum SOAR and at regular meetings. Our team of CHAP leads are always on hand to offer guidance and advice, while you can feel reassured that the CHAP Programme is governed through the CHAP Board, meaning that you will only be asked to carry out duties that you have been trained as competent to do.

Support for CHAPs

There are a range of training routes available allowing you to tailor the programme to your interests, prior knowledge and skills. On successful completion of the programme qualified CHAPs attend a graduation ceremony to celebrate your achievement and welcome you to your new role.

Listen to some of our CHAPs’ experiences here, as they talk about their journey.

To apply you’ll need:

  • 12 months experience as a Care Assistant
  • Qualified to Level 2, preferably in Health and Social Care or English and Maths
  • Willing to complete a Level 3 qualification in Health and Social Care within 15 months of completing the CHAP Programme (if not already achieved)
  • Some leadership/mentoring skills, for example, supporting a new Care Assistant within induction.
  • Great ‘can do’ attitude
  • Be caring and respectful
  • Good communication, organisation and observational skills

The application and training process

So, if you’re ready to grow and develop, pursue a career in nursing or even management; then apply for the Four Seasons CHAP Programme today. View our current vacancies here or come along to one of our open days below.

CHAPs Open Days Dates and Venues

Open Day: 3rd September, 10am to 4pm

Home Name: Layden Court

Address: All Hallows Drive, Maltby, South Yorkshire, S66 8NL

Open Day: 5th September, 10am to 4pm

Home Name: Tall Oaks

Address: Charles Street, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST8 6JB

Open Day: 10th September, 10am to 4pm

Home Name: Kingsmead

Address: 65 Prospect Place Old Town, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 3LJ

Open Day: 10th September, 10am to 4pm

Home Name: Kingswood Court

Address: Soundwell Road, Bristol, Bristol, BS15 1PN

Open Day: 11th September, 10am to 4pm

Home Name: Oak Tree

Address: Lark Rise, Yate, Bristol, BS37 7PJ

Open Day: 11th September, 10am to 4pm

Home Name: Osborne Court

Address: 183 West Street, Bristol, Bristol, BS3 3PX

Open Day: 12th September, 10am to 4pm

Home Name: Bishopsmead Lodge

Address: Vicarage Road, Bristol, Bristol, BS13 8ES

Open Day: 12th September, 10am to 4pm

Home Name: Ladymead

Address: Moormead Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN4 9BY

Open Day: 12th September, 11am to 4pm

Home Name: Greerville

Address: 192 Newtownbreda Road, Newtownbreda, Belfast, BT8 6QB

Open Day: 13th September, 11am to 4pm

Home Name: Saintfield Lodge

Address: 4 Old Saintfield Road, Belfast, BT8 8EY

Open Day: 18th September, 10am to 4pm

Home Name: Catchpole Court

Address: Walnut Tree Lane, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 1BD

Open Day: 19th September

Home Name: Ardmaine

Address: Fullerton Road, Newry, County Down, BT34 2AY

Open Day: 20th September

Home Name: Sandringham

Address: 24 Sandringham Court, Gilford Road, Portadown, Armagh, BT63 5BW

Open Day: 25th September, 10am to 4pm

Home Name: Marlborough Court

Address: 7 Copperfield Road, Thamesmead, London, SE28 8QA

Open Day: 26th September

Home Name: Carnalea

Address: 20 Crawfordsburn, Bangor, County Down, BT19 1BE