Supported Living Worker Apprentice HF TRUST LIMITED

You will enable the people we support to lead fulfilling lives based upon their personal support needs. You need to work to the standards set internally and externally, doing all you can to make sure that the people we support, and your colleagues, come to no harm and that the people we support are satisfied with the level of support they receive.

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Closing date: 27 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    As we provide 24/7 support you need to be able to work shifts, including weekends, some nights and Bank Holidays.

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    52 weeks

  • Possible start date

    28 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    06 Apr 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

Your duties will include, but may not be limited to:

  • Supporting people with learning disabilities to the highest standard and in line with their support plan, cultural needs and wishes.
  • Supporting people to manage their own home, including supporting individuals with maintaining their tenancies and give support and guidance when individuals move home.  
  • Supporting people with personal care if required, which may include toileting and bathing,in line with their support plan.
  • Supporting and encourage people to make choices and life decisions in line with the Mental Capacity Act requirements.
  • Assisting and encouraging people to engage in everyday home, social, leisure and work activities, according to the individual’s choice.
  • Supporting people with their health needs as required, e.g. taking medication and attending doctor’s appointments.
  • Keeping accurate and up to date records.
  • Supporting people with their finances, where necessary, and in line with Hft guidelines.
  • Promoting the health, safety and well-being of the people we support.
  • Working positively with colleagues, families and external organisations and professionals.
  • Looking for opportunities to use Personalised Technology to increase people’s independence.
  • Maintaining confidentiality at all times.
  • Improving the support provided by discussing any new ideas.
  • Participating in learning and development opportunities as required.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Tackle issues with a positive frame of mind.
  • Communicate effectively using a range of methods.
  • Use their initiative.
  • Able to support with mobility and moving and handling.
  • Are good listeners.
  • Articulate, clear speaking.

Personal qualities

  • Kind and thoughtful.
  • Respectful and tolerant.
  • Patient.
  • Polite and well-mannered.
  • Enthusiastic.
  • Positive attitude.
  • Confident people person.
  • Communicative.

Qualifications required

  • Prior qualifications are not neccessary in this role but may be an advantage.
  • Most important is a real desire to enter the social care world of work.

Future prospects

Permanent position for the right candidate once the apprenticeship is complete.

Things to consider

Please consider how you would travel to this place of work.

About the employer

At Hft Sheffield and Derbyshire, our support staff use their knowledge, experience and dedication to support people in leading a full and varied life. Our work spans a wide range of services and activities, from providing supported living to supporting people in making new friends, finding work and living independently.




Unit 6

Broadfield Court


S8 0XF

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Training provider

  • Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 2
  • Functional Skills Maths and English Level 1 (where neccessary)
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities

Apprenticeship framework

Health and Social Care

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Learning Unlimited


Tim Hancorn 01159338314

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Closing date: 27 Aug 2017