Apprentice Care/Support Worker Homecarers Ltd

Care/Support Workers are to provide physical and emotional support to clients living within their own homes and/or to support clients in accessing day services/daily activities. THE VACANCIES AVAILABLE ARE BASED IN THE KNOTTY ASH/DOVECOT AREA & THE WEST DERBY AREA.

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Closing date: 28 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    35 Hours various shift patterns including evenings and weekends

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    52 weeks

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    03 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

To work closely with other professionals, agencies, colleagues and clients’ relatives to provide a personalised service that meets the needs of individuals maintaining their quality of life. You will provide physical and emotional support as required and demonstrate a caring attitude towards others which is based on respect, dignity and equality.

The role requires a personal responsibility for upholding Homecarers Liverpool Ltd (HCL) Care’s Mission Statement of Values in all areas of your work.

Care/Support Worker Role Responsibilities:

  • To provide and maintain a high standard of personal care for each client which may include: Intimate care, hygiene and physical well being
  • To adhere to each client’s agreed individualised care plan
  • To respond appropriately to medical or health concerns by reporting any concerns to a Locality Manager in accordance within HCL's Reporting policy and procedures
  • To strictly adhere to HCL's Care’s Safeguarding of Adults Policy
  • To ensure you are familiar with and follow all of the HCL Care policies and procedures
  • To provide support and to enable clients with their daily living skills as required, whilst respecting an individuals right to dignity, privacy and choice
  • To provide a safe environment for clients whilst maintaining high standards of personal and domestic hygiene, following HCL's Infection Control policy
  • To carry a company Identity badge at all times
  • To wear a company uniform and use company personal protective clothing (PPE) were applicable according to the companies policy and procedures
  • To adhere to HCL's confidentiality policy

Responsibilities as a Member of the Team:

  • To work co- operatively as part of a member of multi-disciplinary team
  • To report any matters of concern to the Locality manager
  • To contribute to a culture of open communication
  • To document ,update and maintain the necessary client documentation
  • To attend relevant training events and to work towards minimum NVQ/Diploma Level 2 qualification in Adult Health or Social Care or hold an equivalent qualification
  • To act in a manner which promotes and ensures Health and Safety in the work place
  • To communicate with others in a professional and courteous manner

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • To be able to work alone confidentially subject to completion training/shadowing.
  • Effective verbal and listening skills.
  • Clean UK driving license – desirable.
  • Able to work as part of a team.
  • Time management skills.

Personal qualities

  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity.
  • Demonstrate sound work ethics.
  • Be consistent and fair.
  • Be compassionate and understanding.
  • Be flexible, adaptable and able to work effectively in a variety of settings.
  • Respect cultural differences.
  • Work effectively as a member of a team.
  • Punctual and reliable.

Qualifications required

  • Basic Literacy and Numeracy skills.

Future prospects

Permanent position within the company.

Things to consider

Domiciliary care is caring for people in their own homes HCL focus on prevention and promote wellbeing with both served users and staff as we are committed to supporting The Healthy Liverpool Programme. Hours of work are flexible but generally delivered over seven day week evening and weekend work required. Work will involve walking from one service users home to another within a small geographical area. Due to the nature of this work involving personal care, we can only employ apprentices who are 18 years old and over. Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour from 1st April 2017. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

About the employer

Homecarers Liverpool Ltd (HCL) provide domiciliary care to Service Users in their own homes. Our focus is on the individual, empowering them and enabling them to feel independent and included. We promote equality and diversity in the workplace and are looking for individuals who really care about vulnerable people in their community.


Homecarers Ltd


4-8 Childwall Valley Road


L16 4PE

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Training provider

  • NVQ Level 2 or 3 in Health and Social Care.
  • Functional Skills if required.

Apprenticeship framework

Health and Social Care

Training provider

Liverpool Community College

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by The City of Liverpool College


Nicola Phelan 0151 252 3287

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Closing date: 28 Aug 2017