Care and Support Worker Apprenticeship ENABLE SUPPORT SERVICES LTD

The role will require the successful candidate to provide high quality, individualised support and care to service users in their own homes and other community settings. Along with contributing fully to the functioning of the ESS team via active participation in all team processes.

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Closing date: 30 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week


    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    12 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • To provide high quality, personalised community care and support to service users with complex social care needs including mental health needs, learning disabilities and/or physical disabilities. This work involves support with activities of daily living such as shopping, housework, accessing community activities, attending appointments, budgeting, meal preparation, prompting medication, and social support in the community.
  • To provide personal care, to include physical assistance with personal hygiene (washing, bathing and dressing), skin and oral care, lifting and handling and other personal care tasks, where required to do so.
  • To attend safeguarding training and work within ESS Safeguarding policy
  • To work positively and in partnership with other involved agencies.
  • To work within all ESS operational policies and procedures, including Health and Safety and to immediately notify senior staff of any concerns.
  • To ensure that ESS continuously improves the services it offers by contributing to team activity and functioning.
  • To actively participate to supervision, appraisal and continuous professional development.
  • To maintain professional boundaries at all times.
  • To practice the values of ESS at all times.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Experience in working in social care.
  • Experience in working with service users with mental health needs, Aspergers Syndrome or learning disabilities, or other social care needs such as visual impairment or physical disabilities.
  • Knowledge and understanding of mental illness, Aspergers Syndrome and Learning Disabilities
  • Willingness to work in various parts of Somerset and Dorset.

Personal qualities

  • Competent to work independently in the community with limited direct supervision.
  • Willingness to undertake personal care where required to.
  • Willingness and availability to work on a shift rota including pro rata weekends (alternating weekends for full time staff members).
  • Good communication skills, in particular the capacity to listen.
  • Flexible and person centred approach to working with people with a variety of complex needs.
  • Daily access to a computer/email in order to maintain contact with Care Services Manager/ESS Management team.

Qualifications required

Good secondary education

Future prospects

Upon completion there is the opportunity of a full time position along with the possibility of progression onto a Higher Apprenticeship.

Things to consider

The candidate is required to be 18 and over. The ability to drive is required due to the need to make home visits. 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). For more information visit:

About the employer

Based in Yeovil, Somerset we support people across both Somerset and Dorset. We are regulated by the Care Quality Commission and we work hard to provide the highest quality care and support. We work with a diverse range of people, including people with mental health needs, Asperger’s Syndrome, Acquired Brain Injury and Learning Disability.




The Whitehouse

114 Hendford Hill


BA20 2RF

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Training provider

  • Level Three in Health and Social Care
  • Maths and English Functional Skills if required
  • ERR
  • PLTS

Apprenticeship framework

Health and Social Care

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Strode College

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Closing date: 30 Oct 2017