Health & Social Care/Autism Carer Apprentice AUTISM CARE (UK) LIMITED

Who we are looking for: Individuals who have a passion to work in an organisation that specialises in autism, supporting autistic adults or children on the autism spectrum live the life they choose.

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Closing date: 01 Nov 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £252.00

  • Working week

    35 hours/week Mon-Fri 7.30am-9.30pm (Shifts)

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    08 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    29 Jul 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001287826

  • Positions

    7 available

This is a rare and fantastic opportunity to join a friendly and welcoming organisation who will train and nurture your development needs.

Who are Autism UK?
We are the leading UK charity for people with autism and their families. We provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism. We are proud of the difference we make.

Who are Autism UK looking for?
Individuals who have a passion to work in an organisation that specialises in autism, supporting autistic adults or children on the autism spectrum live the life they choose.

What are Autism UK looking for?

  • Patient, inspiring, caring and sensitive towards the needs of vulnerable people
  • Good listeners, able to report and record information accurately
  • Team players, able to work independently with little support as required
  • Resilient, able to work proactively with challenging behaviour
  • Willing and able to provide personal care to individuals
  • Individuals who value diversity, health and safety and are committed to safe working practices

Where will you be working?
Heath Farm, Scopwick, Lincolnshire. An inclusive, purpose built setting, Heath Farm comprises 6 individual houses each with their own unique identity and individually registered with the Care Quality Commission. Success for each individual supported is ensured through our combination of positive behavior support, person centered planning and in depth knowledge of autism.
Through working with the person at their pace, and using a range of tools appropriate to their needs the service provided at Heath Farm will ensure that support is always developmental and working towards the goals and outcomes identified by the person and their family as being important.
The service provides long term placements but can act as a stepping stone to Supported Living which we also provide in the county.

This service provides support and care to autistic adults enabling each individual to live independently in their own homes. Scopwick

Duties may include:

  • Supervision of residents on various trips or where ever they may want to go, cinema, bowling, museums etc
  • Cleaning and tiding of rooms
  • Washing up and washing clothes as and when required
  • Offering and making drinks or food
  • Having conversations and keeping residents happy
  • Arranging activities for the residents to get involved in
  • Taking out to local shops or out for a walk to the park
  • Assisting clients with their daily hygiene routine and personal care
  • Dispensing of medicines
  • Escorting residents to appointments for example the doctors
  • Showering, dressing and bathing when required

What Autism UK can offer you?

  • Excellent induction, training and development programme
  • Autism specific reflective practice profession support
  • Behavioural support training
  • 24 hour access to online training
  • Flexible shifts – weekdays, evenings and weekends
  • Online staff discount scheme for a range of benefits
  • Access to a 24 hour Employee Assistance counselling programme
  • Pension scheme
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Career progression opportunities

This apprenticeship is based in the work place so you will not need to attend college. Your employer will give you time within the working week to complete tasks set you by the assessor and you will be required to spend time at home to research and complete assignments (individual learning) if not completed in the allocated time the employer has given you.

You will be required to work shifts, which will include working 2 weekends out of 3.
Shifts are as follows: 7.30am-2.30pm or 2.30pm-9.30pm or possible overnight 9.30pm-7.30am (rare and not always required)

(Employer will consider level 3 candidates as well)

Wage: under 25 £7.20 & over 25 £7.25


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

No experience necessary.

Personal qualities

  • Patient, inspiring, caring and sensitive towards the needs of vulnerable people
  • Good listeners, able to report and record information accurately
  • Team players, able to work independently with little support as required
  • Resilient, able to work proactively with challenging behaviour
  • Willing and able to provide personal care to individuals
  • Individuals who value diversity, health and safety and are committed to safe working practices

Qualifications required

A*-D GCSE (or equivalent) would exempt you from doing functional skills part of the apprenticeship but isn't necessary.

Future prospects

This employer is looking to recruit apprentices in to a permanent position on completion of their apprenticeship.

Things to consider

Able to get to location easily.

About the employer

Autism UK are the leading UK charity for people with autism and their families. We provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism. We are proud of the difference we make.

Employer

AUTISM CARE (UK) LIMITED

Address

Heath Farm

Heath Road

Lincoln

LN4 3JD

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Training provider

Diploma in Health & Social Care Level 2 (or 3 if achieved a level 2 already).

Apprenticeship framework

Health and Social Care

Training provider

CITY COLLEGE NOTTINGHAM

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by City College Nottingham

Contact

Megan Gregory 01332 290529 megan@ccn.ac


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Closing date: 01 Nov 2017