Apprentice Social Care Assistant MGB Care Services Ltd

This role will report directly into the Care Home Manager. To work as a member of a team to provide a caring environment for the service users, undertaking basic caring duties to meet the service users needs.

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Closing date: 26 Oct 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

    Rota based working 5 days out of 7 to a max of 40 hours

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    28 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    08 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available


  • To carry out duties as delegated by the Home Manager or Team Leader.
  • To assist service users with daily living activities including dressing, undressing, washing, bathing, feeding and other duties to meet the individual needs of service users.
  • To support and help service users develop new skills.
  • To plan and participate in activities for the service users both in and out of the home.
  • To promote service users independence and integration into the community.
  • To work and communicate with the staff team and other colleagues.
  • To respond to changes and work flexibly in training.
  • To take on NVQ training and other training as requested.
  • To act as key worker for service users and advocate on their behalf.
  • To undertake escort duties and accompany service users on outings (this will be under supervision of a member of staff).
  • To be aware of Health & Safety regulations and take reasonable precautions to ensure Safety at work.
  • The duties and responsibilities of the post will be undertaken in accordance with the policies and procedures and practices of MGB Care Services, which will be amended from time-to-time.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Have an understanding of the need for reliability and behave accordingly.
  • Basic numeracy skills.
  • To be able to work in a safe manner.
  • To be able to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to understand varying forms of discrimination.
  • Ability to understand and demonstrate a commitment to the organisation’s equal opportunities policies.
  • Basic record keeping and report writing.

Personal qualities

  • Demonstrate understanding and empathy.
  • Positive attitude toward the development of people with a learning disability.
  • Ability to take responsibility.
  • Good communication.
  • A commitment to people with learning disabilities.
  • Reliable.
  • Honest.
  • Trustworthy.

Qualifications required

English and Maths GCSE A-C preferred or equivalent qualifications.

Future prospects

For the right person this apprenticeship will lead onto a full time role.

About the employer

As an organisation, MGB Care Services believe everyone has the right to live as a citizen with full rights in the community, irrespective of disabilities. Within their group, they have 6 Care Homes which accommodate adults with challenging behaviour. The age range can be from 18 to 65. The homes are based in Tibshelf, Sutton in Ashfield and 3 sites in Nottingham. MGB Care Services are committed to caring for the individual with learning disabilities to lead as near a normal life as possible and to genuinely improve the individual's quality of life and for those around them, however severe or challenging their disability or behaviour.


MGB Care Services Ltd



Holme Road



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Training provider

  • Health & Social Care Level 2 NVQ includes Technical Certificate and Functional Skills, if required.
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

Candidate will have full rights and responsibilities as standard employee.

Apprenticeship framework

Health and Social Care

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Learning Unlimited


Adam Black 0115 933 8314

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Closing date: 26 Oct 2017