Apprentice Support Worker Care Direct

As an Apprentice Support Worker you will provide high quality support to individuals with dementia, mental illness, learning disabilities and or physical disabilities within their own home and the wider community. OVER 18'S ONLY (due to insurance).

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Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    7am - 9pm. Flexible 7 days a week

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    31 Jul 2017

  • Date posted

    23 Sep 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

The successful candidate will provide high quality support to individuals with dementia, mental illness, learning disabilities and or physical disabilities within their own home and the wider community.


They will also ensure that support is offered according to Legislation and Company ethos, on which you will receive training and guidance. Helping develop individuals to their full, encouraging and supporting opportunities for learning and development within the individuals home and their local community.


They would also promote independence, ensuring that the individuals' dignity, privacy, confidentiality and human and civil rights are paramount. To protect individuals from abuse and or neglect according to Vulnerable Adults legislation.

Support Provision:

  • Take time to get to know the service user, their preferences and wishes.
  • Work as part of the support team to meet the Service Users individual needs.
  • Support and enable Service Users to maintain a good standard of appearance.
  • Support and enable Service Users to maintain a good standard of cleanliness within their home.
  • Support and enable Service Users to regularly achieve domestic tasks and a healthy diet.
  • Support Service Users to create and work towards a life plan / person-centred plan.
  • Support and enable Service Users to develop and maintain friendships and social contacts.
  • Support and enable Service Users to regularly achieve a structured plan of developmental and leisure activities.
  • Introduce Service Users to valuable new experiences, new places and new people.
  • Assist Service Users in the research of local area opportunities and to action those they show interest in.
  • Support Service Users to manage risks and make informed choices.
  • Promote independence, self confidence and self image with Service Users.
  • Follow agreed Support Plans / person centred plans / life plans.
  • Complete Company paperwork consistently.
  • Team Working
  • To communicate effectively.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Use of own car on a full time basis including business class insurance as the role is field-based.
  • Experience of working with vulnerable adults who suffer dementia, mental health or disability problems.
  • Able to work on own initiative and a team player.
  • To work flexibly over the course of a week and to cover other staff sickness and holidays.

Personal qualities

  • Caring
  • Empathetic
  • An understanding of individual needs

Qualifications required

You must have GCSEs in English and Maths grades A-C or an equivalent qualification such as Functional Skills.

Future prospects

Progression within the care sector is possible under successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Things to consider

Candidates must be aged over 18 (due to insurance reasons) and have use of your own car, insured for business use. Please note - should this position receive a large amount of applications the job advert will close early. We advise that you apply for this position early to avoid disappointment. As part of our apprenticeship recruitment process, you will be required to attend a Numeracy, Literacy and Interview Assessment at our Futureskills Campus on Dakota Avenue, Salford, M50 2PU. Should you be successful at this stage, we will then submit your application to the employer for further consideration.

About the employer

Care Direct Salford is a local home-care agency that specialises in all aspects of care and support for many people with differing needs. We are Dementia Specialists where all of our staff are trained and have special experiences with supporting our customers through dementia.We literally provide all and any support from as little as 2 hours to 50 hours per week. We Support People across Salford at Home, living In Residential Care, currently In Hospital and whilst Carer's have Breaks.


Care Direct


Eldon Place



M30 8QE

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Training provider

  • Training will be provided in order to achieve the Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care.
  • Functional Skills Level 1 Maths and English are completed with the Apprentice if a prior GCSE grade A-C or equivalent has not already been achieved.
  • You may be expected to attend Salford City College 1 day per week for Functional Skills classes if required.

Apprenticeship framework

Health and Social Care

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Salford City College


Jon Hobson 0161 631 5555

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Closing date: today