Apprentice Childcare Worker Fortalice Limited

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic person to join our team as an Apprentice Childcare Worker in the Children's Team.

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Closing date: 31 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

    Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    19 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

We are aiming to recruit an enthusiastic person to join our professional team. The role of Apprentice Childcare Worker in the Children’s Team is a challenging and busy one where you will need to be proactive in managing your workload whilst being creative with some of the tasks you will be expected to undertake. The role can be emotionally challenging and whilst support is in place you would need to be able to work with difficult and diverse cases around domestic abuse.

You will work in Children’s Services to provide services for 0 to 16 years olds.

  • Primarily you will be involved in planning and delivering a diverse range of sessions to meet the needs of Children Services.
  • You will need to have a sound knowledge of the EYFS framework and apply this during delivery of our on-site nursery provision.

The post will be subject to a DBS check due to the nature of the work undertaken by the organisation.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  •  Knowledge of and empathy with the aims and objectives of Fortalice and the issues relating to domestic violence.
  • At least one years’ experience of working with children.
  • Good literacy and numeracy skills.
  • A good understanding of child protection and the protection of vulnerable adults and a commitment to follow procedure.
  • A good knowledge and experience of early year’s foundation stage framework and principals.
  • A commitment to promote every child matters and its aims.
  • Experience of working both independently and as part of a team.

Personal qualities

  • Have an open and welcoming manner and good communication skills with both adults and children.
  • Caring and nurturing approach towards children and young people who have been affected emotionally due to their situation.
  • Ability to work in a busy environment meeting the diverse needs of children who have been affected emotionally due to domestic abuse.

Qualifications required

  • English and Mathematics GCSE A-C.
  • Desirable but not essential, Level II Childcare Qualification.

Future prospects

Potential job opportunities arise on occasion within the organisation dependent upon funding being secured.

Things to consider

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About the employer

Fortalice was established in 1977 to provide emergency accommodation and support for women and children experiencing domestic abuse within their own homes. The project has expanded during the past 36 years and now provides a wide range of services for women, children and young people within both refuge and support centre settings. The ethos of Fortalice in relation to support is to focus on self-help, promoting self-esteem, confidence and independence to enable women to break free from abusive relationships and reduce the chance of re-victimisation. The post is based at Lewis House, a purpose built refuge comprising of 22 self-contained units, children’s play areas, offices, meeting room and a communal area in which group activities can be facilitated. This facility will be staffed on a 24 hour basis by project staff working to a planned duty rota. There are a number of workers whose prime responsibility is to ensure service users have a smooth transition into the refuge, are afforded the required level of support and practical help during their stay and are re-settled back into the community independently or into alternative supported accommodation as appropriate.


Fortalice Limited



Bradford Street



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Training provider

  • Children and Young People's Workforce Level 2.

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Bolton College


01204 482030

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2017