Technical Officer Level 2 Apprentice (Adult Social Services) Cornwall Council

The successful apprentice applicant will work within a team of Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants and Technical Officers to provide a service to adults, young people and children with health and social care needs.

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Closing date: 22 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,803.00

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    09 Oct 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001318944

  • Positions

    1 available

The apprentice will work within a team of Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants and Technical Officers to provide a service to adults, young people and children with health and social care needs.  The apprentice Technical Officer will assist by enabling individuals to live as independently as possible, and preventing, reducing or delaying needs. They will promote these aims by the installation of suitable minor adaptations to the home environment and by the provision of loaned equipment under the direction of colleagues within health and social care services.
  • Undertake a course of studies and develop a broad range of skills within the requirements of the service to achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 Apprenticeship framework/standard.
  • To maintain regular contact with the appointed Support Advisor during the period of the Apprenticeship.
  • Under supervision work closely with other team members to assist in team objectives.
  • Understand own role within the team and operate as an effective and reliable team member.
  • Achieve own accountabilities and help to meet the demands of the team by providing assistance when required.
  • Ensure own work area is in good / safe condition and take action as appropriate to reduce / minimise risks to self and others, reporting issues where necessary.
  • Undertake any Health and Safety training relevant to them and wear protective equipment and clothing where required. Adhere to COSSH and LOLER regulations.
  • To use IT packages effectively, updating and maintaining computerised systems as required to ensure the Service performs successfully.
To ensure a positive and flexible approach to the variety of tasks and work patterns within the role.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to communicate with others in a range of media e.g. telephone and email in order to give and receive information accurately.
  • Ability to organise own allocated workload with line management support to deliver targets and deadlines.
  • Demonstrates ability to work on own initiative and work effectively as part of a wider team.

Personal qualities

  • Willing to undertake a programme of work, study and training designed to develop the skills and abilities of the apprentice to achieve a level 2 qualification in Adult Care Worker.

Qualifications required

  • Maths and English GCSE grades C and above or equivalent is desirable but not essential.
  • An awareness of general office IT applications including Microsoft Office.

Future prospects

Achievement of NVQ Level 2 in Adult Care Work - Care Leadership and Management.

Things to consider

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: www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

About the employer

Cornwall Council is one of Cornwall’s largest employers, with over 5,500 employees working directly for the Council. Cornwall Council delivers services to more than half a million residents and to over five million visitors a year and works with its extended family of businesses and with town and parish councils to provide services for local communities. Our employees work in a range of professions and job roles including health and social care; children & adult care services; customer services; digital media and communications; IT; Fire & Rescue; legal; finance; accounting; planning; and human resources…the opportunities are endless! In preparation for the Government’s reform of the apprenticeships system next year, we are recruiting apprentices into a range of apprenticeships across our services to help build a skilled and talented workforce for the future. Apply for an apprenticeship with us and you’ll be helping to make Cornwall a great place to live and work.

Employer

Cornwall Council

Address

County Hall

TR1 3AY

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Training provider

  • The apprentice will support the work of the council by participating in and contributing to the delivery of services and projects allocated and supported by their supervising manager. 
  • NVQ Level 2 in Adult Care Worker, Care Leadership and Management.

Apprenticeship framework

Care Leadership and Management

Training provider

THE CORNWALL COUNCIL

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Cornwall County Council

Contact

Resourcing Team 01872 323800 careers@cornwall.gov.uk


Employer's Application Instructions

Please visit www.cornwall.gov.uk/careers for further information and to apply.


This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 22 Oct 2017