Apprentice Health & Social Care Support Worker HF TRUST LIMITED

We are looking for two apprentices to enable those we support to lead fulfilling lives based upon their personal needs. You need to work to the standards set internally and externally doing all you can to make sure that the people we support and your colleagues come to no harm and that they are satisfied with the level of support they receive.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    As we provide 24/7 support you need to be able to work shifts, including weekends, some nights and Bank Holidays. £7.00 an hour for under 21’s £7.20 an hour for over 21’s

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    01 Nov 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

Main Duties:

Applicants must be 18 years of age or over

  • Support people with learning disabilities to the highest standard and in line with their support plan, cultural needs and wishes.
  • Support people with personal care if required, which may include toileting and bathing, in line with their support plan.
  • Support and encourage people to make choices and life decisions in line with the Mental Capacity Act requirements.
  • Assist and encourage people to engage in everyday home, social, leisure and work activities, according to the individual's choice.
  • Support people with their health needs as required, e.g. taking medication and attending doctor's appointments.
  • Keep accurate and up to date records.
  • Support people with their finances, where necessary, and in line with Hft guidelines
  • Promote health, safety and well-being of the people we support.
  • Work positively with colleagues, families and external organisations and professionals.
  • Look for opportunities to use Personalised Technology to increase people's independence.
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Improve the support provided by discussing any new ideas.
  • Participate in learning and development opportunities as required.
  • Undertake any other duties as appropriate.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

We need people who:

  • Are good listeners.
  • Are willing to try new approaches.
  • Are able to communicate openly with people using a range of methods.
  • Articulate views with passion and understanding.
  • Speak clearly using positive, simple, straight forward language.
  • Are tolerant of people who have different views.
  • See the person first not the disability.
  • Work at a pace comfortable to the person they are supporting.
  • Have a 'can do' attitude.
  • Think imaginatively.
  • Communicate positively with people using a range of methods.
  • Use their initiative.
  • Freely express their views and ask questions.

Personal qualities

Communication – we need people who:

  • Like being around people.
  • Value input from others.
  • Articulate how they feel.

Respect – we need people who:

  • Value the views of others.
  • Are kind and thoughtful to others.
  • Have a positive outlook.
  • Are tolerant of people who have different views.
  • Respect others' point of view.
  • Are well-mannered and polite to everyone they come into contact with.
  • Tackle issues with a positive frame of mind.

Cares About – we need people who:

  • Have a desire to be part of the social care world.
  • Are enthusiastic about supporting people.
  • Are patient with people.
  • Behave in a person-centred way

Creative Thinking – we need people who:

  • Are enthusiastic.
  • Present themselves confidently.

Qualifications required

GCSE Grades A*-D in four subjects including maths and English (or equivalent)

Future prospects

People who have started as support workers are now in management positions including Regional Managers

Things to consider

In order to progress your application, it is essential that you email Runshaw College your current CV. Please forward as a word document to We cannot progress your application until we receive your up-to-date cv Please note: this vacancy may close before the closing date if the employer deems sufficient application forms have been received

About the employer

Hft is a national charity, providing services for people with learning disabilities throughout England. We support people to live the best lives possible - whether by providing support for just a couple of hours a week, or 24 hours a day. Hft Lancashire is based at Bamber Bridge. There are 156 staff based in the Lancashire region covering Preston, Blackburn and Burnley




Unit 3

South Preston Office Village

Cuerden Way



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Training provider

Level 2 Apprenticeship Framework to include NVQ Technical Certificate, Employer Rights and Responsibilities and Personal Learning and Thinking Skills.

Apprenticeship framework

Health and Social Care

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Runshaw College


James Beardwood 01772 643008

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2017