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Apprentice Lifestyle Co-ordinator THE OAKLEA TRUST

After launching our Apprentice Academy in September 2020, we are looking for six outstanding apprentices to join us in September 2021. These are fantastic opportunities to earn as you learn, gaining valuable experience working in an established organisation which will provide you with a great start to your career in Social Care.

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Closing date: 30 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £210.00

  • Working week

    35 hours per week, 1 day at college per week. Times of work may vary to include weekend and evening’s depending on the customer support required. Days and shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    14 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001723928

  • Positions

    6 available

Over the two years you will gain first-hand experience working in various work locations and with customers with varying needs and learning and physical disabilities. The customers you work with will vary in age from children to older adults and you will work on a rotational basis changing work location every three months.

You will have four rotations in year one and will repeat this in year two allowing you to apply your knowledge gained in year one to progress your skills, knowledge, and experience in the beginning of your career in Adult Social Care. (The planned rotations are illustrated in the enclosed documents).


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

You will need to demonstrate effective teamwork and intercommunication skills, to ensure that customers are supported to the highest standard whilst always maintaining customer confidentiality.

Personal qualities

We are looking for someone with a good sense of humour that can be adaptable and flexible enough to meet the needs of customers with a wide variety of needs and aspirations.

Being respectful as well as friendly, understanding, and approachable are essential qualities required in the role.

Desired qualifications

This is an apprentice position – the successful candidate will be working towards their Level 3 in Health and Social Care.

Future prospects

As an apprentice with Oaklea, you can expect to gain a wealth of experience working across a varied customer base during the 2 years apprenticeship. Upon completion there will be opportunities to join the workforce.


About the employer

The Oaklea Trust are a not for profit organisation who support disabled and disadvantaged children and adults to live independently.  Oaklea provide care and support in various settings including Adult Care Homes, Supported Living and the community and have done for 30 years.

Oaklea’s organisational vision is that individuals are enabled to be effective citizens irrespective of age, disability, or disadvantage. Working in the charitable sector, Oaklea do not work for profit, our customers are at the heart of all we do, and our fantastic teams of employees work to provide them with the highest standards of care and support.

Employer

THE OAKLEA TRUST

Address

Station House

Station Road

Kendal

LA9 6RY

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Additional location information

2nd Floor East Wing

Training

Training provider

KENDAL COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Kendal College

Contact

Sally Dawson 01539 735025 sally.dawson@oakleatrust.co.uk

Level 3 Senior Healthcare Support Worker apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

Apprenticeship standard

Senior healthcare support worker

Level 3 (A level)


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