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Apprentice Support Worker- Consensus Support Services- Ipswich (Belstead Road) CONSENSUS SUPPORT SERVICES LIMITED

New to care or experienced? We are recruiting Support Workers with a positive and caring attitude at our local service: Belstead Villa. Consensus Support Services is an award-winning, family owned healthcare organisation, specialising in supporting individuals with learning disabilities and complex needs in supported living and residential setting

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

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Closing date: 22 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £337.50

  • Working week

    Monday - Sunday, 07:00am - 14:00pm & 14:00pm - 22:00pm

    Total hours per week: 38.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    03 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    22 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001727987

  • Positions

    1 available

Position: Support Worker

Salary (£): 9.15 - 9.50 per hour

Location: Ipswich 

About the role and main duties:

  • Supporting up to 8 male/female individuals living here at the residential service
  • Helping individuals achieve the goals and aspirations that are important to them
  • Encouraging individuals to be a part of their local community and to enjoy leisure and social activities of their choice
  • Using nearby amenities including cafes, restaurants, leisure facilities in the nearby town of Shrewsbury
  • Helping people learn new skills by taking an active interest in the running of the home with their own areas of responsibility
  • Improving daily living skills and confidence as greater independence is achieved
  • Providing help with personal care such as washing, bathing and dressing
  • Flexible shift patterns available including early, late and weekend shifts

Our Values:
Consensus has a set of values that underpin and define how we work, inspire us to succeed and support achievement of the highest standards. For everyone at Consensus, our values are what unite and guide us to deliver the best for the individuals we support:

Choice & Respect, Ambition & Imagination, Reliability & Professionalism
Honesty & Integrity, Responsibility & Accountability, Inclusive & Supportive.

About Consensus Support Services:
Consensus was established in 2005 to support individuals with learning disabilities, autism, complex needs including Prader-Willi Syndrome. Our commitment to delivering the highest standards of support is nationally recognised and validated by the many awards we receive, and the consistently high ratings we receive from national regulators What’s more, our colleagues are among the best and most dedicated in the sector: trusted by individuals, families, local authorities and commissioners alike to deliver the best in personalised support in bespoke settings.

If you have never previously worked within Care or have a background as a Support Worker, Care Worker, Healthcare Assistant, HCA, Care Assistant or Care Giver then we can’t wait to hear from you. Full induction and ongoing training provided.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or ages.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills 
  • Compassionate and caring

Personal qualities

  • Reliable
  • Hardworking
  • Caring/Compassionate
  • Friendly
  • Good communication skills

Desired qualifications

GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) in Maths and English

Future prospects

Career Progression towards a Team Leader

Things to consider

Benefits:

  • Refer a Friend Scheme- Receiving up to £300 per referral
  • Career progression towards a TEAM LEADER earning up to £10.20 per hour
  • Paid annual leave 28 days per year (based on hours/pro rata) inclusive of bank holidays
  • Employee benefits platform providing discounts at over 150 retailers including nationwide cinemas
  • FREE training and induction including the care certificate
  • Support towards completing your NVQ Level 1, 2 and 3
  • Enhanced pay for working Christmas and Boxing day & Bank Holidays
  • Employee Assistance Programme, confidential telephone counselling and legal advice 24 hours a day, 365 days a year & a Health & Wellbeing portal
  • Life Assurance benefit of twice basic annual salary

About the employer

Consensus was established in 2005 to support individuals with learning disabilities, autism and complex needs, including Prader-Willi Syndrome. For more than a decade our business and reputation have continued to grow. Our strong governance systems and processes give safety and security to the people we support and allow us to manage risk effectively. Our commitment to delivering the highest standards of support is nationally recognised and validated by the many awards we receive, the consistently high ratings we receive from national regulators and through our employed team of Quality Checkers who live in our services, responding to feedback from the people we support. What’s more, our colleagues are among the best and most dedicated in the sector: trusted by individuals, families, local authorities and commissioners alike to deliver the best in personalised support in bespoke settings.

Employer

CONSENSUS SUPPORT SERVICES LIMITED

Address

Belstead Road

Ipswich

IP2 8BB

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Training

Training provider

Qube Learning

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Qube Qualifications And Development Limited

Contact

Natalya Palmer

Adult care qualification including Functional Skills in Maths and English if required

Apprenticeship standard

Adult care worker

Level 2 (GCSE)


Employer's Application Instructions

Please click on the link below to apply

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

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Closing date: 22 Sep 2021