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Apprentice Support Worker Vivo Care Choices

To support a care team, in providing personalised care and support to people who use Vivo’s care services in line with their individual care and support plans, and to identify and deliver individual or group activities, ensuring people’s needs and outcomes are met and they are able to reach their full potential.

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Closing date: 24 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £347.40

  • Working week

    Flexible Hours and work locations to suit the needs of the individual and the company.

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    27 Sep 2021

  • Date posted

    30 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001731387

  • Positions

    8 available

The roles are based in a company-wide pool of Apprenticeship Adult Social care posts (4 recruited per annum – starting from September 2021). The posts will work alongside trained Support Workers (at Grade 4) as part of a care team providing personalised care and support to people who use Vivo’s care services in line with their individual care and support plans, and to identify and deliver individual or group activities, ensuring people’s needs and outcomes are met and they are able to reach their full potential.  There will be placements across all of our services to people with Learning Disabilities and Autism including Supported Accommodation, Respite services and Day Services; and across our Older People Services including a Care Home and Day Services. 

Line Management of the posts will be by the Support Worker (Grade 6) for that team. In addition, there will be a Mentor to support each Apprentice who is a Deputy Service Manager (Grade 8), plus the previous years’ apprentices will each be a “buddy” to the new appreciates to offer support and advice as they embark on their new career in Vivo.  In addition, there will be strategic oversight and support for the Apprenticeship programme from HR, the Director or Operations and the Managing Director to ensure that the programme is well-supported and truly embedded within the Company including six-monthly catch-up sessions with all the apprentices.

  • Personalised care and support to people who use Vivo’s care services in line with their individual care and support plans
  • To identify and deliver individual or group activities
  • Ensuring people’s needs and outcomes are met and they are able to reach their full potential
  • To be able to deliver this care demonstrating the core values of the Company which are – Courage, Accountability, Quality, Collaboration, Customer-Focussed and Caring.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to treat all service users with respect and to maintain their dignity
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office IT packages

Personal qualities

To have a caring and giving nature with an interest in providing person-centred care and support to vulnerable adults (either with a Learning Disability or elderly).  To be able to deliver this care demonstrating the core values of the Company which are – Courage, Accountability, Quality, Collaboration, Customer-Focussed and Caring.

  • Flexible in approach to meet the needs of the service
  • Self-motivated
  • Organised
  • Customer focused

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE or equivalent in maths and English or
  • Ability to obtain the required level in Numeracy and literacy during the apprenticeship

Future prospects

There are excellent career opportunities to work in a wide variety of care and support settings across the company including a permanent appointment to a Grade 4 Support Worker and then, in time, progression to a number of more senior supervisory roles.

Things to consider

This is a very special opportunity to work for a leading provider in delivering social care to a diverse group of individuals, and a chance to experience using your unique skills and commitment towards supporting individuals to have an improved life.


About the employer

Vivo is a separate legal company wholly owned by Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council responsible for delivering a wide range of care and support services across the Borough for people with Learning Disabilities, Autism and for Older People.

Employer

Vivo Care Choices

Address

Lightfoot Lodge

Lightfoot Street

Chester

CH2 3AD

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Training

Training provider

CHESHIRE COLLEGE SOUTH AND WEST

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Cheshire College South and West

Contact

Sean Simpson sean.simpson@ccsw.ac.uk

A full programme of training will be provided to each Apprentice towards the achievement of the Adult Care Worker Level 2 Apprenticeship including substantial on-the-job training, a period of shadowing at the start of each role plus provision of mandatory training for areas such as Safeguarding, manual Handling, Health& Safety and much more.

Level 2 Diploma in Care.

Functional skills if needed.

Apprenticeship standard

Adult care worker

Level 2 (GCSE)


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