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Apprentice Care Support Worker Sunderland Care and Support Limited

Do you want to start your career within the care sector? If so, Sunderland Care and Support have a fantastic opportunity for a person that is passionate about providing care. APPLY NOW!

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

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Closing date: 01 Nov 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Expected duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    08 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    21 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Requirements of the role:

  • To work within a supportive environment to undertake the required care and support tasks, in line with the values of Sunderland Care and Support, in order to develop the necessary skills and knowledge to become an effective Support Worker
  • To provide and promote person-centred care and support to vulnerable customers including people who have a range of mental health needs, learning and physical disabilities and behaviours that might challenge; to meet a range of complex social and health needs
  • To work effectively as part of a team, undertaking tasks as detailed within a person’s care plan, providing care and support to enable people to achieve their maximum level of independence through appropriate physical, emotional and psychological support including: intimate personal care, support with basic health needs, practical tasks, appropriate communication and community involvement
  • To actively participate within team meetings, training and supervision
  • To complete relevant records and contribute to the preparation and review of customer’s care and support plans
  • To attend college / study days and participate in development activities as required by the programme
  • To complete all mandatory training as required by the Sunderland Care and Support Training Strategy
  • To work flexibly on a rota basis, including weekends
  • To undertake any other duties, depending on skills and competency, to enable the efficient and effective running of the service

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellence- Deliver the best outcomes and highest quality service through the dedicated effort of every team member
  • Teamwork- Value the contributions of all, blending the skills of individual staff members in partnership and collaboration

Personal qualities

  • All employees of Sunderland Care and Support are expected to embrace the following principles that underpin the delivery of care and support
  • Care - Our core business and the care we deliver helps the individual customer and improves the health of the whole community. Caring defines us and our work. Customers receiving care expect it to be right for them, consistently, throughout every stage of their life
  • Compassion - How care is given through relationships based on empathy, respect and dignity - it can also be described as intelligent kindness, and is central to how people perceive their care
  • Competence - Means all employees must have the ability to understand a customer’s health and social needs and the expertise, clinical and technical knowledge to deliver effective care and support
  • Communication - Central to successful caring relationships and to effective team working. Listening is as important is the key to a good workplace with benefits for those in our care and employees alike
  • Courage - Enables us to do the right thing for the people we care for, to speak up when we have concerns and to have the personal strength and vision to innovate and to embrace new ways of working
  • Commitment - All employees of Sunderland Care and Support commit to improve the care and experience of our customers, to take action to make the company’s mission statement and value a reality for all
  • A good place to work- enjoying our role each day through enhancing the lives of those we serve, through the creative ideas and the unique talents of each employee

Desired qualifications

No formal qualifications are required, however having GCSE grade A-C in maths and English (or equivalent) would be highly advantageous.

Future prospects

The Apprenticeship contract is 12 months fixed term with the opportunity to apply for a permanent position in the final 3 months, if vacancies are available.

Things to consider

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

About the employer

Sunderland Care and Support is responsible for delivering a range of social care, health and support services to residents across the city of Sunderland and local areas.Sunderland Care and Support provides a wide range of Adult Social care services within which an apprentice may be placed. These include:Sunderland TelecareFarmborough Intermediate Care CentreCommunity Resource CentresShort-break and Respite Services for both children and adultsSupported Living SchemesRegistered Residential ServicesPlacements are allocated at the point of entry into the company, and usually during the first week of induction, dependent on service need. There are up 30 services that apprentices could be placed in and Sunderland Care & Support tend to relocate during the apprenticeship for development purposes. The role will be based within the Sunderland/Washington/Coalfields area and travel requirements will be discussed during the interview and locations will be matched to Apprentices accordingly where possible.


Sunderland Care and Support Limited


Leechmere Centre

Claymere Road



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Training provider

Realise Apprenticeships Limited

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Realise Apprenticeships Limited


Joanne Norford 0333 444 3973

Your full role and responsibilities will be set out by your employer. Sunderland Support and Care will provide you with all of the on-the-job training you need to up-skill in your role, and your 20% off-the-job learning will be incorporated as part of your working day.

If successful, you will complete a Level 2 Adult Care Worker apprenticeship programme, delivered through Sunderland Support and Care's dedicated training provider, Realise.

Apprenticeship standard

Adult care worker

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply now' and you will be redirected to the GetMyFirstJob website where you will be required to submit an application. If this is your first visit to GetMyFirstJob you will be required to register on the website, please complete all fields upon registration and ensure you attach a copy of your CV

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

Apply now

Closing date: 01 Nov 2021