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Adult Support Worker Apprentice Making Space

Are you interested in working with a range of different people? Are you a caring person who likes to help other? Making Space is looking for a caring, committed and hardworking apprentice to join their team.

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Closing date: 03 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £159.10

    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 work, including some weekend work

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    18 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    31 Aug 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001759289

  • Positions

    1 available

The successful applicant will be required to carry out the following:

  • To assist clients within their own flat and promote independent living with support from the service provision
  • To assist clients in all aspects of their personal care
  • To maintain good levels of housekeeping
  • To maintain good levels of hygiene
  • To assist clients with their mobility needs
  • To work as part of a team
  • To assist clients during mealtimes, this may include serving meals or supporting the individual to eat and drink
  • To record information into appropriate documents
  • To maintain confidentiality
  • To complete all necessary training

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communicator
  • To be able to use initiative
  • Respond efficiently to instruction
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Dedicated
  • Committed
  • Caring
  • Have an interest in the sector and service users’ needs

Personal qualities

  • Patient and caring
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Flexible
  • Enthusiastic
  • Motivated

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE English and maths at C/4 or above or equivalent, such as Functional Skills at Level 2 is desirable
  • Any Health and Social Care qualifications would be desirable

Future prospects

  • For the right candidate, there are prospects for progression into further education, training or full time work with Making Space

Things to consider

  • Shift work including every other weekend and Bank Holiday working will be required and expected
  • You will be expected to sit an end point assessment to complete this Apprenticeship which is graded as merit, pass and distinction
  • You will be expected to pay and find your own way to work and training as required

About the employer

At Making Space we care about people. We embrace the diversity of our people and celebrate our shared ambition of making a difference to people’s lives.

Our residents and their families are at the heart of everything that we do. We aim to work in true and equal partnership with our residents, across all levels of the organisation.

Employer

Making Space

Address

1 Oban Court

Whinbush Way

Darlington

DL1 3PT

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Additional location information

Please specify in application which home you would like to work at if you have a preference.

Training

Training provider

DARLINGTON BOROUGH COUNCIL

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Learning and Skills

Contact

Learning and Skills Advisor 07932 869325 l&s@darlington.gov.uk

Adult care worker Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard:

You will complete the following qualifications: 

  • Level 2 Diploma in Care 
  • Functional skills in maths and English at Level 1
  • Care Certificate 
  • End Point Assessment

You will also complete on and off the job training that will include the following aspects:

  • Daily routine of the care home
  • Personal care
  • Levels of housekeeping
  • Residents hygiene
  • Assisting residents with their mobility needs
  • Assisting residents during mealtimes, this may include serving meals or supporting the individual to eat and drink
  • Dealing with and recording information
  • Confidentiality and Data protection

Training will take place at the training centre and in the workplace and be delivered by our training staff and staff from the Care Home.

You will be required to produce a showcase portfolio of evidence and complete an end point assessment at the end of your Apprenticeship which will be graded pass, merit or distinction. 

Apprenticeship standard

Adult care worker

Level 2 (GCSE)


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