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Apprentice Care Support Worker - Consensus Support Services - Ipswich CONSENSUS SUPPORT SERVICES LIMITED

New to care or experienced? We are recruiting Support Workers with a positive and caring attitude at our local service: Phoenix House. 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 settings.

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

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Closing date: 14 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £337.50

  • Working week

    Shifts to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 38.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    20 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    12 Nov 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001790065

  • Positions

    1 available

Qube Learning are working with Consensus Support to help find an Apprentice Support worker. The successful candidate will complete an Adult Care Worker Level 2 qualification (dependant on experience), lasting 15 months.

During your apprenticeship you will have a dedicated Skills Tutor, who will make regular appointments virtually or face to face, to support you throughout your qualification.

About the Role:

  • Supporting up to 9 male/female individuals living here at the residential service and within the community
  • Offering a range of living options to suit varied needs including physical disabilities and behaviours which others might find challenging
  • Encouraging individuals to enjoy life in the local community
  • Supporting and developing an inclusive lifestyle within the community and some individuals attend local colleges
  • Developing greater independence and daily living skills by helping with the upkeep of the service, preparing meals, shopping and domestic duties
  • Providing help with personal care such as washing, bathing and dressing
  • Flexible shift patterns available including early, late and weekend shifts

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Good communication skills

Compassionate and caring

Personal qualities

  • Reliable
  • Hardworking
  • Friendly

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 £9.95 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’s – 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

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 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 age”


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

6

Mersey Road

Ipswich

IP3 0QP

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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: 14 Jul 2022