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Apprentice Senior Adult Care Worker -Consensus Support - De Parys CONSENSUS SUPPORT SERVICES LIMITED

We are recruiting a Team Leader 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


  • Working week

    Full Time Hours Days TBC

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    17 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    15 Nov 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Position: Team Leader

Salary: £9.80 - £10.15 per hour + £1000 Welcome Bonus

Service: De Parys, Bedford

Our Benefits

• £1000 Welcome Bonus - £500 in your first months pay, £500 after 6 months service*
• Dedicated career ladder for those with NVQ level 2 or 3 earn up to £10.15 per hour.
• Free DBS
• Life assurance benefit of twice annual basic salary
• Wagestream – Avoid bank fees and withdraw up to 40% of your wages as you earn them before payday via the Wagestream app.
• Comprehensive induction and excellent training
• Recognition Awards, including long service awards
• Cycle to work Scheme
• Refer a friend scheme – Receiving up to £1000* per referral
• Employee benefits platform providing discounts at over 150 retailers
• Employee Assistance Programme, confidential telephone counselling and legal advice
• Health & Wellbeing portal

About the Role

De Parys is a three storey Victorian House in Bedford providing a residential service for individuals with learning disabilities, autism and complex needs. Support is tailored to the specific needs, goals and aspirations so each individual can live a meaningful life with their local community.
Offering a therapeutic, supportive setting, the team at De Parys are caring and attentive. Person centred support plans are regularly updated as needs change or goals are achieved. Individuals are always encouraged to try new activities of interest and to reach their full potential at their own pace.
You may already have experience as a Support Worker and are looking for the next step up or already be a Senior Support Worker, Senior Care Worker, Senior Healthcare Assistant or Senior Care Giver looking for a new opportunity. In addition to having experience in the care sector, we are looking for candidates who have a passion and enthusiasm for what we do We also recruit for attitude and personality so, if you don’t have the complete range of skills, we can provide a full induction, relevant training and the support you need to get the most from your role.
To join us, you’ll need to have plenty of experience working with individuals with learning disabilities or complex behaviours. An NVQ 3 in Health & Social Care is desirable, as is a good knowledge of relevant H&S regulations. You’ll certainly have strong leadership, interpersonal and communication skills. Confident, flexible and efficient, you’re happy to work on a shift basis, and, where required, to be on call. Above all, you’ll be committed to providing person-centred care that gives real equality of opportunity to all those you’re working for.

Our Values

We employ people who share in our values so we can ensure the highest standards of support for the people who live in our homes, their families and the commissioners we work with.
• Choice & Respect, Ambition & Imagination, Reliability & Professionalism
• Honesty & Integrity, Responsibility & Accountability, Inclusive & Supportive

As a leading provider, our commitment to delivering the highest standards of support within our services is nationally recognised and validated by the many awards we receive, the consistently high ratings we receive from national regulators and our ethos of continuous improvement. Want to hear more about the role? Call our dedicated in-house recruitment team on 01206 417573.
*Welcome Bonus does not apply for Bank offers and is valid for those offered up till 31st December 2021

“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”

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Computer skills are essential Demonstrate the ability to lead staff and act responsibly in the absence of the manager Have a positive attitude to both supporting and nurturing residents and staff Able to be responsive and flexible to cover a range of responsibilities Demonstrate the right values and attitudes for working with Avery

Personal qualities

Caring- I am fully committed to providing and supporting staff to deliver care with kindness to our residents. I will always go the extra mile for our residents and our team to make life meaningful Innovative- I am always seeking creative ways to improve our resident’s experience. Honest - I work openly and transparently as part of an effective team and I am not afraid to admit when mistakes have been made Supportive- I will always share good ideas and encourage team members to do the same. I am committed to supporting both residents and team members to feel supported and nurtured, therefore enabling them to achieve their full potential. Credible - I am fully committed to ensuring all residents, and members of staff are treated fairly, feel they belong and are supported to participate in all opportunities that they wish, either inside the home or the wider community.

Desired qualifications

GCSE Grade C/4 or above in Maths and English (or equivalent qualification) Essential - Level 2 or equivalent in care for care homes Willing to study Advanced Carers Course Experience 2 years’ experience working with the resident group Evidence of up to date training Knowledge of the Health & Safety Care Act

Future prospects

Possibility of the successful candidate that will complete their apprenticeship to be taken on as a permanent employee.

Things to consider

You must be 18 or close to turning 18 to be considered for this job role due to the nature of the role and sector.

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.





De Parys Avenue


MK40 2TW

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Training provider

Qube Learning

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


Nena Kaur-Singh

Lead adult care work qualification including Functional Skills in Maths and English if required

Apprenticeship standard

Lead adult care worker

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

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Closing date: 14 Jul 2022