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Apprentice Learning Disabilities Support Worker Cephas Care Ltd

To provide a high standard of care and support to every service user. To provide a safe, welcoming, nurturing, environment where service users are able to develop and grow at their own pace to maximise their potential emotionally, physically, intellectually, socially, and spiritually.

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Closing date: 22 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    The shifts can be between the hours of 07:00 to 22:00 across Monday to Sunday

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    25 Jul 2022

  • Date posted

    24 Feb 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Role of a LD Support Worker

• To actively encourage customer/s to work towards their goals

• To support customer/s to develop life skills including cooking, creative skills, art and music, budgeting, relaxation, and sensory activities.

• To actively encourage and support customer/s to participate in planning and development of support provision

. • To encourage, assist or undertake where necessary, domestic duties and personal care with customers.

• To support customer/s to maintain links with their families and other social contacts.

• To accompany customer/s in the community on shopping and leisure activities etc.

We are looking for candidates who are enthusiastic, dedicated, and able to demonstrate a high level of commitment to the Apprenticeship programme. You must also be willing to work within a clinical environment.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Supportive approach to team working
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Maintain high standards of personal conduct
  • Motivated drive to work hard in delivering care to residents

Personal qualities

  • Friendly
  • Reliable
  • Trustworthy
  • Presentable
  • Good personality
  • Good sense of humour

Desired qualifications

A good standard of education is required to enable you to complete your apprenticeship, but academic qualifications are only part of this. It’s important to be reliable, compassionate, like working with people and have good attention to detail.

Future prospects

On successful completion of the full Apprenticeship programme, post holders will be offered a permanent contract.

Things to consider

  • Additional £30 will be paid for each full week attendance.

  • Starting rate £5.12 per hour for the first 4 months –plus £30 per week for each full week completed
  • After successful 4 months this will increase to £7.06 per hour plus £10 per week for each full week completed.
  • After 8 Months this will increase to £8.03 per hour plus £5 per week for each full week completed.
  • After 12 months this will increase to Level one Support worker at present £9.31 per hour.


An enhanced DBS check is required for this role. 

Willingness to undertake further training.

A full UK driving licence is preferred but not essential for all positions.

About the employer

Cephas Care Ltd was established in 1994 initially supporting 1 person with 3 staff, over the years Cephas has continued to grow and now supports over 300 people across Norfolk & Suffolk, employing over 300 staff. 

Cephas Care aims to support people achieve the outcomes that matter to them in their lives, promoting their wellbeing and independence through both statutory and non-statutory interventions and preventing or reducing their need for reliance on others. We have a vision that supports outstanding outcomes for people, by working in new ways with our partners. Cephas Care through its values and priorities is committed to delivering effective, efficient services and high-quality, person-centred care.


Cephas Care Ltd



Old Ipswich Road, Claydon



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Ixion Holdings (Contracts) Limited


Steven Vasiliou 07507558470

Level 2 - Adult Care Worker (Standard)

Ixion Holdings will provide the apprenticeship framework which will include:

  • Diploma
  • Function Skills, if required
  • Ixion Holdings will ensure Health & Safety, and Equality & Diversity.

All staff are provided with induction training to meet the needs of their role, included within this induction will be:

  • First Aid
  • Health & Safety
  • Manual Handling Theory
  • Manual Handling Practical
  • Safeguarding
  • Hand Hygiene
  • Infection Control
  • Fire Safety
  • Communication
  • Handling Information / GDPR
  • Specialist Training to suit specific patient requirements

Apprenticeship standard

Adult care worker

Level 2 (GCSE)

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