As an Apprentice you will use a person centred approaches at all times, being responsible for the hands on delivery of the service, including attending to the personal needs of people supported. You will contribute to national occupational standards of care to meet physical, emotional, social and leisure needs of the service users.

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Closing date: 25 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Wage

    Competitive salary

  • Working week

    35 hours with mixture of early and late shifts working 5 days out of 7.

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    28 Aug 2017

  • Date posted

    16 Feb 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • Provide a warm, welcoming, positive and enabling environment for all who use the services.
  • Promote the health, safety and wellbeing of vulnerable adults in line with Safeguarding policy and procedures.
  • To undertake training as required by the job or as directed by the Service Manager.
  • Undertake all aspects of personal care as required
  • Assist people supported with meals both in the dining area and in the kitchen, in line with people's individual care plans.
  • Assist with meal preparation and serving of meals.
  • Support individuals to eat their meals as appropriate.
  • Assist in ensuring all areas are maintained safe, clean and hygienic at all times.
  • After 'Accredited Moving and Handling' training, provide support as directed.
  • Support individuals to develop life skills including risk management to encourage and enable greater independence.
  • To support people to look at moving away from their dependence on services to access community resources and main stream services.
  • Support of specified activities e.g. relaxation, therapies, drama, leisure pursuits, community activities, volunteering options etc.
  • Support and encourage individuals to develop particular identified skills e.g. educational development, life skills, employment skills, self help skills (horticultural, janitorial, catering, retail, customer care, promoting independence, shopping, menu planning, budgeting, safety and security aspects etc).
  • Support of individuals to attend and participate in forums, meetings, project groups, awareness raising, service delivery and design.Contribute to the observing, monitoring, recording and reviewing process for individuals who access the service.
  • After accredited training or in accordance with service guidelines, policy and procedures deal with emergency situations and administer emergency first aid.
  • Contribute as requested to care and support planning.
  • Provide support as directed with additional health needs e.g. diabetes, epilepsy, dementia, dysphasia.
  • Participate as directed in planning and implementing activities, including the local communities.
  • Act as key worker as required.
  • To liaise with members of the commissioning team and other professionals, families and friends and contribute to meetings as required.
  • Contribute to the general health and wellbeing of individuals through Health Action
  • Plans, promoting healthier life styles.
  • To maintain records and prepare reports as required (financial, behavioural, progress) and to notify line manager of any concerns, change etc.
  • Administer and record medication in line with policy and procedure.
  • To be prepared to undertake duties across provider services to meet the individuals needs of the service, being able to work flexibly as required by the services to meet those needs.
  • The post holder must carry out their duties with full regard to Aspire's Equal Opportunities, Health a Safety, and Community Strategy policies.
  • To require and ensure all information received and disseminated, whether verbal or written, concerning all employees, prospective employees or clients, is treated in the strictest confidence, and that all such information held is regulated and controlled in similar manner.
  • To act at all times with due regard to Aspire's Health and Safety and related Codes of Practice.
  • To undertake any other such duties that is reasonably commensurate with the level of this post.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to maintain all aspects of confidentiality
  • Open listening skills
  • Ability to work within a quality and customer focused service
  • Ability to communicate sensitively and appropriately and to employ listening and observation skills, in order to support people

Personal qualities

  • Flexible approach to work
  • Ability to undertake occasional travel for training purposes
  • Relevant experience of supporting someone with a disability to maintain their dignity and respect.

Qualifications required

  • A good standard of Maths and English essential for this role.

Future prospects

The opportunity to progress onto the Level 3 Apprenticeship will be discussed upon successful completion of the Level 2 programme.

Things to consider

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.40 per hour from 1st October 2016. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. Individuals who already have a Level 4 qualification are now eligible for a Level 5 or above Higher Apprenticeship. They are not eligible for funding for an Intermediate Level, Advanced Level or Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship.

About the employer

Aspire is an independent, not-for-profit organisation based in Salford that is employee owned. Our aim is to deliver high quality, specialist support services to vulnerable adults and young people across the city.




10 Victoria Road



M30 9HB

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Additional location information

The Apprentice Support Worker role will operate out of the Graville Respite Care Unit in Eccles for the company: Aspire Intelligent Care & Support.

Training provider

Training will be provided in order to achieve the Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care.  Functional Skills Level 1 Maths and English are completed with the Apprentice if a prior GCSE grade A-C or equivalent has not already been achieved.

Apprenticeship framework

Health and Social Care

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Salford City College


Jon Hobson 0161 631 5555

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Closing date: 25 Aug 2017