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Apprentice Adult Care Worker - Carnforth, Morecambe Creative Support

An apprenticeship with Creative Support is the start of a fulfilling and rewarding career in the care sector. You will gain valuable experience working in support services while also undertaking a level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care. Above all, you will have the opportunity to make a difference and have a positive impact on people’s lives.

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Closing date: 15 Sep 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £18,525.00

    (Up to £18,525 depending on age and experience)

  • Working week

    Shift work including evenings and weekends. Shifts given on a two week rolling rota. Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    18 May 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000046390

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You will be providing person-centred support for adults living in their own homes. You will be supporting people who may have a learning disability, mental health need, and/or a physical disability. Some of the people you will be supporting may have additional complex physical or other health and social care needs.

You will be encouraging people to be as independent and confident as possible in the following areas:

Social skills/relationships

Personal care & hygiene

Monitoring and administration of medication

Daily living skills

Leisure and work activities

Self organisation and coping abilities

Personal safety

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

You will gain valuable experience working in a specialist area of adult support services while undertaking a level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care. You will also complete the Care Certificate and attend Creative Support’s mandatory training.

You will be supported by a tutor from our training provider and a dedicated mentor at work. 20% of your working hours will be spent ‘off-the-job’ completing your professional training. When and where you spend this time will be agreed with your mentor.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The apprenticeship programme is designed to help you gain the technical knowledge and practical experience needed to become a caring, confident and skilled Adult Care Worker. Once completed, you could use your qualification to work towards a higher level diploma or specialise in a specific area of Health and Social Care.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Respectful, Professional, Resilient

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade Level 1-3 / G-D) Desired

Things to consider

The role might involve working with people who display challenging behaviour. All applicants must be over 18 due to age of clients. It is our policy all applicants must have had at least their first Covid 19 vaccination prior to starting employment with us and be committed to having the second vaccination within a 3 month period.

About the employer

Creative Support provides person-centred services for people with a learning disability, autism and mental health needs. We also support people with a physical disability and older people with care and support needs, including people living with dementia. Our mission is to promote the independence, inclusion and wellbeing of everyone we support. We work with individuals, their families, and partner agencies to deliver high quality services that meet each person’s needs and aspirations.

Employer

Creative Support

Address

Crag Bank Road

LA5 9EH

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Training

Training provider

LANCASTER AND MORECAMBE COLLEGE

Apprenticeship standard

Adult care worker

Level 2 (GCSE)


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