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Apprentice Support Worker FRESH START INDEPENDENCE PROJECT LTD

Your role as a support worker is to provide support and advice to the young people living at Fresh Start. The support required can be in many different forms depending on the individual needs of the young person and the level of support package they are on. It will be your role to provide the level of support they need to reach independence.

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Closing date: 07 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £20,077.20

  • Working week

    Shift pattern of 2 days worked one week, then 4 days worked the next week (a working week runs from Monday to Saturday). Shifts are worked from 9am - 10pm, totalling 78 hours over the 2-week period

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    10 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000053850

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Summary of Position:

 Your role as a support worker is to provide support and advice to the young people living at Fresh Start. The support required can be in many different forms depending on the individual needs of the young person and the level of support package they are on. It will be your role to provide the level of support they need to reach independence. The twelve areas of independence which you will be required to provide support around are:

  •  Education, Training, and Employment
  •  Finance Management
  •  Understanding my journey
  •  Maintaining Tenancy and Premises
  •  Food Management
  •  Personal Care
  •  Social Skills
  •  Relationship Building
  •  Substance Misuse
  •  Keeping Safe
  •  Artistic Development/ Hobbies
  •  Other (where agreed with social worker)

You will work with the young people on these according to their independence plan which would be reviewed in their weekly key work sessions.

Alongside delivering support with the young person around their independence skills, you will be expected to safeguard the young person and work in line with FSIP policies.

You would work alongside the team leader and also report to the house manager if/where required.

Staff Responsibilities:

  • To work with young people in building their independent living skills.
  • To evaluate education needs of the young people and support them in gaining education, employment or training.
  • To deliver and evaluate day and evening activities with young people.
  • To support young people in accessing local services.
  • To create and deliver Independent Living Skills timetables alongside the team leader.
  • To deliver activities where appropriate.
  • To transport young people to offsite activities where appropriate.
  • To offer support, encouragement and guidance to young people with regards to career pathways and building Independence skills.
  • To risk assess activities and provide risk assessments for each young person alongside the senior support worker.
  • To attend professional meetings and contribute effectively
  • To advocate for young people
  • To monitor each young person on the incentive scheme and decide if young people should receive incentive based on daily engagement and attainment in conjunction with the senior support worker and house manager.
  • To complete all duties required as part of the shift
  • To record details of your shift in the logbook.
  • To complete cleaning duties as required.
  • To complete incident sheets as required.
  • To report any issues of safeguarding.
  • To work in line with Fresh Start Independence Project policies and procedures.
  • To Complete key work sessions
  • To complete all daily recording sheets
  • To undertake any other reasonable task requested by senior

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

  • Level 3 Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship Standard 
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths & English (if required)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Progression to perm role available upon completion of Apprenticeship.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent Maths & English (Grade A* - D / 9 - 3 / Level 1) Essential

Things to consider

Please note this role will include a DBS check.

About the employer

Fresh Start recognises that many young people placed with us have come from a range of difficult backgrounds. We accept that many young people that are placed with us, arrive after several years of trauma as a result of being separated from their families for a variety of reasons. As a result of this they tend to have a string of failed placements and lives that are characterised by social and economic deprivation, criminal activities, alcohol and substance misuse and anti social behaviour. In most cases such lifestyles have put significant strains on familial relationships and breakdowns in placements. All of these things act as barriers to enhancing a young persons motivation and incentives to change. In order to promote the placement being more successful we have an approach to working with young people that has proven to give excellent results in supporting young people to change their lives.

Employer

FRESH START INDEPENDENCE PROJECT LTD

Address

212 BARTON ROAD

STRETFORD

MANCHESTER

M32 8DP

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Training

Training provider

SALFORD CITY COLLEGE

Contact

Abbie Thomson

abbie.thomson@salfordcc.ac.uk

07712512584

Apprenticeship standard

Lead adult care worker

Level 3 (A level)


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