Apprentice Support Worker Cheshire West and Chester Council Vivo Care Choices
This Apprentice role will gain experience across all of our services supporting people with Learning Disabilities and Autism including Supported Accommodation, Respite services and Day Services; and across our Older People Day Services.
Closing date: 15 Aug 2022
Total hours per week: 35
Possible start date
29 Sep 2022
11 Jul 2022
Level 2 (GCSE)
What will the apprentice be doing?
With full support and supervision:
- Assist in the delivery of a range of care and support
services to service users in line with their individual
support plans and risk management plans
- Ensure service users physical and mental health
needs and outcomes are met and their
independence is maximised
- Encourage and enable individuals where possible to
undertake tasks for themselves, eg, dressing,
washing, feeding, socialising, managing finances.
- Support individual to manage their own behaviour by
following their support plans.
- Provide administration support of medication in line
with the medication policy and as outlined in each
individual’s support plan
- Provide support and advice in the management
of finances for each individual as outlined in their
- Contribute to the completion of risk assessments
for activities and events in the community
- Record and maintain documentation in relation
to risk assessments, risk management plans and
support plans for individuals, including
completing daily reports.
- Build links with the local community and develop
- Provide opportunities for service users to access
social, leisure, employment, educational or
vocational activities within the local community
The Apprentice Support Worker is a key role within Vivo Care Choices part of Cheshire West and Chester’s Health & Wellbeing Directorate.
The apprentice will work alongside trained Support Workers as part of a care team providing personalised care and support to people who use Vivo’s services and deliver individual or group activities, ensuring people’s needs and outcomes are met, and they are able to reach their full potential.
This role will have mentor support and a dedicated Apprentice Programme Tutor, plus a “buddy” from previous years’ apprentices to offer support and advice as apprentice embarks on a new career in the Council.
On successful completion of the Level 2 Adult Care Worker Standard and review of performance the post holder will progress to the permanent post of a Grade 4 Support Worker.
This role is ‘fixed base’ which means that your role requires you to work predominantly at a single council location.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
A full programme of training will be provided to each Apprentice towards the achievement of the Adult Care Worker Level 2 Apprenticeship, including substantial on-the-job training, a period of shadowing at the start of each role plus provision of mandatory training for areas such as Safeguarding, manual Handling, Health& Safety and much more.
The apprenticeship includes:-
- Level 2 Diploma in Care.
- Functional skills if needed
During the apprenticeship, the successful applicant will undertake additional development activities to support their Apprenticeship, which will in turn help them to:
- Understand the Services that the Council provides and how they operate
- Contribute to the delivery of The Council Plan and priorities
- Be able to use Council Information Technology (IT) Systems and Digital Applications (0365 Microsoft)
- Follow Council Policies, Procedures and Guidance
- Have the ability to show initiative and work as part of a team in order to achieve measurable objectives
- Have good organisational skills and the ability to deliver key tasks and functions in an efficient and timely manner
- Understand equality, diversity and inclusion and have an understanding of how this influences service delivery
- Be committed to ensuring that their interactions have a positive impact on CWAC Customer Experience
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
There are excellent career opportunities to work in a wide variety of care and support settings across the company including a permanent appointment to a Grade 4 Support Worker and then, in time, progression to a number of more senior supervisory roles.
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade 4 / C) Desired
Things to consider
About the employer
CHESHIRE COLLEGE SOUTH AND WEST
Adult care worker
Level 2 (GCSE)