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Level 2 Adult care apprenticeship SEFTON NEW DIRECTIONS LIMITED

We are looking for a caring and self-motivated individual who has a passion for caring for others to join our highly reputable Crisis Support service.

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Closing date: 30 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £20,666.88

    £11.04 per hour

  • Working week

    You will be required to work, day, evening and weekend shifts.

    Total hours per week: 36

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    31 Dec 2022

  • Date posted

    24 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000080516

  • Positions

    6 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

New Directions is a leading provider of adult social care services within the borough of Sefton and wholly owned by Sefton MBC. We work in partnership with several other providers, including, the NHS.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing and successful Company. We provide high quality, local services to those who need it most in our community. The people we support are at the heart of everything we do. We promote independent living, encouraging, and supporting individuals to fulfil their aspirations.

We are currently expanding our Crisis Support team due to the success of service after it was initially piloted over the past year. We have four, full-time vacancies in North Sefton, and two full-time vacancies in South Sefton.

If you drive, have your own car and enjoy working in the community to support people to leave hospital in the knowledge that they can count on your support, this is the job for you.

When working in our team you will come across individuals from all walks of life, with diverse needs. You will learn new skills and be given an opportunity to gain a recognised qualification. We are looking for people who have a friendly, confident approach and when needed can work under pressure.

We pride ourselves on supporting individuals who have been discharged from hospital or may have had a change in circumstances. Our main aim to respond quickly and effectively to the needs of the local community.

The role requires you to support individuals in line with an agreed care programme to achieve their goals. This includes a range of activities, such as: personal care, assisting with medication and mobility/ exercise programmes.

The benefits on joining our team are as follows:

  • Permanent contracted hours
  • Paid, high quality training and Induction programme
  • Pension with company contribution
  • Company holiday pay (up to 33 days per year, after qualifying period)
  • Free uniform
  • Free smart phone (business use only)
  • Paid travelling time between calls and car mileage
  • Free DBS check
  • Ongoing support from a dedicated manager
  • Career progression opportunities: including Diploma Level 2 and 3 in Health and Social Care

Requirements for the role:

  • You will be required to work, day, evening and weekend shifts. Working in the community
  • You will need to be able to drive with access to your own vehicle
  • An Enhanced DBS Check is required.

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

Over the course of 15 – 18 months (dependent upon the level of course an apprentice is being enrolled onto), you will study modules such as personal development in care settings, the responsibilities of a care worker, handling information in care settings, implementing person-centred care plans, safeguarding & protection in care settings, duty of care in care settings, communication in care settings, equality & inclusion in care settings and health & safety and wellbeing in care settings (these units may differ).

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship programme, you will achieve a Level 2 or 3 qualification and a TQUK Diploma in Care.

We and our employer partners are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, so a DBS check will be required for this role. To make you aware, this position is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore all convictions, cautions and bind-overs, including those regarded as ‘spent’ must be declared, and you will be asked about these during the recruitment process.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Potential full time role 


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Non judgemental, Patience

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

This role will require the candidate to travel between various sites, a full driver's license is required.

About the employer

New Directions is a leading provider of adult social care services within the borough of Sefton and wholly owned by Sefton MBC. We work in partnership with several other providers, including the NHS.

Employer

SEFTON NEW DIRECTIONS LIMITED

Address

Magdalen Square

Bootle

L30 5QH

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Training

Training provider

IMPACT FUTURES TRAINING LIMITED

Apprenticeship standard

Adult care worker

Level 2 (GCSE)


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