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Apprentice Support Worker Dolphin Homes - Myrtle Cottage

Dolphin Homes are looking for an Apprentice Support Worker to join their team. You will assist in 'Person Centred Planning', ensuring individuals are supported in recognising their life potential.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 17 Jan 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Sunday, 5 days per week. Exact shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 42

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    24 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    17 Oct 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As an apprentice Support Worker, you will be working towards an Adult Care Worker Level 2 over the duration of 18 months.

You will be providing opportunities for service users to engage in occupational, vocational, and recreational activities to encourage individuality and informed choice, carry out assigned tasks involving service users care, and enable each service user to develop strategies to support their individual needs.

Your daily roles and responsibilities will include:

- Assisting colleagues in maintaining a consistent and high standard of care, working as part of a professional team - reporting safeguarding concerns to the manager when required and following the direction of senior staff.

- Contribute to a happy home where service users can live as independently as their disability allows - ensuring individuality and dignity are maintained.

- Offer practical support and encouragement when meeting service users physical needs ensuring the highest standards of care.

- Appreciate the emotional and psychological needs of all service users, assisting them in the development of appropriate coping strategies regarding day-to-day problems and long-term plans.

- Participate in each service users' daily structure of organised therapeutic, social, occupational, and recreational activities and encourage users to grasp wider opportunities for physical and mental self-fulfilment.

- Respect the confidential nature of all information concerning each service user and ensure the Dolphin Homes Fundamental Standards are always adhered to.

- Collect data and maintain records regarding all programmes and guidelines.

- Attend all meetings and training as required (these may sometimes be away from the home; however, you will be reimbursed for reasonable expenses.)

- Be aware of hygiene, first aid, fire precautions and how to respond in an emergency.

- Assist with the preparation, serving and cleaning away of meals, as well as encouraging service users (within their capabilities.)

- Assist in the administration of medication.

- Undertake household tasks as required.

- Undertake any other reasonable tasks as requested by management and maintain flexibility when supporting the home by occasionally covering extra hours.

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

Adult Care Worker Level 2 Qualification: Level 2 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF) Upskill sessions in maths and English

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Dolphin Homes will ensure you maintain all training appropriate to the role. Ongoing development and support will be provided.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Team Working, Organisation Skills


Other None required (Grade None required) Desired

About the employer

Dolphin is a specialist care provider delivering quality care and support for adults with learning difficulties, challenging behaviour, physical disabilities and complex health needs, autism, and Asperger's syndrome. We embrace the principle that people with learning disabilities have the same fundamental rights as anyone else in society, which includes the right to develop and make informed choices about their lives.


Dolphin Homes - Myrtle Cottage


Myrtle Lodge

PO10 7QS

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Adult care worker

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 17 Jan 2023