Apprentice Lifestyle Co-ordinator

THE OAKLEA TRUST

Barrow, LA12 9JB

Closes in 12 days (Wednesday 31 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 4 January 2024


Summary

This is a fantastic opportunity to earn as you learn, gaining valuable experience working in an established organisation which will provide you with a great start to your career in Social Care. The Apprenticeship will last for two years, you will work 35 hours per week which will include one day per week at college, undertaking theory work.

Annual wage
£12,012 a year

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The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Lead adult care worker (level 3)
Hours
7 day working pattern with days off in betweeen. This includes 20% off the job training.

35 hours a week

Possible start date

Sunday 1 September

Duration

1 Year 6 Months

Positions available

2

Work

As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

  • Lead adult care worker (level 3) apprenticeship standard
  • Equivalent to A level
  • Typical duration 18 months
  • Training will take place at Furness College
  • Training will be 1 day per week (during term time)
  • This could also include attending meetings, attending internal training, coaching and mentoring
  • Apprentices will be given the opportunity to join Oaklea as a permanent employee following completion of the qualification

Where you’ll work

Yealand Drive

Barrow

LA12 9JB

Training

An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation

FURNESS COLLEGE

Your training course

Lead adult care worker (level 3)

Equal to A level

Course contents
  • Support individuals they are working with according to their personal care/support plan
  • Take the initiative when working outside normal duties and responsibilities
  • Recognise and access help when not confident or skilled in any aspect of the role that they are undertaking
  • Implement/facilitate the specialist assessment of social, physical, emotional and spiritual needs of individuals with cognitive, sensory and physical impairments
  • Contribute to the development and ongoing review of care/support plans for the individuals they support
  • Provide individuals with information to enable them to exercise choice on how they are supported
  • Encourage individuals to actively participate in the way their care and support is delivered
  • Ensure that individuals know what they are agreeing to regarding the way in which they are supported
  • Lead and support colleagues to understand how to establish informed consent when providing care and support
  • Guide, mentor and contribute to the development of colleagues in the execution of their duties and responsibilities
  • Demonstrate dignity in their working role with individuals they support, their families, carers and other professionals
  • Support others to understand the importance of equality, diversity and inclusion in social care
  • Exhibit empathy for individuals they support, i.e. understanding and compassion
  • Exhibit courage in supporting individuals in ways that may challenge their own cultural and belief systems
  • Demonstrate and promote to other workers excellent communication skills including confirmation of understanding to individuals, their families, carers and professionals
  • Use and facilitate methods of communication preferred by the individual they support according to the individual’s language, cultural and sensory needs, wishes and preferences
  • Take the initiative and reduce environmental barriers to communication
  • Demonstrate and ensure that records and reports are written clearly and concisely
  • Lead and support others to keep information safe, preserve confidentiality in accordance with agreed ways of working
  • Support others, to recognise and respond to potential signs of abuse according to agreed ways of working
  • Work in partnership with external agencies to respond to concerns of abuse
  • Lead and support others to address conflicts or dilemmas that may arise between an individual’s rights and duty of care
  • Recognise, report, respond to and record unsafe practices and encourage others to do so
  • Lead and mentor others where appropriate to promote the wellbeing of the individuals they support
  • Demonstrate the management of the reduction of infection, including use of best practice in hand hygiene
  • Promote healthy eating and wellbeing by supporting individuals to have access to fluids, food and nutrition
  • Carry out fire safety procedures and manage others to do so
  • Develop risk assessments and use in a person centred way to support individuals safely including moving and assisting people and objects
  • Manage, monitor, report and respond to changes in the health and wellbeing of the individuals they support
  • Take the initiative to identify and form professional relationships with other people and organisations
  • Demonstrate, manage and support self and others to work within safe, clear professional boundaries
  • Take the initiative to evaluate and improve own skills and knowledge through reflective practice, supervision, feedback and learning opportunities
  • Demonstrate continuous professional development
  • Carry out research relevant to individuals’ support needs and share with others
  • Demonstrate where necessary mentoring and supervision to others in the workplace
  • Demonstrate good team/partnership working skills
  • Demonstrate their contribution to robust recruitment and induction processes
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.

    Requirements

    Desirable qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English (grade 4)
    • Maths (grade 4)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.

    Skills

    • Communication skills
    • IT skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Customer care skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Logical
    • Team working
    • Creative
    • Initiative
    • Non judgemental
    • Patience

    Other requirements

    The candidate needs to be flexible in working between an Adult Care property and various Supported Living projects in the county (travel expenses will be paid). The successful applicant will be expected to undertake sleep in shifts and waking nights (where applicable) as they progress through their apprenticeship. Full support and training provided

    About this company

    The Oaklea Trust is a non profit charity based in the North West and North East of the UK supporting vulnerable adults within the own home and also in the community.

    http://www.oakleatrust.co.uk (opens in new tab)

    Disability Confident

    Disability Confident

    A fair proportion of interviews for this apprenticeship will be offered to applicants with a disability or long-term health condition. This includes non-visible disabilities and conditions.

    You can choose to be considered for an interview under the Disability Confident scheme. You’ll need to meet the essential requirements to be considered for an interview.

    After this apprenticeship

    • A permanent position of Lifestyle Co-ordinator to be offered on completion of apprenticeship
    • Oaklea will support the candidate onto a (fully funded) Level 3 Health and Social Care diploma

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:

    THE OAKLEA TRUST

    HR

    hr@oakleatrust.co.uk

    01539 7350205

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000102854.

    Apply now

    Closes in 12 days (Wednesday 31 July at 11:59pm)

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