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Apprentice Support Worker Childrens Homes CFS CARE LIMITED

Competitive rates of pay and fantastic career opportunities for experienced and new Support Workers with a ‘can do attitude’, passion and resilient approach. You will be promoting, supporting and empowering children and young people to engage in education, training and employment to achieve positive and sustainable change in their lives. All staff will receive extensive support and training to learn relevant skills and gain their diploma qualifications. Most importantly we provide a work environment where your opinion matters.

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Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £19,500.00

    Sleep approximate £3300 per year.

  • Working week

    Sleep in shifts and a rota pattern of 2 shifts on and 4 shifts off. 7 day working week. Evening and weekends. Days and hours to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    31 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    11 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Higher
    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000106492

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Overview of role and requirements:

  • Opportunity to work in co-production with a multi-disciplinary team of professionals, to also include family members
  • Promoting, supporting and empowering children and young people to engage in education, training and employment
  • Training and involvement with life story work, restorative justice and a systemic family-based approach, to embed a truly therapeutic environment
  • Developing life skills to enable our children and young people to understand life post 18 and make positive choices for their future independence
  • Holistic promotion of wellbeing, to include emotional, mental, and physical health
  • Involvement in all aspects of care planning and contextual safeguarding
  • Sleep in shifts and a rota pattern of 2 shifts on and 4 shifts off
  • Ideally, computer literate and driving licence desirable, but not essential

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

  • L4 Apprenticeship - CYP Family Practitioner - Care pathway
  • L3 Diploma in Residential Childcare

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Apprentices can very quickly progress into team leader and management roles.

Support and mentoring is available for these progression routes.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade 9 - 1) Desired

Things to consider

Support Workers will have a ‘can do attitude’, be passion and resilient. Ideally you will have existing skills and knowledge with a work history in children’s services, mental health, drug and alcohol, attachment, and trauma. However, all staff will receive extensive support and training to learn relevant skills and gain their diploma qualifications applicable to the role. Most importantly we provide a work environment where your opinion matters. If you are interested in joining a new team, in a new home, and help shape the culture and be part of a progressive residential children’s home service provision then join us in supporting children and young people in their own unique journeys to achieve the future that they personally aspire for.

About the employer

Residential care for children ensure that the needs of children are met when they cannot live with their own family. They are a place for children to develop and grow, as well as providing food, shelter, space for play and leisure in a caring environment

Employer

CFS CARE LIMITED

Address

Fulwood

Preston

PR2 3QQ

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Training

Training provider

MERLIN SUPPLY CHAIN SOLUTIONS LIMITED

Contact

Stuart McDonagh

stuart.mcdonagh@merlinsupplychain.com

07716 241557

Apprenticeship standard

Children, young people and families practitioner

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)


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