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Apprentice Learning Disability Support Worker FREEDOM SUPPORT LTD

Freedom Support has guaranteed hour contracts available and will look to continue employment after this apprenticeship. You will also be working with a supportive, professional, and friendly team to help you develop the skills required and gain the knowledge required for the successful completion of this apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 03 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £7,503.60 to £14,820.00

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    Scheduling around clients - we cannot guarantee that you would only be working in school times. Please be aware of this if you are a parent of school-aged child or children. You may need to work outside of school hours. Days and time TBC.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    13 Dec 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000115563

  • Positions

    12 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Freedom Support is looking for flexible full and part-time support staff to join our team to provide care to adults and children with disabilities in In Stafford, Cannock, and surrounding areas.

Some experience in support work would be beneficial but not essential, as training will be given.

Please note: we cannot provide a position for people wanting to work around school hours, and/or are not available for some evening/ weekend work.

Benefits of working with Freedom Support:

  • Paid mileage
  • Paid shadow shifts
  • Nest Pension
  • Guaranteed hours
  • Ongoing training and development
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Reduced Gym membership which includes the use of the swimming pool
  • Blue Light Card
  • Access to COVID - 19 vaccination if needed

Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate a positive and caring attitude towards the service users and their families at all times and allow the service users to have an active role in their care
  • Promote the service users' choice and independence wherever possible
  • Administer medications if required following company policy and procedures
  • Support with dietary and fluid intake if required and prepare meals if requested
  • Support the service users with the day-to-day management of their home including cleaning if required

What we would like to see from you:

  • A full driving licence and access to your own vehicle to travel to service users homes would be beneficial
  • The ability to be flexible and able to work some evenings and weekends
  • A willingness to learn new skills

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

NCFE CACHE Level 2 Diploma in Care.

Induction Training. All units are internally assessed by your Tutor or Assessor using a portfolio of evidence.

You will be fully supported by a dedicated Apprenticeship Trainer through a mix of face-to-face, webinars, online learning and telephone calls.

You'll learn about the importance of delivering person-centred care, safeguarding treating people with respect and dignity and promoting the health and well-being of those you work with.

You will develop your communication skills and understand how to progress your own professional development.

You will develop the values, behaviours, competencies and skills needed to support adults facing physical, practical, social, emotional or intellectual challenges and make a positive difference in someone's life.

The content of the qualification links with the knowledge and skills required for the Level 2 Adult Care Worker standards.

This qualification also prepares you for frontline care for vulnerable adults to within their own homes, daycare centres, residential and nursing homes and other healthcare.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon completion, learners can enter either adult care or health workforces. The content applies to a variety of roles, including:

  • Adult care worker
  • Healthcare assistant/support worker
  • Personal assistant

Units can also be a basis for continuing professional development in the learner's chosen field.

If a member of staff wishes to progress with their career with Freedom we are willing to support their advancement.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 or Level 2 FS) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 or Level 2 FS) Desired

Things to consider

Most shifts will be lone working, after training. Staff need to be able to use their own initiative. Staff will need to be able to motivate service users to be an independent as possible

About the employer

Freedom Support Ltd is a unique care agency providing a range of care services across Staffordshire to children and adults who have learning disabilities, physical disabilities, complex care needs, Autistic Spectrum Conditions and challenging behaviour.

Employer

FREEDOM SUPPORT LTD

Address

STAFFORDSHIRE HOUSE

96

STAFFORD

ST16 2RS

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Training

Training provider

E.QUALITY TRAINING LIMITED

Contact

Liam Lambert

liamlambert@equality.training

01785 815115

Apprenticeship standard

Adult care worker

Level 2 (GCSE)


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