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Community Support Worker - Senior Support Worker Apprentice SIRONA CARE & HEALTH C.I.C.

Make a difference to the community you love…we can offer job security and career progression with our apprenticeship programme. Apprenticeship contracts are fixed term for a period of 18/21 months. Previous healthcare experience is not required, but an interest in the role is essential as well as a caring, compassionate attitude.

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

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Closing date: 15 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £21,730.00

    All successful apprentices will be guaranteed a Healthcare Support Worker position once your training is complete.

  • Working week

    We offer flexible working hours within Sirona. To work variable days and shifts over 7-day period between the hours of 08.00 – 20.00 in order to meet the needs of the service. Dates and Shift pattern to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    14 Dec 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000116416

  • Positions

    20 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Able to work without direct supervision, as agreed within the team, to achieve the objectives of the post
  • Able to make correct decision within a set of clear guidelines
  • Able to prioritise tasks
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to use tact and persuasive skills
    where necessary
  • Ability to manipulate fine tools, e.g., for venepuncture
  • Able to use a variety of IT systems e.g., email, EMIS
  • Experience of direct patient care in a health or social care setting
  • Experience of team working
  • Experience of working without direct supervision
  • Ability to practice in a non-discriminatory way when approaching all colleagues and service users
  • An understanding of team dynamics, including what factors make a team work well and what can go wrong and why

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

Senior Healthcare Support Worker level 3 Apprenticeship. The course is designed to have in depth support and acquire skills into this apprenticeship. There will be an intense period of learning at college at the start, you will then work in the teams and attend college undertaking the apprenticeship one day a week. 

You will receive training in the workplace and off the job and will be fully supported in your learning by Weston College. Apprenticeship contracts are fixed term for a period of 18/21 months. Previous healthcare experience is not required, but an interest in the role is essential as well as a caring, compassionate attitude. We will also require you to have a full driving licence and access to a vehicle. This is because our work is based in the community setting therefore visiting patents homes. Although GCSE Grades 9-4/A*-C (or equivalent) in maths & English Language desirable, we will also consider applicants who are willing to develop these through additional training to include Functional Skills as part of the apprenticeship programme. Having the right attitude, work ethic and commitment to your education as well as your employment are essential requirements to this role. All successful apprentices will be guaranteed a Healthcare Support Worker position once your training is complete.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

We offer a variety of continuing professional development and apprenticeship opportunities to all of our staff. This can help support you to progress in your career in any direction within the health and care setting. 


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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

Qualifications

Other Health and Social Care (Grade NVQ level 3) Desired

Things to consider

Full driving licence and access to car in work time (with business use insurance) This is due to working with lots of patients in different locations within the community. GCSE Grades 9-4 in Maths & English Language are desirable, applicants who are willing to develop in these areas as part of the apprenticeship programme are welcome to apply.

About the employer

Sirona Values. We provide care to the standard we expect for ourselves and our families. We offer a high quality environment where the individual feels in control of the care and the support they receive. We offer a working environment where high quality care and compassion are respected and rewarded. Our staff focus on the goals of the individual taking into account their inter-related physical, mental and social care needs.

Employer

SIRONA CARE & HEALTH C.I.C.

Address

Home/ Castlewood

Clevedon

BS21 6FW

Contact

Karen Gleave

karen.gleave@nhs.net

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Training

Training provider

WESTON COLLEGE OF FURTHER AND HIGHER EDUCATION

Apprenticeship standard

Senior healthcare support worker

Level 3 (A level)


Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 15 Mar 2023