East Sussex Supported Living (ESSL), Dounia Ahmed, are recruiting for an Adult Care Apprentice. The role will be split between several Eastbourne sites and a Hailsham site. The role will involve working with vulnerable adults in a team setting (usually around six clients in each house) enabling them to live as independently as possible.
Closing date: 09 Mar 2023
Wages will be between £10,140-£11,999 per year.
Total hours per week: 30
Possible start date
13 Mar 2023
10 Jan 2023
Level 2 (GCSE)
What will the apprentice be doing?
The employer will be interviewing throughout the advertisement so the apprenticeship may begin before the closing date.
The apprentice will work under the direction of one of our support team to assist clients in all areas of their support needs as appropriate.
Support can range from:
- Prompts to maintain personal hygiene and good health
- Assistance with laundry, cleaning, cooking and shopping etc.
- Help with budgeting, benefits, mail and telephone calls
- Liaising with other professional agencies
- Emotional and listening support
- Support to engage in social activities
- Keeping professional records – training will be given
- The apprentice’s working day may be in one site only or sometimes across two locations
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
You will complete the Level 2 Adult care worker Apprenticeship standard which will include:
- Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (grade Pass)
- Care Certificate
- Level 1 Functional Skills in English and maths (equivalent to GCSE grade D-E or level 3-2) unless exempt
- Apprenticeship Certificate (Pass, Merit or Distinction)
6 hours of your week will be spent on off-the-job training. Off-the-job training is any training that is relevant to the apprenticeship. It will include meetings with your assessor every 4-6 weeks, written work, being mentored, shadowing other staff members, putting together a portfolio, mock End Point Assessments and so on. On top of seeing your assessor every 4-6 weeks, there will also be reviews regarding your progress every 10-12 weeks. In these reviews you will be set targets to keep you on track.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
There MAY be a possibility of a permanent post with ESSL on completion of the apprenticeship. There is, however, no guarantee of this as it would depend on a vacancy arising within existing team.
By the end of the apprenticeship, ESSL would hope that the apprentice has acquired a variety of transferrable skills that could be used in the care sector or other careers.
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About the employer
EAST SUSSEX COLLEGE GROUP
Adult care worker
Level 2 (GCSE)
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