Apprentice Support Worker SUPPORT FOR LIVING LIMITED
The purpose of this role is to enable the people we support to manage aspects of their daily life. As an Apprentice Support Worker you will have training, development, and coaching support to ensure you can feel confident delivering the quality of support we think people deserve and to support your professional development.
Closing date: 22 Apr 2023
Shifts to be confirmed at interview.
Total hours per week: 37.5
Possible start date
06 May 2023
23 Feb 2023
Level 2 (GCSE)
What will the apprentice be doing?
- Build great relationships with the people we support and the people important in their lives (families, other colleagues, and external professionals). Know their skills, interests, qualities, strengths, ways of communicating and aspirations and ensure the individualised service they receive plays to their strengths; helps them overcome barriers and achieve their goals.
- Ensure people are supported in everyday tasks in a respectful way that meets their individual needs and preferences and enables them to do as much as possible themselves and gives them as much choice, control and involvement as possible – whether it is assistance to eat, wash, enhancing their mobility, providing medication, communicating their needs, working out their money, getting in touch with friends, taking part in classes, or linking with the community.
- Balance creating opportunities for people to try new things and make choices for themselves with the need to ensure people are safe and risks are well managed.
- Ensure all the plans and records relating to people are accurate and up to date using respectful language which allows people to see what progress is being made against goals; track areas of concern (e.g. health) and take action as agreed.
- Support people to have their own voice heard wherever possible and where needed speak up for them and their interests e.g., when out and about, with other professionals, within the team. Consistently look to find ways to ensure people have as much power and control over their lives as possible.
- Work in a consistent and positive way with local managers and other team members to ensure people get a great service from the whole team at any time. Ensure all organisation policies and specific agreed ways of working in the service are followed e.g., that specific support plans are being followed up, that medication processes are being adhered to, that money is managed effectively, that health and safety practices are carried out.
- An ability to use information technology (including a computer) to complete appropriate documentation in required formats and compile detailed written reports to a good standard.
- Ability to communicate clearly to people we support, colleagues and other professionals all the while following procedural guidelines and understanding the nature of confidentiality.
- Reflect on own practice, seek feedback on own performance and participate fully in One to One and Annual Review meetings with the Manager. Ensure all mandatory training is completed in a timely way and demonstrate openness to developing new skills and knowledge and trying new ways of always working and being a positive representative of Certitude.
This is not a complete statement of all duties and responsibilities of this post. The post holder may be required to carry out any other duties as directed.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
- Level 2 Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship Standard
- Level 2 Adult Care Worker qualification
- Level 1 Functional Skills in English and maths (If required)
- Institue of Apprenticeship certificate
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
- To be discussed at the end of the apprenticeship, a full-time position will likely be offered.
- Potential to progress onto level 3 apprenticeship or diploma
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
Things to consider
About the employer
SUPPORT FOR LIVING LIMITED
LONDON SOUTH EAST COLLEGES
Adult care worker
Level 2 (GCSE)
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