Adult Care Worker / Health Care Support Assistant Apprenticeship (Fresh Start Project CIC) FRESH START PROJECT CIC

This role is working with vulnerable males from the Tees Valley areas in their times of homelessness and need to build up independent living skills . This role will consist of working with males who have been involved in the criminal justice system, have, or have had drug and alcohol issues, mental health problems and many other underlying issues.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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

    Working 5 shifts a week on a 7 day rota running Mon-Sun Shifts TBC, anytime between 8am-8pm

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    12 Jul 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You will assist each client to support their own goals and aims, they wish to achieve before they leave us, support theming every step of the way.

You will assist with the structured care plan, we create, with our clients to identify their required areas of support and achieve the outcomes necessary.

You will support staff to ensure our clients are financially included by providing support and access to the benefits they need. Helping clients access the services they require to ensure their physical and mental well-being is being addressed.

The role includes:

  • Adhere to policies, and procedures of Fresh Start Project
  • Ensure all the Clients have the correct information
  • Advise any issues in line with the clients support plan
  • Ensure all rooms checks are completed report issue to your supervisor
  • Support clients to develop independent living skills
  • Promote a healthy lifestyle
  • Act as an advocate on the clients behalf when making phone calls for them
  • Cleaning duties
  • Monitor and collect weekly service charges 

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

Working towards the Adult Care Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard you will complete the following:  

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Care
  • Functional skills in maths and English (as required)
  • Care Certificate

You will also complete on and off the job training. Training will take place at the training centre and in the workplace and be delivered by our training staff and staff from the Care Home.

You will be required to produce a showcase portfolio of evidence and complete an end point assessment at the end of your Apprenticeship which will be graded pass, merit or distinction.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • For the right candidate, there are prospects for progression into education, training or full time work
  • This could be a Level 3 Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship or employment

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (language or Lit) (Grade C or 4 or above or equivalent) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C or 4 or above or equivalent) Desired

Things to consider

You will be required to attend our training centre in Darlington (DL1 5AJ) and you will need to make your own way there for day release training. Travel to and from the employer, based in Portrack Lane, Stockton, TS18 2HP. A clear DBS check will be required prior to starting this position.

About the employer

Fresh Start CIC is a multi-agency way to help our clients gain the best outcomes possible by ensuring that they can live independently and hold their own tenancy. It helps clients to manage their own tenancy independently by ensuring that they live healthy, safe lifestyles by teaching independent living skills such as budgeting, healthy living, accessing the benefits system and by accessing external agencies ‘






TS18 3PQ

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Training provider



Graham Curry


Apprenticeship standard

Adult care worker

Level 2 (GCSE)

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