Apprentice Healthcare Support Worker Healthcare 1st Choice Ltd.

Healthcare 1st Choice Limited are offering fully supported apprenticeship opportunities for over 18s to become a healthcare assistant working in a supported accommodation facility. We are providing the first stage platform for you to work towards becoming a qualified healthcare assistant

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Closing date: today

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    • £6.50-£8.00 per hour which is above the apprentice minimum wage (£5.28) depending upon experience

  • Working week

    We will be operating several different shifts some examples are: • 9am to 9pm (typically 3 days in + 3 days off) • 7am to 7pm (typically 5 days in + 3 days off) • Weekend/day/night shifts work is part of the rota of employment

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Nov 2023

  • Date posted

    27 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    5 available

What you will do in your working day

Some of the key duties/learning outcomes for the apprentice would be: 

  • To provide key working support to young people, facilitating individualised and person-centred support plans.
  • To support the young people to access the local amenities such as shops and local leisure and social facilities.
  • To provide a caring, supportive and nurturing homely environment in which the young people can feel secure.
  • To provide emotional support to the young people at times of difficulty or stress .
  • Observe and implement Child Safeguarding Procedures and adhere to safer caring guidelines.
  • To empower young people and facilitate their active involvement in the decision making about their lives and future.
  • To act as an advocate at meetings where the young person is the subject of the discussion.
  • To create opportunities for daily living assistances such as cooking, cleaning and domestic duties.
  • To support with budgeting skills and / or signpost to services who offer financial assistance and advice.
  • To encourage young people to develop links with the community, attend off site activities and expand their social networks.
  • To support with the access to further education, apprenticeship and employment.
  • To support with attending a variety of appointments with service users.
  • Attend and support young people when engaging with professionals (social workers, youth offending officers, police, healthcare professionals).

Light duties of housekeeping required

The training you will be getting

You will study towards the Level 2 Healthcare Support Worker appenticeship standard as well as Functional skills in maths and English where required. A blended delivery model of virtual and face to face classes at Wisemore campus, Walsall College.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • For those successful apprentices completing the Healthcare Support worker level 2 programme, depending on performance and availability, you can apply to progress to the Senior Healthcare Support Worker Level 3 pathway or L3 in residential care.
  • Successful applicants for these programmes are funded through the organisation and at no cost to the apprentice.

We are looking to build our company profile with a range of qualified staff, so being an apprentice is just the start of your journey - we are looking to build our capacity with senior roles, team leaders and service managers.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent Maths & English (Grade 4/C or equivalent) Desired

Things to consider

There are some expectations for staff to keep the home and garden area clean and tidy as in a regular home. You will be required to travel to numerous care homes at the address' listed below, 1. 48 Eagleworks Drive, Walsall, WS3 1BF 2. 167 Coronation Road, Wendsbury, WS10 0TW 3. 4 Gill Drive, Oldbury, B68 8AN 4. 46 Wallows Lane, Walsall, WS2 9BZ 5. 82 Hadley Road, Bilston, Wolverhampton, WV14 6RX

About the employer

Healthcare 1st Choice Ltd is an established 16-18 Supported Accommodation Provider operating in Birmingham, Sandwell and Walsall who predominately support young people leaving care. We are professional, CQC registered and currently waiting on Ofsted to register our services to meet the new statutory requirements form October 2023. Our overall mission is to provide quality support and care to clients through our Supported Accommodation Services.


Healthcare 1st Choice Ltd.


4 Gill Drive


B68 8AN

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Healthcare support worker

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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