Apprentice Support Worker, JCR East Sussex County Council

​Can you join the many staff who have already changed careers and made the move to the Joint Community Rehabilitation service. All you need is a caring heart and a passion to help others, we will teach you everything else you need to know to succeed in this rewarding role.

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Closing date: 21 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £24,703.00

    £24,703 - £25,119 per annum (includes increment for weekend working)

  • Working week

    There are permanent contracts available ranging from 18 to 30 hours per week. You will be required to work alternate weekends and a mix of shifts. Shifts tbc.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    20 Months

  • Possible start date

    20 May 2024

  • Date posted

    27 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000234225

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The Joint Community Rehabilitation service is at the heart of care in the community.  Our teams assist older adults after an illness or injury get back to independence in their own home. Working alongside other professionals, you may initially be providing some personal care, helping with therapy exercises, and giving emotional support to help clients regain the skills and confidence they need to manage these everyday tasks themselves.

We are looking for enthusiastic, caring, and motivated individuals to become Apprentice Support Workers. 

Being a Support Worker is a rewarding and key role, helping older adults who have had an illness or injury to regain their independence at home.

During your apprenticeship, you will work alongside experienced staff delivering high quality care.

Your role will be varied and will include:

visiting clients in their homes
teaching clients new skills to help regain independence
making clients comfortable
talking and listening to clients
support with meal preparations
provide assistance/support with personal care

Note: a driving license and access to a car is required and the role involves working shifts between the hours of 7am and 10pm, including weekends and Bank Holidays.

The training you will be getting

We will train you on the job, in the workplace and it won’t cost you a penny. You will then receive a Level 2 Diploma in Care. 

We will support you all the way during your apprenticeship. Our apprenticeship programme offers many benefits from working with a large organisation, including:

- mentoring support
- when you complete your apprenticeship, you will receive a certificate as an Adult Care Worker
- you will be in a permanent role as a JCR Support Worker when you pass your apprenticeship
- there are lots of opportunities for career progression

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Could lead to a permanent role at the end of the apprenticeship.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience

Qualifications

Other QCF level 1 in Maths and English (Grade 1) Essential

Things to consider

Note: a driving license and access to a car is required and the role involves working shifts between the hours of 7am and 10pm, including weekends and Bank Holidays.

About the employer

East Sussex County Council is the largest employer in the county, with over 9,000 employees. ESCC offers good career progression and training opportunities in a variety of interesting and diverse roles.

Employer

East Sussex County Council

Address

County Hall

St Annes Cresent

Lewes

BN7 1UE

Contact

Cheryl Smith, Deputy Manager

cheryl.smith@eastsussex.gov.uk

01273 336 674

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Training

Training provider

HEATHERCROFT TRAINING SERVICES LIMITED

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

Adult care 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


Employer's Application Instructions

For any further queries regarding your application please contact apprenticeships@eastsussex.gov.uk

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

Apply now

Closing date: 21 Apr 2024