Support Worker Apprenticeship LEADING LIVES LIMITED

Leading Lives provides social care support for people with learning disabilities, autism and complex needs across Suffolk and beyond in the home and in the community. We are currently looking for a Support Worker apprentice to join and learn within our team.

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

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Closing date: 01 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,984.00

  • Working week

    Monday-Sunday, Shift working - hours to be confirmed, appropriate breaks included

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    18 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000238402

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Identify and assist with access to opportunities within the local community which develop independence and inclusion
  • Assist with daily living tasks, including intimate personal care where required
  • Support people to manage their own finances in line with policy and procedures
  • Communicate effectively and sensitively with customers and their families taking into account their personal communication style
  • In conjunction with senior staff, take day to day responsibility for organising and planning duties and activities
  • Act as an ambassador for the organisation and a role model to colleagues
  • Participate as a member of the leading lives team, supporting colleagues and working collaboratively to develop the service

You will be supported to gain specialist work experience whilst achieving your professional qualification in Adult Care. We will provide training in the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in your apprenticeship with Leading Lives. For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Learning & Development for either Stuart Howell 07860 748870 or Micah Green 01473 406776.

The training you will be getting

  • The learner will be studying the Adult Care Worker Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard 
  • Level 2 Diploma in Care
  • Day release to West Suffolk College
  • Functional skills will be studied if equivalent qualifications are not held

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

We have an excellent track record with our past apprentices, with apprentices successfully gaining their apprenticeship with many gaining permanent positions.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4-9) Essential

Things to consider

We offer: • Fulfilling role joining our Key Workers on the front line to deliver the best possible support for our customers • Competitive salary • Holiday, increasing with service and the opportunity to purchase additional holiday • Award-winning training, including a full induction • Flexible working hours • We offer free parking at o

About the employer

Leading Lives provides high quality social care support for people with learning disabilities, autism and complex needs across Suffolk and beyond in the home and in the community. We are an employee owned, not-for-profit social enterprise. Any surplus we make is re-invested back into services for our customers or in the local community through our Community Benefit Fund.

Employer

LEADING LIVES LIMITED

Address

Bury Resource Centre, Hollow Road

Bury St Edmunds

IP32 7AY

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Training

Training provider

WEST SUFFOLK COLLEGE

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

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

Apply now

Closing date: 01 Jul 2024