Health and Social Care Apprentice

L'ARCHE

Ipswich, IP4 4BD

Closes in 18 days (Monday 5 August)

Posted on 14 May 2024


Summary

Kick start your career in a nurturing environment! You will support our members with learning disabilities to live full lives while working towards your qualification. Programme is the perfect preparation for a career in care: you’ll share life with people with learning disabilities, while learning best practice in the Health and Social Care field.

Annual wage
£13,312 a year

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The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Lead adult care worker (level 3)
Hours
Wednesday to Sunday, shifts 08:00am - 16:00pm / 14:00pm - 22:00pm

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 12 August

Duration

1 Year 6 Months

Positions available

2

Work

As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

  • The learner will be studying the Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard qualification. About 8 hours out of the 40 you will work per week will be dedicated to working towards this.
  • Day release to West Suffolk College.
  • Functional skills will be studied if equivalent qualifications are not held.

Where you’ll work

320 Woodbridge Road

Ipswich

IP4 4BD

Training

An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation

WEST SUFFOLK COLLEGE

Your training course

Lead adult care worker (level 3)

Equal to A level

Course contents
  • Support individuals they are working with according to their personal care/support plan
  • Take the initiative when working outside normal duties and responsibilities
  • Recognise and access help when not confident or skilled in any aspect of the role that they are undertaking
  • Implement/facilitate the specialist assessment of social, physical, emotional and spiritual needs of individuals with cognitive, sensory and physical impairments
  • Contribute to the development and ongoing review of care/support plans for the individuals they support
  • Provide individuals with information to enable them to exercise choice on how they are supported
  • Encourage individuals to actively participate in the way their care and support is delivered
  • Ensure that individuals know what they are agreeing to regarding the way in which they are supported
  • Lead and support colleagues to understand how to establish informed consent when providing care and support
  • Guide, mentor and contribute to the development of colleagues in the execution of their duties and responsibilities
  • Demonstrate dignity in their working role with individuals they support, their families, carers and other professionals
  • Support others to understand the importance of equality, diversity and inclusion in social care
  • Exhibit empathy for individuals they support, i.e. understanding and compassion
  • Exhibit courage in supporting individuals in ways that may challenge their own cultural and belief systems
  • Demonstrate and promote to other workers excellent communication skills including confirmation of understanding to individuals, their families, carers and professionals
  • Use and facilitate methods of communication preferred by the individual they support according to the individual’s language, cultural and sensory needs, wishes and preferences
  • Take the initiative and reduce environmental barriers to communication
  • Demonstrate and ensure that records and reports are written clearly and concisely
  • Lead and support others to keep information safe, preserve confidentiality in accordance with agreed ways of working
  • Support others, to recognise and respond to potential signs of abuse according to agreed ways of working
  • Work in partnership with external agencies to respond to concerns of abuse
  • Lead and support others to address conflicts or dilemmas that may arise between an individual’s rights and duty of care
  • Recognise, report, respond to and record unsafe practices and encourage others to do so
  • Lead and mentor others where appropriate to promote the wellbeing of the individuals they support
  • Demonstrate the management of the reduction of infection, including use of best practice in hand hygiene
  • Promote healthy eating and wellbeing by supporting individuals to have access to fluids, food and nutrition
  • Carry out fire safety procedures and manage others to do so
  • Develop risk assessments and use in a person centred way to support individuals safely including moving and assisting people and objects
  • Manage, monitor, report and respond to changes in the health and wellbeing of the individuals they support
  • Take the initiative to identify and form professional relationships with other people and organisations
  • Demonstrate, manage and support self and others to work within safe, clear professional boundaries
  • Take the initiative to evaluate and improve own skills and knowledge through reflective practice, supervision, feedback and learning opportunities
  • Demonstrate continuous professional development
  • Carry out research relevant to individuals’ support needs and share with others
  • Demonstrate where necessary mentoring and supervision to others in the workplace
  • Demonstrate good team/partnership working skills
  • Demonstrate their contribution to robust recruitment and induction processes
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.

    Requirements

    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • Maths and English (grade 4-9)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.

    Skills

    • Communication skills
    • Organisation skills
    • Customer care skills
    • Non judgemental
    • Patience
    • Physical fitness

    Other requirements

    The values of the organisation can be reflected in your daily work. You will: Be respectful of the privacy, dignity, independence and rights of people with learning disabilities, be able to gain the confidence and trust of people with learning disabilities, work collaboratively and supportively with your teammates.

    About this company

    L'Arche is a social care provider, supporting adults with learning disabilities to live life to the full. Here in Ipswich we are a lively community where people with and without learning disabilities share daily life together; where everyone is valued, differences are accepted and talents are recognised and celebrated. We are committed to developing personal responsibility and growth in a community setting. What makes L’Arche different is the attention we pay to building relationships and a sense of belonging, which goes beyond work and the provision of a service. We aim to celebrate people with learning disabilities and build circles of support around them. We go beyond basic needs to attend to people’s emotional and spiritual lives.

    After this apprenticeship

    • Successful apprenticeships completing their qualification is full are invited to join the community as a fulltime member of staff and continue through the career progression route with L'Arche.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:

    WEST SUFFOLK COLLEGE

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000250772.

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    Closes in 18 days (Monday 5 August)

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