Adult Care Apprenticeship

UNITED RESPONSE

Ripon, HG4 2TS

Closes in 7 days (Wednesday 31 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 3 June 2024


Summary

We are a small friendly care home in Ripon supporting young adults with physical and learning disabilities within their home and in the community. With a strong, stable and fun staff team and supportive manager, we now have a vacancy for an Apprentice Support Worker to join our team.

Annual wage
£14,625 a year

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

Training course
Adult care worker (level 2)
Hours
Examples of shifts: 8.00am - 4.00pm, 10.00am - 6.00pm, 2.00pm - 10.00pm, 12.00pm - 8.00pm. Exact working days and hours to be confirmed.

37 hours a week

Possible start date

Thursday 1 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

  • You will undertake an Adult Care Worker Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard qualification
  • This will take an average of 18 months to complete
  • It will be totally work based and regular assessor visits will take place between the college, apprentice and employer at the workplace
  • As an apprentice, you will receive 6hrs of learning time each week, allocated to your apprenticeship to concentrate on any set development activities
  • Functional Skills in maths and English if required

Where you’ll work

47 Doublegates Green

Ripon

HG4 2TS

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

LUMINATE EDUCATION GROUP

Your training course

Adult care worker (level 2)

Equal to GCSE

Course contents
  •  Support individuals they are working with according to their personal care/support plan
  • Ask for help from an appropriate person when not confident or skilled in any aspect of their role
  • Provide individuals with information to enable them to have a choice about the way they are supported
  • Encourage individuals to participate in the way their care and support is delivered
  • Ensure the individual knows what they are agreeing to regarding the way in which they are supported
  • Contribute to the on-going development of care/support plans for the individual they support
  • Support individuals with cognitive, physical or sensory impairments
  • Ensure dignity is at the centre of all work with the individuals they support, their families, carers and advocates
  • Demonstrate all work is person centred, accommodating the individual’s needs, wishes and preferences
  • Demonstrate empathy (understanding and compassion) for individuals they support
  • Demonstrate courage in supporting people in ways that may challenge their personal/cultural beliefs
  • Speak clearly and exhibit positive non-verbal communication to individuals, families, carers and advocates
  • Use the preferred methods of communication of the individual they support according to their language, culture, sensory needs and their wishes
  • Identify and take steps to reduce environmental barriers to communication
  • Demonstrate they can check for understanding
  • Write clearly and concisely in records and reports
  • Keep information safe and confidential according to agreed ways of working
  • Recognise potential signs of different forms of abuse
  • Respond to concerns of abuse according to agreed ways of working
  • Recognise, report and challenge unsafe practices
  • Promote the health and wellbeing of the individual they support
  • Move people and objects safely
  • Demonstrate how to reduce the spread of infection, including use of best practice in hand hygiene
  • Demonstrate the promotion of healthy eating and wellbeing by ensuring individuals have access to fluids, food and nutrition
  • Demonstrate how to keep people, buildings and themselves safe and secure
  • Carry out fire safety procedures when required
  • Use risk assessments to support individuals safely
  • Recognise symptoms of cognitive impairment, e.g. Dementia, learning disabilities and mental health
  • Monitor and report changes in health and wellbeing for individuals they support
  • Reflect on your own work practices
  • Demonstrate the development of their own skills and knowledge, including core skills in writing, numbers and information technology
  • Demonstrate their contribution to their development plan
  • Demonstrate ability to work in partnership with others to support the individual
  • Identify sources of support when conflicts arise with other people or organisations
  • Demonstrate they can work within safe, clear professional boundaries
  • Show they can access and apply additional skills required to perform the specific job role competently
  • 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

    Desirable qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English (grade 4)
    • Maths (grade 4)

    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
    • Customer care skills
    • Team working
    • Non judgemental
    • Patience
    • Good Time keeping,
    • Kind
    • Caring
    • Compassionate

    Other requirements

    You will be required to complete an enhanced DBS application.

    About this company

    We are a small friendly care home in Ripon supporting young adults with physical and learning disabilities within their home and in the community. With a strong, stable and fun staff team and supportive manager- we now have a vacancy for an Apprentice Support Worker to join our team.

    https://youtu.be/o9w2BoFMGV8 (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    • On completion of the Apprenticeship, you will be able to move to a Support Worker Position and there is further career progression within the organisation

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:

    LUMINATE EDUCATION GROUP

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000254848.

    Apply now

    Closes in 7 days (Wednesday 31 July at 11:59pm)

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