Apprentice Support Worker ROCHDALE GATEWAY LEISURE LTD

This is an Apprentice role. You will work alongside the Lead Support to participate and provide a full and comprehensive Day Service for a group of people and assist in the assessment of individual needs. You will also work with individuals and their families to identify their needs and choices for purposeful day activities.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,984.00

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, between 08:00 - 17:00, Shifts are to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2024

  • Date posted

    07 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000256415

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Main Duties to Include:

  • Alongside the Lead Support Worker, identify and initiate new opportunities and activities for the individual users and alongside team members and other agencies develop individual programmes i.e. Person centred plans (ELPs, PATH, MAP) which are planned and recorded in line with company policy.
  • To enable the user to participate in all activities by providing appropriate support
  • Ensure the dignity and respect of service users are maintained while providing personal care and lunchtime support to both male and female service users
  • To work alongside the Lead Support Worker to ensure the sessions and activities are safe
  • To ensure the sessions and activities are sensitive to cultural traditions and values
  • Alongside the Lead Support Worker develop close working relations with all persons involved e.g. Families, Social Workers, and Therapists, so that the needs of the individual are met effectively
  • To work as a member of a team in the Project and the Organisation
  • To be responsible, alongside other RGLL staff, for the proper use of equipment/materials and informing the Lead Support Worker or other Staff members of any potential risks and faults
  • To maintain User and the Organisation's confidentiality at all times
  • To work alongside the Lead Support Worker to work on the implementation, maintenance and evaluation of each individual Essential Lifestyle Plan and Health Action Plan as relevant
  • To work in accordance with RGLL’s Equal Opportunities Policy
  • To work in accordance with RGLL’s Health and Safety Policy
  • To support the Aims and Objectives of RGLL
  • When on passenger assistant duties, assist drivers with service users in and out of vehicles
  • To be responsible for observing service users when on passenger assistant duties

The training you will be getting

  • Level 2 Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship Standard
  • Apprenticeship learning takes place in the workplace
  • Functional Skills in maths and English, if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Once qualified, progression is offered to the correct candidate

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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

Qualifications

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

About the employer

New Visions is a one of Gateway’s five-day services for adults 18+, we are based at harper square in Shaw, Oldham. New Visions is 4.3 miles from our main Gateway base in Rochdale and is easy to access via road or tram (Map). The Shaw tram stop is only 2 minutes from the day service and can be seen from the outside space of our building. The trams run every 10 minutes, which means it is very handy for accessing outdoor activities and socialising, which is great during the spring and summer months, making the most of the warm weather. Gateway took over management of the New Visions service in May 2017 from the Together Trust. Together trust felt they were unable to manage the service properly and efficiently due to their head office being based in Stockport.

Employer

ROCHDALE GATEWAY LEISURE LTD

Address

Harper Square

Shaw

Oldham

OL2 8XA

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Training

Training provider

ROCHDALE TRAINING ASSOCIATION 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

Contact

Nathan Finn

nfinn@rochdaletraining.co.uk

01706 631417

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


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