Peer Support Apprentice (Care experienced)

West Nottinghamshire College

Nottinghamshire, NG18 5BH

Closes in 3 days (Monday 22 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 25 June 2024


Summary

The Care Experienced Peer Mentor Apprentice is dedicated to developing the personal, social, and educational growth of the colleges Care Experienced students by creating opportunities for their active participation in current issues and decision-making processes.

Annual wage
£14,106 a year

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

Training course
Peer worker (level 3)
Hours
Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:00.

37 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 29 July

Duration

1 Year 6 Months

Positions available

1

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

Level 3 peer Worker apprenticeship standard.

This is a work-based programme which means that predominantly, your learning will take place on the site of your employment and within your contracted working hours.

We host supporting workshops regularly throughout the apprenticeship which you will attend in person at our Derby Road campus. These workshops are carefully designed to support the learning required throughout the apprenticeship programme.

  • You will work with expert assessors to develop new knowledge, skills and behaviours within the profession
  • You will experience a blended learning model
  • You will gather learning evidence, journals and off-the-job records using your e-portfolio

At the end of the planned learning period, it will be agreed by all parties that you are ready to enter 'Gateway' and for your End-Point Assessment to be arranged.

Where you’ll work

Derby Road

Mansfield

Nottinghamshire

NG18 5BH

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 NOTTINGHAMSHIRE COLLEGE

Your training course

Peer worker (level 3)

Equal to A level

Course contents
  • Develop and maintain mutual and reciprocal peer relationships
  • Mutually establish the purpose and boundaries within the peer relationship
  • Engage with and support families and carers
  • Manage and prepare for the ending of the peer relationship
  • Purposefully share lived experience within the context of the peer relationship
  • Establish connections with the individual based on shared understanding of experiences
  • Model self-help and self-management approaches for the individual they are supporting
  • Support the individual to develop self-management and problem-solving skills
  • Support individuals to identify opportunities and overcome setbacks and challenges when trying to achieve self-defined goals
  • Support individuals to work toward self-defined goals using peer-based approaches in 1-to-1, drop-in or virtual settings
  • Support individual-led activities
  • Collaboratively discuss care and support options with the individual
  • Actively contributes to an individual’s care and goal plans with the individual
  • Sets up and work with groups to facilitate working toward individual or shared goals within the group setting
  • Support individuals to safely access support for their goals through digital platforms
  • Support the individual during changes in their life circumstances
  • Discuss concerns with the individual and when necessary raise any issues with an appropriate colleague or supervisor
  • Support the individual to self-advocate and through self-determination, make choices and control the care and support options open to them
  • Signpost to advocacy services
  • Support the individual to prepare for reviews and complete applications or referrals, e.g. housing, medication review, food bank, benefits
  • Identify new resources or community projects that could be accessed by individuals being supported
  • Raise awareness and understanding of the opportunities available to the individuals being supported
  • Act as a community connector to build links with community resources
  • Support individuals to navigate through systems to access support, signposting resources relevant to their circumstances and self-defined goals that they can access independently
  • Support co-production and delivery of learning and development activities to raise awareness and understanding of the Peer Worker’s role and remit
  • Use service development activities to tackle stigma and labelling to encourage culture change
  • Give presentations and deliver training to small groups
  • Promote the lived experience perspectives and concerns of the individual being supported across own workplace and other organisations and services
  • Promote and embed peer-based approaches in teams and services with which they work
  • Use meetings with other multi-disciplinary team members to facilitate understanding of the individual’s perspective and their rights
  • Work collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary team and other organisations or services
  • Positively challenge low expectations and discriminatory practice to influence system change and enhance services
  • Seek advice, support or assistance from the appropriate person when the limits of own responsibility and competence has been reached
  • Manage own time and work priorities, using resources effectively
  • Develop and maintain peer and professional networks
  • Actively participate in team and peer supervision
  • Reflect on and applies learning to practice
  • Recognise the importance of self-care, taking appropriate action when required
  • Participate in appraisal, personal development planning and continuous professional development
  • Identify risks and contribute to required risk assessments
  • Facilitate discussions with individuals and between the individual and the services they use on potential risks to their health and safety when working toward their self-defined goals
  • Promote positive risk taking and different perspectives on risk within the team
  • Take action in line with organisational policy where there are safeguarding concerns
  • Recognise high-risk situations and takes action in line with organisational policy
  • Adapt their communication to meet the needs of others
  • Support individual's who are experiencing distress
  • Provide relevant and supportive feedback to the individual in the peer relationship
  • Actively seek feedback from individuals or groups on the support provided
  • Maintain accurate records, ensuring where records are about the individual being supported, these are co-produced
  • Follow legal and organisational requirements when dealing with confidentiality, consent and information sharing
  • Develop and maintain mutual and reciprocal peer relationships
  • Mutually establish the purpose and boundaries within the peer relationship
  • Engage with and support families and carers
  • Manage and prepare for the ending of the peer relationship
  • Purposefully share lived experience within the context of the peer relationship
  • Establish connections with the individual based on shared understanding of experiences
  • Model self-help and self-management approaches for the individual they are supporting
  • Support the individual to develop self-management and problem-solving skills
  • Support individuals to identify opportunities and overcome setbacks and challenges when trying to achieve self-defined goals
  • Support individuals to work toward self-defined goals using peer-based approaches in 1-to-1, drop-in or virtual settings
  • Support individual-led activities
  • Collaboratively discuss care and support options with the individual
  • Actively contributes to an individual’s care and goal plans with the individual
  • Sets up and work with groups to facilitate working toward individual or shared goals within the group setting
  • Support individuals to safely access support for their goals through digital platforms
  • Support the individual during changes in their life circumstances
  • Discuss concerns with the individual and when necessary raise any issues with an appropriate colleague or supervisor
  • Support the individual to self-advocate and through self-determination, make choices and control the care and support options open to them
  • Signpost to advocacy services
  • Support the individual to prepare for reviews and complete applications or referrals, e.g. housing, medication review, food bank, benefits
  • Identify new resources or community projects that could be accessed by individuals being supported
  • Raise awareness and understanding of the opportunities available to the individuals being supported
  • Act as a community connector to build links with community resources
  • Support individuals to navigate through systems to access support, signposting resources relevant to their circumstances and self-defined goals that they can access independently
  • Support co-production and delivery of learning and development activities to raise awareness and understanding of the Peer Worker’s role and remit
  • Use service development activities to tackle stigma and labelling to encourage culture change
  • Give presentations and deliver training to small groups
  • Promote the lived experience perspectives and concerns of the individual being supported across own workplace and other organisations and services
  • Promote and embed peer-based approaches in teams and services with which they work
  • Use meetings with other multi-disciplinary team members to facilitate understanding of the individual’s perspective and their rights
  • Work collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary team and other organisations or services
  • Positively challenge low expectations and discriminatory practice to influence system change and enhance services
  • Seek advice, support or assistance from the appropriate person when the limits of own responsibility and competence has been reached
  • Manage own time and work priorities, using resources effectively
  • Develop and maintain peer and professional networks
  • Actively participate in team and peer supervision
  • Reflect on and applies learning to practice
  • Recognise the importance of self-care, taking appropriate action when required
  • Participate in appraisal, personal development planning and continuous professional development
  • Identify risks and contribute to required risk assessments
  • Facilitate discussions with individuals and between the individual and the services they use on potential risks to their health and safety when working toward their self-defined goals
  • Promote positive risk taking and different perspectives on risk within the team
  • Take action in line with organisational policy where there are safeguarding concerns
  • Recognise high-risk situations and takes action in line with organisational policy
  • Adapt their communication to meet the needs of others
  • Support individual's who are experiencing distress
  • Provide relevant and supportive feedback to the individual in the peer relationship
  • Actively seek feedback from individuals or groups on the support provided
  • Maintain accurate records, ensuring where records are about the individual being supported, these are co-produced
  • Follow legal and organisational requirements when dealing with confidentiality, consent and information sharing
  • 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:

    • English (grade Grade 4/C)
    • Maths (grade 4/C)

    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
    • IT skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Customer care skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Logical
    • Team working
    • Initiative
    • Non judgemental
    • Patience

    Other requirements

    This role requires you to have lived experience of being a looked after child or a child in the care system. Please ensure that you are able to discuss your experiences openly as part of the recruitment process.

    About this company

    West Nottinghamshire College group are a local college provision with several sites across the Mansfield and Kirkby areas. Each year the college provides education and training to around 14,000 full and part time students and apprentices. The college provides education and training across all major sectors from entry to university level. At the college, we embrace and encourage all those who are driven to better themselves, achieve their goals and reach new heights.

    http://www.wnc.ac.uk (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    The progression from the apprenticeship would be longevity within the business looking to work towards future qualifications to join the business as a highly skilled and knowledgeable member of the team.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:

    WEST NOTTINGHAMSHIRE COLLEGE

    Karen

    apprenticeships@wnc.ac.uk

    01623 900632

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000260438.

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    Closes in 3 days (Monday 22 July at 11:59pm)

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