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Apprentice Adult Care Worker - Alexandra Road, Blackpool Creative Support

An apprenticeship with Creative Support is the start of a fulfilling and rewarding career in the care sector. You will gain valuable experience working in support services while also undertaking a level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care. Above all, you will have the opportunity to make a difference and have a positive impact on people’s lives.

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Closing date: 11 Nov 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £15,600.00

    18-21: £15,600 21-23: £16,575 23+: £17,940

  • Working week

    Shift work including evenings and weekends. Shifts given on a two week rolling rota.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Dec 2021

  • Date posted

    22 Sep 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000020833

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You will be providing person-centred support for adults with a wide range of support needs including mental health, enabling them to achieve their goals, participate in the community, and enjoy a fulfilling and valued life.

You will be encouraging people to be as independent and confident as possible in the following areas:

Social skills/relationships

Monitoring & administration of medication & observations

Daily living skills

Leisure & work activities

Self organisation & coping abilities

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

You will gain valuable experience working in a specialist area of adult support services while undertaking a level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care. You will also complete the Care Certificate and attend Creative Support’s mandatory training.

You will be supported by a tutor from our training provider and a dedicated mentor at work. 20% of your working hours will be spent ‘off-the-job’ completing your professional training. When and where you spend this time will be agreed with your mentor.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The apprenticeship programme is designed to help you gain the technical knowledge and practical experience needed to become a caring, confident and skilled Adult Care Worker. Once completed, you could use your qualification to work towards a higher level diploma or specialise in a specific area of Health and Social Care.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Respectful, Professional, Resilient

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade Level 1) Desired

Things to consider

The role might involve administration of medication. All applicants must be over 18. All applicants must have had at least their first Covid 19 vaccination prior to starting employment with us and be committed to having the second vaccination within a 3 month period.

About the employer

Creative Support provides person-centred services for people with a learning disability, autism and mental health needs. We also support people with a physical disability and older people with care and support needs, including people living with dementia. Our mission is to promote the independence, inclusion and wellbeing of everyone we support. We work with individuals, their families, and partner agencies to deliver high quality services that meet each person’s needs and aspirations.

Employer

Creative Support

Address

Alexandra Road

FY1 6HW

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Training

Training provider

LANCASTER AND MORECAMBE COLLEGE

Apprenticeship standard

Adult care worker

Level 2 (GCSE)


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