Lead adult care apprenticeship THRESHOLD HOUSING LINK

This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious self-driven individual to join our growing. As a Lead Adult Care Worker Apprentice you will be placed to learn as well as support our highly skilled frontline staff team who help adults with care and support needs to achieve their personal goals and live as independently and safely as possible.

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Closing date: 30 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    • Pension Scheme • 25 days annual leave • Employee Assistance Programme – A 24-hour service available to all staff and completely confidential Discretionary bonus scheme • Cycle to Work Scheme

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, shifts to be confirmed. 4 days in the office and 1 day at College per week

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 May 2023

  • Date posted

    27 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Health and welfare checks of service users
  • Promote and deliver evidence-based support contracts and care for service users
  • To establish trusting and professional relationships with clients; balancing support and challenge in order to encourage long-term change
  • Give clients choices and information and provide an enabling service so that they can access appropriate services, minimise harm and overcome barriers to engagement
  • Support personalised, creative and innovative approaches to client engagements and care planning which is broad based, evidence based, trauma informed and aligned fully with best practice as defined within a Psychologically Informed Environment (PIE) model
  • To deal with the immediate support needs of clients, as appropriate and to ensure that reasonable service requests made by residents and clients are met quickly and effectively
  • Assist and support clients to settle into the THL resettlement accommodation and manage the responsibility of their License Agreements and house rules
  • Support the delivery of care plans in partnership with the client, liaising with GPs and allied health professionals if/as required
  • To accompany clients to GP or other appointments (if required and appropriate) in order to facilitate engagement – respecting the client’s wishes, dignity and privacy
  • To offer clients assertive, consistent ongoing guidance and support in THL resettlement projects supporting service user’s on to their own independent living tenancies
  • Support keywork (including practical skills training / mentoring), using creative approaches, with clients within THL resettlement, or other, projects
  • Actively provide to THL clients practical support in the form of: guidance and advice on life and social skills, health improvement and wellbeing, financial management / budgeting, employment services, and recreational and cultural activities – as is required and appropriate
  • To support clients to undertake grocery shopping, attend food-banks or obtain vouchers for them if / when required in order to best ensure that clients have access to meals every day
  • Carry out general domestic duties at the resettlement properties to support residents, including food preparation, to ensure that residents inhabit a clean environment and improve their dietary routines (healthy eating should be prioritised)
  • To work with clients to build community ties through the engagement opportunities of work and volunteering with a view to supporting them to become economically active and empowered
  • Support clients to establish or reconnect with positive social networks and undertake meaningful activities to assist and promote social inclusion
  • In addition to the tasks described above, the job holder may be required to carry out other duties as may reasonably be required from time

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

Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard:

On the job training will be delivered by the Employer and Apprenticeship delivery will be with New College and will consist of the following elements:

  • 15 standards as set out in the Care Certificate
  • Level 3 Diploma in Care                               
  • The Care Quality Commission expect that providers that employ healthcare assistants and social care support workers follow these standards to make sure new staff are supported, skilled and assessed as competent to carry out their roles.

End Point Assessment (EPA)  

  • A Situational Judgement test 
  • A Professional discussion 
  • English and maths

A relaxation/proxy will apply if the candidate has relevant acceptable qualification as the acceptable grade/level.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Threshold Housing Link ensure that your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is current and that all staff are fully up to date with changes to legislation and business needs
  • Threshold Housing Link provide a permanent contract for all apprentices and there is the opportunity for progression within the company

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSEs in total to include Maths and English (Grade 4 or above) Desired

Things to consider

• You will need to complete pre-screening paperwork and have a chat with New College to discuss any experience, interest in the apprenticeship and how it is delivered • You will need to complete initial assessments in maths and English • By submitting your application, you confirm that you are happy for New College Swindon to share your information with the employer as part of the application process Please email your cover letter and expression of interest, providing an succinct overview covering those areas of interest to us detailed above to: Jean.Hancock@newcollege.ac.uk In the subject line of your email please indicate: Current Vacancies Please also complete and attach to your email the ‘GDPR Consent Form – Initial Enquiries / Applications’. Failure to do so will prevent consideration of your expression of interest in our current vacancies.

About the employer

Threshold Housing Link is Swindon's Homeless Charity, established in 1972. We aspire to end rough sleeping as a first order priority and homelessness in all senses within our town. We exist to help people made vulnerable through homelessness to find safe and secure accommodation quickly and to then work towards independence once more. We offer specialist person-centred support and provide accommodation projects that meet general, varying-niche, and complex needs.







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Training provider



Carly Taylor



Apprenticeship standard

Lead adult care worker

Level 3 (A level)

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