Published on Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Apprentice Support Worker

COMMUNITY INTEGRATED CARE

Job Description:
  • Provide personal, practical and domestic services as agreed within the Individuals Core Support Plan in line with person centred approaches. 
  • Ensure that service users achieve their optimum level of independence, by assisting them to achieve their personal outcomes.
  • Promote social inclusion for service users and develop and maintain community links by use of community facilities and involvement of outside agencies.
  • Build and sustain professional relationships with all key stakeholders involved within service users services including, local authority care managers,  clinicians, GPS, Pharmacists, warden control centres.
  • Communicate with relatives and informal carers, encourage relatives to become involved in the service users individual care and support packages and participate in meetings where appropriate.
  • Act as a role model and maintain standards of conduct and behaviour to uphold the reputation of the Company always.
  • Follow and comply with the requirements in the care and support plan considering the service users preferences, choices and aspirations.    
  • Follow all documented risk assessments and comply with identified safe working practices.
  • Adhere and respond to your individual roster, complying with any electronic monitoring processes where relevant. 
  • Attend and participate within all organizational supervision processes in line with the policies and procedures.
  • Work on a flexible rota that takes into account the needs of the service user, this will include Bank Holidays and weekends.
Desired Skills:
  • Provide personal, practical and domestic services as agreed within the Individuals Core Support Plan in line with person centred approaches. 
  • Ensure that service users achieve their optimum level of independence, by assisting them to achieve their personal outcomes.
  • Promote social inclusion for service users and develop and maintain community links by use of community facilities and involvement of outside agencies.
  • Build and sustain professional relationships with all key stakeholders involved within service users services including, local authority care managers,  clinicians, GPS, Pharmacists, warden control centres.
  • Communicate with relatives and informal carers, encourage relatives to become involved in the service users individual care and support packages and participate in meetings where appropriate.
  • Act as a role model and maintain standards of conduct and behaviour to uphold the reputation of the Company always.
  • Follow and comply with the requirements in the care and support plan considering the service users preferences, choices and aspirations.    
  • Follow all documented risk assessments and comply with identified safe working practices.
  • Adhere and respond to your individual roster, complying with any electronic monitoring processes where relevant. 
  • Attend and participate within all organizational supervision processes in line with the policies and procedures.
  • Work on a flexible rota that takes into account the needs of the service user, this will include Bank Holidays and weekends.
Personal Qualities:
  • Be able to support people practically in their day to day lives by supporting them to access their community
  • Be able to meet physical demands and personal care needs of the role.
  • Have an understanding of the issues people with a disability may face.
  • Enjoy listening to and talking to people and providing emotional support.
  • Have an understanding of the importance of promoting independence.
  • Be aware of the importance of safeguarding vulnerable adults.
  • Be able to work as part of a team, as well as using your own initiative, including the ability to lone work.
  • Have an understanding of the implications of Health and Safety practice within the workplace.
Qualifications Required: No previous qualifications required
Things to Consider: The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.70 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are £4.20 an hour for under 18's, £5.90 an hour for 18-20 year olds, £7.38 for anyone aged 21 to 24 and £7.83 for those over 25. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). 
Link to Vacancy: https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeship/-367700
To Apply: If you are interested in applying for this vacancy or want further information please follow the link. Please note you will need a .GOV account which you will need to sign into before applying.
Closing Date: 21/01/2019
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