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Apprentice Support Worker



12th August 2019

Working week
Shift work, times TBC. Total hours per week: 37.50
Expected duration
12 months


Provide Personal Support:

  • Enable and support people with cooking, shopping and cleaning
  • Enable and support people with their personal care and hygiene in line with their support plans
  • Access appropriate medical care and therapies and help people make their own decisions about their health
  • Administer medication in line with the rules and individual support plans
  • Attend to and report medical emergencies immediately

Support people in making their own decisions, promoting choice and independence to:

  • Plan and enable people to access leisure or educational activities, work opportunities, and appointments
  • Accompany people on their holidays
  • Enable people to manage and understand their own finances and property in line with FitzRoy’s policies and procedures
  • Contribute ideas and support in developing activities and services to meet individual needs, including their cultural and religious needs
  • Contribute to support planning and assessment review meetings
  • Work flexibly to the times which meet individual needs

Empower the people we support:

  • Help people express their choices and opinions, on their person-centred support plans, how their care is delivered, what activities they get involved in within their home and in the community in their lifestyle choices
  • Empower and support people to express their own views, wishes and needs
  • Develop and maintain contact with friends and family in wider communities

Safety, training and team working:

  • Ensure people have person-centred plans which are reviewed regularly to reflect their individual needs
  • Follow risk assessments, policies and procedures, seeking advice from line managers whenever uncertainty arises
  • Exercise your duty of care to safeguard the health safety and welfare of the people we support at all times. Report immediately any concerns you have for people’s safety or well-being
  • Take on tasks as a key worker or in a key working team to fully understand a person’s needs and to ensure other team members learn through your knowledge
  • Develop your learning through training and reflective practice

Keep written records:

  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records, including files, reports, risk assessments, person-centred plans, handover notes and other written documents that are clear and understandable
  • Maintain confidentiality of records and information relating to the people we support
  • Follow FitzRoy’s policies, procedures and guidance and make sure you comply with the law and relevant care standards

Closing Date

The closing date for this job offer is on 14/10/2019


£206.25 p/w


This job is located in North Walsham, Norfolk

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About FitzRoy

FitzRoy is a national charity that transforms lives by supporting people with learning disabilities to do the things that make a real difference to their everyday lives; ensuring they have choice, independence, and a voice. Whether as a fundraiser, staff memb...

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