Leading Lives provides high quality social care support for people with learning disabilities, autism and complex needs across Suffolk and beyond in the home and in the community.
We are an employee owned, not-for-profit social enterprise. Any surplus we make is re-invested back into services for our customers or in the local community through our Community Benefit Fund.
Leading Lives provides high quality social care support for people with learning disabilities, autism and complex needs across Suffolk and beyond in the home and in the community. We support our customers to lead the life they choose tailoring our services to meet their needs. There is an opportunity for an apprentice to join their team in Ipswich.
We are looking for a friendly and efficient Apprentice Support Worker to join our team in our services in Ipswich.
You will join an experienced team with exceptional knowledge of the care sector and develop the key skills for a career in adult social care.
The role covers a variety of support worker tasks and responsibilities crucial to the smooth delivery of the service. You will report to the Team Supervisor and support our customers to lead the life they choose.
You will be supported to gain specialist work experience whilst achieving your professional qualification in Adult Care. We will provide training in the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in your apprenticeship with Leading Lives.
Responsibilities include, but not limited to:
Identify and assist with access to opportunities within the local community which develop independence and inclusion.
Assist with daily living tasks, including intimate personal care where required.
Support people to manage their own finances in line with policy and procedures.
Communicate effectively and sensitively with customers and their families.
In conjunction with senior staff, take day to day responsibility for organising and planning duties and activities.
Act as an ambassador for the organisation and a role model to colleagues.
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Rosa Iddon on 01473 720 488.
GCSE’s Maths and English Grade 4 and above.
Good listening and communication skills.
Good customer service skills.
Able to work in a team.
Our company values are at the heart of everything we do, and we are looking for candidates who share these core values. They are:
We think ahead, adapt, flex and focus to remain the front-runner and make the Leading Lives difference.
We value our relationships and collective strength so we can make the Leading Lives difference.
We grow ourselves to grow others to make the Leading Lives difference.
Training to be Provided
Level 2 Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship
Level 2 Diploma in Care
Things to consider
We offer: • Fulfilling role joining our Key Workers on the front line to deliver the best possible support for our customers. • An opportunity to gain a respected qualification, through a mixture of on-the-job training and classroom learning. • Competitive salary. • Holiday, increasing with service and the opportunity to purchase additional holiday. • Award-winning training, including a full induction.
We have an excellent track record with our past apprentices, with over 60% of apprentices with us between 2015-2020 successfully gaining a permanent position at Leading Lives.
The closing date for this job offer is on 21/06/2021
£136 per week
This job is located in Ipswich, Suffolk
How to Apply
About West Suffolk College
West Suffolk College is an ambitious vocational and academic College, with a stunning main campus set in the heart of Bury St Edmunds. We are committed to providing outstanding education to all our students.