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Apprentice Support Care Worker : Caring Homes Group



3rd December 2018

Working week
Full time 5 days of 7; shifts TBC. Total hours per week: 37.50
Expected duration
13 months


Due to the nature of this apprenticeship, we can only except applications from 18+ year olds.

An excellent opportunity is available for you to join a leading care provider.

Are you looking to gain a valuable qualification in health and social care whilst developing a career supporting people to lead an active, enjoyable and independent life?

There is an opportunity to gain a Level 2 qualification in Adult Care, if you already hold a Level two qualifications there is also the opportunity to progress straight onto a Level 3.

With a structured career path and ongoing training and development this is an excellent opportunity for you to join a leading learning disability service provider on an apprenticeship scheme.

Our individuals like to lead an active life so you will be supporting them with a variety of activities including trips into the local community.

Experience is preferred but not essential as you will be given all the training you require.

Are you a kind and friendly person who has good values and wants to work with people and support them to lead an active, enjoyable and independent life?

Experience is preferred but not essential as you will be given all the training you require.  As well as a rewarding role we offer great rates of pay and a personalised career path which can see you progress to a Senior Support Worker starting on £9.00 per hour. Other benefits include:

  • Flexible Hours
  • Voluntary Benefits Package
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Refer a Friend scheme


To work individually and as part of a team, supporting the service manager to ensure the smooth running of the service and to ensure that service users are provided with a safe, caring and stable environment. The post holder will support service users in reaching their full potential by empowering them to fulfil their personal, social, educational & emotional needs, by providing a high standard of personalised care and support, while respecting the dignity, independence and individuality of each person,

Key Responsibilities


  • Support the service manager to maintain accurate financial and administrative records in relation to petty cash and service user’s finances. To be aware of the financial budget of the service and support the service manager to achieve targets


  • To ensure the health, safety and welfare of all service users are monitored and maintained whilst ensuring they have opportunities to take planned risks
  • To take a pro-active and innovative approach to supporting service users, maximising their potential by enabling them to engage in meaningful activities and opportunities. To enable them to lead a valued and fulfilling life and to maximise their potential; physically, intellectually, emotionally, socially and culturally
  • To help service user’s to attain and maintain good standards of hygiene and personal care, providing assistance as appropriate
  • To support the service manager to assess, plan, implement, monitor and evaluate individuals’ placements and take appropriate action in response to changing need
  • To contribute to the on-going assessment, planning and implementation of behavioural guidelines and skills learning programmes
  • To be aware of, and work towards, meeting and evidencing agreed packages of support
  • To be a key worker to designated service users
  • To be responsible for recording, planning and evaluating support plans and risk assessments
  • To assist in ensuring service users are supported to go on an annual holiday

Quality Processes

  • Contribute to the provision of good practice and ensure an excellent service is provided to the people we support
  • To promote person centred approaches to support
  • Ensure service users have opportunities to be actively involved in the community
  • Organise and participate with service users, in a range of leisure and social activities
  • When necessary transport service users, either by company vehicle or public transport
  • Represent the values of Consensus in dealings with external agencies and individuals
  • Support the service manager to ensure the service complies with legal and regulatory requirements
  • Promote and adhere to good practice in Health & Safety within the home with regard to service users, visitors, colleagues and others
  • Communicate appropriately with service users, taking into account their communication needs
  • To work as part of a staff team in a constructive and supportive manner and attend regular staff meetings
  • To work within a flexible rota system adapted to meet the needs of individuals living in the service
  • To contribute to the overall cleanliness of the service, and involve the service users as appropriate
  • To accurately maintain all records as required by the service manager
  • To have a working knowledge of, and adhere to, all Policies, Procedures and guidelines
  • Learning and growth

Closing Date

The closing date for this job offer is on 20/12/2018


£296.25 - £331.87


This job is located in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk

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