Apprentice Adult Care Worker - Intermediate (Level 2)

The Bridge Project Sudbury (Employer)

West Suffolk College (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £187.50
37.5 hours per week Monday - Friday, 08:45 - 16:30.
15 months (duration)
12 October 2020(start date)
Adult care worker (apprenticeship standard)
30 September 2020 (application closing date)
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Job Description

The Bridge Project is a social enterprise based in Sudbury. Our main activities include a day service for people with learning disabilities, a meal delivery service for vulnerable adults, a supported housing project for people with learning disabilities, two cafes, and more. They have an exciting opportunity for an Apprentice to join the team.

Responsibilities

Working as a member of the day services team, the role will be working with people with learning disabilities and will include:

  • Supporting individuals with refreshments and meals
  • Supporting individuals to be properly equipped for the day
  • Working with service users in a group setting, undertaking activities including arts and crafts, independent living skills, social skills, creative projects - all activities designed to contribute to their confidence and self-worth
  • Planning the delivery of sessions effectively, ensuring the equipment required is available
  • Being aware of the different needs of individuals and tailoring the activity accordingly
  • Keeping comprehensive records
  • Being aware of safeguarding and confidentiality requirements

Future Prospects

Completing this apprenticeship may lead to permanent employment within the organisation.

Reality Check

The role requires working with individuals with a range of needs and skills, some of our clients have some unsanitary behaviours which will need to be worked with. The service users are a real pleasure to work with, and you reap the effort you put in.

Skills Required

  • Planning skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Proactive
  • Able to complete tasks on time

Qualities Required

  • Calm
  • Empathetic
  • Enthusiastic

Qualifications Required

GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) in maths and English.

Training Provided

Level 2 Adult Care Worker apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Care
  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
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