Southwold House

Apprentice Support Worker - Consensus Support - Southwold House - Southend-on-Sea - Intermediate (Level 2)

Southwold House (Employer)

Qube Learning (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £358.44 to £375.39
38.75 hours per week Varied shifts to be confirmed
15 months (duration)
16 March 2022(start date)
Adult care worker (apprenticeship standard)
14 March 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

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 the people we support are provided with a safe, caring and stable environment. This is a fantastic opportunity to start or develop your career within the Care sector.

Responsibilities

Qube Learning are working in partnership with The Princes Trust on a new Health Care Sector project for 16-30 year olds, the age restriction is due to the Prince's Trust funding mandate however any candidate aged 18 or over (due to nature of the role) may apply, but only those who fall into the above age group will be considered for the Princes Trust as well. This project is designed to help people into any role within the sector.
This specific position has been recognised as a opportunity that fits in with the locations and roles we currently working with.

Apply for this fantastic opportunity, you will automatically be invited onto the programme. You will receive tailored support and guidance to help you in your application. After receiving your application we will contact you to book you in for a short induction, explain more about the programme & role and how we can help you!

The successful candidate will complete the Adult Care Worker Level 2 qualification lasting 15 months, Maths & English Functional skills included if needed,

During your apprenticeship you will have a dedicated Skills Tutor, who will make regular appointments virtually or face to face, to support you throughout your qualification.

Your apprenticeship will be completed 100% at the workplace.

Company Benefits:
£1000 Welcome Bonus - £500 in your first months pay, £500 after 6 months service*
Dedicated career ladder for those with NVQ level 2 or 3 earn up to £9.70 per hour.
Free DBS
Life assurance benefit of twice annual basic salary
Wagestream – Avoid bank fees and withdraw up to 40% of your wages as you earn them before payday via the Wagestream app.
Comprehensive induction and excellent training
Recognition Awards, including long service awards
Cycle to work Scheme
Refer a friend scheme – Receiving up to £1000* per referral
Employee benefits platform providing discounts at over 150 retailers
Employee Assistance Programme, confidential telephone counselling and legal advice
Health & Wellbeing portal

About the Role:

Southwold House is a large, pleasant house, five minutes’ walk from the seafront and Leigh-on-Sea town. A residential service providing support for people with learning disabilities and complex needs. It has seven en-suite bedrooms in the main house and four, self-contained one-bedroom flats with private access.

Southwold will offer a range of living options to suit varied needs, including physical disabilities and behaviours which others might find challenging in a safe, supportive setting.

You’ll be responsible for supporting an inclusive lifestyle within the community as individuals attend local colleges or day trips out. Develop greater independence and daily living skills by assisting with the upkeep of the service, preparing meals, shopping and domestic duties. Providing help with personal care such as washing, bathing and dressing whilst working across various shift patterns including early, late and weekend or night shifts. Full time and part time positions are available.

If you enjoy working as part of a team, are patient and caring with a positive attitude and are looking to join a growing organisation with great benefits, we would love to hear from you. You may be new to care, already have experience in the social care sector or the NHS as a Mental Health Support Worker, Care Worker, Healthcare Assistant or Care Assistant. We also recruit for attitude and personality so, if you don’t have all the right skills, we can provide a full induction, relevant training and the support you need to get the most from your role

Future Prospects

Opportunity to progress to higher level qualifications throughout your career.

Reality Check

You will need to be 18 and over to be considered for this job role due to the nature of this job role. By applying for this role you will automatically be put forwards for The Princes Trust help and support programme. To ensure we comply with Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021 (“the regulations”), you will need to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 unless clinically exempt

Skills Required

Excellent verbal and written communication skills Ability to work as part of a team Ability to complete comprehensive reporting systems and analysis of information Ability to explain, develop and follow policies and protocols Ability to have a flexible approach to workload and manage your own time To be actively involved in own personal development

Qualities Required

Self-motivated, ability to work on own initiative Good interpersonal skills Have a positive approach to change and ability to manage change Positive attitude to Health & Safety Sense of Humour

Qualifications Required

GCSE Grade C or above in Maths and English (or equivalent qualification)

Training Provided

Adult care qualification including Functional Skills in Maths and English if required
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