Support Worker Apprentice - Intermediate (Level 2)

Bowden Derra Park Ltd (Employer)

GP Strategies (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £231.00
33.0 hours per week Monday - Friday, shifts to be confirmed.
12 months (duration)
23 November 2020(start date)
Adult care worker (apprenticeship standard)
19 November 2020 (application closing date)
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Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic apprentice to join our team, to assist in the provision of support and care for adults with learning disabilities. This is a hands-on role, where no two days are the same, whether taking clients shopping, going for a walk in the village, or having a movie or crafts afternoon.


Duties and responsibilities:

  • To provide a caring, supportive and personalised service to our service users
  • Contributing to devising care plans based on tailored requirements for an individual
  • Perform care duties in line with the care plan, to provide the appropriate level of support for individuals to lead fulfilling lives
  • To respect the service user’s dignity, privacy and independence as far as is practical
  • To encourage service users to achieve goals and do the things they like & want to do
  • Supporting service users to achieve and maintain what is important to them
  • Listening and talking to the individual service users, their families, friends and other professionals
  • To support service users with personal care to include getting up in the morning/going to bed, dressing/undressing, washing/bathing & using the toilet facilities as appropriate
  • Help service users with mobility problems and other physical disabilities including incontinence, and help with use and care of aids & personal equipment
  • Cleaning & tidying of rooms
  • Assisting with domestic tasks such as cooking cleaning, washing & shopping
  • Reporting of all incidents & accidents
  • Attendance of training meetings & apprenticeship training visits conducted by a GP Strategies qualified Skills Coach
  • Engagement with training materials and coursework provided
  • Working within the requirements of the law and best practice whilst upholding Bowden Derra code of conduct guidelines at all times

Future Prospects

  • Opportunities for career progression – we are keen to promote staff from within
  • If employed on to a level 2 qualification, following successful completion & good work performance, progression to level 3 will be provided. If employed on to a level 3 qualification, level 5 care qualifications will be offered, provided the same criteria is met

Reality Check

  • An immediate start date will be available for the successful candidate subject to DBS check. The employer offers a relaxed working atmosphere (no uniform) free parking, management available 24/7, hot meals/discounted meals available in new restaurant area

Skills Required

  • Ability to demonstrate deep empathy
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbally
  • A flexible & organised approach to work
  • To be a team player and to be able work on own initiative

Qualities Required

  • Caring
  • Sensitive to the needs of others
  • A friendly and professional manner
  • High personal standards

Qualifications Required

  • No academic qualifications necessary
  • Due to the rural location of this employer, a current driving licence and own transport would be advantageous

Training Provided

Adult care worker Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Top-quality training in supporting people with Nursing Needs, Autism, Dementia, Learning Disabilities, Sensory Impairment and other conditions
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