Team: Care and Support Services
Job Family: Supporting CBG1
Salary: Level 2, £14,855 per annum pro rata
Hours: 37 hours per week - working to a Rota Basis to include early and late shifts, weekdays and weekends
Contract: 14 Months, Fixed Term
Closing Date: 28/02/2020
Interview Date: Week commencing 09/03/2020
Anticipated start date: 30/03/2020
More about the role:
This is a fantastic opportunity for a Care Worker Apprentice to join our Care and Support services at Central Bedfordshire Council. As an apprentice within our team, you will be offering person-centred support and care to vulnerable adults with learning disabilities, mental health needs, frail and elderly and individuals living with Dementia. We have a number of adult residential homes and day centres around Central Bedfordshire. These are located in Dunstable, Houghton Regis, Leighton Buzzard, Silsoe, Flitwick, Biggleswade and Sandy. This post is agile, and you will undertake two placements during the course of your apprenticeship, one placement working with older people and one placement working with Adults with Learning Disabilities.
We would hope to accommodate your preferred locations, but it is essential you are able to travel independently to them.
As an Adult Care Worker Apprentice you will:
- Support the physical and emotional needs of customers to enable them to maintain maximum independence in a safe and secure environment.
- Support in all aspects of their daily life.
- Develop an awareness of customer assessments, care plans, be involved in the reviewing process and complete any other relevant documentation.
- Actively take part in the planning and delivering of customer activities, either in the service and or community.
- Assist in keeping accurate, legible records in accordance with registration, legal and procedural requirements. (records may be held electronically or written)
As part of the Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship, you will:
- Undertake the Level 2 Diploma in Care.
- The Care Certificate
- Achieve Level 2 English and maths prior to End Point Assessment.
- You will have access to a range of learning opportunities, including face to face learning, e-learning, tutorials and attend the corporate ‘My Apprenticeship’ days.
- You will be assigned an assessor who will support you throughout the apprenticeship, assess your work and practice.
Due to the nature of the job role you must be 18 years and over.
Ideally, you will hold Maths and English GCSEs at grades A* to C or 4 to 9 but not essential. Where these qualifications are not achieved our apprentices will undertake Functional Skills as part of the apprenticeship. You will be required to undertake an initial assessment as part of the interview if you do not already hold maths and English GCSE’s or equivalents.
If you think like us, care about making a real difference and doing something meaningful, we’ll help you ‘find your greatness’ through our apprenticeship programme.
As an apprentice with us you will...
- Earn a wage, get paid holiday and access to a pension scheme
- Gain job-specific skills
- Work alongside experienced staff
- You will get the chance to learn and apply for other roles to progress after you complete your apprenticeship
- Access a range of great benefits including leisure centre discounts, money off driving lessons, discounts at major retailers, theme park entry fees and much more.
At Central Bedfordshire Council we hope to retain our apprentices. Towards the end of your programme you’ll be supported to apply for vacant positions. Should you wish to move onto pastures new or higher qualifications, we’ll also help you to do so.
To assess your suitability for the role, you must demonstrate how you meet the key outcomes, accountabilities and competencies. To do this, you’ll need to refer the Family Profile, Role Profile and Competency Framework which can be found in the Recruitment Pack: Level 2 Health & Social Care Apprentice Recrtuiment Pack
For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Donna Maunder at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0300 300 4907
For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at email@example.com
Safeguarding (For DBS posts only):
Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records.
Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.
To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role. http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/jobs/work-here/application.aspx