Apprentice Support Worker

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Closing Date: 01/10/2023
Contract Contract
Job Role Apprenticeships
Working Hours Full Time
Location Middlesbrough
Salary £10,296.00
Company ADAMHS (Middlesbrough)

Job Description

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Enable people to learn the skills they need to live the life they choose
  • Work with service user support plans to deliver an outcome focused service. This includes developing and delivering their support plan and reviewing the support they receive
  • Lead the group in activities
  • Training, supporting, and encouraging people to find opportunities in education, employment, leisure and enable them to take part in these opportunities
  • Supporting people with their day-to-day travel arrangements
  • You will have to keep some written records, using IT systems as required, including support plans, financial information, health and safety records
  • Responsible for adult and children’s safeguarding
  • Complete risk assessments

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?


Providing frontline care for vulnerable adults.

  • Qualification level 2
  • Typical duration 12 months
  • Apprenticeship category: Care services

    Also known as:

  • Adult Care Worker
  • Adult carer
  • Care assistant
  • Care worker
  • Carer
  • Personal Assistant

Skills an apprentice will learn:

  • Support individuals they are working with according to their personal care / support plan
  • Ask for help from an appropriate person when not confident or skilled in any aspect of their role
  • Provide individuals with information to enable them to have a choice about the way they are supported
  • Encourage individuals to participate in the way their care and support is delivered
  • Ensure the individual knows what they are agreeing to regarding the way in which they are supported
  • Contribute to the on-going development of care / support plans for the individual they support
  • Support individuals with cognitive, physical or sensory impairments
  • Ensure dignity is at the centre of all work with the individuals they support, their families, carers and advocates
  • Demonstrate all work is person centred, accommodating the individual’s needs, wishes and preferences
  • Demonstrate empathy (understanding and compassion) for individuals they support
  • Demonstrate courage in supporting people in ways that may challenge their personal / cultural beliefs
  • Speak clearly and exhibit positive non-verbal communication to individuals, families, carers and advocates
  • Use the preferred methods of communication of the individual they support according to their language, culture, sensory needs and their wishes
  • Identify and take steps to reduce environmental barriers to communication
  • Demonstrate they can check for understanding
  • Write clearly and concisely in records and reports
  • Keep information safe and confidential according to agreed ways of working
  • Recognise potential signs of different forms of abuse
  • Respond to concerns of abuse according to agreed ways of working
  • Recognise, report and challenge unsafe practices
  • Promote the health and wellbeing of the individual they support
    Move people and objects safely
  • Demonstrate how to reduce the spread of infection, including use of best practice in hand hygiene
  • Demonstrate the promotion of healthy eating and wellbeing by ensuring individuals have access to fluids, food and nutrition
  • Demonstrate how to keep people, buildings and themselves safe and secure
  • Carry out fire safety procedures when required
    Use risk assessments to support individuals safely
  • Recognise symptoms of cognitive impairment, e.g. Dementia, learning disabilities and mental health
  • Monitor and report changes in health and wellbeing for individuals they support
  • Reflect on your own work practices
  • Demonstrate the development of their own skills and knowledge, including core skills in writing, numbers and information technology
  • Demonstrate their contribution to their development plan
  • Demonstrate ability to work in partnership with others to support the individual
  • Identify sources of support when conflicts arise with other people or organisations
  • Demonstrate they can work within safe, clear professional boundaries
  • Show they can access and apply additional skills required to perform the specific job role competently

A minimum of 8 hours off the job training will be carried out in the workplace.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

You will be fully qualified as a Support Worker with the experience needed to work in many Health and Social Care settings.

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