Care Support Worker

Location
Herne Bay, Kent
Salary
Weekly wage of £150 (£5 per hour)
Posted
11 Apr 2018
Closes
09 May 2018
Ref
KT&A1763
Job Level
Apprentice
Contract Type
Apprenticeship
Hours
Full Time

Employer Description

Aiding Independence was formed in 2006 following our acknowledgement that there was a real need for quality provision for individuals who manage a learning disability requiring support to enable them to live independently.

We are leaders in the field of supporting people. Since its inception, Aiding Independence has evolved into a service which encompasses many different facets of support. We have found that flexibility is the key and we have adapted our service to suit the needs of people needing support. We particularly enjoy working in partnership with innovative Team Managers and Care Managers. We support people in their own homes and in our own properties and have recently been involved in numerous creative projects.

Description of vacancy

If you are keen on the idea of empowering and enabling those with learning disabilities to live independently, then this is a fantastic opportunity for you to make a difference.

Aiding Independence Ltd are looking for two apprentice care support workers who can provide one to one support to service users, both in their homes and in the community.  Support can cover a range of areas including advocacy and domestic tasks.

No previous experience is required and you will have access to full training and shadowing opportunities to support you in your new role.

Wage

Weekly wage of £150 (£5 per hour)

Hours

30 working hours per week

The expectation is for apprentice care support workers to be available to work any 5 days out of 7 in any one week, including weekends. Hours are set out on a weekly rota basis.

Skills Required

  • Be kind and honest at all times.
  • Will act in a professional manner.
  • Be a good role model to all those being supported.
  • Adopt a flexible approach to their work and the needs of those they support.
  • Dress appropriately, presenting a professional manner.

Personal Qualities

Due to the nature of the role, applicants should be aged 18 and above and will be subject to an enhanced DBS.

Applicants should be honest, friendly, adaptable, trustworthy, clean and respectable.

Qualifications Required

Minimum grades A-D GCSE English and Maths (or equivalent)

Training Provided

On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Framework - consisting of the Intermediate NVQ Level, Technical Certificate and Functional Skills if appropriate.

Regular work based assessments/observations carried out by Kent Training & Apprenticeships Tutor Assessor, to determine competency and meet with Awarding Body standards.