Apprentice Care Support Worker

Location
Margate, Kent
Salary
£129.50 per week
Posted
04 Apr 2019
Closes
02 May 2019
Ref
KT&A2196
Job Level
Apprentice
Contract Type
Apprenticeship
Hours
Full Time

Employer Description

Marbleside Care is a family-owned support living facility which strives to provide a caring and stimulating service. For over 50 years, we have  been helping each of our service users to achieve their maximum development and competency.

 

Description of Vacancy

Want to come home from work knowing that you’ve made a difference?  Here’s the opportunity you’re after!

A short stroll from the lively Margate seafront, Marbleside Care has been a key part of the Thanet community for over fifty years.

This small but close-knit and passionate team works hard to provide first-class care to its residents, and they now have an exciting opportunity for an apprentice to become part of their success.

Your roles will be varied and will include assisting with meals and supporting the integration with community-based activities.

If you’re a people-person and enthusiastic to help then we would love to hear from you!

Within this role you will provide the care and support required to help enable our residents to live independently.  Tasks will include – but are not limited to – the following:

Shadowing more experienced staff members to help service users integrate with community-based activities

Assisting service users with mealtimes

Assisting with basic domestic duties

Updating service user care plans

Writing up reports

Completion of the Care Certificate

 

Wage

£129.50 per week with potential for more subject to good performance.

 

Hours

35 working hours per week.

The role is shift based and you may work any day of the week (including weekends) but will always get two days off each week.

Shifts are either: 08:00 – 15:00 or 15:00 – 22:00

Breaks can be taken as and when required (within reason) and are paid.

 

Desired Skills

The successful applicant should have good communication skills and feel comfortable speaking with people.

 

Personal Qualities

We are looking for somebody with a bright and bubbly personality who is willing to get stuck in and make a difference.

Due to the nature of the role, the successful candidate should be aged 18 or above.

 

Qualifications Required

Minimum Grade D/3 or equivalent in English & Maths GCSE

The offer of apprenticeship will be subject to the receipt of 2 personal references and an Enhanced DBS check.

 

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.

 

Additional Detail 

As of 1st April 2019, the NMW for Apprentices is £3.90 per hour. This applies to 16 - 18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the Apprentice National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent in training.

 

Important Information

The employer has asked that you do not contact them direct. Doing so could jeopardise your application. You will be responsible for your travel expenses to and from your place of work. Therefore, you must have the means to get to your place of work on a daily basis whilst waiting for your first wages to be paid.

KT&A: Kent Training & Apprenticeships are part of Kent County Council and are a leading training organisation with nearly 30 years successful experience. KT&A specialise in high quality work-based training, delivered by qualified staff with personal experience of working in the skill area they teach.

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