Apprentice Support Worker (Level 2/Intermediate)
Viking Care provides Supporting Independence Services to clients with learning disabilities and/or Autism in a residential setting. We currently are working to fill a lovely property in Margate, which will provide a home for five young adults.
We are a family-run business who pride themselves on providing excellent care with heart and compassion.
Our carefully selected team of Care Workers provide a safe, stimulating and caring environment for clients with learning disabilities and specialist care needs, in line with individual care support plans, including personal care.
Description of Vacancy
It’s an exciting time for this well-established support service in Margate. Not only do we provide outreach and residential support services to clients with learning disabilities, we are also in the process of setting up a day centre for young adults.
We are looking to expand our small, close-knit team with an enthusiastic apprentice who can support all three aspects of the service. No previous experience is required but we can offer a Level 3 Apprenticeship if a candidate already holds their Level 2.
If you’d like to make a massive difference to those around you and are keen to progress in your career in Care, then we would love to hear from you!
The successful applicant will be supporting all three aspects of the service. Tasks will include but are not limited to the following:
Working with the Primary Care Worker to create schedules to assist with the client’s activities
All aspects of personal care: showering and bathing, dressing and grooming, and toileting and continence care
Encouraging, reminding; assisting and giving medicines
Helping the client to plan what to eat and drink
Agreeing with the client how to store food safely and dispose of out of date produce Safely using aids and personal equipment in a manner that respects the dignity of clients.
Housework, including washing floors, vacuuming and sweeping
Laundry and ironing, making beds and changing the linen
Taking a client out shopping, to see their friends or to other activities
Hobbies and recreations such as reading, photo albums, games, etc
Supporting a client through illness, including attending GP or Hospital appointments
Liaising with community health support and families
Recording and Reporting
Use IT systems and programs to record and report all relevant client information including the care and support that you provide and assistance with medicines using laptops and tablets and IT systems and programs
Contact with families or carers and other professionals o Other matters as required by Viking Care procedures
Keep all information about clients and their families secure and confidential
£120 per week
30 working hours spread across 7 days a week.
Shifts will take place on a rota’ed basis and you will receive advance notice of what they are.
They will include mornings, afternoons and evenings.
Shifts will include working 10-4 most Saturdays and one overnight shift per month.
The successful applicant should have a good understanding of English, Maths and ICT.
Minimum grade A-D GCSE (or equivalent) in English and Maths
Any offer of appointment will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check, and due to the nature of the role applicants should be a minimum age of 18.
The successful applicant should be resilient, able to think on their feet, and most important of all a good team player.
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
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.