Colebrook (South West) Ltd

£140.00 per week


Health and Social Care Apprentice
Published: Sep 27, 2017
Ref: CB594JC

Colebrook are looking for a dedicated worker to join their team in Plymouth, you must be dedicated and have an interest in helping and supporting others.

The Apprentice’s Role

The successful applicant will be working to support all the outreach and project based support workers to deliver person centred support to vulnerable adults to enable them to live fulfilled independent lives. A duty of the apprentice’s will be to support and champion assistive technology and help services gain knowledge in this area.

Your day to day dutues will include assisting to deliver a range of support, including financial; daily living skills, meaningful activity, health, housing, & social skills as per agreed plans. You must have a person centred, re-enabling approach at all times; help to maximise use of local resources including community networks, assistive technology and signposting; be aware of the client and service progress and adapt the practise as required; support to complete some client, personal and service paperwork Inc. support plans, risk assessments and distance travelled tools.

You are required to work in a safe way for yourself and others, following health, safety and safeguarding legislation, policies and procedures. Also manage your time when required and be flexible to the client and service needs and carry out some administration tasks.

Working Hours: You are required to work 37 hours flexibly according to client and organisational needs. This could include bank holidays, weekends and evenings for which no additional payment is made; sleep-in duties. However you may be asked to work the occasional night for which an additional payment is made.

Wages: £140.00 per week, based on a 40 hour week. As you will be working 30 hours, this equilaterals to £102.00 per week. Any overtime above the 40 hours per week, will be paid at the appropriate national minimum wage depending on age.

Holiday: 28 days holiday entitlement (including bank holidays) will be paid each year, during the course of your apprenticeship.

Contact Details: If you have any queries please contact us on either this email address or call us on 01752 332452.

Colebrook was established in 1983 to offer housing and support to people moving out from Moorhaven and other long stay mental health institutions. The took their name from their first housing support project, which was based in Colebrook, Plympton.

Over the last 30 years or so, Colebrook has expanded and diversified to deliver a wide range of different services including:

  • Wide range of supported accommodation projects
  • Community based support services
  • Work with Learning Disabilities and complex needs
  • Carers Champions, carers support service
  • Plymouth Local Improvement Network (LINk) shaping health care and social care
  • PAPOP – over 50s network
  • A mental health user and carer network (PIPS)

Past Apprentices

This employer hasn't previously taken on an apprentice with Skills Group so this is a great opportunity to make your mark on this new employer.

On completion of your level 2 qualification, you will have the opportunity to develop your skills, experience and knowledge further within the working environment by completing a level 3 qualification.

Skills Required

The right candidate will be hard working, honest and caring with good communication skills. You will be able to take instruction from management, peers and Service Users and be adaptable with a desire to make a difference in the wellbeing and lives of Service Users.

Personal Qualities

The successful candidate will need to be highly reliable and extremely patient with a kind, fair and supportive approach to be able to work effectively in this care setting.

As an apprentice, you must be able to work with other adults and be able to demonstrate good teamwork skills, and where required, have the ability to work alone in an organised and focused manner.

An ability to communicate well with all ages and ability is essential.

Prior Qualifications

GCSE grades A-E is desired.

The Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care in:
◾Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England
◾Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
◾Functional Skills in Maths and English (Level 1)
◾Employment Rights and Responsibilities
◾Emergency First Aid
◾Certified Health and Safety Course
◾Internet Safety / Safeguarding

Most aspects of the qualification and training will be delivered at your workplace, where you will be supported throughout your training by experienced colleagues. You will have regular visits every six to eight weeks from your designated assessor who will help you and monitor your progress throughout your apprenticeship programme.

As an additional qualification Skills Group will also help you to achieve your Emergency First Aid, and certified Health and Safety Certificates, along with Internet Safety and Safeguarding.

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