Apprentice Support Worker - New Directions (Rugby) Limited

WCG (Warwickshire College Group)

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To provide personalised support services to people with learning disabilities and assist in providing individuals with choices and opportunities in a manner that respects dignity, promotes independence and enables them to lead fulfilling lives. Full training will be provided.

Duties: 

  • To provide a caring environment in which the individual needs of people with learning disabilities can be met, whilst encouraging independent living and choice whenever possible
  • To undertake all core and appropriate training
  • Provide personal care and support to the people we support and assist in providing them with opportunities in a manner that respects their dignity and promotes their independence
  • Attend training as required to develop your skills and work to the standard required by New Directions
  • Support individuals according to their individual care plan
  • Enable, encourage and support individuals to achieve their outcomes and gain independence in all aspects of daily living according to their ability
  • Support individuals to access appropriate agencies for practical, emotional and health advice, e.g. Dentist, GP
  • Ensure the rights of the people we support are always respected
  • Support individuals to actively contribute to the running of their home
  • Assist with all aspects of catering and domestic duties as required within a homely environment
  • Create and support opportunities for social and leisure activities locally and in the wider community
  • Accurately report, record and maintain records as required
  • Such other duties as may be allocated by the Manager

Annual wage: £136.50

Working week: Hours by arrangement with the Manager and will include early, late and weekend shifts. 35 hours a week including time allocated to training. Total hours per week: 35.00

Expected duration: 18 months

Possible start date: 03 Jun 2019

Desired skills: 

  • Ability to accurately report, record and maintain records, and produce reports
  • Ability to maintain electronic records
  • Basic numeracy skills for handling money
  • Ability to prioritise and follow instructions
  • Assist with all aspects of daily living, e.g. household tasks, personal tasks etc.
  • Flexibility in working arrangements

Personal Qualities: 

  • Ability to show initiative and adapt to the changing needs of the people we support, whilst promoting individual choice and rights
  • Ability to interact with a variety of people, e.g. the individuals we support, professionals and families
  • Ability to develop relationships within the local community with the people we support
  • An understanding of dignity and human rights
  • Knowledge and commitment to equality and diversity
  • Understanding of the importance of maintaining confidentiality

Desired qualifications: 

  • GCSE grade 4 (C) or above in English & maths or equivalent are desirable but those who have not achieved these grades are encouraged to apply.

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