Health & Social Care Apprenticeship – Rutland County Council – Oakham

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Health & Social Care Apprenticeship – Rutland County Council – Oakham

Vacancy description

Main Responsibilities:

  1. To support the development of person centered plans, ensuring people have meaningful and achievable outcomes that meet aspirations as well as needs.
  2. To promote independence by supporting people to make their own choices and decisions.
  3. To safeguard and promote the welfare of people in Rutland through the embedding of safeguarding processes and practice.
  4. To assist individuals to adhere to their tenancy agreement and liaise with representatives from Housing Association.
  5. To support individuals with their personal care ensuring all tasks are carried out with respect for privacy and dignity and in line with needs, wishes and preferences as defined in the support plan adhering to safe moving and handling procedures following training.
  6. Actively support individuals with housing related tasks including cleaning, pet care, plant care, light gardening, personal laundry, ironing, changing of bed sheets, shopping, menu planning, preparing and cooking meals.
  7. Promote healthy life styles for individuals, liaising with other professionals and agencies as appropriate.
  8. To undertake specific health related tasks and implement plans of support developed by members of the multi-disciplinary team following training.
  9. To support individuals/groups to attend local and regional events which promote key themes of interest to adults with learning disabilities.
  10. To support individuals to access employment and educational opportunities.
  11. To support individuals to develop and maintain social networks and friendships.
  12. To support individuals to manage their own money and to keep a record of expenditure in accordance with RCC and Day Opportunities Policy
  13. To assist and be involved, as necessary and directed, in transport arrangements for the service.
  14. To maintain records according to departmental procedures.
  15. To participate in supervision and the corporate appraisal programme.
  16. To attend regular team meetings.
  17. To act in accordance with the principles set out in the Employee Code of Conduct and the Council’s Values, recognising the duty of all public sector employees to discharge public functions reasonably and according to the law.

To undertake a one-year training programme working towards a Level 2 Apprenticeship Qualification in Health and Social Care supported by New College, Stamford. Work based learning will be key to the completion of this role and will also involve one day per week classroom attendance.

To work across our two large Assisted Living Bungalows supporting adults with learning disabilities, allowing them to remain as independent as possible by supporting them with everyday tasks to participate in a range of activities using both service based and community resources as appropriate and

To work in our Day Opportunities Centre, supporting adults with learning disabilities to participate in a wide range of activities.

Desired skills

  • Able to work flexibly as required
  • Physically fit, able to undertake practical tasks including assistance with personal care
  • Able to work from various locations

Personal qualities

  • Positive attitude to disability
  • Motivated and committed to making a difference
  • Caring and Compassionate
  • Tolerant and Diplomatic
  • Adaptable
  • Able to manage time effectively and prioritise
  • Practical interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work confidentially and sensitively

Desired qualifications

Maths and English GCSE grade C (4) or equivalent or desire to achieve functional skills maths & English at level 2

Future prospects

This will be the start of a very rewarding career. You will gain nationally recognised qualifications. On successful completion of the Apprenticeship you will move into a qualified Community Support Worker position with the opportunity to develop your career further within the Council’s well established career structure. In addition to working in either our Day Opportunities Centre or Supported Living Complex there are various career avenues for our dedicated staff including working in our Hospital Reablement Department which supports patients in their own homes for a short period of time following discharge from hospital.

An apprenticeship with Rutland County Council is a great way to learn about social care and begin your career. We pride ourselves in providing high quality care and have an excellent reputation for staff training and development. You will work alongside experienced staff and learn the skills and knowledge required to become a skilled and confident worker. This role offers you a fantastic opportunity to care for adults with learning disabilities and allowing them to maintain their independence.

Working week

    • 37 hours over 5 days £3.90 an hour
    • Total hours per week: 37.00

Training to be provided

  • ST0005 Adult Care Worker
  • City & Guilds Level 2Health and Social Care Diploma
  • Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours in accordance to the assessment plan of the standard
  • Transferable skills as required

First question

As a community support worker you will be required to encourage equal opportunities for those you will be supporting and to respect or champion differences, you are supporting a group of adults on a shopping trip, a young man picks up a pink skirt and turns to you to ask if he can purchase it, how would you respond to this request and why?

Second question

What attracts you to the health and social care apprentice role?


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