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Job Title : Apprentice Support Worker
Employer : Pace
Location : Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1SL
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship Framework and Level : Intermediate Level Apprenticeship
Sector : Health and Social Care
Vacancy Reference : VAC-42720
Vacancy Short Description : Supporting adults with learning disabilities to access the community in a safe and enjoyable manner. Taking groups of individuals to specified venues and supporting them to engage in the timetabled weekly activities, whilst ensuring they are kept safe. Provide transport for all of our service users both to/from our service as well as to various activities throughout the week. Must have a full, clean driver’s licence and their own vehicle.

 

Qualifications Required : No previous qualifications required.
Min Eng/Maths GCSE Grade C or above desirable.
Vacancy Full Description : Supporting Service Users
• Take part in planned activities with Service Users, ensuring that they are provided with structure and stimulation, preventing boredom, and destructive behaviours.
• Communicate effectively with each of our service users in order to understand and support their individual needs
• Look for signs of potential abuse as outlined in our safeguarding policy and flag concerns to senior staff
• Service users and their families/carers must always be treated respectfully and in a way that promotes equality, diversity, dignity and upholds their rights.

Contribution to Team Work
• Ensure the service delivered is compliant with relevant legislation, PACE's values, policies and procedures and within contractual requirements.
• Contribute to the keeping of appropriate records of work and communications where requested and file them appropriately.
• Promote, monitor and maintain health and safety and security in the workplace, including all venues attended with service users

General
• Act within PACE’s Rules, Policies, Procedures, and any other statutory requirements
• Observe PACE Code of Conduct and advise any suspected breaches to the DPSS Manager
• Observe health and safety procedures in the workplace to ensure personal safety and to safeguard the interests and safety of colleagues, customers and visitors
• Undertake other duties and responsibilities as appropriate. All staff are expected to work flexibly within their skill level to respond to changing priorities and make sure that customer needs and business objectives are met
Number of Positions Available : 1
Working Week : 40 hours per week
Weekly Wage : £156.00
Application Deadline Date : 14/01/2020
Possible Start Date : 21/01/2020
Personal Qualities : • Be able to support people practically in their day to day lives by supporting them to access their community
• Be able to meet physical demands and personal care needs of the role.
• Have an understanding of the issues people with a disability may face.
• Enjoy listening to and talking to people and providing emotional support.
• Have an understanding of the importance of promoting independence.
• Be aware of the importance of safeguarding vulnerable adults.
• Be able to work as part of a team, as well as using your own initiative, including the ability to lone work.
• Have an understanding of the implications of Health and Safety practice within the workplace.
Skills Required : We require all staff to pass relevant DBS checks prior to their first day with us.
MUST HAVE FULL CLEAN DRIVERS LISENCE
Future Prospects : On-going training and development, following completion of successful apprenticeship.
Training to be Provided : Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship
Functional Skills in Maths
Functional Skills in English
Functional Skills in ICT
Other Information : The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.90 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are £6.15 an hour for 18-20 year olds, £7.70 for anyone aged 21 to 24 and £8.21 for those over 25. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). These rates apply from 1st April 2019.
Things to consider : The key dates are to be used as a guide only. Should the right candidate be found, this vacancy may close early. You may not be working in just one site, and that site may be different to the postcode on this advert.
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