Apprentice Support Worker

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Employer - Hackney Borough Council
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Job title - Apprentice Support Worker

Job Description

Qualification: Adult Care Worker – Level 2
Housing with care schemes provide support to people, generally over the age of 55, who have both housing, support and care needs. Service users have tenancies with social landlords for their own self-contained flats and the London Borough of Hackney provides the care to service users in all aspects of daily living – our aim is to support people to stay as independent as possible. There are 14 Housing with Care schemes some of which specialize in helping people with similar needs, for example schemes for people with mental health support needs or those with brain injury, whilst other support people who have more generic needs associated with age related infirmities.
The post holder will work as part of a team to provide support to service users in all aspects of daily living. This will include supporting service users to engage in activities, to maintain relationships, to undertake domestic tasks, to shop and prepare meals and to support with personal care. All support will be provided with dignity and respect and promote maximum opportunities for choice and independence.
You will learn to work to personalised care plans, in conjunction with other team members, ensuring service users’ needs, strengths, interests and goals are identified and realised. You will support service users to build on their strengths and develop skills and make choices as to how they live their lives.
You will need to be flexible and ready to adjust your way of working to meet service users’ needs. You will have good communication skills and the ability to think creatively and demonstrate enthusiasm to support service users to meet their goals. You will be committed to ensuring that service users are supported to be as independent as possible whilst still giving them the support they need. You must be able to remain calm under pressure and at all times treat service users, colleagues and the wider public with dignity and respect.
Must be age 18+ in order to apply for this role.
You will be expected to work shifts as allocated over a 7 day a week rota and this will include evenings and weekends.
An Enhanced DBS check is required for this post.
Applicants applying for roles in Care Quality Commission-regulated activity must additionally provide the following checks:
– Full employment history from the age of first employment together with a satisfactory written explanation of any gaps in employment to be provided by the applicant
– Where a person has been previously employed in a position whose duties involved work with children or vulnerable adults, satisfactory verification, so far as reasonably practicable, of the reason why the person’s employment in that position ended to be checked by the Chair of the Panel
– Reference details to cover the most recent 5 years of employment to be checked by the Recruitment Team
Hackney Council’s Apprenticeship Programme is designed to create quality opportunities for Hackney residents and school leavers. All of our programmes last at least 13 months and combine work, training, and study towards a recognised qualification in a relevant subject. As an apprentice with us, you will receive a competitive salary, holiday entitlement and a package of support. You will spend at least 20% of your time working towards your qualification or taking part in training and development activities.
We are looking for candidates with:
– Passion and enthusiasm
– Reliability

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Job Location Hackney
Date Posted 03 Feb 2020
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