Job Title: Level 2 Adult Care Worker Apprentices
Multiple Vacancies Available
35 Hours per Week
Salary: £9,609 - £18,964 per annum (plus 8% enhancement if Sunday working)
Location: Across Worcestershire
Fixed Term Contract: 15 months with opportunity to extend
Worcestershire County Council operate a range of adult Social care services, including Reablement Service, residential care home for adults with a learning disability, Short breaks (Respite) services for adults with a learning and/or physical disability, a residential service for individuals living with dementia, Shared Lives Scheme and Day centres for adults with learning disabilities.
As a Level 2 Care Worker apprentice, you’ll have the opportunity to gain experience and skills in a range of Worcestershire County Council social care settings. In each setting, you will be playing a key role in helping our customers regain and/or promote their independence. You will gain experience in working with older people recovering from a stay in hospital, people living with dementia and people who are neurodiverse. The role will involve spending time in each service to gain experience supporting people in their own homes, in a day service or residential care home.
Tasks include supporting individuals to be as independent as possible in all areas of their lives, such as supporting them with washing, personal hygiene, dressing, support with mobility, preparing meals, rehabilitation, and leisure activities. You will also be supported to study towards and achieve the Level 2 Care Worker apprenticeship and the nationally accredited qualification, Level 2 Diploma in Adult Care.
Your apprenticeship on-programme learning will last approximately 13 months, and then you will have two months to prepare for and complete your independent end point assessment. You will be fully supported throughout by a fully qualified assessor. We understand the importance of a good work-life balance and our staff are as important to us as our customers, we have a variety of Wellbeing initiatives to support your health and wellbeing.
We are looking for people who can demonstrate a can-do attitude, and that are proactive, compassionate, and empathetic. You should also be keen to learn and develop. You will need to have good communication skills and excellent organisation skills. Ideally you will have achieved maths and English qualifications already. Travel may be required – You may be required to travel around Worcestershire, so a Full driving license and transport essential.
For further information about the role, please contact Sarah Foster, Apprenticeship & Vocational L&D Manager, at SJFoster@worcestershire.gov.uk.
You’ll find an overview of the benefits Worcestershire County Council have to offer on our webpage Why work for us? | Worcestershire County Council, so do take a look! Some of these offers include:
- Great Holiday Entitlement: As well as bank holidays, you'll get 26 days paid holiday (pro rata for part-time staff). This goes up to 31 days when you have been with us for 5 years. If you get more than 26 days where you work now, don't worry because if you join us without a break, we'll match your holiday up to 31 days. If you’re successful and want to take advantage of this do let us know!
- Brilliant Pension Scheme: The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) is a nationwide, career average pension scheme and is a valuable part of the pay and reward package for employees working in local government.
- Professional Learning & Development: This role has the opportunity for potential advancement into a permanent role. We actively encourage learning and development for all our staff should they want to progress further or explore other areas within the organisation.
- Flexible Working: We are proud to offer hybrid working to provide a better work/life balance where possible.
How to Apply
CVs with cover letters are invited to apply for this role.
Please find the Job Description and Person Specification attached.
Please write your submission with consideration for the essential and desirable criteria on the Person Specification. This should include examples why you should be considered; the experience, skills and knowledge that you would bring to the post.
Please submit your CV with Cover Letter to Recruitment@worcestershire.gov.uk
Application Closing Date: Friday, 29th December 2023
Anticipated Interview Date: To be Confirmed