Support Worker Apprentice x 2

Location: Mansfield
Employer: The Adventure Service Ltd
Weekly pay: £177
Closing date: 31 January 2019
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Short description

If you would like to build a career where no two days are the same, where you get to deliver happiness and inspiration whilst working as part of team that is positive and fun this really is the ideal role for you!

Full description

The Adventure Service was founded in 2011 with the aim of supporting those with additional support needs to “achieve through adventure”

The apprentices will be required to work with learning disabled service users and their families in order to support the delivery of day service activities.

This will include providing a range of personal and practical care duties for adults and young people, contributing to the overall care plan requirements. This will require communication and liaison with service users, relatives and other staff, ensuring confidentiality at all times.

You will need to work closely with other staff supporting service users. You will also be expected to work to an agreed programme of work and be able to take appropriate action in the event of an emergency.

During your apprenticeship you will be supported by a workplace mentor and will receive regular visits from a specialist to enable you to complete an Adult Care Qualification.

This vacancy is open to candidates over the age of 18 and will require a DBS Check (Disclosure and Barring Service) to be carried out.

  1. To work under the guidance and instruction of the management team and instructors.
  2. To provide the care package which has been agreed which is suitable and appropriate to the service user's needs, whilst respecting individual privacy and dignity.
  3. To work positively with service users who display challenging behaviour.
  4. To seek medical advice/treatment in an emergency.
  5. To promote the independence, self-esteem and positive identity of the service users.
  6. To promote the involvement and empowerment of service users.
  7. To be trained in and use any equipment as directed by the care plan.
  8. To support service users in engaging in a group activity
  9. To support service users to promote an identified developmental need (e.g. to use public transport).
  10. To work jointly with a colleague to provide support.
  11. To identify and accurately communicate observed changes in service users' needs and contribute to the care plan.
  12. To keep accurate and up to date records and adherence to safeguarding, audit, performance review and other procedures.
  13. To attend meetings as appropriate, receive supervision and training; and otherwise contribute to the efficiency of the service.
  14. To maintain current knowledge of practice issues and developments within the post holder's field of work.
  15. To work with agreed Health protocols where necessary
  16. To report incidents, concerns and observations to the service manager.
  17. To undertake any other duties which may reasonably be regarded as within the nature of the duties and responsibilities of the grade/post as defined. Subject to the proviso that normally any changes of a permanent nature will be incorporated into the Job Description in specific terms.

Applicants will be required to attend an Assessment Centre with Vision Apprentices as part of the screening process.

The employer reserves the right to close this vacancy early should a suitable candidate be identified prior to the published closing date

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