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Support Worker

Employer
Welsh Government
Location
Consensus Support Services Parklands 9 Montgomery Road, Newport NP20 6QE
Salary
£9 per hour
Closing date
15 Jul 2022

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Specialism
Other
Sector
Unspecified
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Intermediate
Start Date
Ongoing
Duration
Undisclosed
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Job Details

About the apprenticeship

Duties

Take a pro-active & innovative approach to supporting people, maximising their potential by enabling them to engage in meaningful activities and opportunities.
To enable them to lead a valued & fulfilling life & to maximise their potential; physically, intellectually, emotionally, socially & culturally
Support the Manager to assess, plan, implement, monitor & evaluate individuals' placements & take appropriate action in response to changing need
Contribute to the on-going assessment, planning & implementation of behavioural guidelines & skills learning programmes
Communicate appropriately with people being supported, taking into account their communication needs
To be aware of, & work towards, meeting & evidencing agreed packages of support
Be a key worker to designated individuals
Ensure people being supported have opportunities to be actively involved in the community
Organise & participate with people being supported, in a range of leisure & social activities, including annual holidays When necessary transport the people being supported either by company vehicle or public transport
• Ensure the health, safety & welfare of people being supported is monitored & maintained whilst ensuring they have opportunities to take planned risks
• Help people being supported to attain & maintain good standards of hygiene & personal care, providing assistance as appropriate
• Be responsible for recording, planning & evaluating support plans & risk assessments

Additional information

Statutory Requirement
To ensure we comply with Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021 (“the regulations”), you will need to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 unless clinically exempt

Because of the nature of our business, you are required to submit a Disclosure and Barring System Check. Any enhanced disclosures made by the DBS will remain strictly confidential. Please refer to this statement which is included on the inside page of the job application form.

Requirements

Skills

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to work as part of a team
• Ability to complete comprehensive reporting systems and analysis of information
• Ability to explain, develop and follow policies and protocols
• Ability to have a flexible approach to workload and manage your own time
• To be actively involved in own personal development
• Driving Licence
• Self-motivated, ability to work on own initiative
• Good interpersonal skills
• Have a positive approach to change and ability to manage change
• Positive attitude to Health & Safety
• Sense of Humour
• Experience caring for people with learning disabilities
• Experience working within the social care environment
• Skilled and knowledgeable in creative and person centered approaches to work with people
• Clear understanding of confidentiality, safeguarding & equal opportunities (equality & diversity)
• Understanding of customer care
• Understanding of current care practices, government initiatives & regulatory requirements.
• Demonstrate an ability to translate theory into practice in a practical and person centered way
• Understanding of Quality Assurance & ability to develop processes and audit tools
• Driven by your success and enjoyment in relation to work with people who have challenging reputations
• A straight talker who is prepared to stand apart and be unpopular when circumstances demand this

Qualifications

Basic literacy & numeracy skills

Language

Welsh Spoken Skills: No Welsh Written Skills: No

Course details

Training provider:
Educ8

Qualification:
Health & Social Care Level 2

About the employer

Consensus Support Services Parklands
9 Montgomery Road, Newport

NP20 6QE

Disability confident

Yes, we are part of the Disability Confident Scheme from the UK Department for Work and Pensions.

Please note that all apprenticeships are open to everyone. However, some organisations have worked to achieve Disability Confident accreditation. You should always apply for the apprenticeship you feel best suited to.

Interview arrangements

The successful candidates will be notified of interview as appropriate.

Company

Why an apprenticeship?

As an apprentice you will earn while you train. It’s a great career choice whether you are leaving school or college, returning to work after starting a family or looking for a new career. There’s a wide range of jobs on offer.  A job at the Welsh Government is unlike any other in Wales.

At the Welsh Government you’ll be given support and guidance so you can develop your skills in the workplace. You will also need to set aside time to study for your apprenticeship. You’ll be a valued member of the team from day one.

What apprenticeships are available?

We don’t currently have any apprenticeship opportunities open as we have now closed our scheme for 2019. If you’d like to keep updated on the vacancies that we’re advertising, you may want to visit our jobs board:  Welsh Government External Vacancies Board.

If you’d like to receive Job Alert e-mails that let you know when we’re advertising a role that suits your preferences, scroll to the bottom of the jobs board, and you’ll see the ‘Create Job Alert’ link.  Click this, and follow the on-screen instructions to set up your alerts.  You’ll need to log in or create an account as part of this process.

Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply you:

  • will be at least 16 years of age at the time of making your application
  • will not be in full-time education (you can apply while still attending school/college/university but will have finished or intend to finish your studies by the time your apprenticeship starts)
  • will need to meet the Civil Service Nationality requirements to apply.

ALS eligibility

Please note that ALS our training providers have their own eligibility in order to provide the funding required to undertake an apprenticeship. You may not be eligible to apply if:

  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in ICT, Software, Web and Telecoms or a similar subject
  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in Business Administration, Customer Service or a similar subject

What are the benefits?  

How much will I be paid?

You will earn £19,240 a year while training. When you pass your apprenticeship you can apply for a permanent job at the Welsh Government. Within 2 years of starting your apprenticeship you could be earning £22,500. 

You will get 31 days holidays as well as 10 public and privilege days. We offer flexible working arrangements to help you get the right work/life balance. You will also be eligible for membership of the Civil Service Pension Scheme

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