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Support Worker

Welsh Government
Valebrook Care Services 95 Coldbrook Road East Barry Vale of Glamorgan CF63 1NG
£8.91 per hour
Closing date
22 Aug 2022

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Intermediate
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About the apprenticeship


To assist clients practical support needs as required, Such Support will include:
•Self help
•Domestic skills
•Where necessary, personal care with dignity and respect
•Encourage feedback from clients and their relatives regarding satisfaction/dissatisfaction with the service.
•Act as an appropriate role model for clients.
•Abide by current Food preparation, shopping, leisure activities.
•Guidelines, regulations and good practice concerning the promotion of good health, safe food handling, hygiene and Health and Safety at work.
•Where necessary, to fully co-operate with the management of challenging behaviour.
•Co-operate with the control of expenditure, following prescribed financial procedures.
•Participate in staff meetings, team activities and training as required.
•Assist the accurate and confidential maintenance of client records and other administrative duties as required.
•Co-operate with monitoring and review processes as required.
•Undertake duties as requested by the manager, including flexible working i.e. evening, weekends and nights to fully meet clients needs.
•Implement the principles of the Valebrook Equal Opportunities Policy while carrying out the above duties.
•Addition to the above duties, the post-holder must be prepared to undertake such additional/comparable duties which may result from changing circumstances, but which may not of necessity change the general character or level of responsibility accordeto the post.

Additional information

Currently recruiting for support workers to support individuals with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour in the Barry Area.
Previous experience required but not essential.
Required to undergo an Enhanced DBS Check.
Full training provided.
Day Shifts - 8am - 8pm. Night Shifts 8pm - 8am.
Minimum Age - 18.



Excellent communication skills


No minimum requirements


Welsh Spoken Skills: No Welsh Written Skills: No

Course details

Training provider:

Training provider course:
Health & Social Care Level 2

About the employer

Valebrook Care Services
95 Coldbrook Road East
Vale of Glamorgan
CF63 1NG

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.


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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