Apprentice Health and Social Care - Level 2

Home Group
Newcastle Upon Tyne
12 Feb 2019
18 Feb 2019
Start Date

Apprentice Health and Social Care - Level 2

Temporary for 12 months, - (with progression opportunities available for successful candidates)

Full Time (37.5 hpw)

Salary GBP4.20 to GBP7.83 per hour, depending on age (this is reflective of NMW)

Shaping our future with brilliant apprentices! That's when it hits home.

Our award winning apprenticeship programme has been designed to help get you onto the career ladder! (How awesome is that!) Don't be put off by the word apprentice as you can be any age to apply.

So what's so great about this apprenticeship? Well, your wage will be higher than the national apprenticeship minimum wage, so start planning what to spend that extra cash on! You'll be employed for a 12 month period to get stacks of experience and launch your career! You'll start at NVQ level 2 (equivalent to a GCSE) with a possible progression to level 3 (equivalent to A-levels) and many apprentices secure a permanent role with us! Who knows where future you will end up!

Some of our apprentices say "Working at Home Group enables me to do what I love, receive a wage and develop my skills" and "I would happily tell anyone thinking of becoming an apprentice that it provides a worthwhile qualification and experience that could lead to a very good career".

About the role

You'll be working with Sophie to support a team of colleagues to help our customers successfully achieve the outcomes outlined in their own individual support plans.

You will provide customers with a 'helping hand' and assist with some tasks to develop and maintain basic life skills and live independently.

This is a learning disability service and our customers' needs vary; some have physical disabilities and need support with personal care tasks and moving and handling. Some have autism and need support with looking after their mental wellbeing. You will be involved in supporting customers with all aspects of their daily lives, whether it be shopping, going to a football match or supporting them to a GP appointment or finding voluntary work that they will really love.

We are small but perfectly formed service and team who love a good party but also love to ensure our customers are at the centre of all we do. No two days are the same and a good sense of humour is essential as, although the day to day job takes a lot of energy, we also love to laugh as we work. You will work 37.5 hours per week over a seven day rota.

Please note any offer of employment is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check through the DBS the costs of which are met by Home Group.

Who we're looking for

Ideally you will had previous experience of providing care or support to vulnerable people and will be empathetic with a caring approach to support our customers with a range of support needs whilst maintaining boundaries. You'll have good written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal skills and basic Microsoft Office Skills but before long you'll be a real whizz! You be great at working with people as part of a team, but must be able to work independently and use your initiative. You'll be keen to learn from others how to prioritise and manage your work load, but an eye for detail is important.

To view the job description for this role please click here

We're different at Home

Home Group play a big part in tackling prejudice and discrimination. We want you to be yourself at here and value everything that makes you unique. So whatever your race, sexuality, disability, religion, gender or even non-gender, we recognise and celebrate your differences. Together we make Home Group a great place to work!

What's on offer?

Our apprenticeship programme, which is a combination of a nationally accredited professional qualification, a competitive salary as well as a fantastic range of benefits, will make a real difference to your life inside and outside of work. Click here and find out more.

Our apprentices say 'So pleased I will be getting an NUS (student discount) card from my employer - another reason to say that Home Group is a great place to work.'

To top this off, we also have a full recognition scheme including an annual Apprentice Award Ceremony - will you be our next future Star?

The job for you?

Great, all you need to do now is upload a covering letter and your CV. Please do include the covering letter as we really want to know more about what you will bring to the role, your experience and for you to tell us how you live our values every day. To help, we've created a template for both which you can download in the job section of our website and if you are viewing the vacancy on our current job page by clicking here .

A bit about us

As well as being recognised as one of the top three large employers for apprentices at the National Apprenticeship Awards 2018, we're also one of the UK's biggest providers of high quality housing and care and support services. We're one of the largest developers of new homes and providers of houses for affordable rent.

What makes us No. 27 in the UK's Best Large Places to Work or gives us Investors in People Gold Standard....? It's our brilliant people like you!

Our values

At Home Group, we live by our values every day through our colleagues to provide a great service to our clients and customers. To be a success with us you'll need to be

Accountable (Don't pass the buck - own it!), Commercial (Spending wisely and working creatively), Caring (Looking after one another) and Energised (Having a positive, can-do approach)