Waking Nights Residential Care Support Worker Apprentice

Gravitas Care Ltd
95, Cragg Road, Hebden Bridge, HX7 5FB
£340.00 per week
19 Feb 2021
06 May 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
Main Purpose of the role:

To provide a safe and stable environment to the young people in our care, to promote the rights as individuals and provide them with quality care in accordance with the company's policies and procedures:
  • To ensure all young people progress in their lives, with education, health and their own personal development
  • To provide firm but fair boundaries and structure to their lives by being a positive role model
  • To maintain confidentiality and record within the young people's care plan their time

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Supporting with the Physical / Emotional / Social needs of young people
  • Encourage development of individuals interests and behaviours
  • To promote, safeguard and protect the welfare of each young person
  • Establish and maintain positive and trusting relationships
  • Provide firm, consistent and fair behaviours in respect of their behaviour
  • Work in a restorative manner
  • Promote the development of healthy living
  • Encourage development of a positive social network
  • To replicate a family home, cooking, cleaning and maintaining the home
  • To participate in activities and holidays
  • To record the observations of the home, including risk assessments, care plans, incident reports and monthly reports
  • To attend all medical, education and placement meetings where necessary
  • To support where appropriate family contact

We require you to work as part of a team to provide consistent care for our young people.

We appreciate staff will have different backgrounds and life experiences, but all staff must:
  • Work to the decisions of the team
  • Attend team meetings regularly and we encourage participation and involvement of the whole team
  • Be professional both within and outside the work environment
  • Communicate regularly with all professional agencies and significant others
  • Attend and participate in their supervisions, supervision will be arranged within your working day, every 4- 6 weeks, we expect honesty and openness with your supervision
  • Attend training as part of their own development, and undertake Level 3 apprenticeship in Child Residential and complete this within 18 months
  • Undertake sleep in duties
  • Provide factual reports and recordings
  • Receive complaints and compliments in accordance to the policies and procedures of Gravitas Care Ltd
  • Undertake financial management of their shift and complete petty cash records on a weekly basis
  • Carry out duties in accordance to Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Carry out all duties and responsibilities in accordance of the company's policies and procedures
  • Participate in the altering shift pattern
  • Be willing to work bank holidays including Christmas day, Boxing day and New Year

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent people skills
  • Able to work as part of a team but also using own initiative

Personal qualities

  • Kind
  • Caring
  • Professional

Desired qualifications

A good level of maths and English e.g. GCSE or equivalent, but should you not have the required level within these subjects then support will be provided as part of the apprenticeship.

Future prospects

Future progression or permanent employment will be considered upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Things to consider

Please ensure you provide a preferred email address and mobile number on your application. If you are successful, a CV request will be sent to your email address to progress to the next stage.

Upon achievement of this, you will be invited to a telephone interview and if successful, will be invited for a face to face interview at Calderdale College.

Please note that the interview stage is a mandatory step in order to progress your application to the employer stage.

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