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Care Support Worker Apprentice

Babcock Training
Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
£129 per week
Closing date
1 Jan 2022

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Employer description  

Day care centre for adults with learning disabilities 

Job description  

We cater for adults with a learning disability. The design has been very much with our customers in mind, we have a calming and modern environment with areas for activities, quiet reflection along with social spaces for communal times.  We appreciate we are all individuals and want our customers to have a sense of purpose and fulfilment.

All of our activities will aim to:

  • Build independence
  • Create social experiences, develop friendships and positive relationships
  • Enable life skills
  • Grow confidence
  • Support self-esteem and awareness
  • Increase health & wellbeing
  • Enable real work experience

Carers strive to be sensitive to the Residents’ ever changing needs. Such needs may be medical/therapeutic (for physical and mental welfare), cultural, psychological, spiritual, emotional and social. Residents are encouraged to participate in the development of their individualised Care Plans in which the involvement of family and friends may be appropriate and is greatly valued.
You would be expected to carry out various duties which will include:

  • Provide attention when needed, whilst ensuring Clients retain their comfort and dignity
  • Closely monitor Clients who may be confused and/or who have behavioural problems
  • Helping out in the unit to support your Team to cover holidays, absence etc .
  • Pay particular attention to assisting Clients who have limited mobility, or physical/learning difficulties, making the best use of aids provided Ensure the Care Centre’s resources are used appropriately
  • Make and change beds, ensuring that rooms are clean and tidy, and commodes are empty, in line with the Care Centre’s disposal of waste policy

What are we looking for?
Someone who has a practical approach, customer focused, flexible when it comes to shifts
Rewards and Benefits
Successful completion of a probationary period and completion of the Apprenticeship programme will allow the candidate to be trained on further areas within the business and the next position on the succession plan could lead to a supervisory position


As an Apprentice you will be included on a Level 2 Adult Carer Qualification. Your qualification will be delivered by an Award Winning Training Provider who will support your learning and development throughout your Apprenticeship. This will involve a Regional Trainer coming to visit you in the workplace on a regular basis to deliver the training and guide you through your Apprenticeship


As an apprentice you can also apply for an NUS card!

Please see link below with further information

NUS Apprentice extra


Future Prospects  

This is a long term position for the right candidate.

Skills required  

• The ability to communicate clearly and sensitively with vulnerable people and their families,
• Good listening skills,
• An empathetic approach to clients,
• The ability to gain the trust of clients and their families and to build good relationships with vulnerable people,
• The ability to carry out practical and domestic duties, Good problem solving abilities,
• Team Work,
• Good written communication skills.

Qualifications required  

none specific

Personal qualities  

• Passionate about care
• A general interest in people
• Enjoys helping others
• Trustworthy
• Patience
• Emotional resilience

Things to consider  

The role will be challenging, working with adults who have challenging behaviours and complex conditions. No 2 days are the same but very rewarding.
Shift patterns may vary but generally:
08h00 - 15h00
Due to the nature of the role an working with vulnerable adults and caring for them this role is for someone who is comfortable in this environment.
This vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are received. Please ensure you apply early to avoid disappointment. You will be contacted shortly by your Apprentice Recruitment Advisor to discuss your application for this Apprenticeship; if they can’t get hold of you they will text you their contact details.
The working hours may increase up to 40 some weeks to suit the needs of the business

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