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Apprentice Adult Care Worker

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Part time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 23/06/2019 23:59
£8,392 - £15,839 Annually (dependent on age)
Hours per week:
30 hours per week
Job Category:
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Various locations accross the Borough of Stockton-on-Tees

Job details 

Closing date:
23 Jun

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

We are looking for motivated, enthusiastic people to join us on an apprenticeship programme. If you're looking for the opportunity to make a real difference to people's lives and follow a stimulating and rewarding career, come and work with us as an Apprentice Adult Care Worker. We have a number of opportunities across various locations.

About Us:
Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council is a successful and award winning Council who employ over 3,000 employees in a vast range or job roles across many different services in the Borough of Stockton-on-Tees.

At SBC we truly value our Apprentices. We recognise that Apprenticeships help us identify new talent, build new skills in our workforce and increase diversity in the workplace. Apprenticeships help us to develop our future skills, to enable us to deliver our ambitious plans whilst also assisting in shaping the apprentice’s future.

Job Description:
As an apprentice Adult Care Worker you will work directly with clients to provide a supportive and sensitive service delivering day to day personal assistance and care while helping to maintain and promote independence and dignity. You role may rotate across a range of services including care homes, day centres and reablement services along with community care services. Your rotation will allow you to gain experience in multiple areas of adult services and gives an opportunity to work with a range of people and staff across Adult Social Care.

Some of the main duties and responsibilities as an Adult Care Worker may include assisting with dressing/bathing/feeding, providing social and emotional support, and creating a homely and supportive atmosphere where clients can achieve maximum independence. Additional duties will include delivering functional support in the form of an exercise programme when directed to do so and promoting activities to engage with service users in a recreational manner.

Essential Requirements:
All candidates are required to meet the essential requirements set out below. Please address in your Expression of Interest how you meet the following:

• Experience working as part of a team (this could be in a sporting, educational, work or social setting) as well as demonstrating use of own initiative,
• Good attention to detail,
• Ability to communicate well both orally and in writing,
• Ability to show compassion and be people focussed,
• Self-motivated,
• The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English,
• Demonstrates the behaviours that underpin the Council’s Culture Statement.

You must not hold an existing qualification at the same or higher level as this apprenticeship in a similar subject.

Functional Skills (Level 2 / GCSE) in English, Maths and ICT are NOT essential, but will be required prior to completion of the apprenticeship.

A driving licence is not required however if you hold a licence you will be considered as part of the Reablement Service which is home based community care as one of the rotational options.

Appointment will be subject to the following pre-employment checks:

• Enhanced DBS check,
• Medical Check,
• Satisfactory reference.

Apprenticeship Qualification:
You will be given appropriate paid time off work, to attend College and work towards completion of your apprenticeship qualification.

Qualification: Adult Care Worker – Level 2

Training Provider: Stockton on Tees Borough Council, Learning & Skills

Future Prospects:
Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, there is the opportunity to undertake a higher level apprenticeship qualification and the potential to secure a permanent position within the Council for the right candidate to grow within the organisation.

How to Apply:
Please complete our Apprenticeship application form, and submit this to apprenticeships@stockton.gov.uk no later than the closing date of Sunday 16th June 2019.

Please ensure you refer to the essential requirements outlined in the advert, Job Description and Person Specification when completing the personal statement on your application, as this information will be used to shortlist candidates for the next stage of selection

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