• Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship
  • Isle of Wight
Vacancy Description:

A fantastic opportunity to start your career in the care sector with Southern Housing Group!

Southern Housing Group are looking for an enthusiastic individual to train in the role of Carer & Support Apprentice and join their friendly team. This role will offer you the opportunity to work with people, support and enable them to live a more independent and fulfilling life.
As one of southern England’s largest housing associations, they provide more than 30,000 homes for over 77,000 people. Whether it’s traditional social housing, shared ownership, affordable rent, private market rent, or outright sales, they offer a range of services to communities across the south east of England.

They also work with customers and communities to provide activities, information, and advice that improve the neighbourhoods our customers live in and their individual lives.

What’s Involved / Duties:

The following are the core responsibilities of this job role. There may be on occasion, a requirement to carry out other tasks; this will be dependent upon factors such as workload and staffing levels:

  • Provide care and support, to customers, as identified in their centred care plan or support plan;
  • Deliver care and support in a way which promotes independence, rights, choices and inclusion in their community;
  • Seek professional assistance in the case of an emergency;
  • Maintain and develop professional relationships with customers;
  • Attend learning and development events;
  • Keep up to date with current practice within the service area.

 

Desired Qualifications:
  • A good level of Maths and English.

 

Desired Skills:
  • Good communication skills, written and oral;
  • Ability to work effectively within a team;
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • Ability to work to a deadline;
  • Ability to work and think independently;
  • Ability to prioritise and organise workload;
  • Have empathy, compassion and patience;
  • Keen to make a positive contribution to improving the quality of life for people with care and/or support needs;
  • Able to act calmly in emergencies and respond in a professional manner to stressful and challenging behaviour;
  • Able to work evenings and weekends as necessary;
  • Commitment and dedication.

 

Personal Qualities:
  • Professional but friendly and personable nature;
  • Reliable and punctual;
  • Smart appearance;
  • Able to work their own initiative;
  • Ability to demonstrate confidentiality and trustworthiness;
  • Willing to be flexible;
  • Able to use appropriate language at all times;
  • Motivated to learn and develop professionally;
  • Treat people equally;
  • Be compassionate and understanding;
  • Confident in own ability.

 

Training Provided:
  • The successful candidate will be working towards the Level 2 Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship.
  • Off the job training will be provided, where you will have the time to complete your portfolio work, attend off job training seminars and have allocated time for mentoring and being shadowed.

 

Expected Apprenticeship Duration:
  • 13 months.

 

Hourly Wage:
  • TBC

 

Working Week:
  • TBC

 

Start Date:
  • ASAP