Apprentice Residential Assistant - Working for Essex
Salary: £9,280 per annum
Closing date: 05 Dec 2022
Location: Basildon
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 8926
Role: Apprenticeships
About the role

Apprentice Residential Assistant

Fixed Term, Full Time

£9,280 per annum

Location: Basildon

Working Style: Fixed-base worker

Closing Date: 6th December 2022

This role involves working an early (7am-3pm) and late (3pm-10pm) shift on a rota basis – details can be discussed at interview

For this position you will be studying towards the Adult Care Worker (Level 2) qualification via Adult Community Learning (ACL). For details of the Apprenticeship Standard, please click here

ECC Adult Social Care, through effective practice, is moving towards a model with four key principles: - prevention; early intervention; enablement and safeguarding.

This will enable people, their families and carers to be able to access information and tools to live healthily and independently. Providing an opportunity to respond pro-actively to growing service demand in a sustainable way, within the financial constraints of the Council.

This Apprentice opportunity involves undertaking an intermediate Apprenticeship framework in Health and Social Care, whilst working within in a residential and short break home for adults with learning disabilities, learning and developing the skills needed in order to provide a high quality level of care. The Apprentice will be supporting adults with all aspects of their lives in accordance with their wishes and identified needs, both in the home and in the community.

The successful individual will have the opportunity to work alongside highly skilled and knowledgeable staff as well as undertaking training required to further their own knowledge and skills. You will have the opportunity to undertake induction and have regular supervision.

The starting salary will be the National Apprenticeship Wage, (currently £4.81 per hour). After 12 months service the salary will increase to National Living Wage (currently £9.50 per hour).

  • Contribute to upholding the Duty of Care for all clients to ensure a safe and high quality service.
  • Understand and ensure compliance with all external and internal regulations.
  • Undertake all mandatory training to ensure personal, customer and colleague safety at all times.
  • The successful individual will work alongside the home’s residents and staff, using a range of communication methods and supporting them in accordance with their wishes and identified personal needs in all aspects of their lives.
  • Complete a course of study and achieve the relevant Apprenticeship framework.
  • Deliver a quality service to individuals, ensuring consistent adherence to both designed outcomes and agreed service levels.
  • Specific individual and shared targets and objectives are defined annually within the performance management framework
Skills, Knowledge and Experience
  •  Due to the occupational requirements for this position, we can only consider applications from individuals age 18 or over
  • Educated to RQF level 1 (GCSE) or equivalent by experience with a willingness to achieve the Apprenticeship award within 12 months of starting the role.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate in a manner which is easily understood and tailored to meet the needs of the audience.
  • A commitment to learn with the ability to learn key components of care: the principles of respect, dignity, privacy and promoting choice.
  • Ability to learn and understand the safeguarding of vulnerable adults and how to apply this.
  •  An understanding of how to manage sensitive and/or personal information.
  •  Open to new work practices and responsive to change.

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Why Essex? Essex County Council has a location to be proud of. Our 1,300 square miles stretch from Constable Country to the Thames Estuary, from the dynamic M11 corridor to the traditional seaside resorts of Clacton and Walton. England’s oldest town, Colchester, and two of its newest – Basildon and Harlow – are right here. Along with the City of Chelmsford, the county town, they form our major population centres. It means real choice and makes Essex the ideal place for your career. Read more about us here.

Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees. More information can be found here pay and reward

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What you should do next If you are interested in finding out more about this role, we would love to hear from you. Please apply via the Working for Essex website.

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