Adult Social Care Apprentice

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 10/07/2022 23:59
£4.81 per hour
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Various, see advert text
Number of posts:
Closing date:
10 Jul
Further Information

Adult Social Care Apprentice

Please complete the Application Form found in the supporting documents or by clicking on this link and completing online- https://nland.uk/ApprenticeshipApplyNow

Employment Locations: Various; Alnwick, Bedlington, Berwick Upon Tweed, Blyth, Hexham

Our apprenticeship programme aims to inspire the next generation of care workers. With flexible aspirational career pathways that will support individuals to gain the skills and experience required across integrated health and social care organisations and services to produce the highest possible outcomes for people in Northumberland.

What is an Adult Social Care Apprenticeship

Adult Social Care Workers are the frontline staff who help adults with care and support needs to achieve their personal goals and live as independently and safely as possible, enabling them to have control. Throughout this apprenticeship, individuals will have the opportunity to gain experience within a number of services both in the community and hospital environments

The apprenticeship will take approximately 12 months to complete and will allow you to achieve a Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care. You will work alongside experienced team members and learn the skills and knowledge you will need to become confident in your role

For further information about working for Northumberland County Council, please click here:http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/working

The apprenticeship:

You will join a team within our Adult Social care service and receive a thorough induction, training and support to enable you to learn the skills and knowledge needed for the role. Four days per week you will work under the supervision of a dedicated adult social care worker, receiving training to complete all social work tasks. One day per week is allocated to specialist off-the-job apprenticeship training with Northumberland Skills.

The role will start in September 2022 and will help you gain the skills and knowledge you need to succeed.

What does the day-to-day look like
-Support individuals to live a more independent and fulfilling life

-Build a positive working relationship with clients, internal and external colleagues

-Support the reablement of clients in the community to regain their skills and confidence after an illness or accident

-Assist residents and patients of Northumberland in person, via telephone or email to provide a friendly and high-quality level of service

-Providing a responder service for Telecare Lifeline activations

-Fitting Telecare equipment and care management service across the community and hospital settings

-Maintain client records, such as filing, uploading and extraction of data

-Provide general administrative tasks such as processing information, creation and collating of documents

-Gather and enter data into spreadsheets, databases and other electronic information systems

About you:
-Passionate about caring consistently to make a positive difference to individuals' lives

-Like to work in a team but also be able to work on your own when given specific tasks

-Compassionate and willing to deliver care and support with kindness, consideration, dignity and respect

-Good communication skills, which are key to successful caring relationships and effective team working

-Strong organisation skills and good time management skills

-Committed to improving the experience of people who need care and support

What is the best part of the job
Making a positive difference to someone’s life when they are at a time of need and being part of a friendly and supportive social care team. We are committed to support and develop our apprentices to thrive in their career, some of our achievements include;

-Establishing an Apprenticeship Network in 2021, ran by apprentices for apprentices

-2021 & 2022 NCC Apprentice awards, hosted by our executive leadership team; recognising the fantastic achievements of our apprentices

-2021 & 2022 Finalist Apprentice of the Year in the PPMA Awards

-Opportunity to work across a range of services and departments to build you experience and knowledge

-Progression into a graded role to boost your career

-Dedicated 1-2-1 pastoral support, quarterly review meetings with our managers and training providers.

-North East Apprentice Bake off champion of the year 2021

-Guaranteed job interviews for those with disabilities or who have been in care with a local authority.

Why choose us?

As well as the above we have some outstanding benefits for our apprentices, including:
-25 days annual leave plus public and bank holidays (rising to 30 after 5 years of service)
-Opportunity to progress into a fixed/ permanent term role
-Apprenticeship wages, rising to national minimum wage after 365 days
-Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme
-Opportunity for further development into fully funded, higher education
-Access to high quality training delivered by Northumberland Skills
-A commitment to work-life balance offering flexibility through various schemes such as the Flexi Scheme.
-A Student discount card and Local government discount schemes available to all employees with offers at local businesses along with various national brands
-IT equipment to support your learning (if required)

What you need:
-GCSE Maths and English Grade 4/C or above (or predicted) or Level 2 Functional skills.
-Dedication and commitment to complete your apprenticeship over 12 months.
-An enhanced DBS will be required (funded by NCC)

How do I apply?
Please complete the application form by following this link - https://nland.uk/ApprenticeshipApplyNow

Outline how you match the requirements of this role based on the information included with the Job Description.

ALL POSTS CLOSE: midnight Sunday 10th July 2022.

Northumberland County Councils vision: “One Council that works for everyone”

What are Northumberland County Council’s values:
-Residents first
-Excellence and Quality
-Keeping our communities safe and well

Please note that successful applicants must be able to attend an interview/assessment centre In July 2022. This role will start in early September 2022.

If you want to find out more information from care workers in Northumberland visit https://careforlife.org.uk/
or contact the apprenticeship team on apprenticeshipenquiries@northumberland.gov.uk

An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.

We welcome applications from looked after children or care leavers, subject to meeting the minimum criteria for the job as defined in the job description, we will offer individuals an interview. Please indicate this via the supporting statement.

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applications who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme please email hrrecruitnent@northumberland.gov.uk with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored in the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend an interview please also let the team know.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.