CH-136 Health and Social Care Apprentices for ages 16-24 at Purple Patch Partners in Blackburn

Job type Apprenticeship
Contract Type Apprenticeship
Positions Available 2
Salary £3.50 per hour
Reference Code CH-136
Hours Per Week 20-25 hours per week
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Job Description

To be part of a staff team providing high quality support and care to service users based on the Social Model of Disability

To enable and / or assist individuals to access community services

To support our service users at Purple Patch and thereby enhance their quality of life

To encourage your service user’s individuality and independence

Helping your service user to maintain relationships with their peers, the wider community and familiar activities and surroundings

Providing social contact, especially for service users with PMLD

Assisting other staff and professionals to provide support and care for your service user

Being the face of ‘Purple Patch’ and acting as our representative

Supporting qualified staff in day to day routines of the Health and Social Care setting.

Assisting with personal care and moving and handling of service users (only where specified on the care plan and subject to appropriate review)

Promoting independence and providing activities.

Working as a member of a team.

Awareness of health and safety policies and procedures.

Complete any necessary paperwork e.g. inputting on care plans, accident forms and incident forms.

To support nominated Service Users, at times directed by the Care Coordinators and management. 

To be particularly vigilant for signs of distress or anxiety in Service Users; any deterioration in physical and /or mental health, or safety of the environment, and to report these as a matter of urgency to your manager or coordinator in their absence. 

To carry out all tasks in a way that demonstrates respect for the privacy, dignity and value of all users, irrespective of severity or disability or personal circumstances. 

To summon appropriate assistance in an emergency.  All actions should sustain, support and enhance the independence of Service Users, as specified in their care plan.        

Assist Service Users in feeding. 

Assist Service Users to access toilet facilities using agreed health and safety procedures.   

Encourage Service Users to maximise their own abilities and skills 

Where directed, maintain cleanliness of Purple Patch, to meet with health and safety requirements.   

Undertake essential shopping, payment of bills and attendance of appointments   

Actively encourage Service Users, according to their capabilities, to participate in all aspects of daily living activities. 

Develop and maintain personal contact with the Service User through talking and listening. 

Provide support as part of a caring team, liaising with informal carers, other agencies or professionals as necessary.   

Assist the management to maintain good relationships with other personnel involved in the support and care of the Service User, i.e. Community Nurses, Social Workers, G.P’s, etc., as part of a caring team. 

As required maintain accurate, legible, record and submit them on a regular basis to the manager.   

Maintain confidentiality at all times. 

Advise Service Users of the complaints procedures (where appropriate) 

Participate in all training courses, including apprenticeship courses 

Comply with legal requirements under the Equality Act

Participate in meetings as appropriate and attend regular supervision sessions. 

Any other duties reasonably falling within the scope of the post.   

Be committed and promote Purple Patch’s Equal Opportunity and Anti Discriminatory Policies and Procedures in relation to both service provision and employment issues.   

To be responsible for any day to day decisions within the confines of the duties allocated and Job Description 


Person Specification


Flexible and able to use own initiative

Can manage workload effectively

Personal Qualities

Reliable, approachable, good communicator and friendly. Caring nature and willingness to work in a health and social care environment


Initial assessments will be undertaken to assess literacy and numeracy skills


Weekend and evening work may be required.  To participate in activities including swimming, cycling, cooking, shopping, arts and crafts, gym and others

Must have full and clean driving license.

Other Information

Apprenticeship or Advanced Apprenticeship


Proposed Duration

12-15 months

Training to be Provided

Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to work in Adult Health and Social Care

Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care

Functional Skills in Maths and English

Future Prospects

Progression to Level 3 qualification


Kirsty Gregory

01254 292470

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