CH-173 L2/L3 Health and Social Care Apprentice at Purple Patch Partners in Blackburn

Job type Apprenticeship
Contract Type Advanced Apprenticeship
Positions Available 1
Closing Date 08-01-2018
Salary £3.50 per hour
Reference Code CH-173
Hours Per Week 16-30 hours per week
Interview Date 10-01-2018
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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 service user’s individuality and foster independence

  • Helping 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

Supporting our users to meet the outcomes and goals set out in their care/plans.

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.

All actions should sustain, support and enhance the independence of Service Users, as specified in their care plan.  

Undertake essential shopping, payment of bills and attendance of appointments etc.

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.

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

Fostering independence and providing activities.

Encourage Service Users to maximise their own abilities and skills

Working as a member of a team.

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

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.  

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

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

Awareness of health and safety policies and procedures.

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.

Assist Service Users in feeding.

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

Maintain confidentiality at all times.

Advise Service Users of the complaints procedures (where appropriate)

Participate in all CPD opportunities

Person Specification


Flexible and able to use own initiative

Can manage workload effectively

Punctual and excellent time management

Good organisational skills

Good at planning and delivering activities

Intermediate level numeracy and literacy

Personal Qualities


Patient and compassionate

Confident / competent

Outgoing and sociable

Good sense of humour


Maths and English C+ or must meet college entry requirements on initial assessments


Weekend and evening work may be required

Other Information

Apprenticeship or Advanced Apprenticeship

Advanced Apprenticeship

Proposed Duration

Level 2 15 months

Level 3 18 months

Training to be Provided

Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care

Functional Skills in Maths and English if required

Mandatory training delivered during their induction period – i.e. Fire, Health & Safety, Equality & Diversity, Confidentiality etc.

Future Prospects

Further training and the possibility of gaining permanent employment


Emily Simpson

01254 292849

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