Hillingdon Council: Putting our Residents first.
About the role
When you care, every day makes a difference
The London Borough of Hillingdon have an exciting opportunity for Apprentice Support Workers to join their friendly Adult Social Care team supporting adults with learning disabilities to live the best life possible.
Whilst there is no 'typical day' at Queens Walk Residential Home, you will be providing high quality care to our service users and communicate with the service users to better understand their needs. More than anything, you will work to make each day fun and exciting for our service users.
You could be supporting service users with everyday tasks to arranging social and recreational activities within the home and in the local community. No matter what you are doing, you will be helping others and making a genuine difference to their lives.
At Hillingdon, we recognise there is more than one route to starting a career in the field of Social Care. To start a career in any field, employers usually look for qualifications and experience. Here at Hillingdon Council you are supported every step of the way; Apprentices will receive on-the-job training, experience and qualifications to give you that head start!
We welcome people of all ages to take advantage of our apprenticeship programme. Whether you are at the beginning of your professional career or re-entering the workforce, we want to hear from you!
We are looking for enthusiastic, empathetic, and confident candidates who are willing to provide the support our service needs.
You will be educated to a GCSE level or equivalent, and willing to complete a level two Adult Social Care Support Worker apprenticeship over an 18-month period.
What we offer
We offer a range of Company benefits. These vary according to the business area and role but may include:
- local government average salary pension scheme
- free parking (4 days a week) if based at the Civic Centre
- a 36-hour week for all full-time staff
- generous holiday entitlement: a minimum 25 days a year (plus bank holidays), rising to 28 days after five years' service. For more senior positions holiday entitlements can rise to a maximum of 36 days
- career breaks
- flexible working hours
- season ticket loan
- access to a Credit Union
- on-site staff restaurant at Civic Centre
- access to a wide range of training and courses
- discount on a variety of Adult Education courses run by the Council
- payment of professional fees where these are required
- discounts at council-owned leisure centres and swimming pools at Hillingdon (Uxbridge), Queensmead (South Ruislip), Highgrove (Ruislip) and Botwell Green (Hayes)
- cycle purchase scheme
- car sharing scheme
- 30% discount on green fees at council-owned golf courses
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Applicants should be aware that the post will only be offered to successful candidates subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.