Apprentice - Health and Social Care (Customer Only)

  • Home Group
  • United Kingdom
  • Jan 07, 2018
Full time Government

Job Description


Apprentice Health and Social Care

Temporary for 12 months, - (with progression opportunities available for successful candidates)

Full Time (37.5 hpw)

Salary £4.05 to £7.50 per hour, depending on age (this is reflective of NMW)

About the Apprenticeship Programme



Home Group's apprenticeship programme is open only to Home Group customers. We don't have an age restriction and applicants can be any age.

Benefits of the programme include a wage that is higher than the national apprenticeship minimum wage and the opportunity to earn while you learn and complete a range of nationally recognised qualifications that relate to your job role. Our apprenticeships are initially employed at level two for a 12 month period. Those who succeed on level two may have the chance to progress onto a level three apprenticeship. The good news is that the majority of our apprentices go on to enjoy permanent roles within Home Group when their apprenticeship ends. So, this really could be the start of an exciting and rewarding career.

Some of the comments that have been received from previous apprentices include "Working at Home Group enables me to do what I love, receive a wage and develop my skills" and "I would happily tell anyone thinking of becoming an apprentice that it provides a worthwhile qualification and experience that could lead to a very good career".

About the role

A Health and Social Care apprentice with Home Group will support a team of colleagues to help our clients successfully achieve the outcomes outlined in their own individual support plans.

Your role can include providing customers with a 'helping hand' and assisting with some tasks to develop and maintain basic life skills and live independently. You will also assists other colleagues to provide a wide range of support to the service that you work in.

During the apprenticeship you will gain experience in all aspects of the role and will be provided with on the job training along with studying for a relevant professional qualification (NVQ Certificate Level 2 or equivalent).

You will be working in a multi-disciplinary team, supporting people in the community, in 24 hour projects, and in support groups to move towards independence. We support people with long-term and enduring mental health diagnosis, working closely with NHS and Social Care colleagues.

This role is part of our community and early intervention teams, working with customers who are living with us or in their own homes, as well as our team who work with people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Please note any offer of employment is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check through the DBS the costs of which are met by Home Group.




Who we're looking for



The Home Group apprenticeship programme has been designed to support our customers and clients who are struggling to find full-time employment. Therefore, due to the funding requirements of this programme, to apply for a Home Group apprenticeship you must be

A Home Group customer (of any age)

A former Home Group customer (of any age)

Ideally you will have good written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal skills and basic Microsoft Office Skills as you will work as part of a team, but must be able to work alone and use your initiative. You will be able to prioritise and manage your work load, whilst maintaining an accurate eye for detail.




We're different at Home



Home Group play a big part in tackling prejudice and discrimination. We want you to be yourself at here and value everything that makes you unique. So whatever your race, sexuality, disability, religion, gender or even non-gender, we recognise and celebrate your differences. Together we make Home Group a great place to work!

What we'll give you



Our 'My home package' includes competitive salaries, performance related pay, a contributory occupational money-purchase pension scheme with life assurance and long terms disability insurance, 25 days paid holiday a year - rising by 1 day per year up to 30 days, with the ability to purchase an extra 5 days, salary sacrifice schemes including cycle, car, technology and childcare vouchers.



So who is Home Group?



We are one of the UK's top provider's affordable housing, as well as the UK's largest provider of care and support services. With over 120,000 customers in 55,000 social, affordable and shared ownership properties across the UK, but many of our clients need more than a home and through our Stonham brand we work with almost 30,000 vulnerable people in over 500 supported housing, justice and health services each year.

We are a financially strong, social enterprise charity and for us to be able to deliver more for our customers and clients, financial strength is vital. We have a turnover of over £300m and assets valued on the open market in excess of £3b. Our surplus is growing us to enable us to grow too, to support the needs of future customers and clients



Our values



At Home Group, we live by our values every day through our colleagues to provide a great service to our clients and customers. To be a success with us you'll need to be

Accountable (Don't pass the buck - own it!), Commercial (Spending wisely and working creatively), Caring (Looking after one another) and Energised (Having a positive, can-do approach)