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Health & Social Care


Wakefield, WF2


Training wage - £4.35 - £8.21 per hour (dependent on age)

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This is an opportunity for a caring natured individual to work in the health and social care sector and who has an interest in the care of individuals with physical disabilities, learning disabilities, brain injury and mental health. This is working within the community, based in the Wakefield Area.



**Applicants must be over 18 and have their own transport**

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Support individuals with physical disabilities, learning disabilities & difficulties, brain injury and mental health
  • To work with individuals in supported living housing/adult opportunities/support and enablement in the community
  • To demonstrate care, compassion, adaptability, respect and empowerment in the approach to caring for vulnerable people
  • To provide personal care and to teach life skills, as well as supporting individuals to take part in a wide range of activities, including arts and crafts, drama, gardening, shopping trips and social occasions
  • To understand, adopt and to live the organisations values
  • To take ownership and responsibility for your contribution agreement and progress review
  • To be aware and to follow policies and procedures of company
  • To treat service users with dignity and respect that they have right to expect from you
  • To take part in a programme of continuous training and development

Workplace Values

The post holder will be expected to operate in line with our workplace values:

  • Care
  • Compassion
  • Adaptable
  • Respectful
  • Empowering

Training to be provided:

As part of the apprenticeship the successful applicant will gain their intermediate NVQ Level 2 in Adult Care Standards, delivered entirely at the place of work, both on and off the job by Independent Training Services. The apprenticeship standard also includes functional skills Maths and English when needed.

Apprenticeships are a great way to gain nationally recognised qualifications, transferable skills and valuable work experience all while earning a training allowance. So if you aspire to work within the Care industry, apply today and kick-start your career!

Number of vacancies: 1

Location : Wakefield, WF2

Training Wage: Minimum wage for age (from £4.35 to £8.21 per hour dependent on age)

Weekly hours: 40 hours a week

Various shifts and times to be discussed at interview

Desired Skills:

  • Good communication skills
  • A caring nature
  • The ability to work under direction but also on own initiative where needed
  • Good organisational skills
  • Hardworking
  • Flexibility 

**Applicants must be over 18 and have their own transport**

You will also need the right values and behaviours to work in social care

Desired Qualification:

No formal qualification are required

Personal qualities & Values:

  • Adaptability
  • Compassion
  • Courage
  • Empathy
  • Imagination
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Confidentiality
  • Treating people with dignity

Future Prospects:

Long term career opportunities are available with this employer and excellent progression opportunities to higher level qualifications are available through Independent Training Services.

Things to consider:

Care roles by nature can involve recurrent instances of bereavement for residents and their families. Care roles involve assisting residents with all elements of care which includes helping them with toileting needs, bathing and dressing. Care roles involve situations requiring empathy, sensitivity and tact. Care roles also can involve long periods of time standing, demanding shifts and working under pressure when needed.





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