Sunderland Care and Support is one of the largest providers of social care services within the North East delivering a range of service on behalf of Sunderland City Council. We provide person centred innovate services that improve the lives of the people we serve. We encourage people to enjoy an independent, active, and healthy life and provide support to those in need to help them to do this. A wide range of help is available, including support at home, day opportunities, short break care, access to supported housing and employment, equipment to help with daily living and a wide ranging advice service. We have over 1000 staff working 24/7 within services across Sunderland. Sunderland Care and Support’s Aims and Objectives are to:- • Provide excellent Social Care Services to people, promoting recovery, Independence, Inclusion, Health and Wellbeing. • Enable individuals to have the opportunity to exercise choice & control and support people to shape their own lives. • Deliver high quality excellent services, which meet individual needs • To enable even those most disabled or disadvantaged, to participate as active citizens in their community. • To create innovative housing and support solutions for vulnerable people - moving resources away from residential care
Apprentices will be offered a guaranteed interview for a support worker role on completion of the apprenticeship. This role is a grade 1-2 position with an annual starting salary of £21,029 rising to £21,968.
Further training and development opportunities are available, including levels 3, 4 and 5 apprenticeships and leadership training (depending on role), and progression through into Care Coordinator, Team Leader and Managerial roles.
This role is extremely rewarding and in return we offer:
• 37 hours per week
• Designated rota pattern
• Excellent training opportunities
• A pension scheme
• Generous annual leave entitlement
• Career development opportunities
• A positive and rewarding job role and culture
• Access to Blue Light Card discount scheme
Earn while you learn. What's not to like about earning money while learning on-the-job, and getting a relevant qualification all at the same time.
Wide choice of careers. We are one of the biggest apprenticeship providers in the region and offer over 40 apprenticeship programmes in lots of career sectors.
Get paid. You will earn at least the minimum apprentice wage of £4.81 an hour (April 2022)
Great support. You will get the best of both worlds with support from your employer and college to make sure you achieve and get the best out of your apprenticeship.
Excellent prospects. Starting in the workplace means there is lots of potential for you to progress quickly, giving you a fast track route to career success.
A competitive edge. An apprenticeship will give you the edge when competing for jobs against other well-qualified candidates.
Get hired. The qualifications, skills and experience you gain will look super impressive on your CV and your apprenticeship could even turn into a full time job.
An alternative to university. Higher apprenticeships mean that you can become qualified to degree level and beyond.
Gain skills. Not only will you develop job specific skills, you will gain transferable skills, such as time management, that you can use in other industries and careers.
Real job. You will be doing a real job for a real employer and putting your skills and knowledge into practice will show employers what you are capable of.
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