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Day Opportunities Apprentice

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full Time, Limited Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
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Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 29/09/2019 12:00
NMW according to age
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Employment Location:
Cambrian Green Day Services, Yate
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Job details 

Closing date:
29 Sep

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Are you looking to launch a career in Health and Social Care? If so our apprenticeships could be the place to kick start your journey!

Cambrian Green Day Services is a purpose built Dementia Day Centre offering Day Care to residents of South Gloucestershire living with Dementia.

We have 2 apprenticeship opportunities available for those that have a keen interest in people and positive caring attitude toward others. These are new positions and an exciting opportunity for someone who has the ability to make connections whilst developing an understanding and awareness of how Dementia can affect individuals.

Throughout the 19 month apprenticeship you will receive supervision, guidance and support from your workplace supervisor and a workplace mentor. This is a work based learning apprenticeship where you will complete a Level 2 in Adult Care and gain a work-related professional qualification.

The apprenticeship will give you training and development in order to assist with and contribute to care planning. You will also learn relevant processes and procedures and how to use specialist equipment supporting a variety of mobility needs of Service Users.

You will gain knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation, regulations and codes of practice, for example Safeguarding, Mental Capacity/Deprivation of Liberties (DOLs), Valuing People, The essential Standards of Quality and Safety and Putting People First.

Please note that you will be expected to undertake a basic skills assessment as part of the selection process which will be emailed to you by the training provider, City of Bristol College.

South Gloucestershire Council is committed to treating everyone fairly, to challenging inequalities and to promoting equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

Main Duties

Under the guidance of the Operational Manager and Day Opportunity Facilitator, the apprentice will assist and support people to access and participate and be occupied in meaningful activities throughout the day.

To provide support which help adults who attend to achieve realistic outcomes including sustaining lifelong skills, as specified within their Assessed and ongoing support needs which include personal care and other daily support needs for individuals who attend.

As well as working at the Centre with Service users this role includes the responsibility of supporting the Driver of the mini bus with escort duties on the bus when collecting them from their homes within South Gloucestershire.

Selection Criteria

To enable us to shortlist in a fair and unbiased way it is absolutely vital that you provide us with sufficient information to demonstrate how you meet or exceed the criteria outlined in the vacancy description. Please include this information in the knowledge, skills and experience section of the application form.


•Ideally hold English and Maths at grade C or 4 and above, or equivalent, or be willing to work towards gaining Level 2 in English and Maths.

•You will have the ability to show sensitivity and empathy in your work and communicate well with others.

•Have an understanding of person centred approaches.

•Be motivated and willing to learn throughout the apprenticeship.


•An understanding Dementia and how it affects a person’s day to day life.

Additional Information

Interviews will take place on the 10th and 11th October.

Please note that it is a requirement of employment that an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is obtained for this post. This means that you must declare any criminal convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings unless these are ‘protected’ as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) order 1975 (as amended in 2013).

The post holder will work a variety of 7.5hr shifts worked over a five day period. E.g. 8.30am -4.30pm or 10.00am-6.00pm. The timescale patterns reflect the needs of service which will include start times of 8.30am and finish times of 6pm.

If you would like to visit the day services centre to meet the team and find out more about the service, please contact Dementia Day Opportunities Manager - Beth Tovey on 01454 6864791 or Beth.Tovey@southglos.gov.uk

Salary: NMW

Aged 25+ £8.21 per hour
Aged 21-24 £7.70 per hour
Aged 18-20 £6.15 per hour
Under 18 £4.35 per hour

Hours: 37 hrs

Closing Date: 13th September 2019 (midday)

Vacancy Ref: SGC1501/932/APP/BB

Safer Recruitment

South Gloucestershire is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Our Values

As an employee of South Gloucestershire Council you will be expected to have a ‘can-do’ attitude and adapt to the fast pace of change. You will strive to work well with others to reach a common goal and embrace a partnership and inclusive approach to delivering efficient and effective services. You will use your initiative to deliver and take responsibility for your performance to help the team, department and council to achieve its goals and make the best use of available knowledge, expertise and capacity in order to continuously improve the quality of services.

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