Apprentice Support Worker
Reference No: 28925
Ashton upon Mersey
M33 5AH

About this opportunity

This is a fantastic opportunity to kick start your career as a Apprentice Support worker, with a great supportive and friendly employer in Sale.

Stockdale’s recognises, and values their Apprentices, which is reflected in the fantastic starting pay rate of £5.30 per hour! You would work as part of a care and support team, providing support for individuals with physical, health, emotional, and social needs with an emphasis on promoting independence, whilst preparing, assisting and enabling individuals to fulfill the aims of their person centered plan. Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults is the priority for all employees.

A normal day would include:
Supporting Service Users who have a variety of needs for which they will require varying levels of support. In order to provide the necessary support the staff team will work shifts allocated by the Service Manager or delegated deputy. This may include weekends, evenings, bank holidays (Inc cover over the Christmas period). A number of administrative hours will be spent attending meetings, supervision/ appraisal, training and service user reviews.
It is an expectation that the post holder will successfully complete the Stockdale’s induction and foundation programme and relevant training within the required timescales set by Stockdale’s. The post holder will be expected to participate in care planning, risk assessments, key working, liaising with service users’ families, report writing, attending meetings, being proactive in relevant training and working as a team, as well as supporting the service users as appropriate to meet their needs whilst encouraging independence.
However, the nature of the work of Stockdale’s is varied and in many instances unpredictable. All staff are therefore expected to work in a flexible way and tasks that have not been covered in the job description have to be undertaken. The nature of the work involves some lone working; staff are expected to work within policy guidance and adhere to all risk assessments in place.
At all times, the post holder is expected to conduct themselves professionally, to work within the current legislative framework and adhere to Stockdale’s’ Policies and Procedures.
This job description is not intended to be either prescriptive or exhaustive; it is issued as a framework to outline the main areas of responsibility and is open to change and review at any time. Also this post is subject to a satisfactory DBS check

Starting rate of £5.30 per hour for a 6 month probationary period. Then on successful completion of your probationary period the rate increases to £7.20 per hour, when the L2 is completed, and you have been signed off, your hourly rate will increase to £8.00 per hour.

What you could go on to do
L3 progression

How you will be supported
Full training and support will be provided by our expert training and assessment staff at The Skills Company.

What will happen next

New applicants to The Skills Company who meet any basic entry requirements of the role will be contacted within two working days to be invited to meet a member of our team. You will then have the opportunity to find out:
• More about this vacancy and any others you are suitable for
• Any training you need to complete
• What the next steps will be

How you could get there
If you would be catching public transport for this role, visit the Journey Planner on to see how you would get there and how long it would take.

What you should have to apply

GCSE grade C or above in English, Maths preferred or ability to work towards this level.

Personal Qualities

Willing to learn new skills
Pro-active attitude to tasks
Good interpersonal skills
Team player
Good time management
100% reliable
Friendly and personable.


A positive attitude towards people with learning disabilities
Must be able to function as a team member, respecting the role of colleagues
Must be able to work without direct supervision
Excellent communication skills are a must
Excellent work ethic.