Apprentice (Homecare Service)

Charlotte Brooking
Ryde, Isle of Wight
£10,000 per annum, pro rata plus qualification and benefits
14 Apr 2021
27 Apr 2021
SIC - 18844B
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

Southern Housing Group are looking for an apprentice who will join an exciting and dynamic team within a growing and forward thinking organisation.

As a care and apprentice you will gain experience of working in a variety of care and support settings, helping people with mental health problems, learning disabilities, older people and people with physical difficulties, as well as working with our housing management team. The role includes assisting people with general life skills, personal care, sustaining a home and maintaining independence and accessing community activities. 

The role will be based from our new scheme in Ryde on the Isle of Wight.

As a trusting and competitive employer we can provide you with an 18 month apprenticeship contract with generous holiday allowance, paid DBS and training as well as health benefits package.

Who we’re looking for
We are looking for an enthusiastic and adaptable person, aged 17 years or above, who is able to work 35 hours a week over 7 days. You must be willing and able to train towards an apprenticeship standard for Adult Care Worker Level 2 and attend additional relevant training as required for the duration of the apprenticeship.

What we offer
• An apprenticeship annual salary of £10,000 plus your qualification
• Generous holiday entitlement
• A great pension scheme
• The ability to buy extra leave and discount cards
• Flexible working hours – covering weekdays, evening & weekends
• Employee referral scheme
• Cash claim-back on medical treatments
• Full training provided at no additional cost
• Additional payment for sleep-in duties, where applicable
• Discounted rates on a cycle scheme, personal medical plans, life assurance, give as you earn, critical illness and travel insurance

Why work for Southern Housing Group?

Southern Housing Group is one of the largest housing associations in the UK and has a well-established reputation as a successful business with social objectives. The Group provides a range of homes for people in housing need, including social rent, affordable rent, shared ownership and outright sales.

Along with being a housing association we provide care services and supported housing on the Isle of Wight. We help people live independently, either in their own homes or in one of our supported homes. We have a great deal of experience working with a diverse range of people with many different needs.

We aim to:

  • Put our customers first and at the heart of everything we do
  • Help our customers live as independently as possible and achieve their goals
  • Ensure our customers are treated with dignity, compassion and respect
  • Understand that each of our customers is an individual, with unique needs, preferences, and wishes​​​​​​​

Our services meet or exceed regulatory guidelines and requirements and our experienced staff are trained to a high standard, subject to appropriate background checks.

“When I first started working at Southern Housing Group five years ago I wasn’t really sure which direction in life I wanted to go; since working for the group I have been given some amazing opportunities for both personal growth and career development. I can honestly say Southern Housing Group is a great place to work I have always had full support and encouragement from my managers which has given me that extra drive to succeed further within my career path pushing me to take on new and challenging opportunities; I feel that I am the perfect example of how a company can help an individual grow.”
Deputy Manager, Byrnhill Grove

Closing Date: Monday 25th January 2021

For this role, successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to every application. If you have not heard from us within 7 days, please assume that your application has not been progressed. After this period of time, we will delete all your personal information. We thank you for your interest in working at Southern Housing Group.