Support Assistant Apprentice

  • Ripon Community Link - Site
  • Ripon, North Yorkshire
  • £195.36 per week

Ripon Community Link is a charity in Ripon supporting young people and adults who have a learning disability. This is an exciting and diverse role supporting the members, who have a learning disability in their learning, helping them achieve their goals. You will be part of a friendly, very dedicated, positive team, working socialable hours of 8.30am-4.30pm Monday and Friday.

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  • GMFJ Reference
  • Wages
    £195.36 p/w
  • Hours
    37.00 per week
  • Date Posted
  • Start Date
  • Approx. Duration
    12 months

  • Location
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Health & Social Care
  • Opportunity Type
    Intermediate Level 2
  • Employer
    Ripon Community Link - Site


We are looking for a Support Assistant to join our friendly team. The successful candidate will support our Members who have a learning disability in a broad range of subjects including horticulture, arts and crafts, cooking/catering, environmental education, sports, retail, life skills and maintaining links in the community. You will be making a difference in their lives. Every day is different and rewarding.

Job Purpose

Member/Customer Experience

- Responsibility for planning and delivery of Member sessions in a broad range of subjects including Horticulture, arts and crafts, cooking/catering, environmental education, sports, retail, life skills and maintaining links in the community.

- Supporting our Members to think about their health and wellbeing, including nutrition, encouraging them to make healthy choices and remain hydrated.

- Support the personal care needs of Members as necessary.

- Always maintaining a clean and hygienic environment.

Business Performance

- Contribute to the promotion of the organisation and high standards of interaction with customers, supporting the growth of income and development of the organisation

- Encourage the involvement of volunteers in members session, providing support and guidance to them make the maximum contribution to the sessions safely and appropriately.

- Adhere to organisational financial policies and procedures including the safe handling of cash, and authorisation of expenditure.

- Evaluate sessions and Member achievement of targets ensuring we can measure impact of services for Members.

Operations Performance and Risk Management

- Adhere to organisational Safeguarding procedures reporting any concerns in line with the procedures.

- Adhere to all other organisational policies and procedures including all Health and Safety policies and procedures including the care and maintenance of tools and equipment, reporting any faults or health and safety concerns.

- Support and enable members, according to their support plans, developmental goals, risk assessments and needs.

- Plan sessions ahead so that any materials or resources are ordered in advance to be available when needed

Personal Development

- Take on additional responsibilities identified by the senior leadership team.

- To carry out the role in accordance with the law, the policies on equality of opportunity and collective responsibility and the organisational values of Kindness, Individuality and Excellence.

- To participate in some weekend work at the Walled Garden and occasional evenings for events as and when required.

The above tasks are indicative of the role to be carried out. They may change from time to time in consultation with the post holder and in line with service need.

At Ripon Community Link you will be working towards a Adult Care Worker Level 2 Apprenticeship Qualification over the course of 15 months.

For more information about this vacancy please contact Lifetime Training on 0333 0143 669 (Ref ID: 242445)

- Excellent planning and time management skills . - No previous experience working with people who have a learning disability is required but you must be able to treat everyone with dignity, kindness and respect is essential. - Understanding of good customer service. - Good communication and interpersonal skills. - Some skills in arts and crafts, environmental education, horticulture and gardening or cooking/catering or a willingness to learn.
None required!
Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship L2 including Functional Skills in Maths and English
Conscientious, kind, friendly, caring, supportive, person who is able to see our Members as individuals and treat them with respect and dignity and enjoys working as part of a team.
There is the opportunity for progression dependent on experience and the willingness to take on additional responsibilities.
It would be expected that candidates work both indoors and outdoors and when working outdoors, this can be in all weather conditions. The Walled Garden is situated outside central Ripon (2 miles). There is no regular public transport to the site so having your own support with transport or using public transport to central Ripon and then being able to walk from central Ripon would be essential.

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