Apprentice Support Worker

Posted 1 year ago

THE PONTESBURY PROJECT provides supported living services for adults with autism and learning disabilities and are looking to recruit more staff.

Job Purpose

To support people with learning disabilities with all aspects of their daily lives, ensuring that they have maximum opportunities and choice for developing new skills and leading fulfilling, varied, are valued, and live socially inclusive lifestyles where their rights, dignity and safety is protected.

As an Apprentice Support Worker, you will work under supervision of appropriately qualified support staff, training will be given and supported including the Care Certificate and other mandatory courses. Undertaking of personal care and the administration of medication are not core responsibilities of an apprentice role.

You will not be expected to lone work.

Key Responsibilities

To assist people we support with routine personal and domestic tasks, household tasks and cleaning and promote a healthy lifestyle when shopping, meal planning, cooking and choosing activities.

To assist people, we support to participate in their chosen social, educational, leisure and sporting activities in the local community, considering their culture, faith, gender, and sexuality and where desired, to support individuals to access volunteering or employment opportunities

To assist the person to improve his/her knowledge, skills and abilities through planned learning activities and experiences.

To enable the person, we support to keep and make new friends and keep in contact with family, friends and people in the neighbourhood and develop a circle of support.

To enable the people, we support to participate in the running of the service, offering meaningful choices and supporting them to make decisions which affect them and others.

To foster good communication with each person we support, learning how best to communicate and to use their preferred method of communication.

Salary & Benefits

Hourly rate starting from £5.00

Pro Rata Annual Leave 35 days (including 8 BH)

Excellent training opportunities


By completing this application, you certify that the information given is to the best of your knowledge correct, and if appointed, personal information about you may be computerised for Personnel/employee administration purposes including analysis for management purposes and statutory returns.

Equal Opportunities Monitoring

The Pontesbury Project aim to fulfil commitments set out in its Equality policy. This includes not discriminating under the Equality Act 2010 and building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce to promote equality and diversity.  We are committed to ensuring that all appointments are made on merit.  

The Equal Opportunities Monitoring form (submit separately) is used to monitor how effective we have been at opening posts to all relevantly qualified individuals.  In order to help us to monitor the appointment process, all applicants are asked to complete this form. The data submitted on this form will be kept strictly confidential and used for statistical purposes only.  Our policies comply with General Data Protection Regulation (2018).

The organisation needs your help and co-operation to enable it to do this but filling in this form is voluntary. 

Please return the completed form in an envelope/email marked ‘Strictly confidential’ to: 

Meadow Brook, Little Minsterley, Shrewsbury SY5 0BP or

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Personal Declaration: As part of the children’s, young and vulnerable adults work force this role will require a DBS check.

The position for which you are applying involves contact with children. For these positions you are not entitled to withhold information.

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