Lead Adult Care Workers are the frontline staff who help adults with care and support needs to achieve their personal goals and live as independently and safely as possible, enabling them to have control and choice in their lives. In addition, Lead Adult Care Workers have responsibility for providing supervision, frontline leadership, guidance and direction for others, or working autonomously, exercising judgement and accountability.
Typical job titles include Care Officer, Care Supervisor, Senior Care Worker, Supervising Care Worker, Senior Support Worker, Relief Team Leader, Social Work Assistant, Social Services Officer, Outreach Development Worker, Community Support Worker, Community Outreach Worker, Community Development Worker, Family Support Worker or Personal Assistant. These could all specialise in a variety of areas such as learning disability, mental health, drug and alcohol misuse, homecare, dementia and end-of-life care.
You can start this apprenticeship at any time, please contact us for further information.
This apprenticeship will cover the following knowledge, skills and behaviours required to be a Lead Adult Care Worker:
A Lead Adult Care Worker must know and understand:
The job role, main tasks and responsibilities
The importance of having the right values and behaviours
The importance of communication
How to support individuals to remain safe from harm (Safeguarding)
How to champion health and wellbeing for the individual they support and colleagues
A Lead Adult Care Worker must be able to:
Your progress and development will be assessed at regular stages - this is likely to be a combination of assignments, activities, exams, reflective discussions, expert witness testimonies and observations in the workplace.
The employer and training provider will formally sign-off your readiness for the independent End Point Assessment (EPA) at 'gateway'. Gateway is the point at which you have met and can confidently apply the minimum knowledge, skills and behaviours required, as detailed within the apprenticeship standard.
Performance in the EPA will determine your overall apprenticeship grade i.e. pass or distinction.
This apprenticeship programme consists of 'on-the-job' and 'off-the-job' training. You will receive on-the-job training from your employer and will also be allowed 20% off-the job training, which will involve independent study.
Your independent study will be recorded in a reflective learning log, to capture evidence of your experiences, reflections and achievements.
A Skills Development Tutor will be allocated to you and will deliver learning and assessment sessions with you on a regular basis, liaising with your work-based mentor to monitor progress.
This will give you the opportunity to do real work, developing work-based skills that employers value and helping you to progress in your chosen career.
On successful completion, you will achieve the following:
You may wish to progress to a higher level of study, please speak to your Skills Development Coach for information.
If you do not hold a Level 2 English and maths qualification you must achieve these prior to taking the End Point Assessment.
To work in this industry you will need an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
There is no cost to the apprentice. Please get in touch for further information.