Modern Apprentice Care Assistant (FIF05324)

Fife Council
£8,419 - £13,666 per year
14 Oct 2016
24 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Contract Type:  Temporary for 2 Years

Work Pattern:  35 Hours Per Week

Interview Date:  Week Commencing Monday 24 October 2016

Fife Council is committed to creating employment and training opportunities for the young people of Fife. These modern apprenticeship roles funded through the Workforce Youth Investment programme are just part of this commitment.

A Modern Apprenticeship is a work-based training programme that leads to an industry approved qualification.  The training can be both on and off-the-job, which means Modern Apprentices (MAs) learn the right mix of skills, abilities and knowledge.

A Modern Apprentice Care Assistant will be expected to work within a care team attending to the personal, social, recreational and emotional needs of adults with a range of disabilities within shared or individual living situation.

Fife Council pays the Scottish Local Government Living Wage Rate to employees earning less than £8.33 per hour. If the hourly rate of pay for the post is less than the Scottish Local Government Living Wage Rate a supplement will be paid.



These vacancies are restricted to applicants who currently live in Fife. You must also be aged between 16 and 24 as at the 1st October 2016.

You should have a minimum 3 Standard Grades at general level 3/4, to include English and Maths OR 3 Intermediate 1’s, to include Maths and English OR equivalent Core Skills at SCQF level 4 OR 3 National 4s, to include English and Maths.

Previous experience can be considered as equivalent see SCQF Framework

Before confirming appointment, you will be required to obtain Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme Membership through Disclosure Scotland.


With appropriate supervision and guidance will be expected to undertake a range of physical care tasks e.g. assisting with eating/drinking, continence and dressing, moving and handling of service users. Consult with service users in order to provide a range of social and recreational activities to meet people’s individual needs and assist/support individuals to participate in activities. Undertake domestic duties as required.

The Individual

• Must understand the needs of adults with disabilities and have a positive attitude to supporting people to be as independent as possible.
• Must have good organisational skills and ability to work within a team
• Must have a flexible approach
• Must have good communication skills and ability to listen to others
• Must provide a regular and effective service
• Must have an understanding of safe work practices
• Able to share any particular hobbies or creative skills
• Must have a minimum of 3 Standard Grades at general level 3, to include English and Maths – or equivalent Core Skills at SCQF level 4

In Fife Council How We Work Matters and you will be responsible for being a role model by displaying and promoting behaviours that are expected of all Council employees:

• Take ownership
• Focus on customers
• Work together
• Embrace technology & information
• Deliver results

Contact Details:

Care Assistant Role: or call 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 480313

Community Support Assistant Role: or call  03451 55 55 55 + Ext 401883,

See also:
RR82 TandCs March 2015.doc
Health Social Care Partnership Info Sheet.docx
Job Pack - Care Assistant Apprentice Role Level 2 - Aug 2016 final.docx