Job summary

The Humber NHS Teaching Trust is looking to recruit an Apprentice Community Support Practitioner within our Urgent Community Response (UCR)Team. As a Trust, we see the value in supporting the development and progression of our people through apprenticeship pathways, combining vocational learning with on-the-job experience.

You will undertake a Level 3 Healthcare Support Practitioner Apprenticeshipwhilst you work closely with your new team to gain the essential skills, knowledge and behaviours for this new role. The duration of this apprenticeship will be 15-18 months and on successful completion you will progress into a Band 3 Community Support Practitioner role.

Would you like to be part of our community two-hour response team, as part of the Ageing Well Programme, including integrated service delivery, enhanced health in care homes, and anticipatory care targeted at people living with frailty to help them stay independent and healthy for as long as possible? Community Support Practitioners will work in our Community Team, providing clinical care in patients’ own homes and Care Homes.

The service will be delivered across Scarborough, and Ryedale Community, encompassing travel across market towns, the moors, the seaside and the coast.

Main duties of the job

Day to day the role includes the following care carried out in the patient’s own home under supervision/delegation oftherapists/registered nurses:

  • Patient care following a fall
  • Moving & handling of patients
  • Vital observations
  • End of life care, urgent support for people living with frailty
  • Recognise and escalate issues of concern and/or safety
  • Assisting with activities of daily living personal care tasks, meal preparation following injury/illness to prevent hospital admission
  • Urgent equipment provision & instruction in use
  • About us

    We are an award winning and CQC rated good health and social care Trust delivering integrated services across Hull, East and North Yorkshire. Find out more on our website

    We are a forward thinking and dynamic Trust with a real commitment to staff development. We value our colleagues and invest in them to ensure they have the right skills to deliver outstanding care.

    We are proud to score above or equal to the average for all NHS People Promise theme areas demonstrating our commitment to improve the experience of working in the NHS for everyone. Wherever you work we know you will receive a warm welcome and all the support you’ll need to get you started.

    We recognise the positive value of diversity and promotes equality whilst challenging discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

    Work life balance is about having influence and flexibility over when, where and how you work. If the work pattern for this role does not meet your needs, we welcome an application and are happy to discuss working arrangements that differ from those advertised.

    We offer a unique range of benefits that go above and beyond other NHS Trusts including an enhanced leave package and health and wellbeing support.

    From city to countryside, market towns to moors you’ll find a place to call home including some of the most affordable places to live in the UK.

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    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    For further information with regard to this vacancy, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification

    Person Specification

    Qualifications and Knowledge


  • Awareness of mental health/ health and care legislation.
  • Must undertake and complete Apprenticeship Framework within the recommended time frame
  • Desirable

  • Level 2 Mathematics and English qualification or equivalent
  • Knowledge and understanding of health and care legislation.
  • Experience


  • Experience of working with or providing support to the general public
  • Experience of using a range of MS Office applications Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams etc
  • Desirable

  • Experience of working within a healthcare environment or service.
  • Skills and Competencies


  • Excellent all round customer service skills
  • Able to demonstrate excellent inter-personal communication skills
  • Desirable

  • Ability to motivate and engage others