Senior Healthcare Support Workers help registered practitioners deliver healthcare services in a range of settings such as; hospital, community, birth centre, someone’s home, operating theatre, care home, assessment centre, hospice, school, prison, GP surgery, charity or voluntary organisation. There are a number of roles available for senior healthcare support workers.
Allied health profession (AHP) - therapy support workers work with individuals in a range of settings, your clinical and therapeutic duties will vary accordingly and your supervisor will usually be a registered allied health professional. Illness, disability or a change in life circumstances often means that people have to learn or be supported to do things in new and different ways through the therapeutic and clinical support you provide. Individuals may have short or long term needs and you may also work with others to support the individual eg training carers or working with families.
The 12 AHP professions are art therapists, music therapists, drama therapists, paramedics, podiatrists, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, dietitians, radiographers, orthoptists and prosthetists/orthotists. Not all of these professions carry out therapeutic interventions, nor do all have support workers within their teams. If you undertake this option in your apprenticeship you are likely to primarily carry out therapeutic tasks related to: dietetics, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, podiatry or speech and language therapy.
After a period of working and gaining experience, you may be able to work towards an Assistant Practitioner post or apply to university to become a registered healthcare practitioner
Often when recruiting, employers select apprentices with prior experience as a support worker
You will be required:
You will be allocated a Skills & Development Coach who will support and guide you for the duration of your apprenticeship. The apprenticeship programme will be delivered as blended learning. Blended learning is a combination of both online and face to face delivery. You will need to have good internet access and a suitable device such as a smart phone, laptop, or tablet to work on. Microsoft Teams is used for coaching sessions and ZOOM is currently used for taught sessions. Please discuss accessibility with your employer as these applications are required, in order for you to complete your training.
It usually take 18 months to complete this apprenticeship during which you will participate in training, development and on-going review activities. These typically include:
Dynamic Training will support you to complete the Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support (allied health profession therapy support pathway) during the on-programme phase of your apprenticeship.
Your apprenticeship will cover values, behaviours and provide knowledge and core skills for:
Your employer will make the decision as to when you are ready to undertake the end point assessment. In order to be put forward for end point assessment, you will need to have achieved the key requirements and qualification of your apprenticeship.
The end point assessment is undertaken by an independent assessment organisation chosen by your employer and comprises of a multiple choice and short answer test, an observation of practice and a learning journal review with interview. You will need to pass all three components to achieve and complete your apprenticeship.
Please click the image above to download a pdf of the Allied health profession support worker apprenticeship programme outline