Graduate Trainee Social Care

Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
£20,000 - £24,000 per annum
03 Apr 2018
30 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Graduate, Permanent
Full Time

A national charity and a leading force in supporting people with learning disabilities and their families is creating several exciting opportunities for graduate trainees to join them at the forefront of pioneering social care - and to get an MSc in Applied Behaviour Analysis along the way. 

Over the last 18 months, they've been researching, measuring and evidencing how they can improve outcomes for the people they support. In September, with the backing of the funding authority, they launched the Expert Practitioner Model in a transition service for young adults with very complex needs and challenging behaviour. 

This pioneering project promises to revolutionise the way support services are delivered; success here would mean radical innovation in how care and support is delivered across the nation. 


  • Embark on a progressive career in the social care sector and gain a post graduate diploma, which will start this year, fully funded by them
  • Opportunity to 'buddy-up' with the first cohort of Graduate Trainee Expert Practitioners
  • Gain the valuable experience in the role before you start your academic study
  • Creatively support adults with complex needs to meaningfully engage in their local community and live the best life possible
  • Balancing hands-on, daily support activities with the application of academic theory
  • Gaining an in-depth understanding of why a person might exhibit challenging behaviour
  • Developing outcomes-based ways of measuring behavioural change
  • Be supported in completing a two-year training programme starting in September 2018, that combines on-the-job and distance learning to achieve a post graduate diploma in Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Completing self-directed study across a range of subjects, from syndromes and diagnosis to business and management skills

About You

  • Undergraduate looking for a post-graduate career opportunity
  • OR; experienced, degree qualified Support Worker
  • Comfortable both providing hands on personal care and continuing your studies
  • Keen to develop your support skills in preparation for the academic study
  • Passionate about and committed to championing change in care that delivers benefits for all


Assessment date: 14 May 2018 

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