Are you dedicated, responsible and reasonably confident? Got no problem with helping people who are different? Then the special needs carer training is for you.
Your work will include caring for and providing educational, practical and therapeutic support for people with disabilities. You’ll assist our residents with their daily life, perform recreational activities with them, or help them develop and learn new things. All this makes it a challenging but very varied career. That’s why our residents and the A-Team are counting on ambitious can-doers like you.
Requirements for our recruits
- Certificate of good conduct
- Good physical condition (medical certificate no more than three months old)
- Time: 3.5-4 years
- Completed vocational training and/or care worker
- Successful work during the six-month trial period
- Looking after and caring for people with disabilities
- Encouraging the personal development of people with disabilities, taking into account cultural differences if necessary (for persons with migrant backgrounds)
- Looking after and caring for people with disabilities in housing and work groups
- Including people with disabilities in the social environment, and taking PR measures
- Getting to know the care facility as a complex system of different work areas
- Ensuring residents can remain as independent as possible by helping with personalised, holistic, activity-based care
- Implementing the nursing model
- Economical handling of operational equipment, nursing aids and consumables
- Helping with quality assurance and development
- Adhering to all labour-law regulations, accident prevention regulations, framework agreements, and sponsor-specific rules (possibly: Youth Employment Protection Act, JArbSchG)
- Fulfilling and upholding the legal quality for structures, processes and results
- Disability support worker
- Education manager
- Nursing manager
- Facility manager
- € 1,500 per month for all years of training
If you can’t meet the fees, you may apply for a vocational training grant (Berufsausbildungsbeihilfe/BAB) from the German Federal Employment Agency. If you are not entitled to receive this and your application is rejected, you may apply for housing benefits.
If you’re under 25, your parents will also still continue to receive a child allowance for you, insofar as you are undertaking training.
Central practical instructor
Central practical instructor Kristin Fischer is the contact person for our facilities’ individual practical instructors, and your informant when it comes to our recruit assignments. Your training with the A-Team is no jump in the deep end, because we’ll assist you every step of the way to assimilate you into your (new) working world. Ms Fischer organises trainee icebreaker afternoons and advanced courses for trainees and practical instructors, and ultimately holds instructor days with all recruits to prepare you optimally for your examinations. Once these have been passed, the coast is clear for you to embark on a promising career, and rise further up the ranks in the A-Team.
Central practical instructor