Shared Lives Co-ordinator

Posted 28/06/2024 by Shared Lives

Shared Lives Co-ordinator
Kingsteignton, Devon (with regular travel across Devon)

About us

We’re Shared Lives South West. We’re an award-winning charity that delivers long-term and short break care and support services throughout Devon, Cornwall and Somerset.

We recruit, train and support carers who offer accommodation in their own home to people with care and support needs. This enables them to share in family life, develop skills and maintain their independence.

We are rated ‘Outstanding’ by The Care Quality Commission and take pride in providing top quality care and support.

Having been established for 20 years, we have a wealth of experience and expertise when it comes to supporting adults with care and support needs and enabling our carers to provide support within their own homes.

We are now looking for a Shared Lives Co-ordinator to join our team on a full-time basis, for a twelve-month fixed-term contract. We are offering this role at 30 or 37.5 hours per week with flexibility available.

The Benefits

- Salary of £30,088.20 per annum
- 25 days’ paid leave per year in addition to Bank Holidays
- Salary sacrifice pension scheme
- Blue Light Card
- Charity Workers Discount
- Community days
- A mindful employer
- AIG bereavement counselling and probate helpline
- AIG Smart Health
- Bicycle Scheme
- Death in Service Insurance
- Accident and injury insurance
- Flu vaccination

If you’re a compassionate individual with experience working with a regulated care provider or commissioning authority, this is your chance to make a real difference with our dedicated organisation.

You’ll discover a rewarding role where you’ll play a crucial part in supporting individuals to live independently within a caring and supportive family environment.

What’s more, we make our staff a priority, offering an extensive array of benefits to cover every aspect of your personal and professional wellbeing.

So, if you want to be part of a team that is making a positive difference in people's lives every day, then apply now!

The Role

As a Shared Lives Co-ordinator, you will recruit and assess new Shared Lives Carers and match them with people who want to live or stay in a Shared Lives living arrangement.

Supporting a caseload of Shared Lives Carers through telephone contact and home visits, you will deal with any problems that may arise, including issues that would arise under the umbrella of Safeguarding Adults.

You will also support the delivery of training events, local Shared Lives meetings and social events for carers and supported individuals and consultation opportunities with Shared Lives Carers and those who use our services.

Additionally, you will:

- Actively promote Shared Lives through publicity and engaging with local care teams
- Maintain records using electronic and paper systems
- Liaise with the Funding and Benefits Team regarding the financial aspects of the service

About You

To be considered as a Shared Lives Co-ordinator, you will need:

- Experience working within a regulated care provider or commissioning authority
- Knowledge of and commitment to person-centred approaches to care and support
- Knowledge of legislation, policy and practice relevant to service for adults with care and support needs
- Knowledge of local authority social care processes
- A qualification in Health or Social Care to NVQ Level 3 or equivalent
- A full, valid driving licence

This role is subject to satisfactory references and a DBS check.

The closing date for this role is 30th July 2024.
Interviews will be held on 6th August 2024.

Please note, the closing and interview dates are subject to change and could be brought forward. We advise you to fill in your application form and submit it promptly.

Other organisations may call this role Support Service Co-ordinator, Care Services Co-ordinator, Support Worker, Shared Lives Carer, Carer, Wellbeing Carer, or Shared Lives Officer.

Webrecruit and Shared Lives South West are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

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