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Shared Lives Carer

Posted on 14 May 2019

  • LocationAcross Brighton & Hove
  • SalaryYou would be self employed and paid a weekly fee
  • ContractPermanent
  • Closing DateApply by 31 December 2020

Job Summary
Job reference orbis/TP/445/1260
Positions available 10
Working hours Full Time/Short Breaks/Day Share
Closing date 31 December 2020
Job category Care - Adults
Organisation Brighton & Hove City Council
Directorate BHCC: External

Job introduction

Make a positive lifestyle choice and become a Shared Lives Carer (Self-Employed).

Do you have a spare room?

Could you care for someone who needs extra support in your home?

Would you like to work from home and be paid to make a real difference to someone’s life?

We are looking for people living in Brighton and Hove to join Shared Lives and provide care, support and accommodation to adults with a learning disability or mental health need. The person would live with you full time alongside your family or stay for a few nights on a regular basis.

About the role

All sorts of people can be Shared Lives carers; singles, couples, with or without children, young or not so young, home owners or tenants:

  • You would be assessed and approved by the Shared Lives Scheme and receive induction and ongoing support and training.
  • You would be self employed and paid a weekly fee.
  • You will need to have some experience of caring for others and be motivated to support people to live independent lives.

By becoming a Shared Lives Carer you can make a real difference to the people you support by offering:

  • The opportunity to live a meaningful life and be part of family life and the local community
  • Support to make their own choices and decisions
  • Support with everyday tasks and support to develop independence skills

We are also looking for Shared Lives Carers to support people over the age of 16 who have a learning disability, autism, mental health need.

  You could offer:

  • Full time support –the person would live with you and your family
  • Short Breaks (respite) – the person would come and stay for the occasional night, weekend or week
  • Day share – you would support up to three people, based from your home, for up to 6 hours.

To find out more

Call 01273-295550

or e-mail info.sharedlives@brighton-hove.gov.uk

or visit the website and watch our videos http://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/sharedlives 

 

Additional information

The Scheme is CQC registered

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.

Company information

This role is being advertised on behalf of the Shared Lives Team. You will be self employed and not an employee of Brighton & Hove City Council.

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