£33 - £66 per day
Would you like to work from home and be paid to make a real difference to someone’s life?
Shared Lives Carers are ordinary people who provide care and support in their own home for adults with a range of different needs including:
- Adults with learning disabilities
- Adults with physical or sensory disabilities
- Adults in recovery from a health condition
- Adults with an acquired brain injury
- Adults who are elderly and frail
- Adults with dementia
- Adults with mental health needs
Previous experience is not necessary as each Shared Lives carer brings their own unique skills and experience to the job. We ask that you have a desire to help people, life experience and a commitment and positive approach to supporting vulnerable adults We welcome applications from all family types and all walks of life.
As a Shared Lives carer you could offer different types of service from your home:
- Day support – where you would support someone, based from your home, for up to 6 hours
- Short term (respite) – where the person would come and stay for the odd night, weekend or week.
- Medium term – where the person stays at your home for a few weeks while their long term care arrangements are being organised.
- Long term – where the person would live with you fulltime.
- Re-enablement placements: usually a short term placement supporting people leaving hospital who need to redevelop their skills before they return home.
- Transition Placements: supporting people to develop their independence skills so they can eventually live independently.
- Emergency placements for people who have support and care needs that require immediate support at short notice.
Shared Lives Carers are self-employed and do not pay tax on some of their earnings. They receive competitive rates of pay and long term carers have four weeks' paid holiday a year.
For further information and an application pack please contact us on
01275 888368 or e-mail email@example.com
Closing Date: 5 August 2020.
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.
This role is being advertised on behalf of the Shared Lives Team. You will be self employed and not an employee of North Somerset Council.