Do you have the ability to make a positive and lasting difference to the lives of vulnerable people who may have a mental health problem, a learning disability or be an older person needing support? Could you monitor service provision to meet Care Quality Commission regulations, conduct investigations ensuring good outcomes for service users placed with Shared Lives carers?
This dynamic and dedicated team is responsible for selecting/deselecting, training, monitoring, regulating service provision provided by The Croydon Shared Lives scheme carers/householders. The purpose of the scheme is to provide a range of accommodation to service users for people with learning difficulties, mental health issues, older people and expectant young mothers/parent with a child under five within the community.
As a Shared Lives Co-ordinator you will be in regular contact with SL carers/householders and be responsible for a significant carer/householder and service user caseload. You will also be part of a Monday to Friday SL duty rota.
Main Purpose and Scope of the Post
To be a pro-active and self- motivated member of the Shared Lives team with responsibility for developing the potential of the scheme, actively monitoring, assessing and reviewing carers to ensure national standards are met and maintained.
You will be responsible for new carer assessment /recruitment, deselecting, monitoring, reviewing, training, regulating and supporting SL Carers/householders. In addition, responsibility for developing Supported Living opportunities for service users, and in particular promoting the recovery model for people with mental health issues.
Recruitment of carers/householders able to meet the needs of a wide range of service users/applicants with varying abilities and recognising the needs of black and ethnic groups within the community. This will include developing the role of carers/householders in the Scheme and developing a marketing strategy to match unmet needs identified by commissioners and the service planning processes.
You will ideally have a social work qualification, Health and Social Care qualification, NVQ 4 or equivalent relevant social care qualification. Experience of working with people with learning disabilities, and/or people with mental health problems (promoting the recovery model) or young people transitioning to adult services. You must be able to work alone productively, manage your own caseload of carers and service users working independently, and be part of a formal supervision process.
Knowledge of KLOEs in the context of CQC standards.
You will have good interpersonal skills, knowledge of diverse communities, and be able to travel across the borough of Croydon to attend home visits.
Croydon Council is an inclusive employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We will be pleased to consider applications from candidates seeking flexible working arrangements.
As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the advertised role.
Croydon council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. The Successful candidate will be subject to a enhanced DBS check.