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Shared Lives Officer

  • Employer: Reading Borough Council
  • Reference: ADC0312
  • Published: Fri 11/01/2019, 8:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 27/01/2019, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week.
  • Salary: RG4 (SCP 21-28 with gateway at SCP 25) £20,541 - £25,463 pa
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Reading

Do you have:

  • A passion to work with and improve the lives of vulnerable Adults?
  • Enthusiasm to bring best practice and continually develop our service?
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively to a variety of audiences?
  • The ability to work flexibly and manage a wide-ranging workload?

We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic individual to join our existing experienced Shared Lives team. We are looking for someone who will actively work towards the development and growth of the scheme as well as holding a case load of carers and service users.

The Shared Lives scheme is part of a national scheme and is well established in Reading.  Shared Lives consistently outperforms all other forms of regulated care in CQC inspections, at 96% good or excellent.

The Scheme in Reading is currently rated ‘good’ and provides care and support to adults with a learning disability but is expanding to include older people, adults with mental health problems, and adults with a physical or learning disability.  The adult is placed with a ‘Shared Lives Carer’, who takes them into their home, supports them and shares their everyday life with them.  They can be placed with a family full time, part time (day support) or for short breaks (day or overnight).

The Shared Lives team manage the initial recruitment of new carers and referrals onto the Shared Lives scheme, set up placements, monitor each placement and provide regular reviews, and provide ongoing provide support and guidance to carers and people using the service. 

The Shared Lives scheme is a regulated service.  An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be sought from the successful candidate.

You will also demonstrate a commitment to equality and diversity along with a flexible attitude to travelling within and beyond the local area.

For an informal discussion of the above posts please contact Rachel Jerrard, Registered Manager or Bharti Meisuria, Providers Services Team Manager on 0118 9373700.

Internal Reading Borough Council employees must login via Employee Self Service to apply. If you have not yet been issued with your Employee Self Service account, or you have any queries, please email EmployeeSelfService@reading.gov.uk with details.

Visit http://www.reading.gov.uk/jobsearch for more details on how to apply online. Alternatively, call the Recruitment Team on 0118 937 2757 quoting the job reference number and the job title of the post you are interested in.

Please do not send a CV: for the purposes of equal opportunities, we can only accept Reading Borough Council application forms.

Reading Borough Council is a Disability Confident Employer and is committed to the recruitment and continued employment of people with disabilities.

Closing date: 27 January 2019

Interview date: not before 4 February 2019

An enhanced DBS will be sought for the successful candidate.

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  • Employer: Reading Borough Council
  • Reference: ADC0312
  • Published: Fri 11/01/2019, 8:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 27/01/2019, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week.
  • Salary: RG4 (SCP 21-28 with gateway at SCP 25) £20,541 - £25,463 pa
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Reading

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