North Somerset Shared Lives offers adults with a learning disability, mental health difficulties or physical and sensory impairment accommodation in the home of ordinary individuals in the local community. This enables the person to have the supportive care they need to live an independent life of their own choosing. This new post offers an exciting opportunity to become involved in Shared Lives as it expands and develops it services.
North Somerset Shared Lives is fast developing as an innovative and personalised service. The Shared Lives deputy will participate in the assessment, reviewing and monitoring of Shared Lives Carers. The role will involve matching service users to carers using a person-centred approach. You will be expected to be involved in promoting the service and increasing the capacity of the scheme, this will include the recruitment of Shared Lives carers and increasing the number of people using the service. This may involve occasional out of hour’s work, including weekends. North Somerset Council operates a flexible working policy. This role will require you to deputise for the CQC registered manager/Shared Lives lead in their absence.
Shared Lives as a sector is growing nationally and you would be joining at an exciting time for developing the service. The shared lives service is an independent provider based in Castlewood, Clevedon serving the whole of North Somerset and the role will involve travel around the whole county.
This post is exempt under the provisions of the Rehabilitations of Offenders Act (Exceptions) Order 1975 and is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.
For an informal discussion, please contact Amie Sutherland on 01275 888368.
Anticipated interview date: Friday 15 March 2019
North Somerset Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of our community regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. North Somerset Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.