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Shared Lives Carer - Day Service

Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Flexible 

Salary:from £28 (3 hours) -£70 (6 hours) per day service - Pro-Rata 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Home based, Leicestershire, Leicestershire, LE 

Reference:AC1661 

Closing date:30 December 2022 at midnight 


Do you live in Leicestershire? Are you interested in a career in care?
Would you like to work from home as a self-employed carer? If so, we would like to hear from you!
  
Working Hours are flexible, service dependent and the salary ranges from £28 (3 hours) - £70 (6 hours) per day per service user, maximum of three service users per day
 
Shared Lives is a Social Care service within Leicestershire County Council which looks to match carers to clients.
Our clients are adults from the age of 18, with learning disabilities, mental health, autism and Asperger’s, physical disabilities, sensory impairment or who are living with dementia, older people or who have lifelong disabilities and who need support in a homely environment.
  
Previous experience is not always necessary as each Shared Lives carer brings their own unique skills and experience to the job. We ask that you have life experience, a desire to help people and a commitment and positive approach to supporting vulnerable adults.
 
We are looking for Shared Lives Carers who can provide day service activities for adults.  Activities could include helping develop skills to live independently like cooking and home maintenance, arranging creative activities, going for walks in the countryside, going shopping and eating out.
 
Day Service sessions are normally three or six hours a day and are arranged around the needs of the client. In return you will receive excellent pay (pay dependant on the needs of the client), generous tax breaks, access to Blue Light and Wider Wallet Discount Schemes, training and 24 hour support from professionals, Shared Lives Plus membership details and the support of other Shared Lives Carers in Leicestershire. There are also separate allowances for mileage which can be considered.
 
If you want to find out more about our service or have an informal discussion, please contact sharedlives@leics.gov.uk or telephone on 0116 305 8133.
 
The role will be subject to a DBS (Disclosure & Barring service) check.
 
All Shared Lives Carers are classed as self-employed.
 
 
We are also looking for Long-term and Short Breaks Carers, see our other vacancies.
  
If you have any technical issues completing your application form please contact sharedlives@leics.gov.uk


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