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Shared Lives Carer – Short Breaks

Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Flexible 

Salary:from £451 - £1,803 per week - Pro-Rata 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Home based, Leicestershire, Leicestershire, LE 


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 weekends, and occasional periods 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 £451- £1,803 per week.
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 a desire to help people, life experience and a commitment and positive approach to supporting vulnerable adults.
We are looking for Shared Lives Carers who have a spare bedroom to support adults with physical or learning difficulties live independently by offering short term breaks (respite) - where the person comes to stay for the odd night, weekend or week. As a Shared Lives Carer for Short Breaks, you will provide personal care support, meals, support with accessing activities and include the client in your own family events. You may already be employed in the week and want to do this at weekends or during holiday periods
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. 

Our carers love their work, are passionate and want to make the best life possible for their clients, while having fun at work. If you want to find out more about our service or have an informal discussion, please contact or telephone 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 Day Service Carers, see our other vacancies.

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