Shared Lives Carers

Location: Stourbridge

Salary: £15,000 - £30,000

Application Deadline: 31/12/2019

Shared Lives is sometimes described as a bit like ‘foster care for adults who may be vulnerable or have a disability, but it’s so much more than that.

As a Shared Lives Carer you support the Person from your own home to develop the skills to be independent and lead an ‘ordinary life’ just like you and I. The Person then becomes part of the local community, using your social and wider family networks for extra support… it’s such a rewarding role!!!

You are carefully matched then introduced to the Person you will support on either a Long-Term or Respite basis…as it’s really important we make sure everyone is happy when the Arrangement begins.

As a Shared Lives Carer with Camphill Village Trust, there is also opportunity to take part in social events and celebrations, as well as connect to a wealth of support and friendships within our existing Stourbridge community.

You must be over 18 years of age but don’t need any qualifications or experience, just the right values, commitment and of course.a spare bedroom. If you don’t own your own home, you will need to ask your landlord’s permission to use your home as a Shared Lives Arrangement.

We will provide you with relevant training and once approved, on-going supervision and support to ensure that the highest quality of care is maintained throughout each Shared Lives Arrangement. An Enhanced DBS Check and references are required. Training will take place in your own home via E-Learning and also as a group at our community hub in Stourbridge. The Assessment process takes about 3 months.

As a Shared Lives Carer you can be paid between £400 and £600 per week depending on the level of support you provide to the Person who comes to stay with you, as well as receive significant tax breaks.

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Please note; you cannot apply online to become a Shared Lives Carer, you need to express your interest with Dean Barnshaw at dean.barnshaw@cvt.org.uk

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