Shared Lives Coordinator

Job Title: Shared Lives Coordinator

Location: Lambeth London

Salary: £23,055

Hours: 37.5 Hours per week

Job Summary:

  • Ensuring the Shared Lives service is safe, well managed and that the individuals are living the life of their choice, where their rights are championed and respected
  • Working as part of a team alongside carers, to enable people with social care needs, including learning disabilities and mental health needs, to achieve positive outcomes

 

Responsibilities:

  • Regularly review the needs of the person in the service and hold annual reviews involving the individual’s circle of support, health, and social care professionals
  • Support the Carers to ensure that they provide direct ‘person centred support’ to service users
  • Undertake Carer assessments and prepare decision making reports
  • Provide guidance to the Carers in adhering to the Carers Contract, Carer’s Handbook, and support plans
  • Involvement in the recruitment of new Carers by participating in marketing promotions / distribution of marketing literature and attending recruitment events
  • Monitor and review the health and safety of the Carer’s home during visits and raise any concerns that may arise regarding the safety of the individual
  • Providing telephone support for Carers and the people they support
  • Monitor the quality and outcomes of the service
  • Play an active role in the Carer network meetings, supporting the Manager to draft agendas and participate in presentations and information sharing with the Carers
  • Ensuring that Carers receive training in line with the needs of the individual and the Care Quality Commission’s requirements

 

Requirements:

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience or working with Carers and specialist agencies
  • Experience of working in services for people who have learning disabilities
  • Ability to use initiative and achieve agreed outcomes and targets
  • Ability to support Carers to deliver high quality, person centred services
  • Good organisational, administrative and time management skills
  • Ability to develop positive and cooperative relationships with individuals, families and health and social care professionals
  • Good understanding of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel
  • Knowledge and understanding of legislation effecting people with learning disabilities
  • Ability to reflect and make changes in approach or behaviour to ensure best practice and outcomes
  • Friendly and approachable manner
  • An Enhanced DBS Check will be required

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