Shared Lives Carer Self Employment Opportunity
  • Employer: Knowsley Council
  • Reference: External
  • Published: Thu 14/01/2021, 12:05 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 31/03/2021, 10:10 AM
  • Working Pattern: Evenings, Nights, Part Time, Weekends
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £299 - £480 per week
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Home based, Merseyside

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Shared Lives Carer Self Employment Opportunity

Knowsley Shared Lives Scheme, which is part of Knowsley Council, is currently recruiting Shared Lives Carers.  Could you welcome a person with a care or support need in to your own home? 

This may suit you if you are looking for a rewarding challenge with a payment of between £299-£480 per week and you wish to work from home.  One of the services the scheme provides is long term support where someone would live with you as part of your family - you would need to live within the Knowsley Boundary to provide this type of support. 

The scheme also provides respite, where someone would stay with you from one night up to 3 months and there is no requirement to live in Knowsley to provide this service.  You will receive full training for your role and support from a team of Shared Lives Workers. The scheme will match you with someone who they feel you could support, who may have similar interest’s likes and preferences to yourself.  Experience of providing care would be desired but it is not essential.  

All applicants will undertake an assessment which will include character employer and GP references, a Disclosure and Barring Service Check and a health and safety check on your property. Your assessment will be approved by an independent panel.  We are looking for people who are open and honest and who are enthusiastic about wanting to make a positive difference to people’s lives. 

How to apply - Please contact Kathy Lea for more information and an application form on 0151 443 2060 or email knowsleysharedlives@knowsley.gov.uk

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