Position: Shared Lives Area Co-ordinator.
Salary: £21 – £26k – depending on experience.
Location: Stourbridge, Dudley MBC and surrounding areas.
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For our exciting new initiative, we are looking for someone who is passionate about Shared Lives and displays real insight into the benefits it can bring to people who wish to live within a community setting. You will be involved in the continued development of an ever growing scheme, where you will have opportunity to influence its working practices. You should have a sound understanding of the Shared Lives model and knowledge of the local area and its amenities. If you are hard-working, ambitious and want to be part of an innovative new scheme, then this is the post for you.
The Camphill Village Trust (CVT) is an established, well respected and progressive UK charity supporting adults with learning disabilities, mental ill health and other support needs in their home life, work, social and cultural activities, through our nine urban and rural communities in England. The Camphill philosophy recognises the uniqueness of the individual and we seek to respect, value and enhance the strengths and potential of each person we support in a contemporary context.
Our communities are well resourced and offer a rich mix of social, cultural and enterprise/work/activities opportunities for the people they support and those who work there. Our vision, is for each CVT community to be at the centre of a network of Shared Lives arrangements, creating social capital within the wider community and local neighbourhoods.
This approach will not only enable CVT to deliver a broader range of housing and support options, but also provide the Shared Lives Carers and the people they care for, with opportunities to join in the social life of each community. This will create the potential for new relationships and connections so as to strengthen a sense of support and belonging.
This is a challenging but rewarding new role and to succeed you will require a thorough understanding of Shared Lives and its potential, therefore, we will expect you to be creative, dedicated and have an explicit value base. We expect that you should have excellent IT and organisational skills to support you in this dynamic post. You must also be able to develop effective working relationships with care managers and practitioners, be able to recruit, assess, train and supervise carers, as well as having the intuition and practical skills for managing a case load on a day to day basis.
This is a new position, so there is some flexibility around your working routine, however, your base will be at our offices in Dudley Borough, alongside the potential for working from home.
To find out more about this exciting new role, please take the opportunity to speak with Dean Barnshaw on 07984 896010 before applying on-line at: www.cvt.org.uk
Closing date for applications: 12 Noon Wednesday 4th October 2017
Interviews to be held in Stourbridge, Dudley on Wednesday 18th October 2017