Are you looking to change your career? Do you want to work from home? Are you a caring person with a spare bedroom?
If the answer is yes to these questions, and you live in South Gloucestershire, then you could become one of our Shared Lives carers!
What does it mean to be a Shared Lives carer?
Our amazing Shared Lives carers provide support and a home to adults needing a little extra help. As a Shared Lives carer, you would share your home and support the individual you’re caring for to develop skills (new or existing), and help them work towards their goals and aspirations. Individuals needing support could spend the day, stay for a short break, or move in. Shared Lives carers could support just one person, or up to three people – it’s up to you! With the mix of people living in Shared Lives, sharing their days or staying for short breaks, it can be as consistent or varied as suits you and your lifestyle. Shared Lives carers open their homes to support a range of adults over 18: people with learning disabilities, mental health issues, autism, physical disabilities, older people, sensory impairment, or people moving from foster care into Adult services.
Our Shared Lives carers are self-employed, working in partnership with the Local Authority and ategi. At ategi we provide full training and ongoing support to all our carers as well as providing a range of benefits.
Could you be a Shared Lives carer?
If you want to be a Shared Lives carer, you need to have either care experience – through personal experience of supporting someone who needs care, or a member of your family, paid or voluntary work – transferrable skills, or a hunger to learn. An important ingredient to becoming a Shared Lives carer is having time and a spare room – essential for short breaks and people moving in! To provide Shared Days, your home will need to have enough communal space to be able to offer the person space to have quiet time.
By becoming a Shared Lives carer you can make a real difference to the people you support from the comfort of your own home.
To get involved in this fantastic scheme, ring us on 0117 3321030 or visit our website to find out more at: What is Shared Lives? – Ategi
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time
Salary: £400.00-£700.00 per week