West Berkshire Council

Current Vacancies at West Berkshire Council

Shared Lives Officer

Vacancy Summary
West Berkshire Council
From £32,076 to £37,336 per annum, (Grade H)
Phoenix Centre Newbury
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
16/04/2024 at 23:59
Vacancy Description

Are you passionate about making a positive difference in people's lives? Do you have experience in adult social care and a strong understanding of the Shared Lives model? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join West Berkshire Council as a Shared Lives Officer.

As a Shared Lives Officer, you will work closely with the Shared Lives Registered Manager to support and promote the Shared Lives service within the Adult Social Care Service. You will be responsible for a range of key duties, including:

  • Assisting with the recruitment, assessment, and approval of Shared Lives carers
  • Matching individuals requiring support with suitable Shared Lives carers
  • Providing ongoing support, supervision, and training to Shared Lives carers
  • Ensuring compliance with relevant legislation, regulations, and quality standards
  • Building and maintaining effective partnerships with external stakeholders

To excel in this role, you should have:

  • A thorough understanding of the Shared Lives model and its application within adult social care
  • Experience in assessing and supporting individuals with care and support needs
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build positive relationships with a diverse range of people
  • Excellent organisational and time management abilities, with the flexibility to manage multiple priorities
  • Sound knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations, and best practice guidelines

West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as:

  • Flexible working wherever possible between the hours of 07.00-19.00
  • Hybrid working wherever possible working 40% in the office
  • Access to a wide range of training and development opportunities 
  • Generous Local Government pension scheme
  • Family friendly policies
  • A range of local discounts
  • Wellbeing Programme including Employee Assistance Programme and employee benefits
  • You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement starting at 29 days per annum (plus public holidays) Rising by an additional 5 days after 5 years’ service.

Please note that the closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment. 

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Mel Jones on 01635 520173 or email mel.jones@westberks.gov.uk.

West Berkshire Council is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.

We look forward to welcoming you to our dedicated and passionate team at West Berkshire Council.

Equal Opportunities
The Council supports Equal Opportunity of employment, and positively encourages applications from people who fall within any of the nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.
How to apply

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