17th July 2018 by CVT Central
Position: Shared Lives Area Co-ordinator with CVT Shared Lives
Salary: £20 - £26k - depending on experience.
Location: Stourbridge, Dudley Borough and surrounding areas.
A full driving licence and use of a vehicle is essential for which a travel allowance is paid.
The Camphill Village Trust (CVT) is an established, well respected and progressive UK charity supporting adults with learning disabilities, mental ill health and other additional needs in their home life, work, social and cultural activities, through our nine urban and rural communities across 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 act as a central hub to a network of Shared Lives arrangements, creating social capital within the wider community and local neighbourhoods.
This approach will not only enable the charity 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 and have access to the resources of each CVT 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 also anticipate 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 Stourbridge, alongside the potential for working from home on occasion.
To find out more about this exciting new role, go to www.cvt.org.uk/sharedlives and please take the opportunity to speak with the Registered Manager, Kate Morgan, on 01384 597264 before applying on-line at: www.cvt.org.uk/work-with-us/jobs
Closing date for applications: Wednesday 1st August 2018.
Interviews to be held at 4 Norton Rd, Stourbridge, Dudley, DY8 2AE on: Tuesday August 21st 2018.