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Shared Lives Officer (37 hours) (Dorchester)

Salary details: £21074 - £24657

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Dorset County Council
Occupational group
Health and Social Care - Adults
Salary details
£21,074 - £24,657
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Richard Christian
Contact email
Contact telephone
01305 251414
Closing Date
16 December 2018
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Exciting opportunity as a full time Shared Lives Officer in Dorchester, Dorset.

Dorset is a wonderful place to live and work – highlights include the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, expansive designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, bustling market towns, some highly rated schools, and a university in Bournemouth. Whilst the post-holder may work on a 'patch' basis in a specified area of Dorset, the post is based in Dorchester, the County Town.

The Dorset Shared Lives Scheme provides high quality family-based accommodation, care and support services to adults with care and support needs, many of whom have a learning disability. Shared Lives Officers are responsible for maintaining a case-load of Shared Lives Carers. In doing so the post-holder, working with the scheme Manager, will ensure that the service that users of the scheme receive is consistent with the standards set by the scheme, underpinned by legislation and regulation

We are looking to appoint someone who is committed to working collaboratively and with clear purpose to improve the lives of adults with care and support needs in Dorset. We would be pleased to hear from you if you have prior experience of working with people with care and support needs and have the necessary personal attributes, skills and knowledge to carry out the role successfully.

For an informal discussion, please contact Ceri David (Scheme Manager) on 01308 426042 or Richard Christian (Specialist Manager Learning Disability) on 01305 251414.

This post has a significant travel requirement and you are contractually required to have a vehicle (or transport deemed to be suitable by the County Council) available for use as required.

This post involves working with children or vulnerable adults and/or having access to significant information about them and will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check. 

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