Job Description


Shared Lives Co-ordinator (Maternity Cover)

Shared Lives Co-ordinator (Maternity Cover)

Location: Balham
Application Deadline: 16 May 2021
Salary: £26,116.12 per annum (pro rata)
Region: Balham

Job Summary

An exciting opportunity to join Certitude as a Shared Lives Co-ordinator as we continue to grow as a Social Care provider in London.

Salary: £26,116.12 per annum
Hours: 37.5 hours
Job Type: Fixed Term - Full Time (Nov 2021)
Service: Shared Lives
Location: Balham

Shift Pattern: Generally Monday to Friday 9am till 5pm; though with some evening and weekend work is to be expected.


- A stimulating work environment full of opportunities to learn and develop
- 25 days’ annual leave, pension scheme and 24-hour Employee Assistance
- Paid Enhanced DBS
- Eye care vouchers
- Travel season ticket loan & Cycle to work Scheme (eligible after 1 years’ service)

About the role

The role of a Shared Lives Co-ordinator is to support and monitor approved Shared Lives Carer Providers supporting vulnerable adults in the Care Providers own home – somewhat similar to fostering. The Shared Lives Certitude Scheme operates across Lewisham, Lambeth, Richmond, Wandsworth and Hounslow. The role will involve visiting Carer Providers in their home and the role will involve elements of lone and home working. You will receive a comprehensive induction and support from the Shared Lives Manager and the wider Shared Lives Certitude team.

Duties will include:

You will manage a caseload of carers who support people with learning disabilities in their own home.
You will offer on-going support to the carers through coaching mentoring and advocating on their behalf.
You will lead on a number of initiatives including training packages, support groups and new assessments.
Working as part of a small team you will understand what it takes to deliver an outstanding service to the people we support and their carers based on person centred thinking and approaches.

About you

To be a Shared Lives Co-ordinator at Certitude, the following are essential:

- Track record of enabling choice and control to be a reality for people with learning disabilities
- Track record of supporting individuals to become more independent or maintain life skills
- Experience of supporting people to positively engage as citizens within their community, cultivate relationships and being an active member of the local community
- Excellent administration, IT and communication skills

About the Organisation

At the Certitude Group, we are proud of our history of supporting people with complex mental health needs and learning disabilities. We support more than 1,800 people across London through a diverse range of support services and believe in providing the right level of support, to enable individuals to flourish, contribute and live a good life.

As a Gold Level Investor in People, we have high employee engagement and a strong commitment to people development from both our Board and Leadership Team. As a result, we can support people with mental health needs and learning disabilities to live the life they want to lead; happy, healthy, respected as equals and valued for their contribution within communities.

We aim to be the best social care employer in London and are proud of our reputation as a London employer - employing more than a 1,500 staff and volunteers with a turnover of £48m.

Our Values

- Working Together
- Continuously Improving
- Inspired by People
- Dependable

Do you want to be a Shared Lives Co-ordinator at Certitude? Select the apply button, complete an application form and someone from the Recruitment Team will be in touch! A job description and person specification is attached to this advert. If you have any questions, please email our team.

All our posts are subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure as well as a full employment history and employment references. We are committed to equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We reserve the right to close vacancies before the date stated when we have received sufficient applications from which to make a shortlist. You are advised to submit your completed application form as soon as possible to have the best chance of being considered.

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