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Shared Lives Support Worker

Social Care

Adult Services

Wigan Council

Heathside Lodge

Plank Lane




Salary: Grade 4, £18,795 - £19,945 per annum. £9.74 - £10.34 per hour


37 hours per week


Your role:


As a support worker in Shared Lives you will have a great opportunity to join a team that makes a real difference to people in the borough through the implementation of The Deal for Adult Social Care & Wellbeing.  You will work with Shared Lives Champions and customers, focussing on people’s strengths, gifts, talents and qualities to help them to realise their goals, dreams and aspirations.  You will play a key part in empowering the people you support to develop greater links in their local communities and beyond.  You will work on a rota basis which will include some evenings and week-ends.


About you:


You will have a good understanding of Shared Lives and the asset based approach and utilising person centred approaches in delivering a service.


You will be innovative, creative and flexible in your approach to your role to ensure the best possible service is provided to customers.


You will be a self-confident, passionate and driven individual, who has high expectations of themselves to deliver a quality service to customers.


You will be an excellent communicator with a high level of interpersonal skills which will support the development of positive working relationships with customers and champions.


About us:

Wigan Council has been voted ‘Council of the Year’ at the 2019 LGC Awards and has recently published The Deal 2030, our ambitious plan for our borough.  We are signed up to the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment ensuring that your service will be continuous or 'unbroken' between the supporting organisations.

We offer the opportunity to work as part of a positive and forward thinking team that make a real difference to our customers. We offer an environment which welcomes people with drive, enthusiasm and a creative approach to delivering good quality services, supporting people to fulfil their potential and live happy lives.

Shared Lives is a supportive environment which has excellent opportunities for personal development and growth.


As an employer we like to thank our employees for their hard work and commitment by giving them the opportunity to access a range of exclusive rewards and benefits.


For further information, please contact Hayley Dunn on 01942 487044


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Interview date: Week commencing Monday 30 September 2019  


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22nd Sep 2019

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