We are looking for care assistants across the whole of England.
If you are thinking of becoming a live-in care assistant then you have already taken the first step in making a difference to a person’s life.
Joining our care team offers you a chance to fulfil your call to care, with competitive pay, great benefits and flexibility as well as a fully supported care assistant training programme.
We are a family-owned business that has provided professional care since 1986. We pride ourselves in putting the person first and fully understanding the needs of each individual, ensuring a good fit between care assistant and client at all times.
We are one of the largest care groups in England with over 3500 staff. There will always be support for the job you do, from our regional offices to your fellow care staff.
We also provide you with full training so that you are equipped with nationally recognised qualifications as you embark upon, and progress your career in care.
What is live-in care?
Live-in care is for elderly people and younger adults who wish to still enjoy an independent life in the safety and comfort of their own home.
Live-in care assistants give the client control over their care, helping to enable day-to-day living from simple chores, moving around, shopping and providing meals to companionship and other domestic tasks. Live-in care assistants can also offer 1-2-1 care and support for more complex health issues such as:
Live-in carer job description
Some of the key duties are:
- Personal care – washing and bathing, dressing and continence support if needed.
- Carrying out a care plan – administering and overseeing medication
- Companionship – offering emotional support, making conversation, keeping one another company
- Mobility assistance – some clients require help to move around their home.
- Domestic tasks – keeping the home clean, laundry and ironing
- Food preparation and cooking
- Every day odd-jobs – running small errands or helping with tasks such as collecting prescriptions
- Medical support – for those clients who require extra support for complex health issues. Care assistant training can be provided to support these needs.
What does it take to be a live-in care assistant?
- A desire to care for people and improve their quality of life
- High standard of English language – written and spoken
- Strong communication skills with a patient and considerate nature
- The right to work in the UK
- Undergoing enhanced DBS checks
What are the benefits?
- Competitive rates of pay of up to £695 per week (above average in our sector)
- Accommodation and food provided whilst in placement
- Work to your schedule (we ask for a minimum 2 weeks in a placement at a time)
- A rewarding career
- Free specialist and comprehensive training programme with ongoing support including a commitment to Continuous Professional Development (NVQ Level 2/3/4 and above)
- Free accommodation whilst you are training
- A flexible pattern of work with regular breaks and the opportunity for permanent placement
- Pension contributions
- Opportunities to specialise in complex areas of care
- Market-leading support whilst in placement from regional care managers and specialist trainers, and from a structured 24/7 Office Support Team for everyday help and emergencies
- National Health Discount Scheme, offering up to 60% off high street names
- Discounts offered by the Blue Light Card
- Employee Assistance Programme with access to medical, financial and emotional support
To apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the job title in the subject along with your CV.