Live-in care assistant

  • Cherished Home Care
  • Barking, UK
  • 23 May, 2024
Permanent

Job Description

Live-in care assistant

£2,250 - £2,600 per month*

Full time, permanent

 

Do you want to maximise your earning potential whilst having the time to build a great relationship with your client? Perhaps you’re looking for work to suit your lifestyle with longer breaks in placement to support your wellbeing.  If this sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you!  We’re looking for live-in care assistants to support our clients working on average 6 - 8 hours per day on a live-in basis (rather than the standard 10 hours).  This is an excellent opportunity for someone who may be looking to take a step back from more complex care, but still wants to enjoy all the benefits that live-in care can bring.   

 

Live-in care assistants working in a 6 or 8 hour live-in placement typically stay with our clients for a minimum of 6 weeks at a time, but many choose to stay longer.  We’ll ensure you’re well supported by our team of experts and have a generous daily break of at least 3 hours - that’s 21 hours of paid breaks per week!  

We care about the things you care about:

  • Maximise earning potential by remaining with your client for longer - you will have less personal outgoings such as food costs and utility bills

  • Generous rest time in placement - working 6-8 hours for a client with lower needs means longer breaks for you

  • £45  travel expense permitted for each one way journey to/from your placement 

  • Funded Blue Light Card - giving you access to lots of discounts to both online and highstreet retailers

  • Free training in London, with opportunities to further develop your

knowledge through our ongoing training courses

  • Assistance programme - free confidential advice line supporting you in times of need

  • Free enhanced DBS

  • 24/7 on call support

  • Generous ‘Refer A Friend’ Scheme

  • We offer longer placements which enable you to spend more time building a meaningful relationship with the person you care for and that give you flexibility to fit your work pattern around your lifestyle choices

  • You will be engaged to work with us for the duration of your placement.  We handle all your tax and national insurance deductions during that period, so that’s one less thing for you to think about, you will also be paid a holiday entitlement

 

You might have professional experience as a support worker, or as a care assistant in a residential or domiciliary care setting.  Or you might already be an experienced live-in carer looking for a new way to maximise your earning potential.  Whatever your level of professional experience, we would love to hear from you.  Please note you must already have the right to work in the UK as we cannot assist with any sponsorship or visa requests.

About us:

 

At Cherished Home Care; it’s all about choice. Working as a live-in care assistant, you’ll enable people to have a choice to live life on their own terms.  You’ll enable people to have a choice about where, when and how they receive care.  In return, you will be able to choose the right working pattern for your lifestyle, the ongoing training and development that meets your personal development needs, and you can choose a company that is committed to supporting you 24/7 to provide the best home care to our clients.

Through our existing award winning sister brands; The Good Care Group and Oxford Aunts, we know exactly what it takes to provide professional, person-centred care. And that is the same sentiment we have for Cherished Home Care.

What does a live-in care assistant do?  You will be living with a client for the duration of your chosen work pattern.  You’ll look after one person or at times a couple, following a person centred care plan where you’ll tailor your support to meet your clients’ needs.  Duties are likely to include:

  • Assisting with daily activities

  • Personal care

  • Support in managing conditions such as dementia

  • Cooking, cleaning and ensuring the smooth running of the household

  • You could be working on average 6 - 8 hours per day based on your clients’ needs 

About you:

You’ll be someone who’s happy to talk, laugh and enjoy time with our clients, assisting them in their activities and encouraging them to live life to the full.  You might already be working as a live-in carer, or you might have professional experience as a support worker, care assistant in a residential or domiciliary care setting, or you might be a HCA working with the NHS.  If you share our passion for quality care, we’d love to hear from you.   

We’re looking for the following skills and experience:

  • At least 6 months’ professional care experience gained in any care setting

  • Proof of your right to work in the UK. (E.g a British passport, settled or pre-settled status as part of the EU settlement scheme, or a current visa that allows you to work in the UK with no restrictions). We cannot assist with any sponsorship or visa requests – including those applying for a health and social care visa. 

  • You must be flexible to travel to your client placement 

Cherished Home Care is part of a family of home care brands in the UK, including The Good Care Group, Oxford Aunts, Prestige Nursing & Care and Comfort Keepers (Ireland). 

*Advertised monthly salary (NET) is based on working 30 days.  Your daily rate is based on the agreed number of daily hours (DAHA) you are working.

Salary

£2,250 - £2,600 per month*