Live-In Carer Role
Helping Hands Live-in Carers work in people’s homes across the whole of England & Wales. The primary role is to ensure that the highest possible standards of care are delivered to a customer within their own home, ensuring the dignity of the customer and promoting independence where possible.
Care is administered in line with an individual care plan; a plan that enables the customer to retain and maintain their independence as much as possible
- First and foremost, your responsibility is centred on the safety and well-being of the person receiving care. In order to achieve this, you must ensure that all aspects of the care plan are adhered to at all times. This includes accurate reporting in all necessary administrative documentation.
- You must ensure that lines of communication are maintained with your Live-in Care manager; if they are kept fully informed, they can efficiently and effectively address any developments or necessary changes to the care package.
- You will ensure that a safe working environment is maintained at all times so that you don’t endanger yourself or others. This will be achieved by working within established Helping Hands policies and procedures, and using the safe practices described during your training.
- You must always be willing to take on new information. Health care training constantly changes, and it will be your responsibility to keep yourself up to date with any training needs you may have; attending courses and completing training packs as required.
- Please note that as the role of a Live-in Carer is an unsupervised role, the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006 do not apply and we are unable to employ anyone under 18.
Qualifications & training
- An NVQ 2 in Health and Social Care would be desirable, but is not essential as successful candidates will begin an NVQ 6 months after starting with us which we pay for on your behalf. We have people from all walks of life. Some of our best carers are those that have cared for a family member.
- Previous care work experience is desirable, either in a formal setting or an informal environment such as caring for a family member, but this is not essential. It’s your natural ability to give and care that is important.
- You will need excellent communication skills; both verbal and written. One of the most important parts of the role is engaging with the customer; chatting, listening and maybe even helping them with their correspondence so your English language skills need to be first rate.
- Domestic assistance is an integral part of the job so housekeeping and cooking skills are necessary; having your own vehicle is a necessity as you will be travelling from visit to visit.
Salary & benefits
- £450 – £580 per week with some variance above and below due to complexity of needs.
- Accrue up to a maximum of 28 days paid leave; you will accrue 2.33 days holiday for every 30 days you work.
- You may be entitled to Statutory Sick Pay.
- National Insurance paperwork is completed by us.
- PAYE Tax is deducted and paid by Helping Hands.
- Personal insurance cover.