Kent, United Kingdom, GBP 550 per week 3% Pension , Employed (PAYE)
We are a family looking to employ directly two carers to provide assistance to our mother in her home. Our 79 year old Irish mother has had dementia for 5 years but is a great friendly person, who is physically mobile and generally a very easy person to look after. There is a great opportunity for you to build a long warm relationship.
Duties will include support with all aspects of her daily living such as housekeeping, helping her to wash, dress and undress, toileting, bathing, meal preparation cleaning and prompting medication. There maybe occasional medical appointments and outings to the hairdresser.
The house and our mother will be yours to govern, if you wish to spend the day baking cakes together or working in the garden together, the family would be happy to support you. You will usually be on your own with her in the house, so previous care or nursing experience is essential.
We plan to share this role between 2 carers and would expect you to work on a two weeks on, two weeks off, pattern, depending on your circumstances, but this negotiable.
The house is in Bromley, Kent with a lot of local facilities and fast train lines into London.
You MUST be currently eligible to work in the UK, you must be of good character, well presented, fit and active. You must also be kind, patient and prepared to respect and fit in with her lifestyle. You need to be organised and able to work alone and on your own initiative.
As a live-in carer you will need, as a minimum, some previous experience in a caring capacity and the ability to run a home.
Working Hours & Time Off
You will be working for 7 days per week and can expect to be available to the client for 8 hours per day, although the work will not be fully demanding for the whole of this period. You can expect to have at least two breaks of 2 / 3 hours per day. A Daily Average Hours Agreement will be discussed with you prior to commencement and a copy of discussions sent to you.
Your food and accommodation is provided by the family. There is a private bedroom with a double bed and TV. There are also wardrobes and some cupboards for your use.
There is also free wifi in the house.
The salary for this live-in care position will be £550 per week.
We will pay your salary and make all the necessary deductions for tax and national insurance. You will be paid weekly direct to your bank account.
Your holiday pay, equivalent to the current national minimum entitlement, is included within your basic pay.
UK government will not issue work permits for this type of work, so you must have a right to work in the UK (EU passport, working holiday maker visa, etc.), which you will have to prove by documentation.
An enhanced criminal records check, along with a satisfactory interviews with the family members will need to be completed before we can offer this position.
Please do not apply if you don’t have care experience of elderly with dementia or don’t have the right to work in the UK.
Please do apply if you have years of care experience, want to form a long term strong relationship with a lovely lady with a good sense of humour, help improve her life and want a comfortable house with your own room and full support of the family.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to apply with CV, your dementia experience and contact details to arrange an interview.