East England, United Kingdom, Employed (PAYE)
Posted: 8 months ago
Purely Care are recruiting for an experienced care worker to support elderly and disabled clients in their own homes as a live-in carer.
We provide care in East Anglia. We have a range of clients, including younger adults with physical disabilities or long term health conditions, elderly people who may be infirm due to age, have complex conditions or dementia.
Monica is a lady who needs support and supervision to remain safe in her own home. Monica had always been independent and loved to go to the shops every day. Her daughter was aware she was a little forgetful, but became concerned when a neighbour told her Monica had been brought home several times by strangers because she seemed to have lost her way.
Our live-in carer has allowed Monica to retain her independence and remain safe. Monica can still decide where she goes and when, the carer helps her choose an appropriate outfit and make sure she gets to her appointments on time and finds her way back home safely. Monica loves having someone to chat to, make sure she has regular meals and remind her when to put the TV on to watch the tennis or her favourite black and white films.
When her daughter visits, she can spend quality time with her Mum rather than having to deal with day to day problems and domestic issues.
To be a good live-in carer you need to be cheerful and talkative, resourceful and able to deal with problems as they arise, non-judgemental and patient with people who are not as quick or efficient as you! You must have good spoken and written English and a high standard of personal and domestic hygiene. You should also be able to cook basic family meals.
Duties will vary depending on the needs of each client, but are likely to include helping with personal care such as washing, dressing and changing pads, assisting with food and medication, light housework and shopping. You need to be physically fit as you could be pushing a wheelchair or using a hoist.
We provide a 5-day induction that meets the national Skills for Care requirements. Training is held in Norwich and accommodation is available during training. Work patterns are variable depending on the needs of the client, but is a minimum of 1 week up to around 4 weeks continuous work. You need to have your own home to return to during your weeks off. For those carers who like variety, we have opportunities to work as a relief where you will work with a number of different clients. For those who prefer stability we try to find you a regular placement.
For jobs not requiring a driver the pay is £425 per week. You would be employed by Purely Care, this is NOT self employed work.
Quick start available for applicants with DBS Update subscription and up to date training certificates.
A new or updated criminal record check will be required and excellent professional references.
Call or email your CV. Initial interviews are available on Skype if you are not in the UK. Applicants must already have the right to work in UK or relevant visa.