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Live-in Carer

London, United Kingdom, GBP 450 - 600 per week, Self Employed


~~"Live in Carer - Christies Care Ltd - Full Time - £450-£600 per week*

Rated "outstanding" by the CQC

Working for one of the best live-in care agencies in the country, as a live-in carer, you’ll live with your client, giving them as much help and care as they need while enabling them to live as independently as possible.

Established in 1987, Christies Care is a family owned and run live-in care agency. CQC recognises its excellent care, having awarded it ‘outstanding’ at its latest inspection. And according to our carers, it gives the best training of any agency, and it offers excellent support and help to its carers.

Being a live-in carer can be a challenging and unpredictable job, but it is also extremely rewarding. Every day, when you care for someone, you will be making a huge difference to that person and their family; and sharing some extraordinary moments.

A live-in carer can come from any background, with any experience. Our carers have been secretaries, bank managers, mothers, nurses, soldiers and teachers. Some were carers for hourly-care agencies or care homes who wanted the time to be able to care for people properly; some have no professional experience at all.

We will give you all the training you need on our free award-winning two week training course, all we ask is that you are a caring, hard-working, patient, flexible person, who will use your initiative to make your clients happy. We recruit on your behaviour and attitude rather than skills.

The suitable candidate will be:

·         Organised

·         A Good Listener

·         Empathetic

·         Trustworthy

·         Have a Warm Caring Nature

·         Keen to Learn

·         Flexible

·         Have Good communication Skills

·         Have Clear Spoken and Written English

·         Good time management

·         Flexibility

·         Good Housekeeping and Cooking Skills

·         Value Clients Needs

·         Focused

·         Open Minded

Why Christies Care?

·         You get the work

o    Good live-in carers are introduced to all the clients they need, which is why we have so many carers who have been with us for 5,6,7, or even 12 years. And newly trained carers also get the clients they need. We have a specific member of staff whose job is to introduce carers who have just finished training to suitable clients.

·         You aren’t alone

o    Caring for somebody is a great responsibility and can also be stressful and lonely. This is why we have our carer support team who are there to give you information, advice and even just be there for a chat if you need it.

·         You are trained to be able to do the job

o    As a live-in carer, you will encounter many new circumstances. Your client may need a hoist to get up; may need their carer to change their catheter bag; may take 20 different types of medication, each at a particular time and dose every day. We train all our live-in carers to manage these and many other similar tasks, safely. Potential carers go through our intensive two week residential training course, and complete ongoing distance learning modules. This way, you know you have the skills to look after your clients properly.

·         Size

o    Christies Care is big enough to offer a wide range of clients to carers, so that carers can find the clients whom they like and can work well with. It is big enough to let carers work the weeks they want – so that they can fit their caring life around their own personal life.

·         24/7 emergency contact line

o    If anything goes wrong, or there is ever an emergency, we have someone on-call all the time. There is always someone you can turn to for advice or information.

·         We guarantee your earnings

o    A minimum of £5040 in your first 14 weeks. Terms and conditions apply.

·         We visit our clients, and carers

o    As a live-in carer, you will want to know about your client’s condition, what care work you will be asked to do and what the living conditions are like. So Christies Care’s Local Area Advisors visit and fully assess our clients, identify any risks that might be evident and evaluate the working conditions. Once a client has started, we do a full re-assessment whenever necessary and if you feel that you could do with a face-to-face chat with someone, our local advisor will come and visit you.

·         Accommodation when you’re not working

o    If, through no fault of your own, your work is cancelled (say your client goes to hospital, or passes away), we will offer you free accommodation here in our guesthouse. And if there are weeks when you don’t want to work, you can stay in our subsidised guesthouse.

·         Accident Insurance

o    Live-in carers can be covered by our accident insurance scheme, which is much cheaper than buying separate insurance.

·         Free luggage storage

o    Are you coming to the UK in winter and planning to work through the summer? We provide free luggage storage for your winter clothes, or anything else (subject to availability of space. Terms and conditions apply), while you are working with us.

·         Carer website and newsletter

o    To keep you up to date, to share ideas and stories about your caring lives, we have a carers website and newsletter. This may carry a story from a carer, telling how she has taken her client on holiday, or it may contain important information about how to avoid a scam.

If you have a caring nature, a willingness to learn and the desire to improve the life of those around you, we would like to hear from you. Carers come to Christies Care from all around the world. You don’t need any experience, you just need to have the right attitude and be legally allowed to work in the UK.

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Job Details

Full Time
London, United Kingdom
Self Employed
GBP 450 - 600 per week

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