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LIVE IN CARER URGENTLY REQUIRED

Amersham, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom, GBP 495 - 700 per week Feeding Allowance, Self employed or Employed (PAYE)

Posted: 2 days ago

Description

Live in Carer To provide care and support for elderly or disabled people in their own homes on a 24 hour, 7 day week, live-in basis.

We provide services to people with a range of conditions and illnesses. There are people who are physically fit, those convalescing after hospital operations, those who have early or severe stages of dementia.  Other service users are those people who are severely disabled, perhaps by a stroke or car accident and need full personal care and use of special equipment and also people who are terminally ill.

Duties will include support with all aspects of daily living such as housekeeping, helping people to wash, dress and undress, toileting, bathing, meal preparation and prompting medication.

Even though as our employees you will be regularly supervised, you will usually be on your own with the service user in their house, so previous care or nursing experience is essential. Ability to drive is preferred, but not essential, as many of our clients live in rural areas.

Live-in workers usually work on a six to four-week on, two-week off, pattern, depending on the needs of the person they are working with.

Our 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.)

We need to check references and have an enhanced criminal records check, along with a satisfactory interview before we can offer work. If you are offered work you will get support to pass a Care Certificate on-line course and visit our training centres for 2 days practical training.

Because the recruitment and training process are quite long we are looking for people who will stay with us for at least 12 weeks.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please email your C.V., showing your full work history, current location and stating what type of visa/work permit you have.

What we need from you Apart from being 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 the client’s 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 and cook to a reasonable standard. Duties include planning menus, shopping, cooking, light housework, plus driving and attending appointments or outings with your client. You will also be expected to give some assistance with washing, dressing, bathing and personal grooming. If you have previous care work experience or a nursing background then your duties might also include assistance with complex personal or emotional care needs, depending on your aptitude and skills.

We will also need you to meet our person specification and be available to work for a minimum of 2 weeks.

Duration of Positions vary in duration from 2 weeks relief/ respite care up to 8 weeks or longer according to client requirements and your availability. If you want to travel and see the UK and Europe, live-in work can be perfect. You can work for a while, take some time off and then come back at a later date when you are free again. Some people even return to the same client over and over again.

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.

Food, Accommodation & Travel Expenses Your food and accommodation is provided by the client and your travel expenses, up to £49 each way, in getting to and from the position, will be reimbursed.

Job Details

LIVEINCARER
06/11/2017
Full Time
Amersham, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Self employed or Employed (PAYE)
GBP 495 - 700 per week, Feeding Allowance

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