Live-in care jobs

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Live-in care jobs for people with compassion and kindness

If you are thinking of becoming a live-in care worker, you have already taken the first step in making a difference to someone’s life, as well as your own.

Live-in care work is extremely flexible. You can work only a few weeks in a whole year, or for long, established periods. With competitive pay, great benefits and flexibility, live-in care offers a free, fully supported care assistant training programme.

Agincare is a family-owned business that has provided reliable and professional care since 1986.

Benefits of a live-in care assistant

We put people first, which goes for more than just our clients. To ensure your work is valued correctly, we’ve introduced our new and improved benefits when you start your career.

  • A rewarding career, supporting clients to live life to the fullest
  • Salaries up to £35k (depending on experience) – based on £565-750 per week and working 46 weeks per year
  • Welcome bonus of £350
  • Paid induction training period
  • Fast-tracked job offer system
  • Flexible working patterns – from a few weeks a year, to regular work or long periods in placement – the choice is yours!
  • DBS paid upfront
  • Accommodation and food provided
  • Permanent guaranteed-hours contracts available
  • Free and ongoing training up to and including Level 5
  • Industry-leading support from regional care managers and specialist trainers
  • National Health Discount Scheme, offering up to 60% off high street names
  • Discounts offered by the Blue Light Card
  • Employee Assistance Programme with access to medical, financial and emotional support
  • We also recruit globally, because care is universal
  • Earn up to £1,000 when you refer a friend for certain jobs within Agincare

Live-in care jobs near me

We are looking for live in care assistants across the whole of the UK.

I love the variety of it; I like meeting new people and I like helping people… giving them their sort of independence and confidence back to live a normal life within their own home. There’s a lot to love about our job.

(Debbie, Live-in care assistant)

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What does a live-in carer do?

Live-in care is for elderly people and younger adults who wish to still enjoy an independent life in the safety and comfort of their own home.

Live-in care workers give the client control over their care, helping to enable day-to-day living from simple chores, moving around, shopping and providing meals to companionship and other domestic tasks. Live-in care assistants can also offer 1-2-1 care and support for more complex health issues such as:

Live-in carer job duties

Some of the key duties are:

  • Personal care – washing and bathing, dressing and continence support if needed
  • Carrying out a care plan – administering and overseeing medication
  • Companionship – offering emotional support, making conversation, keeping one another company
  • Mobility assistance – some clients require help to move around their home.
  • Domestic tasks – keeping the home clean, laundry and ironing, as well as food preparation and cooking
  • Every day odd-jobs – running small errands or helping with tasks such as collecting prescriptions
  • Medical support – for those clients who require extra support for complex health issues. Care assistant training can be provided to support these needs

I have a clear job description, which explains my roles and responsibilities.

(93% strongly agreed or agreed in our live-in care staff survey)

See full care assistant job description (PDF)

What does it take to be a live-in care assistant?

  • A desire to care for people and improve their quality of life
  • High standard of English language – written and spoken
  • Strong communication skills with a patient and considerate nature
  • The right to work in the UK
  • Undergoing enhanced DBS checks

Find out more about what it means in Grace’s live-in carer story.

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What Grace loves about live-in care
Live-in care jobs - current vacancies

Care Needs Assessor

Shrewsbury, SY1 1AG

At Agincare we work in partnership with Clinical Commissioning Groups, Local Authorities, families, and next of kin to provide excellent levels of care to our clients across the UK. We consistently achieve this through recruiting passionate and committed staff who share our values and understand the needs, concerns, and expectations of clients and... Read More

At Agincare we work in partnership with Clinical Commissioning Groups, Local Authorities, families, and next of kin to provide excellent levels of car...

Salary
£11 per hour face to face, £8.91 per hour travel time

Posted
19/10/2021

Care Needs Assessor

Nottingham, NG5 6GW

At Agincare we work in partnership with Clinical Commissioning Groups, Local Authorities, families, and next of kin to provide excellent levels of care to our clients across the UK. We consistently achieve this through recruiting passionate and committed staff who share our values and understand the needs, concerns, and expectations of clients and... Read More

At Agincare we work in partnership with Clinical Commissioning Groups, Local Authorities, families, and next of kin to provide excellent levels of car...

Salary
£11 per hour face to face, £8.91 per hour travel time

Posted
19/10/2021

Live-in Care Assistant

Worcester, WR1 1AA

Earn between £26,000 to £35,000 per year plus a welcome bonus by joining our fantastic Live-in Care Team. Our Central region covers Gloucester, East & West Midlands, Wales and Nottinghamshire so you will be required to travel within these locations. As a Live-in Care Assistant, you will be supporting your client in their own home seven days a w... Read More

Earn between £26,000 to £35,000 per year plus a welcome bonus by joining our fantastic Live-in Care Team. Our Central region covers Gloucester, Eas...

Salary
£565 - £750 per week

Posted
04/10/2021

Frequently asked questions

Do you need experience to become a live-in care assistant?

Experience is not always necessary as we are prepared to offer successful candidates care assistant training for free. It’s important that you have a desire to care for people and improve their quality of life. We expect a high standard of English language – written and spoken and strong communication skills.

What qualities does a live-in care assistant need?

We are looking for caring, compassionate and friendly individuals who are trustworthy, patient and kind. Being a live-in care assistant requires reliable, motivated people, who are resourceful in their approach to caring for others. Often you will need to adapt to situations as they arise but we are here to support you and ensure you have all the backing and reassurance to meet any challenges you may face. Ultimately, we need people who have a good heart.

How long are live-in care placements?

Every live-in care placement takes into consideration the needs of the client and therefore is tailored to suit their requirements. Your placement will likely last for a period of weeks, after which there is the opportunity to take a break and enjoy a phase of leave.

Flexible working patterns are possible during extended placements, and permanent placements are also available.

How much do live-in carers get paid?

We offer competitive rates of pay, of up to £695 per week (above average in our sector). Your accommodation and food will also be provided whilst in placement.