Live-in care jobs

If you are thinking of becoming a live-in care assistant then you have already taken the first step in making a difference to a person’s life.

Joining our live-in carer team offers you a chance to fulfil your call to care, with competitive pay, great benefits and flexibility as well as a fully supported care assistant training programme.

Live-in care assistant benefits

  • Earn £26-35k per year (depending on experience) – based on £565-750 per week and working 46 weeks per year
  • £500 welcome bonus (after 14 days work)
  • Accommodation and food provided
  • Very flexible hours – from a few weeks a year, to more regular patterns of work or long periods in placement – the choice is yours!
  • Permanent guaranteed hours contracts available
  • A rewarding career, supporting clients to remain as independent as possible
  • Free two-week training programme for those new to social care and ongoing fully funded training up to and including Level 5
  • Market-leading support whilst in placement 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

Live-in care jobs near me

We are looking for care assistants across the whole of England.

I had never worked in care, but it was a job I really wanted. I’ve been helped with training, and now I feel I have a career I want to follow and a team I want to work with!

(Carol, Live-in care assistant)

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Live-in care jobs with Agincare

We are a family-owned business that has provided professional care since 1986.

As one of the largest care groups in England with over 3500 staff, there will always be support for the job you do.

We also provide you with full training so that you are equipped with nationally recognised qualifications as you embark upon, and progress your career in care.

Live-in care is extremely flexible. You can work only a few weeks in a whole year, or for long, established periods.

What is live-in care?

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 assistants 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 description

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
  • 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 2019 live-in care staff survey)

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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

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FAQs

Do you need experience to become a 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 care assistant need?

We are looking for caring, compassionate and friendly individuals who are trustworthy, patient and kind.  Being a 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.

What do care assistants do?

Live-in care assistants give the client control over their care, helping to enable day-to-day living from simple chores, moving around, shopping and providing meals and other domestic tasks. Sometimes the most important part of your role can be offering companionship. Having someone to talk to, and share a cup of tea with is a key part of the care you offer. Some of your duties will include:

  • Personal care – washing and bathing, dressing and continence support if needed.
  • Carrying out a care plan – administering and overseeing medication
  • Mobility assistance – some clients require help to move around their home
  • Domestic tasks – keeping the home clean, laundry and ironing
  • Food preparation and cooking
  • Every day odd-jobs – running small errands or helping with tasks such as collecting prescriptions

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.