Live-in care jobs

We have many exciting live-in care jobs, particularly for the following two roles:

Live-in care jobs near me

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

Why should I become a live-in care assistant?

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. To pursue a career in care you need to care about others and have a desire to improve people’s quality of life.

Joining our care 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.

Why work for Agincare?

Agincare provides a wide range of care services tailored to a person’s needs. Our care services include live-in care, home care, and residential care homes.

We are a family-owned business that has provided reliable and professional care since 1986. We pride ourselves in putting the person first and fully understanding the needs of each individual, ensuring a good fit between care assistant and client at all times.

We are one of the largest care groups in England with over 3500 staff. There will always be support for the job you do, from our regional offices to your fellow care staff. We are here to help you offer our clients the excellent care that we are so highly regarded for.

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.

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:

“I had never worked in care, but it was a job I really wanted. I found it was easy to apply, and my DBS check was paid for by Agincare. 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 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.

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What does it take to be a care assistant for Agincare?

  • 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

What are the benefits?

  • Competitive rates of pay of up to £695 per week (above average in our sector)
  • Accommodation and food provided whilst in placement
  • Work to your schedule (we ask for a minimum 2 weeks in a placement at a time)
  • A rewarding career
  • Free specialist and comprehensive training programme with ongoing support including a commitment to Continuous Professional Development (NVQ Level 2/3/4 and above)
  • Free accommodation whilst you are training
  • A flexible pattern of work with regular breaks and the opportunity for permanent placement
  • Pension contributions
  • Opportunities to specialise in complex areas of care 
  • Market-leading support whilst in placement from regional care managers and specialist trainers, and from a structured 24/7 Office Support Team for everyday help and emergencies
  • 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

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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.

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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 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.

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