Job Details

Live in Carer

£575 Weekly, Contract

Posted: 13 days ago


Live-in CAREGiver

  • York, UK
  • Full-time
  • Date Advert Closes: 12th July 2021

Company Description

At Home Instead we provide care and companionship services for older people. We are immensely proud of the quality of care we provide and are looking for Live-in CAREGivers to join our care team. We match CAREGivers to our clients to help build bonds of trust and enable us to provide personalised support that makes a difference.

Job Description

We are looking for people who are kind and compassionate who want to make a true difference to the quality of life for our clients. You role will be to support a client to help them stay independent in their own home. Our team of live-in CAREGivers work one week on / one week off with our clients. Our clients are based in and around York, Ryedale and Scarborough.

You will have a passion for supporting others and pride yourself on delivering an outstanding service. You will be reliable, trustworthy and respectful. You will enjoy building professional friendships and comfortable in spending time in the company of others and we will ensure you have all the right training to be a great CAREGiver.

Primary Responsibilities:

· Provide live in care, usually working alone

· Reflect the core values of Home Instead franchise

· Contribute to a positive living environment to enhance a client’s quality of life

· As you will be staying in the client’s home, you will follow their house rules and be mindful of their need for privacy

· You may be the only person the client sees over a period of time, it is therefore essential to document daily activities and report any changes or causes for concern in a client’s needs or living conditions

· You need to be clear about when to seek help and advice to keep clients safe and promote their well-being

· Maintain regular communication with line manager and office staff

COMPANIONSHIP services which could include, but are not limited to:

· Offer companionship and conversation

· Monitor diet and eating

· Stimulate and encourage through a variety of activities (for example clothing selection, hobbies and crafts)

· Arrange and provide reminders for appointments, activities and outings

· Help with travel arrangements

· Organise mail and write letters

· Assist with walking (lending an arm to steady)

· Accompany to appointments and social events (for example visiting friends or family, lunch, club meetings)

HOME HELP services which could include, but are not limited to:

· Run errands / collect prescriptions etc

· Performing light housekeeping tasks (dusting, vacuuming, making beds, changing linens, cleaning bathrooms, kitchens, washing and ironing, taking out rubbish, caring for houseplants etc.)

· Organise and tidy cupboards and check food expiry dates

· Plan prepare and tidy away meals

· Answer the door

· Assist with pet care

· Supervise home maintenance

· Help with shopping and oversee home deliveries

PERSONAL CARE services which could include, but are not limited to:

· Provide medication reminders

· Help with bathing, dressing and grooming

· Help with continence care

· Assist to eat and drink

· Provide Dementia / Alzheimer care

· Provide respite / convalescence care

· Assist with morning/wake up and or evening/tuck in


Essential Criteria:

  • Ability to treat and care for clients and their property with dignity and respect
  • Ability to adapt to various living environments and locations
  • Ability to listen, communicate clearly and build relationships with clients and their families in a friendly and pleasant manner
  • Willingness to work and communicate professionally with Home Instead office teams and other social and health care professionals
  • Respect for people suffering from a range of medical conditions with different backgrounds and beliefs to your own. Commitment to non-discriminatory care practice
  • Willing to seek guidance when needed and follow instructions
  • Excellent time keeper who is organised and reliable
  • Ability to adapt to change quickly and make common sense decisions at short notice
  • Good hygiene practice, including personal hygiene and a smart appearance
  • Good level of stamina and fitness to meet the physical demands of the job
  • This role will require you to obtain an Enhanced Disclosure from the relevant body
  • Class 1 business insurance (if using own car for business purposes)

Additional Information

If you're looking for a role which is extremely rewarding and satisfactory, we would love to hear from you. Please contact us on 01904 221235 for an informal chat.

We encourage applications from all sections of the community. Home Instead is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. This role is subject to DBS enhanced disclosure.

Job Details

Full Time
York, York, United Kingdom
£575 Weekly