Live in Care Assistant

Posted 1 April by Active Assistance

Live in Carer

Would you like a flexible and rewarding career where you can make a difference?

Our carers come from all different backgrounds. Whether you’re an experienced carer looking for a change of career, or have cared for a close friend or relative, we want to hear your story and help you on the way to becoming a successful Live in Carer with Active Assistance.

We support clients with a variety of physical disabilities, for example spinal cord injury, Multiple Sclerosis and Motor Neurone Disease.

The purpose of the role is to deliver an excellent standard of care for Clients and promote independence within varied environments such as home, education, work and social settings.

Live in Carer Pay Grades

  • £82.10 per day - Grade 1 Starting Salary

  • £84.85 per day - Grade 2 On successful completion of your 3-month probation and a further 100 days worked

  • £89.95 per day - Grade 3 This is dependent on successful completion of your 3-month probation and qualifications: Level 3 Diploma / NVQ in Health and Social Care or equivalent healthcare related. Overseas Nursing, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy qualifications will be accepted.

  • Potential to earn higher rates of pay when working on specific complex packages

  • Day rate is inclusive of Government accommodation offset, which will be deducted for every 24 hrs you spend in the Client’s home

Benefits

  • Flexible contract and working patterns to suit you

  • Free four-day award winning training course in Leicester and Essex with accommodation and lunch provided

  • Paid travel to and from your assignment within the UK

  • Food and accommodation provided whilst on assignment

  • Free DBS certificate (costs only claimed back if you leave within your probation period)

  • Career progression and vocational qualification opportunities

  • £400 Refer a Friend scheme for employees (full T’s & C’s on our website)

  • Accrued holiday pay, enhanced rates for bank holidays and workplace pension

  • You will be employed directly by Active Assistance on a flexible temporary contract, the role is classed as temporary as you move around the country to live with different clients

  • Access to workplace wellness scheme

Live in Care Assistant Profile

You will be empathetic, reliable and have the flexibility to work with our clients across the UK, supporting them to live an independent life.

Duties will include personal care, domestic tasks and social activities. Every client is individual and therefore you will be willing to adapt to different lifestyles to ensure that the client you are working with can live an independent life.

You will strive to apply our core values of Responsibility, Passionate, Caring, Integrity and Collaboration in every aspect of your work.

Additional Skills and Information

  • Valid full driving licence and competent driving skills (own car not needed). We consider non-driving applicants

  • Ability to communicate effectively in English (written and spoken), which includes being able to actively listen to and follow instructions from your client

  • You will work on average 10 hours per day and have the opportunity to schedule your assignments up to 6 months in advance, enabling you to create a good work / life balance.

  • All applicants will need to have proof of eligibility to live and work in the UK

Active Assistance is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children. All applicants must be willing to undergo the appropriate screening, including checks with past employers and an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Required skills

  • Communication Skills
  • Flexibility
  • Reliable
  • Adaptability

Application question

Do you have the right to work in the UK?

Reference: 37519379

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