Live-in care allows individuals to receive round-the-clock care in the comfort and surroundings of their own home. To become a live-in carer requires someone who is compassionate and patient, with the ability to cover a range of responsibilities such as personal care and domestic support.
A live-in carer needs to be someone who relishes a challenge and wants to provide one-to-one care that allows them to form a close bond with their client. You must be empathetic to an individuals challenges and requirements, and provide companionship to someone who might often feel isolated or lonely as a result of their illness or disability. Patience, respect and sympathy are also key qualities.
As well as caring duties such as helping them with personal care, prepare and eat meals and take medication – you will need to be a proficient at housekeeper with the skills to provide the individual with the full support that they need, which will be detailed in their own bespoke care plan.
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Whether you have experience in caring or this is a job role which is new to you, you will receive adequate training and support to aid you in providing the best care for the individual.
Communication is a huge part of the role, so customer service skills should be evident as well as excellent English language skills to aid you in understanding what is needed from the individual as well as being able to hold a conversation with them between personal care and domestic chores. For some, this might be the only interaction they have aside from the TV or radio, and excellent listening skills are a must.
With Live In Solutions, our live-in care job vacancies provide a number of benefits to successful applicants. In return for your hard work, you will benefit from award-winning training, 24/7 carer support and a rewarding career.
Our live-in care jobs offer excellent rates of pay and on-demand pay for what you’ve already earned as and when you need it, holiday and sick pay and expert matching to clients – to ensure you are happy and comfortable in your role.
When you begin your role, you will shadow a more experienced carer to understand the role and demands of the job with Live In Solutions. You will never be alone and can always call us for support or assistance at any time in the day or night.
A live-in care role provides you with accommodation and the ability to focus your attention on one person, allowing to you to build a strong but professional relationship and understand their daily needs, routines and care plan. You will become a key lifeline for the patient and that responsibility is not to be taken lightly.
If you think you fit the bill for this demanding yet rewarding job role, please get in touch with Live In Solutions. We have many live-in care job vacancies in Chelmsford and the wider area. This beautiful part of south east England is just 40 minutes from London by train and close to Stansted and Southend airports in Essex – making it an excellent and well connected area to be based in.
We aim to provide the very best career benefits and support for our employees and in return we expect the very best care for our customers – it is how we have built a reputation as one of the best care providers in the area.
Apply now to begin your career in care and start your journey with us. We’ll provide you with support throughout the application and training process into your caring role so you will feel appreciated and respected at all times.