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A career that makes a difference

As a live-in carer with The Good Care Group, you will become part of our team, providing exceptional home care services to help clients live comfortably at home. For those with a passion for caring, a career in live-in care provides the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of others.

Live-in care jobs at The Good Care Group are highly rewarding, our employment packages are unrivalled in the industry. We offer a number of benefits to carers, including paid annual leave, 24/7 support and flexible rota patterns;  making sure there is a healthy balance between live-in care work and personal life, this is so our carers can perform at their best.

As a company, our objective is to provide the highest standard of care to clients and maintaining  "Outstanding " care delivery, we accomplish this by fully supporting live-in carers at every stage. Your career with us begins with an intensive training course to prepare you for your new live-in care job. You'll follow programmes recognised as the some of the best in the industry and receive continuous support during assignments. We help develop our carers in their skills and careers, providing opportunities to train for specialist roles and travel across the UK for live-in care work.  The Good Care Groups 4.8 star rating on the recruitment review site Glassdoor is a clear indicator of our commitment to providing good employment to live-in carers.

Who can apply for a live-in care job?

The Good Care Group would like to hear from compassionate and respectful individuals with professional experience in care, meaning you can apply for a live-in carer vacancy if you have worked in a care home, have experience with domiciliary/hourly care work or similar.

No professional care experience? If you have experience of caring for a family member or a loved one, we have a limited number of roles available. Please note, we will not be able to offer these roles very frequently but we welcome your interest.

To become a carer with The Good Care Group we will support you to attain an NVQ 2 in health and social care, this qualification shows us that you possess the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to care for others. Carers must also have excellent spoken and written English language, must have the ability to prepare and cook nutritious meals and be physically able to undertake tasks and duties.

Carers join us from a variety of background and various countries. The Good Care Group offers live-in care jobs in London and across the United Kingdom, however, as well as recruiting carers who reside in the UK, we also recruit carers who reside in other parts of the world as long as they are eligible to work in the UK. An example of some of these countries include Spain, Poland, Portugal, Greece, Slovakia, Lithuania, Hungary and France.

The role of a live-in carer

As a professional live-in carer, you will provide care and companionship at a time when a person needs it most and all within the comfort of their home.

Working in a live-in care team of two, your priority will be to provide support and assistance, helping the person experience the highest level of health and wellbeing as possible. Carers provide one-to-one home care in accordance with the person's specific care plan as well as helping them to enjoy living a full life as independently as possible.

Your live-in carer duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Providing companionship and company
  • Supporting clients with personal care
  • Support continence
  • Administering Medication
  • Light housework and gardening
  • Preparing healthy meals
  • Accompanying clients to appointments and social outings
  • Supporting clients to pursue their hobbies, interests and social activities
  • Offering specialised care for people with Dementia, Parkinson’s, Stroke and other conditions

But our carers can offer much more than that in this fulfilling career. Laetitia, one of our valued team, puts it perfectly:

“As live-in carers we are uniquely privileged to support and care for people in their own homes…I cannot think of a more fulfilling and rewarding job. With this privilege comes a great responsibility to respect the trust placed in us to live in someone's house and have access to all parts of that person's home and life.”

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The skills and experience you need to be successful

A job a live-in carer requires dedication and commitment. Successful live-in home carers share characteristics which help them overcome the challenges they may face whilst on assignment; they include compassion, respect, empathy, adaptability and resilience. With these attributes, carers are able to provide a dignified care service to all clients, no matter the level of dependency.  

As well as sharing The Good Care Groups values  of expertise, teamwork, trust, respect and professionalism you will need to have the following skills:

  • Fluent spoken and written English
  • Good family cooking skills
  • Ability to run a home and keep it clean
  • Physically fit, including the ability to carry shopping bags from local shops, carry meal trays up and down stairs and client moving and handling
  • Mentally fit, including the ability to work alone and unsupervised in isolated assignments
  • Good personal hygiene and a tidy and appropriate dress sense
  • Effective communication, observation and reporting skills
  • An appreciation of people with care needs and the capacity to value them as individuals
  • Ability to wash, dress, support continence and provide emotional support to clients
  • Ability to understand and work with people from a range of cultural and social backgrounds and to recognise their values, practices and customs may be different from your own
  • Ability to fit in and respect the chosen lifestyle and homes of people with care needs and to respect their right to maintain choice, dignity, privacy and independence in their lives
  • Kind, caring and sensitive approach with a demeanour suitable for our clients
  • Capacity to empathise with the effects generated by the loss of ability and function whilst maximising the physical and mental potential of clients
  • Organised, flexible and resilient with a sense of humour
  • Ability to work on own initiative and to remain calm in difficult situations
  • Willingness to undertake training
  • Ability to recognise personal limitations and take action to prevent deterioration in working performance or escalation to a crisis situation.
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Developing your career

From developing your skills as a professional live-in carer to gaining expertise in complex needs or becoming a manager, whatever your ambitions we will help you achieve your goals.

All successful applicants attend a five-day live-in care induction programme. Induction takes place in London, where sessions are led by a number of industry experts and specialists. During induction, you will be taught live-in care skills, innovative care techniques and the knowledge needed to support and assist clients to continue to living comfortably and securely at home.

We invest in and encourage all of our employees to continually develop their skills and experience, providing a range of opportunities for professional development and career progression. Additional training, on-going supervision, coaching and mentoring is available to all live-in carers.

Would you like to attend free training webinars and workshops giving you skills and knowledge to be the best carer you can be? How about studying for your Health and Social Care Diploma? We will even cover the cost of the course.  Or do you want to qualify as an expert carer on a range of conditions from dementia, stroke, Parkinson's and end-of-life care? Or have you got your sights on a supervisory or managerial role?

Live-in care work with The Good Care Group is a pathway to further opportunities, whatever your goals, we will support you to achieve them.

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Taking care of you too

We’ll take care of you while you take care of your client.

With the Good Care Group, you will have the opportunity to take on live-in care jobs and assignments across the UK, live-in carers are wanted in cities, towns and even the most rural areas. No matter the location of the assignment, you can rest assured you will never be alone.

With dedicated care management teams in your area, you will be supported every step of the way. We will be there from the moment you are introduced to the client and continue supporting you with help and advice. We are also continuing to develop a local carer support and buddy network which our carers enjoy and find very valuable.  If you’re new to live-in care we also offer a shadowing service, setting you up for success. When you face challenges at any time of the day or night, our 24/7 assistance service is only a phone call away. We understand how important it is to feel that help is always close-by.

Carers also have 24/7 access to a confidential employee assistance helpline for any professional or personal problems you would like to speak to a counsellor about. An Admiral Nurse will be there for you to support you through a bereavement whether a client or a personal loss.

We pride ourselves on doing what we can to match you to a client based not only on your care skills and experience but also on your personalities and interests. We know that companionship works both ways and that the experience is best for you when we get this right.

As a professional live-in carer for the Good Care Group, you have the option of a variety of rotas to suit your life, with your breaks covered by a relief carer if required.

Your health, well-being and happiness are important to us. We have been rated "Outstanding" by CQC in England for the management and support we give our professional live-in carers and Excellent for quality of care and support by the Scotland Care Inspectorate

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Keeping you connected with technology

We’re better connected.

At the Good Care Group, the support you need is only ever a phone call or email away.

As part of your employment package, you can claim back your work-related calls from your mobile phone bill each month.

Part of your live-in care work will include managing client care records electronically, to make this possible we provide a lightweight computer at each of our clients’ homes, this means you are also constantly connected. We will set you up with a company email address so that you can receive regular updates, attend webinars remotely and email or call us for one to one support whenever you need it.