If you are looking for a career in live-in care, The Good Care Group has a lot to offer. All our care jobs are live-in, and we have people joining us from many different backgrounds such as care assistants, healthcare assistants, domiciliary carers, nursing, personal carers and much more. What they all have in common is a desire to provide fantastic care and support.
Live-in care is different to other types of care because you will only work in one household. Though you would be looking after more than one client at a time like hourly care providers do. It also means individualised support for your client and having time to get to know them properly. Our live-in carers move in with our clients for the duration of their chosen rota. A rota can be 2 weeks on and 2 weeks off but we have a range of rotas to choose from.
A client typically has a team of two carers who take it in turn to live with them, and when one professional live-in carer arrives at the client’s home, they have a handover with the previous carer. We aim to keep the same team with the client for the duration of us working with the client, and that allows our carers and clients to build up a real connection.
Live in care means having time to get to know your client, time to help them enjoy life and time to provide outstanding care completely tailored to their needs and life.
As a professional live-in carer you provide both care and companionship to clients - providing assistance with daily activities, personal care, or support in managing specialist conditions such as dementia – all in the comfort of their own home. All clients have a care plan which you will access online via the Chrome book that we provide all our professional live-in carers with. Each carer has a Care Manager who is responsible for a region and who will check in with both you and your client on a regular basis.
We do our best to match you to a client, based not only on your care skills and experience, but also on personalities and interests. We know that companionship works both ways and that the experience is best for both of you when we get this right.
We also offer high-quality palliative care, short-term respite care and in daycare services (London only). Complex care services are nurse-led, so clinical tasks such as monitoring blood sugar and managing PEG feeds, catheters and stoma can be delegated to professional live-in carers. Only one other live-in carer provider has an Admiral Nurse. We are the only dedicated live-in care service to have an Occupational Therapist to guide clients with complex mobility support needs and assist with safe and quick discharges from the hospital.
Register your interest
All our live-in care vacancies will be based in England or Scotland. All our carers are employed directly by The Good Care Group. If you’re interested in working with us but not ready just yet to start your application, you can keep up-to-date with what happens at The Good Care Group via social media. We are active on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Glassdoor - so why not sign up for our updates? We even have a playlist on Spotify!
We often get asked about vacancies in specific parts of the country, and it’s important to know that our first priority is to match our clients and carers based on the client’s needs and the carer’s skills. We also look at common interests, likes and dislikes as we know that companionship works both ways and that the experience is best for both of you when we get this right. It also means you could be placed with a client anywhere in England and Scotland, and the good news is that we cover your UK travel expenses to and from placement.
For the training, there really is no where better, the training you receive as a live-in carer at The Good Care Group is second to none, whether you are already qualified or are starting out on your career in care.
All our carers have to attend and pass our 5 day training course, and we run this every week so you can get booked in to a training session at your convenience. We will pay for your accommodation; breakfast and lunch will be provided so you just need to pay for your evening meal and cover any additional personal expenses. You will also need to pay for your travel to training, which will be reimbursed in accordance with our expenses policy.
"I feel supported by the company 24/7, they have trained me and helped me evolve within the company – I’ve even gained a level 2 diploma in health and social care."
What happens after training?
Upon passing your induction training and being cleared for work you will begin a 16-week probationary period. During this time you will be working towards your Care Certificate using our online course. You will have support as you need it from our Learning and Development team, as well as your dedicated Care Manager.
A rewarding 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. You will have on-going supervision, coaching, mentoring and everything you need for a rewarding career in live-in care.
Webinars: Join our monthly webinar remotely from your digital device, and access instant learning on a range of topics with a variety of expert speakers. There is always something new to learn.
Workshops: Our workshops, which run throughout the year, will deepen your knowledge and understanding of Dementia, Parkinson’s disease, ‘end of life’ care and much more.
Diploma: You have the opportunity to study ‘Working in Care Services RCF level 2 Diploma’ while working with us, and we will cover the cost of the course.
"I joined TGCG in 2010 as a professional live-in carer. The company I joined was a small company and I have had the privilege of seeing the changes that the company has gone through as we have grown, and ultimately achieved our CQC 'Outstanding'. Over the past 10 years I have held a number of roles, some of them transitional as we were trying to find what we needed as a business. Amongst these, I held the role of a Regional Care Coordinator, that later became the Care Manager role and I have supported in different functions such as Finance and IT. Now, as a Learning and Development Trainer, I can put all my acquired knowledge into equipping our Professional Carers with tools they will need to support our clients. I do not, at any one point, think I know it all, and I am not shy to say so, and learn from the wider team, from the Professional Carers to the MD. Through this all, I have developed professionally and personally and have been supported immensely and I am where I want to be."
Best in home care provision
We have built a fantastic reputation as a live-in care provider in the UK. Not only are we the most awarded dedicated live-in care provider we also think the following points are important:
- We’re rated ‘Outstanding’ in all 5 categories by the CQC in England
- We have achieved ‘'Excellent’ for care and support and 'Very Good’ for staffing by the Scotland Care Inspectorate
- We have our own in-house Admiral Nurse and Occupational Therapist
- All our professional Carers are employed by The Good Care Group
- We’ve been named number 4 on CMI/Glassdoor’s list of best companies in the UK for leadership and culture
The way we deliver care is as individual as the people we’re trusted to look after. And each of our employees is an individual too. We are part of Sodexo’s global homecare business, and supported by a team and technology that is second to none, allowing you to grow your skills in a culture that truly respects your ideas and individuality.
If a career with the best live-in carer provider has peaked your interest, we’d love to hear from you. You can call our recruitment team on 0203 728 7570 but you can also join one of our regular online recruitment events. Please see our events section to find out when our next live event runs. This will allow you to ask questions and find out more about a career in live-in care from the comfort of your own home. The events are often co-hosted by one of our existing carers which gives you a chance to ask the questions directly and hear first hand what being a live-in carer with The Good Care Group is like.