There is no upper age limit for carers to join The Good Care Group. Age isn’t important as long as you’re fit and healthy and can undertake the tasks required to provide outstanding care. Sometimes this will include manual handling.
Our vision is to be the leading provider of the highest quality care in the home. We enable older people to enjoy staying safely and happily in their own homes and own community for as long as possible, whilst enhancing their wellbeing and lifestyle. If you share this vision, read on and learn more about live-in care.
Whether you want to postpone retirement, come out of retirement or change your career live-in care can be a great choice for those who want to combine the opportunity to make a real difference to an older person whilst also enjoying quality time to pursue their own interests outside work.
Regardless of your age we’re looking for the following skills and experience: 6 months’ professional care experience such as live-in carer, domiciliary carer, care assistant, support worker or personal healthcare assistant or similar OR you may have recent experience of providing personal care for an adult friend or family member including washing, bathing and toileting.
"We welcome applications from all age groups. The life experience, knowledge and skills applicants who have either retired or been close to retirement can bring to care are invaluable. We have carers in their 50ies and 60ies - our oldest carer is 74 years old. What matters is that you’re fit and healthy."
What is live-in care?
We provide live-in care for clients who are elderly, some have life-limiting conditions. 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.
Our carer typically assists with:
- Managing conditions such as dementia, stroke and incontinence
- Moving and handling
- Handling the cooking, cleaning for our clients and ensuring the smooth running of the house
We are not an agency and we do not hire self-employed or part time staff. When placed with a client, you will receive regular income and paid holiday. We endeavour to place you with one client so that you can build a strong and mutally beneficial bond with them. Should anything happen to the client or they no longer need your services, we will work on getting you into another placement as soon as possible.
You can choose a rota pattern that suits you. You work a rota and then return home to enjoy your weeks off. For many, it has been proven to be an ideal working arrangement.
2 weeks on 2 weeks off
4 weeks on 2 weeks off
2 weeks on 4 weeks off
6 weeks on 2 weeks off
2 weeks on 6 weeks off
3 weeks on 3 weeks off
4 weeks on 4 weeks off
Our people are exceptional - and so are our employment packages
Our live-in carers are the reason we're leading the way in live-in care, and we welcome people of all ages to join our team. We want the very best and we believe our committed carers deserve excellent employment packages.
We provide you with:
- A competitive salary offered with merit-based pay progression. Your salary will be reviewed after 6 months and annually thereafter
- Transparent pay bands, rewarding individual experience, skill, training and qualifications
- Paid annual leave based on working patterns
- Carer referral scheme – up to £500 per referral
- Client referral scheme – up to £500 per referral
- All UK travel expenses paid whilst in placement
- Family discount on TGCG services (5%) plus 50% reduction on initial fee
- Enhanced rates paid for Christmas day, Boxing Day, New Year's day, Good Friday and Easter Monday
- Enhanced payment in specific couple-care placement
- Flexible working patterns
- Access to an innovative wellbeing programme to support you in supporting our clients; introduction of wellness plans to support positive mental health at work
- 24/7 access to a confidential employee advice line
- Regular contact with the care management team; support from carer services team 24 hours a day, 7days a week
- Support through client or (personal) bereavement from our in house Consultant Admiral Nurse
- Carer community portal
- Annual refresher programmes with the opportunity to engage with your colleagues
- Regular programme of informative and development webinars
For training, there really is nowhere 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 employees are required to attend our 5-day induction training. This will give you some great insight into how we operate as a company and is an ideal opportunity for the care team to get to know you and make an informed match to one of our clients.
Training covers a lot of subjects such as understanding dementia, first aid, medication administration, nutrition and hydration and much more to pass the training programme in order to be employed by The Good Care Group, and we run training every single week so we can fit you in quite quickly. We book all our trainees into a hotel nearby and provide breakfast and lunch every day.
Informative webinars will keep you up-to-date on insights and developments in the industry and our online learning platform enables you to document your learning and compile your own professional development record.
How do you become a live-in carer with The Good Care Group?
Your first step in our application process is to fill in our online application form. If you’re successful, you will receive an email inviting you to fill in our ‘One Experience’ questionnaire which is a series of questions online. Some of the questions that explore how you would react to different care scenarios and it involves video and audio, so do make sure you are in a place where you can hear everything clearly. The One Experience will take 30 - 45 minutes to complete.
After the One Experience you will be invited for a telephone interview followed by a face-to-face interview, but don’t worry you won't be expected to come into our offices for the interview, we’ll use WhatsApp, Skype or Facetime.
We’ll be looking to get references from previous employers as part of the recruitment process, and also clearing police checks for England and Scotland. We’ll be asking you for your career history and previous addresses - this is all standard for care providers who are governed by the CQC and the Scottish Care Inspectorate. There’s nothing to worry about, our Recruitment team will guide you through the process. If you have any questions now, you can call 0203 728 7570.