At The Good Care Group we warmly welcome international and ex-pat carers who have either professional care experience or recent experience of providing personal care for a friend or a family member. To join us you must be eligible to work in the UK, we regret that we are unable to support any visa applications. As a professional live-in carer you will provide 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.
If you are thinking of joining us as a professional live-in carer you probably have a lot of questions and we have put some information below which we think might help you decide if live-in care and The Good Care Group are for you. If you have questions about something we haven’t covered, we’d love to hear from you – you can contact our recruitment team on +44 203 728 7570 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
With a bit of forward planning from you and lots of support from us, we’ll make sure the process is as straightforward and hassle free as possible and you can join a professional live in care team consisting of over 40 different nationalities!
Contracts and rotas
Your offer of employment will include a contract that states you are a direct and full time employee of The Good Care Group. This entitles you to all the benefits that come with being in full time employment with us.
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 mutually 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. International carers often like to work in the UK and then return home in their 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
Qualifications and experience needed
We are looking for professional care experience, this could be as a care assistant, carer, homecare assistant, domiciliary carer, healthcare assistant or another health or social care related role. Alternatively, you might have recent experience of providing personal care for a friend or family member. All carers have to pass our 5 day induction training programme.
To be considered for our live-in care roles, you must have:
A high standard of written and spoken English
The right to work in the UK
Clear police, occupational health and reference checks
Good professional and personal references
Good family cooking skills
Ability to run a home and keep it clean
But most importantly – everyone who works at The Good Care Group has compassion, commitment and energy. We enjoy what we do and feel privileged and rewarded every day.
The application process
Your first step 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 explore how you would react to different care scenarios and it involves video and audio, so make sure you are in a place where you can hear everything clearly. The One Experience questionnaire 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 travel to the UK for an interview. We’ll use WhatsApp, Skype or Facetime so that you can virtually meet our team before making a decision, or you can meet our local teams in person.
If you are successful, you will be invited to attend the induction training in London or Spain, with free accommodation and either full payment or a contribution to your travel costs.
As all of our roles are for “live-in” care positions, your accommodation and food will be provided whilst working on placement in the UK.
If you are joining us from overseas, you are responsible for booking and paying for your return flight to the UK for placement. Unlike most of our competitors, we will contribute towards the cost of any return flights over £150, so long as your flights have been booked in advance (as outlined in our expenses policy). We have an online booking system offering you cheaper flight options; this also means that you do not need to pay for the cost of your flight in advance as the cost will be deducted from your monthly salary. Once you arrive in the UK all of your travel expenses will be covered when travelling to your placement, and then from your placement back to the UK airport again.
For training, there really is no where better. The training you receive 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.
Our in-depth induction programme gives you the right tools, skills and mindset to deliver outstanding care. The course takes place in London (we also run one each month in Spain), with sessions led by our industry experts and condition specialists.
You’ll be taught live-in care skills, innovative care techniques and the knowledge needed to enable our clients to live safe and well at home.
The course will refresh and develop your knowledge. It covers a wide range of topics including:
Understanding dementia (Foundation level)
Safeguarding, mental capacity, best interests and DOLS
The ageing process
Common health conditions
Nutrition and hydration
End of life care
People moving and handling
You’ll also learn about being an employee of The Good Care Group:
Our values and culture
Your terms of employment, i.e. pay, holidays and expenses
IT & e-learning – understanding our systems
Wellbeing – how we look after ourselves at work
During training, you’ll experience a variety of training techniques, including hands-on applied learning, e-learning, reflective practice, workshops and practical learning and assessment.
You will also be introduced to our unique Good Care Together Carer Community. This is a colleague community that’s available 24/7 with helpful, friendly advice whenever you need it. With access to our online Carer Community, you’ll always feel connected.
While it supports our commitment to digital working, Good Care Together offers many more benefits:
A secure forum for sharing advice, experiences and learnings from your placement with carer colleagues around the country
A place where you will always feel part of the team, even if your placement is remote or far from home
Time-saving help with admin, uploading expenses, scheduling time off and applying for overtime
A helpful alerts service with regular updates and messages from Head Office
There will be plenty of opportunities to fulfil your potential with further qualifications as you move through your career with us.
We support training in Health and Social Care to Diploma Level, as well as the opportunity for advanced training towards specialisation in a specific or complex condition. We strongly encourage all our employees to think about their career goals and take an active part in fulfilling them. 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.
Keep us informed of your ambitions and we’ll do our best to help you achieve them. Be sure to let us know your future career goals. At The Good Care Group you can develop both your professional and clinical skills. This will enable you to progress further in your career for example social work, nursing etc.
Call now to speak to our recruitment team
If you’re passionate about providing the very best care, we think there’s nowhere better than The Good Care Group.