It takes a certain kind of person to be a carer, and an even more special kind of person to become a live-in carer. To be a great carer, you truly have to care about people and want to help them, not just want a job to make a living.
Live-in care is a fantastic option for some clients, allowing them to stay at home in a familiar and relaxed surrounding with round the clock access to care from a professional in accordance with a detailed care plan pre-agreed with the client or their family.
It’s a demanding and challenging role, but an excellent opportunity for the right kind of person, allowing them to provide one-to-one care and concentrate on the individual and even build a lasting friendship while providing professional care that could include personal care, domestic assistance and companionship.
The Ideal Person For A Live-In Care Job in Surrey
We have a number of live-in care jobs in Surrey, which lies just south of London. If you’re someone who relishes a challenge with great empathy, it could be the ideal role for you. Of course, as part of the role as a live-in carer, you will be provided with accommodation in the client’s home so you can provide care to the individual on a continual basis.
Ideally you will have previous carer experience, either in a professional or personal capacity but it is not essential as you will be fully trained and will shadow another carer at the start of your career so you can get to grips with the requirements of the role and the care you will need to provide. Once you go on to your assigned live in care job in Surrey, you will be provided with on-going support from our care management team whenever you need it.
Communication is key, both with other caring professionals as well as the client and their family so you will need excellent English language skills both written and verbal. Ideally, you will also hold a full UK driving license and have access to a car.
As you will be living with the person you are caring for and taking care of domestic duties as well as personal care, it is important to have adequate cooking skills so that you are able to provide the client with meals and prepare food for them.
You will need to be respectful, caring and empathetic to their needs – whatever the demands. You’ll be resilient and strong, but approachable and kind with the ability to gain trust and develop an excellent working relationship.
Live-In Care Job Vacancies Surrey
If you are successful in obtaining a live-in carer job in Surrey, following your training and shadowing you will be matched to a client based on personality and experience. As a live-in carer, the relationship with your client is paramount and you must trust one another and be able to build a lasting relationship while providing professional care.
Our live-in care job vacancies in Surrey will provide you with an excellent rate of pay and even on-demand pay as and when you need it. Holiday & sick pay form part of your contract and you will be supported with any additional learning and development with excellent access to training in specialist areas and obtaining professional qualifications.
We will hold regular performance reviews with you to discuss your progress and career goals – addressing any challenges you may be facing. You will be fully supported in your role and you will have access to tech enabled reporting to see client records for efficiency and accuracy in your care.
If you think you have what it takes to take to become a live-in carer in Surrey, please get in contact and apply now. We’d love to welcome you to our team of fantastic carers and you can begin to make a positive impact to the lives of our clients. The role can be a challenging one, but is also hugely rewarding for the right person.