Abicare Live-in Carer (permanent full time, guaranteed minimum £31,200)

Job Introduction

This role would ideally suit someone willing to take on a variety of care placements.

At Abicare, we believe in providing high-quality care where people are looked after with dignity and respect. Kindness is what care is all about, so first and foremost, we carefully choose our staff for their kind and compassionate nature. We aim to care, nurture and enrich the lives of all in our staff, clients and family members.

The ideal candidate will be friendly and confident, with good interpersonal skills. You will need to be able to put clients at ease, helping them with their personal care while making sure they feel comfortable.

Main Responsibility

  • Personal care: bathing, dressing, help with going to the toilet and supervision/administration of medication
  • Bedtime and morning routines: help with getting up and getting ready for bed
  • Food preparation and help at mealtimes
  • Light housework: laundry, cooking, and cleaning
  • Companionship and social interaction
  • Social activities: visits to clubs and to see friends
  • Errands: shopping and collecting prescriptions
  • Upholding the client's safety and welfare at all times
  • Communicating with family members and healthcare professionals
  • Adhere to all requirements and standards within Abicare's policies and procedures

The Ideal Candidate

  • At least 12 months previous care experience either as a Live-In Carer or in a Domiciliary Care setting
  • Experience in Moving & Handling including the use of hoists
  • Experience in administering medication
  • A solid understanding of what good care looks like
  • Healthcare assistants who will be naturally kind and caring, wanting to make a difference to our client’s lives
  • Strong written and communication skills
  • Individuals that can work remotely and largely unsupervised
  • A calm attitude and the ability to think logically when under pressure
  • The ability to prepare simple meals, follow good standards of hygiene and adapt meals to your client's dietary needs
  • The right to work in the UK

You will be expected to exhibit Abicare’s 5 core values (C.H.E.C.K):
C- Committed H - Honest E - Empowering C- Collaborative K - Kind

Package Description

  • Guaranteed minimum £31,200 per year
  • Welcome bonus £400*
  • Paid 3-day training course and we reimburse the cost of travel and accommodation 
  • Ongoing training and career development opportunities (nationally recognised qualification routes)
  • Free Care Certificate qualification
  • Food and accommodation provided whilst in placement with the client
  • Regular breaks of two hours are provided during each working day
  • Travel expenses reimbursed when travelling to client’s home
  • Additional allowances for high dependency/specialist packages
  • Sick pay and company pension scheme
  • 28 days per year holiday pay 
  • The option to request up to 4 weeks additional unpaid leave
  • 24/7 on-call emergency support network
  • Regular team meetings and social events
  • Discounted online and retail shopping

About the Company

Abicare Services is part of the Health & Social care sector where we provide daily and live-in care to our clients. We are part of a fast-growing industry which also relies heavily on technology to manage the delivery of great service to its clients. Abicare is committed to integrating innovative care technology, which can assist and complement the daily or live-in care that is delivered to our clients by our carers. We are always looking at new ways to deliver care in the community. Abicare is registered with CQC (Care Quality Commission) and CIW (Care Inspectorate Wales) and works closely with local health authorities and NHS commissioners.

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