Female live-in carer/companion wanted to join friendly team, caring for for pleasantly confused, gentle, elderly lady in leafy Richmond/Twickenham area of South London.
Must be kind, experienced, well-organised, well-educated, and mature. Non-smoker. Generous pay, working with friendly family. No pets. Own room in comfortable house. Alternating one or two-week shifts normally preferred; other live in care options available, including occasional relief work. Reliability, integrity and flexibility are essential. The main live in care position is likely to be available from towards the end of January. We are starting the recruitment process now, to allow sufficient time for interviewing, references, and training if required.
For this live in position, we offer starting pay of approx. £800 per week, rising to £900+ per week, following satisfactory completion of a probation period. You must be eligible to work in the UK, and have a valid National Insurance Number. You may choose to work as a salaried employee (PAYE), or on a self-employed freelance basis. If you choose to work freelance, then you must hold Carer’s insurance, and you must have verified self-employed status with HMRC.
Because this position requires maturity and experience, only applicants over the age of 40 will be considered. Recent Enhanced CRB/DBS check desirable, but can be arranged for you if yours is more than 6 months old. Applicants must have verified experience of moving/handling, and dealing with pleasant confusion/dementia as a live-in carer. Experience of sitting/standing hoists desirable. Fluent English is essential. Nursing/Medical experience is advantageous but not essential. Preference is normally given to applicants who live reasonably local to the Richmond/Twickenham area, but we are also happy to review suitably experienced applicants from outside of this area.
If you wish to be considered, you must complete an application form, which will be sent to you, with further details of the position, following your reply to this posting.
Please respond to this posting with ONLY the following 4 pieces of information:
1. Your full CONTACT DETAILS: full name, full postal address, telephone (Land line), and email address
2. Your AGE (must be over 40 years of age)
3. BRIEF details of your QUALIFICATIONS, including Care Qualifications
4. BRIEF details of your live in CARE EXPERIENCE over the last 2 YEARS.
At this stage, please do not send your CV, or any other attachments. They will not be read. We ONLY respond to serious applicants who show a genuine interest in this position, and supply ALL the requested information. Due to the large number of applications, we are unable to respond unless you supply all the required information.
Please be advised that a final appointment offer is conditional on receipt of your fully completed application form, two good recent references, and successful performance at two face-to-face interviews with the family. Agencies will not be considered. This is a private advert. Thank you for your interest in this position.