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Start Your Career As A Live-In Carer

We know live-in carers are special, which is why we would like to hear from you. We are looking for caring, hard-working people who are interested in becoming live-in carers. Consultus has been providing high-quality live-in care services for clients in their own homes for nearly 60 years. 

Here at Consultus, we understand how beneficial receiving social care in the comfort of your own home is to our service users. This is why we strive to provide the best in Live-in Care and make a real difference to people’s lives. 

We have created an environment where your talents, individuality, and motivation are encouraged and where you can make your Carer job a fulfilling and varied career. We will provide you with full training to the highest standards to ensure that you will be at ease and comfortable in your role as a Live-in Carer and provide a high-quality service to your Clients.

Our Managed Home Care service is regulated and inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Our latest report, which stated we were a good care provider, can be found here.

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As a professional Live-in Carer, you will provide support and meet the care needs of elderly or vulnerable people when they need help the most while also allowing them to live as independently as possible. You will work in your Client’s home where they are more comfortable and relaxed. 

Our live-in care service can involve helping with cooking and cleaning, helping your client move around the house or get up in the morning, help with washing or going to the toilet and other forms of support. Most importantly, you will be there to offer companionship to your client. 

Working as a live-in carer can be tough, but it is also extremely rewarding. You will get all the support that you will need to start your career as a live-in carer with us. Every day is different when you provide live-in care for the elderly or vulnerable. You will enjoy the rewarding feeling that comes from making a real difference to some one’s lives with personalised and individual live-in care.

Introductory Care or Managed Care
You'll also receive a complimentary training package from our award-winning centre worth over £200, plus a £50 further education voucher to use in our training centre*.
*Training needs to be completed within 10 days, including a half-day practical training session. Training certificates received after 42 days’ worth of bookings.

Live-In Carer Job Description

As a live-in carer, you will provide a full-time home care service for your client and support them with things such as washing, dressing and various aspects of personal care. You will meet clients who have varying degrees of dependency and care needs, which means you will be supporting them with a range of everyday activities. 

Some clients who may be experiencing memory loss or struggling with mobility can find the small tasks such as cooking and running the home increasingly difficult, so your role will be to take on these household chores to ensure the client feels safe, secure and confident in their own home.

Above all else, you will be offering your clients companionship and emotional support when they need it most. Simple things such as a quick chat over a cup of tea or sharing a laugh while they watch their favourite TV show can go a long way. For more information on our Live-in care service visit our live-in care page.

You’ll also receive a training package from our award-winning centre worth over £200, plus a £50 further education voucher to use in our Training Centre*, this includes your induction training, which is a mix of virtual & face to face training. 

*Training needs to be completed within 10 days, including a half-day practical training session. Training certificates received after 42 days’ worth of bookings.

In addition to our training package Consultus can also offer:

  • We offer a guarantee of work for a minimum of 12 weeks and with such a flexible role, you can plan your work schedule to suit you;

  • You can expect to earn between £674-£1,064 per week;

  • We provide a free COVID-19 test at our clinic here in Tonbridge;

  • You can book subsidised overnight accommodation in one of our nearby comfortable carer Houses during training and for short breaks between bookings;

  • You will be assigned a training mentor to support you during training and into your first booking and beyond;

  • You will be able to sign up to our online, social support community for carers, via a dedicated Consultus Platform;

  • We will offer a well-being support package for carers which includes emotional support;

  • Access to further education within the Consultus Training Centre.

Receive Constant Support

Here at Consultus, we understand that being a carer is highly rewarding but can also be challenging. Our Care Management Team is there to provide you with all the support you need to make things easier for you while you provide live-in care. Whether it is helping you to adjust to life as a live-in carer or helping you decide on the right training to help you process, our friendly team will help you provide the best care possible. 

What Are We Looking For?

Here at Consultus, we are looking for compassionate and respectful individuals who are motivated by helping and inspiring others to join our Care Team and become live-in carers. If you have patience, empathy, integrity and compassion for others, as well as being fit and healthy, then you might have what it takes to become a live-in carer. 

If you have previous experience and have worked as a professional care worker or support worker for another care agency then we would like to hear from you. If you lack professional experience but have cared for a family member or loved one then you should also apply. In addition, if you have had a career within another professional industry, such as teaching, but are interested in care work we can provide you with full training to begin your career as a Professional live-in carer. 

You can make a real difference to someone’s life by becoming a live-in carer. In our experience, carers come from a variety of backgrounds from across the UK and overseas. If you are a self-starter with good communication skills and thrive working in different situations then you should join one of the UK’s leading care groups and start your career as a live-in carer today. 

Consultus welcomes carers from overseas who are interested in becoming live-in carers. Many of our carers come from France, Spain, Portugal, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Australia and many more. 

In any one week, there are more than 600 carers looking after elderly and vulnerable people in their own homes throughout the UK. Working as a live-in carer is an excellent way to earn an income when visiting friends or family in the UK.

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to apply please email care@consultuscare.com and quote the Ref and the initials

URGENT: Managed carer needed for a couple in Ingatestone, Essex ASAP

couple holding hands at birthday party
REF: 500517, PT- Daily rate £118

The Managed care team is seeking a carer for a couple in Ingatestone, Essex. The gentleman is self-caring. The lady suffers from dementia, asthma, anxiety, depression, and general lethargy. The client requires assistance with all personal care, as well as medication supervision and help with transferring although she is weight-bearing – there is a lift in situ to aid. The lady enjoys stamp collecting, art, fashion, and collecting orchids.

The managed carer we are looking for must be experienced with this type of care, be calm, patient, supportive, and understanding. Other duties will include cooking, laundry, and housekeeping. Please note this is a strictly non-smoking booking and a driver isn’t needed at the husband takes care of this.
 

To apply please email managedcare@consultuscare.com and quote the Ref and initials seen above.

URGENT: Male managed carer needed for a waking-night placement in Wiltshire ASAP

REF: 500457, HB – Daily rate £107

The Managed Care department is looking for a waking-night male carer for a gentleman in Warminster, Wiltshire who suffered a stroke last year, which has subsequently affected his left side. Prior to the stroke, the gentleman was living independently. He has an interest in paintings and sculptures, many of which are around his home, and he likes listening to cricket and poetry. He has a lovely, spacious property with a beautiful garden at the rear.

The gentleman requires the assistance of x2 carers at all times when transferring with a standing aid, he also requires repositioning every four hours and his skin needs close monitoring. He has experienced unsettled nights while in hospital and suffers from incontinence. The gentleman enjoys nutritious, well-cooked food, such as meat, fish, pasta, and it may be a requirement to follow the desired recipe. He can eat independently with his right hand, although food needs to be cut into bite-sized pieces.

The waking-night carer we are looking for should ideally have experience with stroke clients, be calm, collected, patient, and understanding.

To apply please email managedcare@consultuscare.com and quote the Ref and initials seen above.

male carer and client out in park

URGENT: Carer needed for placement in Wellington, Somerset ASAP

REF: 86290, EM. S – Daily rate £102

The Care at Home team is seeking a carer for a lady in Wellington, Somerset who suffers from Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, previous cellulitis of the right leg, anxiety, and limited mobility due to below-knee amputation. The client requires assistance with all aspects of personal care, supervision of medication, and help with toileting. Although the client is able to bear weight for a few minutes, help with transferring is needed, and general mobility – there are 3 wheelchairs and a Banana board to aid. The lady likes to eat simple food and enjoys learning, poetry, sketching, gardening, and current affairs.

The carer we are seeking ideally needs to be experienced with this type of care, be calm, patient, understanding, and supportive. Other duties will include cooking, shopping, and housekeeping. Please note this is a non-smoking and non-driving booking.

To apply please email care@consultuscare.com and quote the Ref and initials seen above.

URGENT: Managed carer needed for a placement in Harrietsham, Kent ASAP

REF: 500506, MC – Daily rate £97

The Managed Care Department is seeking a carer for a lady in Harrietsham, Kent who suffers from a neck fracture, heart failure, macular degeneration, skin cancer, hypothyroidism, poor mobility, displacement of joints, and poor eyesight. The client requires assistance with most aspects of personal care, as well as support and prompting with medication and incontinence. The lady is weight-bearing, however, assistance with transferring and general mobility is needed. The client enjoys the local community, the church, adores animals, enjoys good conversation, and likes to watch the news.

The carer we are seeking ideally needs to be experienced with this type of care, be calm, patient, supportive, and understanding. Other duties will include hoovering, dusting, laundry, washing up, and making beds. Please note this is a non-smoking booking and a driver isn’t essential.

To apply please email managedcare@consultuscare.com and quote the Ref and initials seen above.

carer and client conversation

URGENT: Managed Care Dept. Carer needed for a placement in Leigh, Kent ASAP

Lady and carer enjoying a cup of tea and smiling

REF: 500498, VC – Daily rate £102

The Managed Care team is seeking a carer for a lady in Leigh, Kent who suffers from possible early-onset dementia, Parkinson’s disease, osteoporosis, atrial fibrillation, short-term memory loss, spontaneous bone breaks, and restricted mobility. The client needs help with washing and dressing, as well as medication supervision and occasional help with toileting. Although the client is weight-bearing, supervision when transferring is needed and general mobility needs to be aided – there is a Zimmer frame and electric wheelchair in situ. The lady likes to watch TV and watch the birds in the garden.

The Managed Carer we are seeking ideally needs to be experienced with this type of care, be calm, patient, supportive, and understanding. Other duties will include light housework. Please note this is a non-driving and non-smoking booking, however, there is parking available for carers with a car.

To apply please email managedcare@consultuscare.com and quote the Ref and initials seen above.

URGENT: Carer needed for a placement in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire ASAP

REF: 84952, JM. M – Daily rate £102

The Care at Home team is looking for a carer for a lady in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire who suffers from vascular disease, hypertension, cellulitis, anxiety, and a prosthetic leg. The client requires assistance with bathing and skincare. The client is weight-bearing but assistance with general mobility is needed. The client likes to paint, read and watch TV.

The carer we are seeking ideally needs to be experienced with this type of care, be calm, patient, supportive, and encouraging. Other duties will include cooking, shopping, and housekeeping. Please note this is a non-smoking booking and a driver is preferred, there is an automatic car available for eligible drivers (the care has been adapted for the client).

To apply please email care@consultuscare.com and quote the Ref and initials seen above.

URGENT: Carer needed for a placement in Aberdeenshire, Scotland ASAP

REF: 94691, WB – Daily rate £102

The Care at Home team is seeking a carer for a lady in Aberdeenshire, Scotland who suffers from signs of advanced dementia, short-term memory loss, disorientation, general frailty. The client requires assistance with most aspects of personal care, as well as medication supervision. Although the lady is weight-bearing, assistance is occasionally needed at night and general mobility needs monitoring – there is a Zimmer frame and electric/manual wheelchair in situ. The lady enjoys sitting in the sunroom, loves the garden and nature, knitting, crafting, and watching TV.

The carer we are seeking ideally needs to be experienced with this type of care, be calm, patient, supportive, and understanding. Other duties will include cooking, housekeeping, and laundry. Please note this is a non-driving and non-smoking booking.

To apply please email care@consultuscare.com and quote the Ref and initials seen above.

Working as a carer is immensely rewarding and here at Consultus, we have built up an incredible award-winning training centre, which exemplifies the very best in teaching standards and knowledge. Our outstanding award-winning trainers use their wealth of knowledge and experience to provide you with a valuable insight into caring; building confidence as you train in new areas.

If you are interested in a career as a live-in carer, we can provide you with all the training you will need to represent our brand and provide our clients with the highest standard in personalised live-in care. 

If you are interested in finding more information about the training courses we provide, visit our Training Courses page

Our live-in carers receive our heavily subsidised award-winning training which is unmatched by other home care providers. We provide induction training for all of our live-in carers that includes a combination of online courses, videos, live virtual training sessions and a practical training session to cover all of the core skills needed to qualify as a Consultus live-in carer.

Where Are We Going

There are exciting times ahead with increased recruitment in our Head Office in Tonbridge, with the introduction of our employed model as well as our self-employed model. Client expansion across the United Kingdom and the development of our award-winning Consultus Care Training Centre. Our mission is to raise the profile of live-in carers, ensuring they are recognised for the truly wonderful work they do and in turn become empowered professionals.

Our aim is to get to know you as an individual and what motivates you day to day and create a role that is personalised to you. We will discuss your life skills and care experience, as well as your personality, interests and soft skills to ensure we match you with the right client.

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Live In Care Jobs Frequently Asked Questions

As the job title would suggest, a live-in carer lives with their client in their home and provides a care service that supports them with everyday tasks such as cooking, cleaning, getting dressed and washing. Some clients are more independent than others and your work and tasks can vary depending on the client. 

With Consultus you can expect to earn between £674-£945 per week. You will also receive inclusive accommodation while on assignment and potentially travel expenses as agreed with your clients. 

We provide all of our carers with full training and support while they are working as part of our care team. You can also access a selection of additional accreditations and training opportunities to advance your live-in care career.

Yes, all of our live-in carers have their own room while they are on assignment. We ensure that it is suitable before assigning a carer. 

All carers have a face-to-face interview, at which we check all documentation, take professional references and process a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure and DBS Adult First. All professional references are followed up with police checks from their country of origin.

Yes, many of our clients have favourite regular carers and vice-versa. We try to arrange a rota of carers wherever possible.

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