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Job Description

Chelsea, England

Join the UK’s leading home care provider as a live-in carer. Your job will involve living with a customer to provide care and companionship in their own home. We are not a care agency; you will be employed directly by us, meaning you’ll receive company benefits, holiday entitlement and access to our pension scheme – no taxes or paperwork for you to organise plus a whole host of other benefits.

We know what it takes to deliver exceptional care and look after our staff – we’ve been leaders in the industry over the past 30 years. Find out more about why you should join us.

What we pay

£704 to £866 per week – This is the total value of what we pay to you for each week worked made up of:

  • £610 to £750 – Basic Weekly Pay (dependent on experience & qualification)
  • £74 to £91 – Holiday pay – paid to you when you take time off or when you want.
  • £20 to £25 – Employer’s pension – what we pay into your pension so you can enjoy your hard-earned retirement

Key Benefits

You get a whole host of benefits of being a Carer with Helping Hands:

  • Daily, Weekly or Monthly PayWith our Early Pay App, you can receive up to 50% of what you have earnt at any time during the monthly pay period, with no fees and no interest. It’s your money so you can get it when you want
  • Guaranteed IncomeWe can guarantee you a level of income that suits your needs so you know you have enough to cover your bills guaranteed with guaranteed hours contracts
  • Free Food and AccommodationAs a live in carer you are provided with accommodation and meals for every week you work with us
  • Free Travel between placements: We cover your travel expenses to and from your placements so you keep your hard earnt money for you and your family
  • Free Employee Assistance Programme: You are able to access professional counselling in strict confidence to help with any major life issues including stress, debt and bereavement as well as lots of other advice
  • Free Blue Light Card for Brand Big Savings! Get great discounts from your favourite brands including KFC, Asda, JD Sports, New Look, Cineworld, Odeon, Dominos, Starbucks, boohoo, Ray Ban and many more!
  • Training, Development and Career opportunities: We offer free training and development to help you get the skills you need to grow. In 2021 to date we have promoted over 200 Carers to more senior positions
  • Enhanced bank holiday pay rates: earn up to double time during the Christmas bank holidays
  • Generous Refer-a-Friend scheme with easy app access
  • On-going support from a local dedicated manager and care team

What the role entails

Being a live-in care assistant means you need to be adaptable, personable but ultimately put others first. You will be living with your customer in their home, but you will have your own bedroom and time off at agreed intervals. Your role will include:

  • Living with a customer in their home
  • Companionship
  • Helping with personal care
  • Helping with mobility around the home
  • Overseeing medication and providing medical support
  • Helping with housework such as cleaning and vacuuming
  • Preparing and cooking meals
  • Running errands such as food shopping or picking up prescriptions

All we need from you is a desire to care for others – we can teach you the rest. Working as a live-in care assistant isn’t always the easiest job, but we promise that it will be one of the most rewarding.

How we work

Working for Helping Hands means that you’ll be employed by a fully-regulated company that will look after and nurture you, just like we do our customers. We are registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) who regulate our service and ensure that we are always safe. As we employ our carers directly, this means you get all the support and benefits of being part of our team including paid holiday, employers pension and the raft of other benefits summarised above. That means you never have to worry about having to pay any extras which could come out of your earnings.

What we won’t do

We will never ask to you be a self-employed carer as Self-employed carers have to:

  • Pay employment taxes out of their earnings
  • Pay an expensive accountant to manage and complete their tax returns including how and when to pay the taxes due to the Government

This is a complex process and “getting it wrong” and falling foul of the tax man is not a pleasant experience!