Live in care assistant

  • Job Type: Part Time
  • Salary: £651 per week
  • Birmingham, UK
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Join our care team in Birmingham

If you’re looking for a work-life balance tailored to your lifestyle, featuring great breaks for your well-being, we want to connect with you.

We’re actively seeking live-in care assistants to support our clients in and around Birmingham who will thrive in placements averaging six to eight hours of client support per day. This unique opportunity is ideal for individuals who may be looking to take a step back from more complex care, but still want to enjoy all the benefits that live-in care can bring.

In our six or eight-hour live-in placements, care assistants typically stay with clients for a minimum of 6 weeks, though many choose to stay longer. Enjoy the support of our expert team, and a generous daily break of at least three hours, enabling you to explore the local community and experience the sites of Birmingham during your breaks.

If you’re ready to embrace a fulfilling and flexible caregiving role working in and around Birmingham, we’d love to hear from you!  Please note we have clients throughout England, so may also offer you suitable placements in other locations.

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We’ll provide you with:

  • Maximise earning potential by remaining with your client for longer – you will have less personal outgoings such as food costs and utility bills
  • Generous rest time in placement – working six to eight hours for a client with lower needs means longer breaks for you and you can explore the local area
  • £45 travel expense permitted for each one way journey to/from your placement
  • Funded Blue Light Card – giving you access to lots of discounts to both online and highstreet retailers
  • Free training in London or Oxford, with opportunities to further develop your knowledge through our ongoing training courses
  • Assistance programme – free confidential advice line supporting you in times of need
  • Free enhanced DBS
  • 24/7 on call support
  • Generous ‘Refer A Friend’ Scheme
  • We offer longer placements which enable you to spend more time building a meaningful relationship with the person you care for and that give you flexibility to fit your work pattern around your lifestyle choices
  • You will be engaged to work with us for the duration of your placement. We handle all your tax and national insurance deductions during that period, so that’s one less thing for you to think about, you will also be paid a holiday entitlement

About you

You’ll be a ‘people person’ and enjoy engaging in conversation and creating enjoyable moments with our clients. Whether you have experience as a live-in carer, a support worker, a care assistant in residential or domiciliary care, or as an HCA within the NHS, if you share our dedication to providing quality care, we invite you to apply.

It’s important you have the following:

  • Minimum of six months’ professional care experience: This should be obtained in any professional care setting.
  • Documentation of the right to work in the UK: This could include a British passport, settled or pre-settled status through the EU settlement scheme, or a valid visa allowing unrestricted work in the UK. Unfortunately, we cannot facilitate sponsorship or visa requests, including those related to health and social care visas.
  • Flexibility for travel within England. The nature of the role requires you to be adaptable and capable of commuting to various client placements.
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Easy apply online – no CV needed

About the role

We have clients based in Birmingham as well as across the UK.  You will be living with a client for the duration of your chosen work pattern. You’ll look after one person or at times a couple, following a person centred care plan where you’ll tailor your support to meet your clients’ needs.

Duties are likely to include:

  • Assisting with daily activities
  • Personal care
  • Support in managing conditions such as dementia
  • Cooking, cleaning and ensuring the smooth running of the household
  • You could be working on average six to eight hours per day based on your clients’ needs

About us

At Cherished Home Care, our focus is on empowering individuals through choice. As a live-in care assistant you could be supporting our clients in Birmingham or throughout England.  Your role is to facilitate people in living life on their own terms. This means granting them the freedom to choose where, when, and how they receive care.

In return, we offer you the flexibility to select a working pattern that aligns with your lifestyle, access to ongoing training and development tailored to your personal growth, and the opportunity to be part of a company dedicated to providing round-the-clock support, so you can provide the best home care to our clients.

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Our recruitment process


1. Complete application form

Apply with Max, our virtual recruitment assistant. It should only take 5-10 minutes to complete and you will know straight away if you have progressed to the next stage.

2. One experience questionnaire

If applying for a live-in care role, you will be sent a link to complete an online situational judgement questionnaire. It’s a great way to understand the types of scenarios you will experience as a live-in carer.


3. Interview

If we feel we might have a suitable role for you, you will be invited to attend an interview. This is usually via video call, and Max will help you book a time that works best for you.


4. Offer of training

Once you are invited to attend a training course, we’ll also start the compliance process which includes DBS checks, references and right-to-work checks.


5. Induction training

After your initial compliance checks are completed, you will attend our face-to-face training in London or Oxford.