Live-In & Home Carer Jobs In West Midlands

If you’re looking for a live-in carer jobs in West Midlands, then you’ve come to the right place. Lifted Care has a wide range of positions open in the area. Keep reading to learn more about the role of a Lifted carer, our hiring process, and how to apply.

What Is a Live-In Carer?

A live-in carer is a caretaker who helps clients meet their basic everyday needs. They often do this by living in the client’s home.

Some clients need help more than others. So, depending on the client you work with, you’ll perform certain duties to make sure they’re achieving a high quality of life.

The individuals that tend to need live-in care include:

  • Disabled individuals

  • The elderly

  • Patients recovering from surgery or injury

  • Individuals with a developmental condition

What Does a Live-In Carer Do?

A live-in carer takes care of a variety of duties. As such, you’ll handle the most basic tasks to some of the most difficult duties. 

This will depend on the client you’re working with. For example, imagine that a client is paralysed from the waist down. They can’t move their lower extremities, which means that they can’t walk and are, most likely, bound to a wheelchair.  

As their caregiver, you’ll need to help them with mobility around the house and out in public. You might also need to help them perform day-to-day activities such as cleaning, taking care of personal care needs – i.e. brushing teeth, combing hair, dressing, bathing, preparing meals. 

There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to live-in care. At Lifted, we strive to provide clients with the most personalised care so that they can achieve a higher quality of life.

What Qualifications and Experience Do I Need to Work in Live-In Care?

We want to ensure clients get the best care possible. As such, we prefer our live-in carers to have experience in the personal care field. 

However, if you don’t have professional experience, it doesn’t disqualify you from getting a position with us. We look at other factors as well. 

During the interview process, we pay attention to a candidate’s personality and qualities. The interview questions we ask candidates help us uncover certain characteristics that might help them to be successful in their caregiving career. 

For example, we might ask, “What makes you want to be a live-in carer?” This helps us get an idea of what drives a candidate to join a career where they help people who need it. If we feel that you have a passion for helping people, we take that into consideration during the hiring process. 

Below are other qualities we look for in a live-in carer:

Patience: Although emotionally rewarding, caregiving can be a challenging job. That’s why we take pride in hiring people who have the patience to deal with ups and downs. Every client is different, and not every client will be easy to care for. A caregiver with patience understands this, which means they don’t let the difficulties of the job get in the way of delivering quality care.

Understanding: A good live-in carer is understanding of a client’s situation. For example, a client might be angry or very emotional. It’s important to be able to step into the client’s shoes and look at situations from their perspective. An understanding caregiver has the instincts to take a step back and evaluate how a client is feeling.

Trustworthiness: Clients need constant round-the-clock care. This means that we should be able to rely on our live-in carers to show up to work and perform caregiving duties. We understand that things come up, but a trustworthy home carer will let us know in advance if they can’t make it. That way, we can quickly find someone who can fill in for them.

Professionalism: A professional caregiver knows how to conduct themselves while on the job in a way that’s respectful and appropriate. 

Why Should I Choose a Lifted Care Position?

At Lifted Care, we don’t just make sure our clients are happy. We also make sure our live-in carers are receiving the best possible support. After all, without our home carers, we wouldn’t be able to provide clients with the highest quality of life. 

So, in a nutshell, we don’t just care about our clients. We also care about our caregivers. 

Looking to start your live-in carer journey? Consider Lifted Care. Apply today for a Lifted carer job in West Midlands.

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