Becoming a Live-In Carer

If you’re thinking about becoming a live-in carer, you might be wondering what the recruitment process entails.

As with any job, an employer will review your application and check your credentials before inviting you for an interview. 

At Lifted, our live-in carer applicants undergo a rigorous recruitment and selection process to ensure we’re hiring the best possible talent to provide the best possible care.

How Do Care Companies Recruit and Select Live-In Carers?

We understand that families want to ensure the best care for their loved ones. Choosing the right person to do this can be a tough choice. But we aim to take that load off of families by selecting the appropriate carer for each individual client. 

Our carer recruitment process is very rigorous. We want to ensure that we hire caregivers who are professional, caring, and knowledgeable.

Carer training at Lifted

The Live-In Carer Recruitment Process

Step 1: Application

We provide those interested in our live-in carer positions with an application form that contains carefully considered questions. 

We ask specific questions to see if our applicants are suitable for the opportunities that we have available. This is to rule out applicants who won’t be a good fit for the job. We can then focus our time on applicants who are more likely to succeed in a live-in carer role. 

To ensure we hire the best possible talent, we ask our applicants for multiple professional references. We then carry out a police records check to ensure the applicant does not have a criminal record.

Step 2: Screening

When a candidate submits their application, our recruitment team screens their CV and invites them in for an interview. If a candidate is successful at this stage, they’ll proceed to the next step.

Step 3: Training

If we feel that a candidate meets our requirements, we’ll hire them as a Lifted carer. However, they must undergo training to know what to do when they begin to work with clients. 

We make sure that our carers are knowledgeable about first aid, moving and handling clients, communication, and personal care.

Below is a general overview of the many topics we cover as part of our training programme:

  • Neurological conditions

  • Dementia

  • Administering medication

  • Urinalysis

  • The ageing process

  • Skincare

  • Incontinence management

  • End of life care

  • Nutrition and hydration

We also train our carers for consistency when one of the staff is taking a break. That ensures the transition from one carer to another is a seamless process for the client.

When the Lifted Care recruitment team engages a new carer, we train the individual on how to deal with patients that can be difficult. We know that some clients show resistance to receiving care. That is why our carers must know how to remain calm, patient, and compassionate.

Step 4: Certification

If the Lifted Care recruitment team hires a candidate with no relevant qualifications, we help the new employee work toward a care qualification through our comprehensive training scheme.

Through our certification programme, our carers have the chance to reach their full potential with opportunities for professional development and career progression.

Carer out walking

Skills and Qualities Lifted Care Looks for in a Live-in Carer

It takes a special kind of person to be a successful live-in carer. As such, we want to ensure that our applicants meet the requirements we set to ensure our clients are happy and cared for properly. We look for the following skills and qualities:

  • Professionalism: When recruiting candidates, we want to make sure they can be professional at all times. They’ll be working with different clients, and not every client will be easy to deal with. Also, our carers work in a home environment, with no supervisor around to help or observe them. Strong professionalism will ensure that our candidates will be able to work effectively and independently.

  • Strong communication. Whether providing companionship or listening to a client’s concerns, a candidate needs to have excellent communication skills to deliver quality live-in care.

  • Compassion: A compassionate live-in carer is patient, empathetic, supportive, and sensitive to a client’s needs.

  • Bonus – Previous Personal Care Experience: Whether a candidate has professional care experience in a work environment or personal experience caring for a loved one, previous knowledge and skills are extremely valuable to us.

You’ll be dealing with clients with different medical conditions, so having certifications can make a massive difference in the quality of your care. 

How Does Lifted Care Manage Live-In Carers?

At Lifted Care, we look after our carers. We’re responsible for employing carers and guiding them in their work. 

We make sure we only recruit the best carers so that clients receive high-quality care. If you’re interested in a live-in carer position with us, apply today.

Lifted carer training session

Are you looking to start a new career as a live-in caregiver? Consider Lifted Care. We value our live-in carers as if they were family. Apply to become a carer today.

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