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  • Live in CAREGiver

    Are you a kind, compationate person looking for a new role within the Care Industry?

    Here at Home Instead, we are looking for people who want to make a real difference to the quality of the lives of those living within the Milton Keynes area. As a Live in CAREGiver, you will live in a client’s home & provide support to help keep your client independent within their own home for as long as possible.

    You do not need any experience or particular qualifications to become a Live in CAREGiver. However, it would be useful to have some experience of working within a care setting. This could be from personal experiences of caring for your family or voluntary experience.

    You will have a passion for supporting people & pride yourself on delivering an outstanding service. You will be reliable, trustworthy & respectful, enjoying building professional friendships with people and be comfortable spending large amounts of time in the company of others.

    As a Live in CAREGiver, you will be provided with 3 meals a day or an allowance from the client, a separate room to stay in & access to a TV and WiFi. In addition, we offer comprehensive training and support.

    Essential Criteria –

    • Ability to treat and care for clients and their property with dignity and respect.
    • Ability to adapt to various living environments and locations.
    • Ability to listen, communicate clearly and build relationships with clients and their families in a friendly and pleasant manner.
    • Willingness to work and communicate professionally with Home Instead Senior Care Office team and other social and health care professionals.
    • Respect for people suffering from a range of medical conditions with different backgrounds and belief to your own. Commitment to non-discriminatory care practice.
    • Willing to seek guidance when needed and follow instructions.
    • Excellent time management; organised and reliable.
    • Ability to adapt to change quickly and make decisions at short notice.
    • Good hygiene practice, including personal hygiene and smart appearance.
    • Good level of stamina and fitness to meet the physical demands of this role.

    This role requires you to obtain an Enhances Disclosure (Enhanced DBS) from the relevant body & obtain business insurance for your vehicle if you will be using your car for work)

    About us...

    Here at Home Instead Senior Care, we are the UK’s most admired care company, providing world class home care for seniors. We match our Live in CAREGivers to our clients based on a variety of mutual interests & hobbies to help build strong bonds of trust and overall enables us to provide support in a more personal way.

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Provide live in care, usually working alone.
    • Reflect the core values of Home Instead Senior Care.
    • Contribute to a positive living environment to enhance a client’s quality of life.
    • As you will be staying in client’s home, you will follow their house rules and be mindful of their need for privacy.
    • You may be the only person the client see’s over a period of time, it is therefore essential to document daily activities and report any changes or causes for concern relating to a client’s needs or living conditions to the office.
    • Maintain regular communications with your line manager and office staff and be clear about when to seek help and advice to keep a client safe and promote their wellbeing.

    What does this role involve?

    Companionship –

    • Offer companionship & conversation.
    • Monitor diet and eating
    • Stimulate and encourage through a variety of activities (for example; clothing selection, outings, hobbies and crafts)
    • Arrange and provide reminders for appointments, activities and outings.
    • Help with travel arrangements where needed.
    • Organise mail & write letters where needed.
    • Assist with walking (lending an arm to steady)
    • Accompany to appointments and social events (for example; visiting friends or family, lunch or club meetings.

    Home Help –

    • Run errands / collect prescriptions.
    • Performing light housekeeping tasks (dusting, vacuuming, making beds, changing linen, cleaning bathroom and kitchen, washing and ironing, taking out rubbish, caring for houseplants etc.)
    • Organise and tidy cupboards and check food expiry dates.
    • Plan, prepare and tidy away meals.
    • Answer the door to visitors.
    • Assist with pet care where necessary.
    • Supervise with home maintenance.
    • Help with shopping and oversee any home deliveries.

    Personal Care –

    • Provide medication reminders.
    • Help with bathing, dressing and grooming.
    • Help with continence care where necessary.
    • Assist with eating and drinking.
    • Provide dementia and Alzheimer’s care where necessary.
    • Provide respite / convalescence care.
    • Assist with morning / wake up and evening / tuck in.

    Secondary Responsibilities –

    • Participate in company sponsored training and social events including CAREGiver meetings.
    • Report hours according to office policy and communicate changes in availability in a timely manner.
    • Participate in PEAQ surveys.
    • Document client information in Client and Life journal.
    • Perform other reasonable duties as assigned.

    multiple contracts available with varying terms & hours.

    If you’re looking for work that is extremely rewarding & you have a high-degree of flexibility to meet our client’s needs, we would love to hear from you!

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  • Senior CAREGiver Supervisor

    Do you have experience working within Care? Are you looking for your next career step within the Care Industry?

    We are looking for a Senior CAREGiver Supervisor with some care experience to work with our team in Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas. We are offering full time hours with more hours available on an ad-hoc basis for the successful candidate.

    About us...

    Home Instead Senior Care Milton Keynes is proud to offer the highest quality care and support to people living in their own homes; in order to help them remain living independently, safely and happily for as long as possible.

    The service we offer our clients is very different from most other companies as our calls are a minimum of 1 hour and you get the same clients, allowing you to build a great relationship and truly understand their needs.

    As a successful Senior CAREGiver Supervisor, you will…

    • Have a full UK Driving Licence and access to a car.
    • Live within the Milton Keynes area.
    • Be able to work every alternate weekends.
    • Have suitable experience within the Health and Social Care sector.
    • The ability to work in different and challenging situations at short notice.
    • Flexible availability.

    For the right candidates we offer excellent benefits and support, such as…

    • Full time contracted hours.
    • A salary from £18,000 - £21,000 per annum - dependant on skills & experience.
    • 28 days holiday per annum.
    • Paid travel time & mileage allowance
    • Induction training that will give you all of the confidence and skills you will need before you start, as well as funded training & continued development throughout your career with us.
    • Opportunity to work additional ad-hoc hours if wanted.

    If this sound of interest and you would like to learn more about the job opportunity please submit your details and we will be in contact with further information…

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  • Part Time CAREGiver

    Are you looking for an exciting new job where you can make a real difference to people’s lives within your community? If this sounds like you, then being a Part Time CAREGiver could be the perfect role for you.

    We have roles available in Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas, so if you would like to find out more about becoming a Part Time CAREGiver, get in contact by submitting your details!

    About us...

    Home Instead Senior Care Milton Keynes is proud to offer the highest quality care and support to people living in their own homes; in order to help them remain living independently, safely and happily for as long as possible.

    The role...

    Being a Part Time CAREGiver offers you the flexibility to work when best suits you! As you would be working as part of the team providing care & companionship to our clients throughout the week, we ask that you are available evenings and weekends. However, you would never be expected to work every weekend or every evening unless this is something you were happy to do.

    We will carefully match you to older adults within your local community and you will support them in their own home and in their day to day activities…

    This can include:

    • Being a friendly companion, someone they can rely on and chat to.
    • Assisting with daily routines around the house including light household duties & preparing meals.
    • Prompting to take any medications.
    • Taking a client out shopping or attending local groups, events or appointments.
    • Assisting with personal needs for some clients if necessary.

    For the right candidates we offer excellent benefits and support, such as…

    • Excellent rates of pay - £8.40 - £9.25 per hour.
    • Paid travel time & mileage allowance
    • Induction training that will give you all of the confidence and skills you will need before you start, as well as funded training & continued development throughout your career with us.
    • Paid holidays.
    • Minimum of one hour calls to our clients (often longer)
    • Pension contributions

    No previous care experience is required as we offer a fully comprehensive induction training programme, however having experience would be an advantage.

    Hours Available: Part Time (Flexibility Required)

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  • CAREGivers Wanted

    We currently have vacancies for CAREGivers in our region. Click here to apply for a position with your local office.
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  • UKHCA Registered

Very happy with the service, far superior to other agencies in my experience. care workers are matched to the client, which works well for us. They genuinely care and for my dad cheering his day making our lives better.

Mrs SS