Understanding the Recruitment Process with Home Instead

Recruitment processes can vary greatly from one organisation to another, so we have put together this blog to help you better understand what to expect when applying for a live-in carer position with Home Instead.

What we are looking for:

Carers who live in a client’s home and provide a variety of non-medical services that enhance the quality of their life. To help clients and their families meet the challenges of ageing with dignity, pride, care and compassion.

Our live-in carers should have the ability to:

  • Care for and treat the clients and their property with dignity and respect.
  • Adapt to various living environments and locations, as well as change quickly and make common sense decisions at short notice.
  • Listen, communicate clearly, and build relationships with clients and their families in a friendly and pleasant manner.
  • Respect people suffering from a range of medical conditions, with different backgrounds and beliefs to their own. Show commitment to non-discriminatory care practice.
  • Work and communicate professionally with Home Instead office teams and other social and health care professionals. 
  • Seek guidance when needed and follow instructions.
  • Show excellent time management and organisational skills.
  • Be reliable.
  • Have good hygiene, including personal hygiene and a smart appearance.
  • Keep a good level of stamina and fitness to meet the physical demands of the job.

If you think this sounds like you, and you are interested in a role as a live-in carer for Home Instead in South West London and Surrey, we have included a form at the end of this blog to let us know you are interested, please get in touch as we would love to hear from you.

Once we have your completed form, if you are a suitable candidate, we will make contact with you via phone or email and set up a telephone interview. Interviews are undertaken by Zoom or WhatsApp call and last between 30 minutes to one hour. This is our opportunity to get to know each other better, and you can ask us any questions about what the role involves and the process of relocating to the UK.

After this initial phone call, if you have been successful, you will then be emailed application documents, a DBS request (to check for any criminal records), a reference request, a detailed job description and other useful documents needed. We will also invite you to join a 3-day Recruitment Assessment Programme, this is where we will teach you the skills you need before you get started in your new role.

Once all necessary documents are returned to us, we will then create a carer profile, which will be sent to clients, and we will begin the process of finding a position with a client that is a good fit for you both. We really value this step as we know how important a strong bond is to delivering good care.

Please fill out our initial application form and we will be in touch soon: