Live-in Carer (Self-employed)

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Make a real difference to peoples lives by joining Country Cousins, one of the UK's longest-serving live-in care agencies, as a Live-in carer on a self-employed basis. We're looking for dedicated, self-employed carers.

ATTENTION: We will aim to cover your quarantine and/or travel costs to the UK subject to terms and conditions.

Get paid up to £940 per week.   

As a Country Cousins live-in carer, you will be responsible for working independently and unsupervised in the client’s home, and so the ability to cope with various degrees of dependency and medical needs is paramount. Not only must you be a competent carer, but you should also be able to fit in seamlessly with our clients' home life. With an excellent disposition, you will have the ability to become a friend and companion to your clients'.  You may be called upon to provide Alzheimer’s or dementia care and quite often you will need to work alongside other care agencies or medical professionals including Marie Curie, Macmillan, and district nurses.

What we offer

  • Competitive pay rates between £97.30 to £134.30 per day
  • Flexible working patterns and the choice of when you work
  • Various assignment lengths offering flexible options to maintain a healthy work-life balance
  • Free room and board whilst on an assignment
  • Travel expenses covered to and from your assignment
  • Friendly support from our dedicated Customer Relations Executives
  • The chance to receive £250 via BACS transfer for every new carer you recommend to Country Cousins who starts to work with us

What we're looking for,

A passion for our core values:

  • Enhancing clients’ lives and enabling them to stay in their own homes
  • Respecting clients' personal space and belongings
  • Delivering the best possible private home care
  • Attending the latest training
  • Staying up to date with industry trends
  • Working closely with the client, their representatives and family to provide the best possible service, taking the lead when necessary
  • Remaining professional and proud of what we do at all times

Compliance requirements and experience:

  • Provide proof of your eligibility to work in the UK
  • Agree to complete the relevant DBS / PVG checks
  • Have a minimum of 6 months' experience in a regulated care environment
  • Be self-employed with two professional references, one from a current or previous employer
  • Evidence professional development and any training certificates

The training required to become a Country Cousins carer is:

  • Manual Handling
  • Basic First Aid
  • Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults

We offer our clients three levels of live-in home care, depending on your experience and relevant skills, and once you’ve been accepted as a Country Cousin carer, we will discuss and agree with you as to which level you are most suited.

Apply now to begin your journey as a self-employed live-in carer.

We usually respond within three days

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Why work with us?

  • Extremely rewarding work

    If you share our passion for enriching the lives of others and making a positive difference every day, then you can be sure that your journey with Country Cousins will be immensely rewarding.

  • Highly competitive pay, great incentives and rewards

    We benchmark our pay against our competitors to ensure we are always paying the best possible rates. Not only that, but we pay carers £250 in cash for every friend they successfully refer to us.

  • Flexible working options

    As a self-employed carer, you will enjoy flexible working patterns and the choice of when you work with various assignment lengths offering flexible options to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

  • A great team to work with

    We are a professional and friendly team with care at the forefront of our hearts and minds. By joining our team, you can be safe in the knowledge that you’ll have our support every step of the way.

Our values

We’re personal. We’re trusted. We’re caring. Our values remain at the forefront of our hearts and minds so you can rely on your colleagues to offer you support, motivation, commitment and positivity.

How are we personal? We have never lost sight of our clients and colleagues as individuals. Achievements of any scale don’t go unnoticed and we take the time to reward our colleagues for their hard work and dedication.

How are we trusted? As a member of the UKHCA and the Live-In Care Hub, we actively encourage everyone to pursue their own journey with us and provide pathways to progress your own career.

How are we caring? You’ll find that your colleagues are compassionate, empowering and endlessly supportive individuals. We all genuinely care about enriching the lives of others by going beyond the call of duty to make a real difference.

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