Working with Mayfair Live In Care
Mayfair Live In Care are always looking for experienced, loyal and committed live in carers to work with us to provide a high standard of care to clients who need support to remain in their own homes.
The Carers who come to work with Mayfair Live In Care are self-employed Carers who are looking for assistance in finding the right Clients to care for.
At Mayfair Live In Care we are dedicated to ensuring the care packages we take on are carried out in pleasant, safe surroundings to try and create a ‘home from home’ environment for you to work in.
At Mayfair Live In Care, we feel continuity of care is important for both Carers and Clients so we work hard to achieve this in every care package we support.
Interested in coming on board…?
Making Contact – It all starts off with making that first contact with us either by picking up the phone or dropping us an email. We will send you a Carer Registration Form for you to complete and return to us alongside a copy of your most up to date CV.
Telephone interview – if you possess the relevant skills and experiences we will arrange a time to carry out a telephone interview, where we will ask you a number of questions to make sure we would be able to offer you what you were looking for.
Face to face interview – once it has been established that we are able to work together, we will then arrange to meet with you face to face (this can be conducted via Skype if you live further afield). It is at this meeting will require you to make available all your original documentation/training certificates etc so we can make copies for your file.
DBS/References – we will apply for your references and DBS checks (which will be at a cost to yourself). The DBS service helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevents unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups. This replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA). This is a mandatory requirement required under the Health & Social Care Act.
Registration Confirmed – congratulations, you can now sit back and relax whilst we start looking for a suitable Placement for you.
Working as a live in carer is brilliantly rewarding and full of wonderful moments however, due to the nature of the role, it also brings with it many challenges. With this in mind, we are looking for people who have had previous care experience with all relevant training.
The Live-in Carer role requires you to live in the home of the person receiving care (24hrs, 7 days per week). You will be expected to provide all aspects of care they need to help them to remain at home independently for as long as they want to. The role could range from providing personal care, support with mobility issues, medication, escorting to appointments, maintaining social/family life, light house work, laundry, meal preparation and pet care. During your working day, you will be allocated a 2-hour break period where you can completely switch off and have some time to yourself.
Mayfair Live In Care are constantly looking for bright and enthusiastic Live-in Carers with compassion, empathy and common sense.
Excellent written and spoken communication skills and fluent English is essential, as you will be in sole charge of a Client within their own home and will be required to document daily routines and activities. We introduce you to the Client but you work under your own direction, supervision and control.
A number of our Clients require drivers so a full, clean driving licence for use in the UK is bonus.
Working within a Client’s home will mean you need to be flexible and adaptable to the ever changing needs of your Client and their loved ones. Understanding the fact that you are working in your Client’s home and respecting their choices and decisions.
As Mayfair Live In Care are an introductory agency, we do not employ any of the Carers who work with us. All Carers are considered as ‘self-employed’ and are responsible for their own tax and NI contributions. You will need to demonstration your registration with HMRC.
Payments to you will be made by the Client (or their representative) directly, so it is important that you have your bank account information ready for when you start your Placement.
As a self employed Carer, you will be responsible for your own training and for ensuring your certificates are up to date. If this is something you are not sure how to do, we can advise you on where to do to update your training. It would also be advisable to keep up to date with any changes and any relevant within the social care industry, especially if it is related to your role as a live in carer.
Even though Mayfair Live In Care do not employ Carers directly, it is still important to us to build up strong working relationships to encourage you to work with us on a long term basis. We are able to advise you and offer support for any concerns or issues you may have, and we can work as a ‘middle-man’ should you have any problems in your Placement.
Keeping talking to us and together we can work towards providing excellent care to our Clients.
To become a live in carer with Mayfair Live In Care, you will need to provide us with some information and supporting documentation:
- An up to date CV, with a cover letter explaining any gaps in your employment history
- Proof of Eligibility to work in the UK and Personal Identity
- Valid passport (& immigration papers if subject to immigration control) or if British, original Birth Certificate. Our checks on this may include contacting the relevant authorities for further clarifications, if necessary.
- UK Driving license (if applicable)
- 2 clear recent passport size photographs (without hats or caps)
- Own UK bank details
- Proof of current address (utility bill, driving licence or bank statement). Mobile telephone bills are not permissible.
- Own National Insurance Number (card or letter from inland revenue (e.g, P45, P60))
- Unique Tax Reference (UTR) Number
- Insurance documents required for self-employed and employees of limited companies
- Proof of a current Enhanced DBS with list checks (using the DBS update service) or an agreement to complete the relevant DBS/PVG checks
- Details of 2 Professional Referees, one must be from your current or previous employer
- Evidence of professional development including any training certificates (please see below)
- A minimum of 6 months’ experience in a regulated care environment
Mandatory Training Courses
You must be able to provide certificates as proof that you have completed and passed the following mandatory training courses:
- Manual Handling
- Basic First Aid
- Health & Safety – including COSHH & RIDDOR
- Food Hygiene
- Fire Safety
- Infection Control
- Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults
- Mental Capacity Act & Deprivation of Liberties
- Dementia Awareness
We will require details of 2 professionals who can provide references (one of them must be the current or most recent employer (or tutor from a bona fide educational establishment)). Both references must be supported by a company stamp, business card or official headed paper.
Enhanced DBS check
All candidates are required to hold a cleared Enhanced DBS with lists check before any work will be offered to them. DBS checks from other organisations are not transferable unless the candidate is a member of the DBS update service. If one is required, the candidate must pay for this application. In order to protect our Client’s, we will require all DBS checks to be renewed every 12 months.
How to apply to register?
- Simply give us a call on 03332 240 024
- or send us an email attaching your CV to [email protected]
- or complete the following enquiry form and one of our care team will be in contact with you.
We are looking forward to getting the opportunity to work with you.