Become a carer with Oxley Care
Live-in care jobs are extremely rewarding. Every working day provides opportunities to help improve someone’s standard of living and quality of life. Care assistants help individuals overcome the everyday difficulties they face; not only this, they provide joy and companionship.
Our clients include the elderly, the disabled, the long-term ill, and those at the end of their lives, therefore, roles can be varied and no two days are the same.
We are hiring for live-in carers in Wiltshire, Berkshire, Somerset & Hampshire
We are always looking for professional, committed and experienced nurses, people with a nursing background and carers for placements throughout the south of England, predominantly Wiltshire, Berkshire, Somerset and Hampshire. At present, we are experiencing a strong demand for carers and have long and short-term placements available.
Click the "Application Form" button above for a copy of our application form. Either print the form off, fill it in and return it by post to the address shown on the application form - or - fill it in on a computer and return it to us as an attachment to an e-mail. We are happy to receive your CV as well as the application form but not instead of it.
The roles & responsibilities of a live-in carer
In your role as a live-in carer you will wear many hats. However, the main purpose of the role is to provide safe, reliable, compassionate care and support that is centred on the individual needs and wishes of each customer. You are required to support clients with all aspects of their day to day living, allowing them to enjoy the best possible quality of life.
Main duties include:
- Personal care – includes assistance with dressing, washing and toileting as well as advice, encouragement and emotional and psychological support.
- Companionship – sharing time together and providing conversation, playing games
- Helping with mobility – assistance in getting around the home
- Household chores – help keep the home clean and tidy; vacuuming, washing etc.
- Preparing and cooking meals - cooking a variety of nutritional meals
- Running errands – assisting with ad hoc tasks; going to the shops, picking up prescriptions, etc.
- Taking medicines – encouraging, reminding; assisting and giving medicines.
What skills do I need to become a carer?
A good care assistant is someone who can relate to people from a variety of backgrounds. This is because care assistants spend a considerable amount of time working with the same clients, some of whom will have little other contacts, so it is important that they are able to form a good working relationship. Patience and a good sense of humour are also hugely important.
Skills and personal characteristics needed:
- Caring, kind and empathetic
- Cheerful and friendly
- Quick thinker
- Being a good listener
- Being able to take responsibility
- Willingness to go the extra mile
- Willing to be hands-on with patients
- Willing to do personal care tasks (washing, toileting, etc.)
- Able to follow instructions and procedures
- Able to work in a team but use their own initiative
You’ll also need
- Communication skills
- Organisational skills
- Observational skills
Would you like to join the OxleyCare team?
All our carers need to have a current driving licence and the ability to cook good food using fresh ingredients and to work to a very high standard. We offer excellent salaries, training, 24-hour support and a long-term commitment incentive.
Our above average daily rate of pay is increased proportionately for those who have appropriate qualifications and for those undertaking the care of clients with more complex needs. We also increase the daily fee for everyone working public and bank holidays.
If you have any queries, Clair Jones our Care Co-ordinator would be delighted to answer any questions you may have. We have also put together some of the most frequently asked questions (see link below) that we hope will assist you. Clair can be contacted either by telephone on 01980 846690 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every carer is supplied with the OxleyCare Handbook which provides guidance on most aspects of care. Our 24-hour helpline offers support and advice from our experienced management team. We offer online training for carers and continually monitor progress. We really look after our carers and many stays with us for years and often recommend their friends.
What our carers say about OxleyCare
"It's nice to deal with the same people in one office all the time. Like a family. I do feel that you have time for us and work very hard to help clients get what they need, and that's not always easy." J B. Carer
“Thank you for all your support, I feel really lucky to be working in this company.” M K. Carer
“It has been a privilege working with OxleyCare and getting to know you all. I know that great care has been taken with my placements, and I can honestly say that I have enjoyed the different experiences with each and every one. I B. Carer
"I have worked for a few agencies but Oxley stands out as the best!" B L. Carer
"I love working for OxleyCare, the quality of support you offer carers is amazing." K J Carer
“I’m glad I made the move to Oxley”. J H. Carer
"Many thanks for all your amazing support over the last six months, it is such a comfort knowing you are there." L.A W. Carer
If you need more information, please click here to read our Frequently Asked Questions. Alternatively, you can contact us with any questions you have regarding OxleyCare, the role of a carer or the recruitment process. We look forward to hearing from you.