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Apply For a Live In Care Job in the Reading Area

Live-in care placements in and around Reading are an invaluable service for local families and individuals, providing one-to-one personalised care entirely adapted to the person’s preferences, routine and needs.

Our exceptional live-in carers work to structured shifts, with a balance between breaks and downtime, private sleeping accommodation for overnight care requirements, and uplifts in pay associated with waking night care provision.

Visit our Reading home care jobs page to learn more about all available vacancies:

Full-time home care role
Night home carer role
Part time home care role

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What to Expect From a Reading Live In Care Job

  • Guardian Angel Carers in Reading provides outstanding quality care and rewards the commitment and compassion our CareAngels provide with competitive pay rates, ongoing professional development support and a sector-leading rewards package to help every carer progress and further their career.

    Many live-in care roles are based on the unique needs and care required by people or couples with specific vulnerabilities. We focus on value-based recruitment to match appropriate carers with each service user.

  • No two days are the same, and as a live-in carer, you need to be responsive, flexible, and able to adjust to the needs of the client, whether that involves cooking healthy meals, supporting a client when attending days out, or following an evening and morning routine.

    Live-in care placements are often suited to both drivers and non-drivers since the long-term, ongoing nature of live-in care negates the need to be able to travel between posts within a single shift.

Qualities We Look for in Live-In Care Job Applicants

Skills and Attributes

The core skills necessary to be a live-in carer are a blend of personal and professional. Our comprehensive training programmes can provide the required expertise and knowledge to support applicants new to the profession but with the essential characteristics to offer fantastic quality care.

We prioritise live-in care applicants with the following:

  • Exceptional communication skills and the ability to listen, learn and understand each client and the care that will bring the most value to their experiences.
  • A natural desire to engage and help individuals achieve the best quality of life, whether participating in hobbies and activities, following a structured routine or being active members of the local Reading community.
  • Kindness, warmth and a cheerful nature; all criteria that mean experienced or aspiring carers have the natural capabilities so important to delivering true person-first care.

Live-in carers provide continuity, reassurance, comfort and professional assistance, and duties are varied, from preparing a nutritious evening meal to be enjoyed in friendly company to supporting individuals who wish to maintain independence and dignity while living in their own homes.

Guardian Angel Carers provides excellent pay and benefits for all live-in carers, with clear and pre-agreed shift structures, incorporating overnight care, waking nights and the hours on either side that may be necessary for evening and early morning support.

Alongside confirmed hourly or daily rates of pay, we offer:

  • Paid mileage for journeys between care placements.
  • Referral schemes and an annual bonus programme.
  • Complimentary AA breakdown coverage.
  • Support with obtaining professional qualifications.
  • A workplace pension scheme and paid holidays.
  • Employee discounts through the Blue Light Card scheme.

Specific pay rates, duties and working structures are included in all our vacancy postings. You are welcome to contact our recruitment colleagues for further information about any live-in care positions open to new applicants.

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