Care roles with GoodOaks

Become a live-in care professional with GoodOaks

Live-in care professionals support clients needing full-time care in their own homes.

Apply to be a Live-in care professional

Our live-in care professionals reside in the client’s home during their placements and provide help when it is needed with things like food preparation, companionship, personal care and medication management.

We match you with clients with the same interests and attitudes, and aim to foster strong and lasting relationships. Live-in care is financially rewarding, with care professionals earning more than £700 per week.

Live-in care placements run for a minimum of two weeks although this can sometimes be longer on occasions.

You can check out our reviews on Indeed here.

Why become a live-in care professional?

  • Flexible working patterns
  • Excellent weekly pay rates, plus holiday pay
  • Pension contributions and employment status
  • Supportive, proactive and understanding management
  • Free training with paid accommodation
  • Market-leading employment package
  • Opportunities to study for a Level 2 or 3 QCF Diploma in Health and Social Care

What we’re looking for in a live-in care professional:

  • Kind, caring, and compassionate people
  • Individuals willing to undergo an enhanced DBS check, or have recent, or an updated enhanced DBS check
  • Prior experience in the care sector
  • Ability to manage a household undertaking light duties including cleaning, shopping and cooking

Hear from one of our live-in care professionals, Debbie

live-in carer

I previously worked as a visiting care professional and saw the difference it made in clients lives. I loved my role but wanted a new challenge and thought working as a live-in care professional would be the perfect balance between trying something new and still using my knowledge and skills I’ve learnt.

Each day is quite different and it really depends on what the client wants to do on the day. I help them get up and ready for the day, prepare breakfast, then I usually try to do a bit of housework before I go on my break. Each day I get a 2 hour break where I usually catch up on my sleep and facetime my family. Each day varies, one day we could be going shopping or going to an appointment and another day I could be helping them stay in contact with their family members, going for a stroll around the garden and chatting at home.

I love that you really get to know the clients, their family members often treat you like an extended member of the family which is such an honour. The working hours work well for me as I work for two weeks then have one week off.

Would this role suit you?

If you have experience of working in the care sector (either professionally or for a family member) and are looking for something new this is a great opportunity for you. You will need to be confident and happy to work alone (although you’re never completely alone as you have a dependable team at your fingertips!)