Becoming a Country Cousins carer

Find your next live-in care job with
Country Cousins and further your career in care.

We're looking for dedicated, self-employed carers

 

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'.

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. 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.

In return, you will join a community of over 1,500 live-in carers, and receive the backing of one of the UK's longest-serving live-in care agencies. We currently place over 400 Cousins per week in assignments all over the UK and so offer you the opportunity of flexible working alongside great support from our central office team.

If you share our passion for care, then we would love to hear from you!

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Call Our Recruitment Team 

Give a member of our friendly team a call between Monday - Friday, 0800 - 1800 on 01293 224 722 to discuss our live-in jobs.

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Simply fill in our online application form and if successful, we'll drop you a line at a time that's convenient for you.

What we're looking for

As our carers work independently within a client’s own home it is essential that we complete a robust selection process. This includes an interview, induction, reference checks, and criminal records checks.

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

To be shortlisted for an interview, you must

  • 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

What we offer in return

If you're successful in your application then you will be joining one of the UK's longest-serving live-in care agencies and over 1,500 other like-minded carers.

You will also benefit from:

  • Competitive pay rates of up to £890 per week (more if working Bank Holidays)

  • 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 a £250 Love2Shop gift card for every new carer you recommend to Country Cousins

 

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.

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But don't just take our word for it

Safe and reliable service

I have been working with Country Cousins for over 10 years and so have got to know a lot of the staff there. If I ever have any problems, they are quickly sorted out by the team.

Carer 2020

Need more information?

We're here to help you start or continue your journey as a self-employed live-in carer.

 

If you are looking for a live-in care job, get in touch with us today.

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Call Our Recruitment Team

 

Give a member of our friendly team a call between Monday - Friday, 0800 - 1800 on 01293 224 722 to discuss our live-in jobs.

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Apply Online In Minutes

Simply fill in our online application form and if successful, we'll drop you a line at a time that's convenient for you.

© Country Cousins 2020 is a trading name of Consolidated Healthcare Agencies Limited (Company Number 12087784). All rights reserved.

Registered office, Aviation House, Cross Oak Lane, Redhill, RH1 5EX

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