Home care jobs

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Is caring for others what you do best?

Joining our home care team means that you can put your compassion to good use, and change the lives of many people – with a schedule that suits you.

Our home care service supports service users in their own home. Becoming a domiciliary home care assistant is an excellent contribution to your community, looking after the needs of people who most likely have lived in your area for a long time.

Home care offers a fantastic opportunity to make lasting connections, and meet wonderful people. Additionally, its flexibility can suit anyone’s lifestyle. This is true in Harry’s case, who began his career in care work after retirement.

Home care is usually considered the first step on the care ladder for people who need some assistance to retain their independence. It can be as simple as helping someone get up and about in the morning, or to help them take their medication, feed their pets or keep them mobile around their home.

Ultimately our care assistants need to act with care, kindness and dignity, building relationships with their customers and helping them enjoy their lives.

We have many opportunities across England for home care jobs, including care assistants and senior care assistants.

Domiciliary home care assistant job benefits

  • An opportunity to give back to those who need it most
  • Flexible working patterns
  • Average salaries of £24k
  • Welcome bonus of £500
  • Car mileage rate of 35p per mile
  • Paid induction training period
  • Fast-tracked job offer
  • We offer room to grow, with our commitment to Continuous Professional Development (NVQ Level 2/3/4 and above) and support for career progression.
  • Opportunities to specialise in complex areas
  • Industry-leading support from regional care managers, specialist trainers, a dedicated welfare officer and a 24/7 office support team
  • DBS paid upfront
  • National Health Discount Scheme, offering up to 60% discounts off high street names
  • Discounts offered by the Blue Light Card
  • Employee Assistance Programme with access to medical, financial and emotional support
  • We also recruit globally, because care is universal
  • Earn up to £1,000 when you refer a friend for certain jobs within Agincare
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Home care jobs with Agincare - Harry

Home care jobs at Agincare

Home care involves making house visits to people who often need companionship as much as care, and we pride ourselves in fully understanding the needs of each individual.

We are a family-owned organisation that has provided professional care since 1986. We’ve since grown to be one of the largest care groups in England with over 3500 staff.

We put people first, which goes for more than just our clients and service users. We’ve recently introduced some new and improved benefits for our  support workers with a commitment to ongoing career progression and growth

We believe in investing in our people, which is why we provide comprehensive training to our support workers, equipping them with nationally recognised qualifications as they embark upon, and progress their careers with us. Our commitment to maintaining high standards of care is further demonstrated by our adherence to the guidelines and regulations set by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

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“I had previously worked in care over 20 years ago, but coming back to it now was so much easier. I applied for a domiciliary role and started the following week. I’m enjoying updating my training and I love what I do.” (Aaron, Home care assistant)

What are the duties of a home care worker?

You’ll be helping several people a day with tasks like:

    • Supervision of medication
    • Personal care – help to get up or going to bed, washing, bathing, dressing and going to the toilet
    • Companionship – offering emotional support, keeping one another company, and providing excellent customer service
    • Chores and odd-jobs – such as helping with household chores like cleaning, laundry, meals, or errands.

 

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What does it take to be a home care assistant for Agincare?

  • A desire to care for people and improve their quality of life
  • High standard of English language – written and spoken
  • A valid UK driving licence and access to a car
  • Strong communication skills with a patient and considerate nature
  • The right to work in the UK
  • Passing required DBS and employment reference checks
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Home care jobs - current vacancies

Care Assistant

Hove, BN1

Spring into a new career with us!Are you looking for a rewarding career where you can really make a difference? Or perhaps you are an experienced care professional looking for a change? Agincare has opportunities across the country that could be perfect for you and also add a real difference to the lives of those we support on a daily basis. Care ... Read More

Spring into a new career with us!Are you looking for a rewarding career where you can really make a difference? Or perhaps you are an experienced care...

Salary
£12.00 weekday £12.25 weekends

Posted
12/04/2024

Care Assistant

Lymington , SO41

Spring into a new career with us! Are you looking for a rewarding career where you can really make a difference? Or perhaps you are an experienced care professional looking for a change? Agincare has opportunities across the country that could be perfect for you and also add a real difference to the lives of those we support on a daily basis. Car... Read More

Spring into a new career with us! Are you looking for a rewarding career where you can really make a difference? Or perhaps you are an experienced ca...

Salary
£12 - £12.50

Posted
11/04/2024

Care Assistant

Kidsgrove, ST5

Spring into a new career with us! Are you looking for a rewarding career where you can really make a difference? Or perhaps you are an experienced care professional looking for a change? Agincare has opportunities across the country that could be perfect for you and also add a real difference to the lives of those we support on a daily basis. Car... Read More

Spring into a new career with us! Are you looking for a rewarding career where you can really make a difference? Or perhaps you are an experienced ca...

Salary
£12 - £12.50 per hour

Posted
11/04/2024

What home care means to us

Mrs Holloway tells us what Home Care from Agincare means to her 💜

Frequently asked questions

Do you need experience to become a home care assistant?

Experience is not always necessary as we are prepared to offer successful candidates care assistant training for free. It’s important that you have a desire to care for people and improve their quality of life. We also require all successful candidates to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, which we will arrange for you. We expect a high standard of English language – written and spoken and strong communication skills to effectively interact with our service users.

What qualities does a home care assistant need?

We are looking for caring, compassionate and friendly individuals who are trustworthy, patient, and kind. Being a support worker or care assistant requires reliable, motivated people, who are resourceful in their approach to caring for others. Having a driving license is beneficial, but not essential, as it may depend on your commute.

Often you will need to adapt to situations as they arise but we are here to support you and ensure you have all the backing and reassurance to meet the any challenges you may face. Ultimately, we need people who have a good heart.

What do care assistants do?

Home care or domiciliary care is for people who need some assistance to manage their day and still retain their independence. It can be as simple as helping someone get up and about in the morning, or to help them take their medication regularly, feed their pets or keep them mobile around their home. All the home care services we provide are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to ensure high quality care is delivered.

Home care assistants make several visits a day, this is a service for adults of all ages who need help in their own home.

How much do care assistants get paid?

We offer above average rates of pay and a range of benefits. See individual job vacancies for details.

How flexible is the work of a home care assistant?

Working as a home care assistant offers flexible work that fits around your lifestyle, with the potential exception of bank holidays, depending on the contract. There are full time and part-time roles available, and those can also be tailored to the days and times that you are available for work.

You will need to have a valid UK driving licence and access to a car so that you can make your visits.

Is domiciliary care a good job?

Domiciliary care, also known as home care, is a very rewarding job. With your support, people can continue to live in their own homes for longer and live a fuller and more independent life.

Home care workers can also make lasting connections, and meet wonderful people.

Care provider Agincare provides with free induction training and comprehensive ongoing training to all care workers to allow you to develop your care career through a range of job roles.

In addition, for all domiciliary care worker job roles Agincare offers flexible shifts to suit your lifestyle, a welcome bonus and competitive rates of pay.

Do I need a driving license for a home care job?

Yes, a valid UK driving licence and access to a car is required for all home care worker jobs roles with care provider Agincare. This to enable you to visit a number of clients on your daily routine.

What qualifications do I need for a home care job?

No qualifications or experience is necessary for care workers as full and comprehensive training is provided.

However, you will need a good standard of spoken and written English. You will also need to pass DBS checks, the right to work in the UK, a full UK driving licence and access to a car.

And importantly, you will also need a desire to care for people to improve their quality of life and a patient and considerate nature.

What career progression is available in home care?

Home care provides a wealth of opportunities for career growth, ranging from entry-level positions to management roles. Starting from a Healthcare Assistant, you could progress to become a Senior Healthcare Assistant, a Care Co-Ordinator, a Deputy Manager, or ultimately, a Registered Manager. You can also develop your career through a range of apprenticeships and short courses, from a Level 2 Adult Care Worker qualification through to Level 5 Leader in Care. With numerous options for advancement, a career in home care can offer a fulfilling and rewarding path for personal and professional development.

What household chores can a home care assistant help with?

Some of the chores include helping with cleaning, laundry, meals, pet care, or errands.