Care assistant jobs (health care assistants)

If caring for others is what you do best, you could be a care assistant.
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Care careers to fall in love with

As a care assistant, you change lives, including your own.

By committing to regular hours each week, you are sure to have continuity and flexibility in your day-to-day life.

No experience is necessary as we provide full training. All you need is a passion to care for other people and the right to work in the UK.

We put people first, meaning not just our clients, but our team of over 3,500 nationwide.

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Care assistant job benefits

  • An opportunity to give back to those who need it most
  • Flexible working patterns or contracted hours available
  • Fast-tracked job offer system
  • Competitive pay
  • Welcome bonus of up to £500
  • Paid induction training period
  • DBS paid upfront
  • Excellent career progression
  • Contracted hours with flexible working
  • Supported internal care worker training
  • Blue Light Card and National Health Discount Scheme, offering up to 60% off high street names
  • Employee Assistance Programme with access to medical, financial and emotional support
  • Free DBS and free meals on full shifts
  • Long service bonus
  • Pension contributions

Care assistant jobs near me

We are looking for care assistants across England in each of the following areas:

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Provide personal care, including washing, personal hygiene, dressing and assisting with meals
  • Support daily activities such as trips, crafts, reading, or socialising
  • Follow care plan instructions and guidance
  • Ensure all documentation is accurate and up-to-date
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Care assistant jobs - current vacancies

Care Assistant - Ash Lea Court Extra Care Scheme - Evenings and weekends

Bristol , BS34 7LJ

We are looking for Extra Care Assistants to join our team in Ashlea Court and help us make a difference to the lives of vulnerable people, providing support to live independently in their own homes within our Extra Care Scheme.Evenings and weekends Earn £9.50 to £9.95  per hour as a Extra Care Assistant in Ash Lea Court Full time & part... Read More

We are looking for Extra Care Assistants to join our team in Ashlea Court and help us make a difference to the lives of vulnerable people, providin...

Salary
£9.50 to £9.95 per hour

Posted
13/05/2022

Care Assistant - Extra Care Scheme - Ash Lea Court - Waking Nights

Bristol , BS7 0FD

We are looking for Extra Care Assistants to join our team and help us make a difference to the lives of vulnerable people, providing support to live independently in their own homes within our Extra Care Scheme.We are looking for care assistants for waking nights 10pm to 7am Earn £92.00 per shift as a Extra Care AssistantFull time & part-t... Read More

We are looking for Extra Care Assistants to join our team and help us make a difference to the lives of vulnerable people, providing support to liv...

Salary
£92.00 per shift

Posted
13/05/2022

Care Assistant - Extra Care Scheme - Part time

Blandford Forum, DT11

A typical day in the life of an Care Assistant will help support our customers in a variety of ways depending on their needs, all under one roof, this could include, providing personal care, Medication management, Light Domestic Duties, Meal Prep, Shopping & Companionship.Shifts required –Full time - mornings and evenings (7am-2pm and 4pm-10pm)Pa... Read More

A typical day in the life of an Care Assistant will help support our customers in a variety of ways depending on their needs, all under one roof, this...

Salary
£9.50 to £10.20 per hour

Posted
28/05/2022

Why work for Agincare?

We are a family-owned business that has provided reliable and professional care since 1986. We provide a wide range of care services tailored to a person’s needs, including live-in care, home care, and residential care homes.

We pride ourselves in putting the person first and fully understanding the needs of each individual, ensuring a good fit between care assistant and customer at all times.

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

  • A caring approach and desire to make a difference in someone’s life
  • Ability to provide emotional and social support, and promote dignity and respect
  • Approachable and supportive nature
  • A good level of English – both written and spoken
  • The right to work in the UK

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Frequently asked questions

Do you need experience to become a care assistant?

Care industry experience is not essential as we offer free training to successful candidates. The most important quality is your desire to care for service users and improve their quality of life. A good standard of English is required, both written and spoken and strong communication skills.

What qualities does a care assistant need?

We are looking for caring, compassionate and friendly individuals who are trustworthy, patient and kind. Being a health care assistant requires reliable, motivated people, who are resourceful in their approach to caring for others. 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?

Care assistants support people to manage their day and 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 care services we provide regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Residents in our care and nursing homes may need support with washing and dressing and with emotional support and companionship.

How much do care assistants get paid?

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

How flexible is the work of a care assistant?

We offer flexible work that fits around your lifestyle. 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.

Do you need a driving license for care assistant jobs?

For home care assistant jobs you do need a driving license and access to a car as you will visit a number of service users in their homes. However, a driving license is not required for care home assistant jobs as the care you provide is in a single location.

What’s the difference between a home care assistant and a care home assistant?

We have a variety of health care assistant roles available across our three health and social care businesses of care homes, home care and live-in care. With our home care assistant jobs you will visit a number of clients every day, getting to know them and their preferences. The main difference with our care home assistant jobs is that you will be based in a single location. The third option is live-in care where you live in the service user's house and provide full time care.

Do you need a degree to be a health care assistant?

A degree is not required to become a health care assistant, nor is care experience as full training is provided. However, you will need a good standard of English (written and spoken) and a DBS check will be required to work in health and social care.

What training can I expect as a care assistant?

We provide comprehensive training to our health care assistants to ensure that you are equipped with nationally recognised care industry qualifications as you embark upon, and progress your career.

Are you taking students for any care assistant jobs?

Yes, we have health and social care jobs for students, apprentices and everything in between and care experience is not essential. Our flexibility means you can work even just a handful of weeks in a whole year, with free training and transferable skills.

Is working as a care home assistant a flexible job for my studying?

Yes, the hours are completely flexible to fit around your needs to ensure a great work life balance. Social care experience is not essential.