Care assistant jobs (health care assistants)

If caring for others is what you do best, you could be a care assistant.
Home care jobs with Agincare - Sydney

Care careers to fall in love with

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

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

No experience is necessary as we provide full training for the care assistant role. 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, including part time and full time options, or contracted hours are 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
  • Holiday Pay
  • Care Certificate

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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Healthcare assistant jobs - why Shane loves his job

Care assistant jobs

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 is part of the entry requirement – both written and spoken
  • The right to work in the UK

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Care assistant jobs - current vacancies

Care Assistant - Extra Care

Hereford, HR1 2TR

“Valuing colleagues, working collaboratively, passionate about learning, a culture of knowledge and excelling in the work we undertake,” these are our values, what are yours?Do you share our values and passion for making a real difference to the lives of the people we support?Are you looking for a role where you can grow, excel and put those va... Read More

“Valuing colleagues, working collaboratively, passionate about learning, a culture of knowledge and excelling in the work we undertake,” these are...

Salary
£11.50 per hour

Posted
05/04/2024

Care Assistant - extra care

Brushett House , BH11

Valuing colleagues, working collaboratively, passionate about learning, a culture of knowledge and excelling in the work we undertake,” these are our values, what are yours?Do you share our values and passion for making a real difference to the lives of the people we support?Are you looking for a role where you can grow, excel and put those value... Read More

Valuing colleagues, working collaboratively, passionate about learning, a culture of knowledge and excelling in the work we undertake,” these are ou...

Salary
£11.50 per hour

Posted
10/04/2024

Care Assistant - extra care

Clacton-On-Sea, CO15 6LF

““Valuing colleagues, working collaboratively, passionate about learning, a culture of knowledge and excelling in the work we undertake,” these are our values, what are yours?Do you share our values and passion for making a real difference to the lives of the people we support?Are you looking for a role where you can grow, excel and put those... Read More

““Valuing colleagues, working collaboratively, passionate about learning, a culture of knowledge and excelling in the work we undertake,” these ...

Salary
11.50 per hour

Posted
26/02/2024

Frequently asked questions

Do you need experience to become a care assistant?

Care industry experience is not an entry requirement as we offer free training to successful candidates. The most important quality we're looking for is your desire to care for service users and improve their quality of life. In addition, a good standard of English is required, both written and spoken, as well as 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 in the care assistant role. 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 any challenges you may face in the care assistant role.

Ultimately, we need people who have a good heart.

What do care assistants do?

Care assistants and support workers support people to manage their day and retain their independence, including providing dementia care. 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, including dementia care, are 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, which is provided by our care assistants and support workers.

How much do care assistants get paid?

We offer competitive rates of pay, including holiday pay, and a range of benefits, such as a care certificate for eligible employees. See individual job vacancies for specific details on the benefits offered.

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 and care worker 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. As a care worker in our live-in care service, you will 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 and care workers to ensure that you are equipped with nationally recognised care industry qualifications as you embark upon and progress your career. Our goal is to support and empower our care workers to provide the highest quality care to our clients.

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 per annum, with free training and transferable skills.

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

Whether you're looking for a part time or full-time position, the hours are completely flexible to fit around your needs and ensure a great work-life balance. Social care experience is not essential.

Can I work part-time as a care assistant?

Yes, Agincare offers a variety of flexible shifts to work around your home life commitments. Night shifts, weekends, mornings, and afternoons.