Senior care assistant jobs

We’re hiring people skilled in care. If this is you, you could be a senior care assistant.

Senior care assistant jobs near me

If you have previous experience providing care, you can apply for one of our senior care assistant jobs.

We are looking for senior care assistants across the whole of England and have vacancies in each of the following areas:

What qualities does a senior care assistant need?

  • A caring nature and desire to make a difference in someone’s life
  • Previous experience in a social care setting
  • Excellent communication and customer skills
  • NVQ3 or above or another professional qualification in care
  • The right to work in the UK
  • A good level of English – both written and spoken
  • Approachable and supportive nature
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Senior care assistant benefits

  • Competitive pay
  • Welcome bonus of up to £500
  • Paid induction training period
  • DBS paid upfront
  • An opportunity to give back to those who need it most
  • Flexible working patterns or contracted hours available
  • Fast-tracked job offer system
  • Excellent career progression
  • Contracted hours with flexible working
  • Supported internal training
  • Have a voice to share your ideas to improve and develop the service
  • Blue Light Card and National Health Discount Scheme, offering up to 60% off high street names
  • Discounts offered by the Blue Light Card
  • Employee Assistance Programme with access to medical, financial and emotional support
  • Free DBS and free meals on full shift
  • Long service bonus
  • Pension contributions
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Care home jobs with Agincare - Courtney

What are the duties and responsibilities of a senior carer?

  • Leading and working alongside the health care team
  • Providing practical support and care to residents, including personal, emotional & social care as outlined in individual care plans
  • Contribute to plans of care that promote an environment conducive to a high standard of care, based on the needs and wishes of residents
  • Safe and accurate medication administration
  • Supporting, mentoring & developing the health care team

Agincare is a family-owned business that has provided reliable and professional care since 1986. 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.

Senior care assistant job vacancies

Senior Care Assistant

Newton Abbot, TQ4

“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
Up to £13.80 per hour

Posted
09/05/2024

Senior Care Assistant Nights

Southwark, SE16 2JN

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
£15.20

Posted
23/05/2024

Senior Care Assistant

Colchester, CO2 7HT

“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
£12.30 up to £13.30

Posted
23/05/2024

Frequently asked questions

Do you need experience to become a senior care assistant?

Senior care assistants need to have some experience in social care and an NVQ level 3 or equivalent qualification.

How much does a senior support worker earn?

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 senior care assistant?

Working as a senior care assistant offers 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.

You will need a valid UK driving licence and access to a car for home care roles so that you can make your daily visits, but this is not required for care home roles.

What is a senior care assistant?

Once you have experience as a care assistant and a professional care qualification (NVQ3 or above), you can progress your career in care to become a senior care assistant. For this job type, as well as providing care to clients in line with their care plans, you will safely administer accurate medication alongside leading and supporting healthcare assistants team.

What qualifications do I need to be a senior care assistant?

For senior care assistant jobs (providing patient care in care homes or home care) you will need a professional care qualification at level NVQ3 or above.

What makes a good senior care assistant?

As well as having a caring and supportive nature and a passion to make a difference to people's quality of life, for this job type you will need previous experience in the social care sector and relevant qualifications.

Senior health care assistants also need a good standard of English (written and verbal) along with excellent people skills.

How do I become a senior care assistant?

To progress your career in the care sector and apply for senior care assistant jobs you will need experience as a healthcare assistant and professional care qualifications (NVQ level 3 or above).

How long does it take to become a senior care assistant?

For most people getting the relevant care sector experience and professional qualifications to be considered for senior care assistant jobs will take 1-2 years.

Do you need a driving lesson for senior care assistant jobs?

Whilst a driving license is required for most senior care assistant jobs providing home care, it isn't needed for this job type in care homes.

What’s the difference between a senior care assistant and a senior health care assistant?

The job types of 'senior care assistant' and 'senior healthcare assistant' are often used interchangeably. However, health care assistant is more often associated with care workers employed in hospitals, GP surgeries and NHS Trusts, whereas care assistant is more commonly applied to care homes and home care.

Do you need a degree to be a senior healthcare assistant?

No, you don't need a degree, but you will need professional care sector qualifications alongside experience of providing care to clients based on their personalised care plans.

What training can I expect as a senior care assistant?

Ongoing professional training will be provided for this job type to develop your professional qualifications. This may include patient care specialisms such as dementia or end of life care.