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 - Extra Care Scheme

Torquay, TQ1

We are looking for Senior Care Assistants to join our team in our Extra Care Scheme's in Torquay (Dunboyne Court) and Paignton (Whitley 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.If you would like to make a difference and have a... Read More

We are looking for Senior Care Assistants to join our team in our Extra Care Scheme's in Torquay (Dunboyne Court) and Paignton (Whitley Court)  an...

Salary
up to £10.50 per hour

Posted
28/05/2022

Senior Care Assistant - Nights

Weymouth, DT4 7LF

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Care Assistant, working nights to join our dedicated, passionate team in Trafalgar Care Home, Weymouth.New £500 welcome bonus available!Up to £10.50 per hourPaid induction trainingAlternate weekendsFree DBSRefer a friend scheme up to £1000Outstanding career developmentFully funded training and career de... Read More

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Care Assistant, working nights to join our dedicated, passionate team in Trafalgar Care Home, Weymouth.New ...

Salary
£10.50 per hour

Posted
05/05/2022

Senior Community Care Assistant

Beeston/Bramcote, NG8

Agincare Nottingham are looking for Senior Community 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 around your local area and community.If you would like to make a difference and have a kind, caring nature, then this is the job for you!H... Read More

Agincare Nottingham are looking for Senior Community Care Assistants to join our team and help us make a difference to the lives of vulnerable peopl...

Salary
Earn up to £10.80 per hour

Posted
12/05/2022

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.