Home care jobs (domiciliary care)

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If caring about others is what you do best, you’re already our type of person. Pursuing a career in care needs individuals who have a desire to improve people’s quality of daily life.

Joining our care team could be the start of a fulfilling career with competitive pay, great benefits and flexibility, as well as a fully supported care assistant training programme.

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

Home care jobs at Agincare

We are a family-owned business that has provided professional care since 1986. We pride ourselves in fully understanding the needs of each individual, ensuring a good fit between care worker and customer at all times.

We are one of the largest care groups in England with over 3500 staff with support provided from our regional home care offices.

We will provide you with comprehensive training so that you are equipped with nationally recognised qualifications as you embark upon, and progress your career.

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What is home care (domiciliary care)?

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.

Home care can be arranged flexibly, for both the client and the care assistant.

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For others, home care is high-dependency and 24-hour home care may be needed. We are guided by what our customers need and matching care and care-worker is of paramount importance.

Clients often need social support, more than personal care. Home visits can simply be about taking time to chat, popping to the shops or having a cup of tea together.

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

Becoming a home care assistant is a great contribution to your community, looking after the needs of people who most likely have lived in your area for a long time.

Home care job duties

You’ll be offering domiciliary care to several clients a day. This includes help with:

  • 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
  • Chores and odd-jobs – helping with cleaning, laundry, meals, or errands

“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

See full care assistant job description (PDF).

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

Pay and benefits

  • Competitive rates of pay (above average in our sector)
  • Work to your schedule
  • A rewarding career
  • Free specialist and comprehensive training programme with ongoing support including commitment to Continuous Professional Development (NVQ Level 2/3/4 and above)
  • A flexible pattern of work with regular breaks
  • Pension contributions
  • Opportunities to specialise in complex areas of care
  • Market-leading support whilst in placement from regional care managers, specialist trainers, a dedicated welfare officer and a 24/7 office support team for everyday help and emergencies
  • 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

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 expect a high standard of English language – written and spoken and strong communication skills.

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 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?

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.

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. 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.

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