Home care jobs (domiciliary care)

We have many current opportunities for home care jobs (domiciliary care), including:

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We are looking for care assistants across the whole of England.

If you are thinking of becoming a care assistant then you have already taken the first step in making a difference to a person’s life. Caring about others and 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.

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Why should I work for Agincare?

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 are 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 worker and customer at all times.

We are one of the largest care groups in England with over 3500 staff. There will always be support for the job you do, from our regional home care offices to your fellow care staff. We are here to help you offer our customers the excellent care that we are so highly regarded for.

We also provide you with full 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 the first step on the care ladder 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.

Sometimes home care is high-dependency and 24-hour home care is 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.

“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

Home care job duties

As a home care assistant, you’ll be offering domiciliary care, visiting several customers a day. This service assists adults of all ages who need help at home.

Some of your duties will include:

  • Personal care – help to get up or going to bed, washing, bathing, dressing and going to the toilet
  • Supervision of medication – overseeing when medication is taken (training will always be given according to the customer’s care plan)
  • Companionship – offering emotional support, making conversation, keeping one another company
  • Domestic chores – keeping the home clean, laundry and ironing, preparing meals
  • Every day odd-jobs – running small errands or helping with tasks such as collecting prescriptions

See the full care assistant job description (PDF)

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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)
  • Free accommodation whilst you are training
  • 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

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.

Frequently asked questions

Do you need experience to become a 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 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.

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