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Our amazing people travel a range of colourful and interesting roads on their way to becoming a home care worker. Some are dyed-in-the-wool, experienced care workers who come with a wealth of skills, knowledge and know-how, lovingly built from years spent delivering frontline care to the most vulnerable in society.
Others give care a go after feeling humbled and inspired by one of our team’s gentle dedication to their loved one – maybe it’s a grandmother in one of our care homes, a parent receiving end of life care or relative living with dementia. Some people just give care a go because they need a job to pay the rent, but inadvertently discover a heart-warming passion for people that unlocks a true vocation for a career in care.
A job as a care home worker… Venus’ story
Whoever they are, and wherever they come from, our people all have one thing in common – the heart to care. Our Bristol home care worker Venus is great case in point.
Home care jobs with Agincare - Venus
Financial management graduate Venus made the move to the UK from the Philippines to accompany her husband after he secured a job with a major construction company. Venus has been a valued member of the Agincare home care team for over a year now, showing commitment and resilience to provide essential care in people’s homes as the pandemic continued to bite across the country.
Venus saw the Agincare job in home care on a recruitment website and decided to apply. She had never worked in care before. Her CV claimed no experience. Agincare was her first care job. So why the job as a home care assistant? Venus explains:
Caring and looking after older people is part of our culture in the Phillipines. Older people tend to live with, or close by, to the rest of the family and are parents, sisters or brothers; so it is natural for anyone in the family with the free time to look after them.
It’s my passion!
It’s not that surprising then, that Venus has taken to the care role like a duck to water:
I love my job dearly. It’s my passion. I know my purpose in life.
My Agincare job seems like not a job, I can see my family and parents in the people I look after, so it seems like I’m doing it for them.
I enjoy my work, it’s flexible around my two children on weekends. I get to know all my clients really well so it doesn’t feel like a job, it feels like I’m doing it from the bottom of my heart.
Venus appreciated the support she received from Agincare to settle into a new job in a unfamiliar country:
My manager is very professional and is always there with assistance and handles things well, the office is very warm and they manage the rota well within a tight schedule.
I feel part of Agincare and 100% recommend them. As long as I stay in the UK, I’ll stay with Agincare.
Do you have the heart for a job as a home care worker?
As perfectly illustrated by Venus’ story, a job in home care offers a fantastic opportunity to make lasting connections, and meet wonderful people. Additionally, its flexibility can suit anyone’s lifestyle. We have many opportunities across England for home care jobs, including care assistants and senior care assistants. We put people first, which goes for more than just our clients. To ensure your work is valued correctly, we’ve introduced our new and improved benefits when you start your career with Agincare.
Benefits of a home care assistant include:
An opportunity to give back to those who need it most
Flexible working patterns
Average salaries of £24k
Welcome bonus of £200
Paid induction training period
Fast-tracked job offer system
DBS paid upfront
Room to grow, with our commitment to Continuous Professional Development (NVQ Level 2/3/4 and above)
Opportunities to specialise in complex areas
Industry-leading support from regional care managers, specialist trainers, a dedicated welfare officer and a 24/7 office support team
National Health Discount Scheme, offering up to 60% discounts off high street names
Discounts offered by the Blue Light Card
Employee Assistance Programme with access to medical, financial and emotional support
Earn up to £1,000 when you refer a friend for certain jobs within Agincare
We’re looking for incredible people to be a home care worker.
As one of the largest care groups in England with over 3500 staff, there will always be support for the job you do.
We also provide you with full training so that you are equipped with nationally recognised qualifications as you embark upon, and progress your career in care.
Agincare is a leading independent provider of care nationwide and one of the few companies that offer a comprehensive range of care options to tailor care to the person as their needs change.