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Care assistant

Job details
Posting date: 23 May 2024
Salary: £13.50 to £13.50 per hour
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 22 June 2024
Location: Bedmond, Abbots Langley
Remote working: On-site only
Company: Cherished Home Care
Job type: Permanent
Job reference:


Care assistant
St Albans

£13.50 per hour, guaranteed up to 15 hours
Part time

We’re looking for a reliable, experienced care assistant with flexibility to work across the week and weekends. If you have worked as a domiciliary carer, health care assistant, been a carer in a care home or hospital, then we’d love to speak with you about joining our visiting care team in the St Albans area. Rest assured, we pay for your travel and the time that you spend travelling.

When you choose to work with Cherished Home Care, you will be supporting our clients to stay in the homes they cherish. You’ll be providing care, typically to an older person, enabling them to live well in their own home and community. Promoting choice and independence through tailored one-to-one care, the role of a carer is both fulfilling and rewarding.

We care about the things you care about:

We don’t do zero hours contracts. When you work with us you will be given a guaranteed hours contract based on your availability. This is a commitment from us to pay you a guaranteed minimum number of hours per week - regardless of how many care calls you do and many of our carers choose to work more than the minimum hours. Options currently include up to 15 hours guaranteed per week, with availability required at weekends. Due to our current client requirements, we regret to advise we do not have any vacancies at the moment for school time hours.

- Minimum of 1 hour visits - zero 15 or 30 minute calls, giving you more time to care for your client
- Competitive pay rate - £13.50 per hour. PLUS you’ll be paid for the time it takes to travel between calls, plus we’ll pay your travel expenses
- All clients accessible by public transport
- FREE Blue Light Card
- Free induction training with opportunities to further develop your knowledge through our ongoing training courses
- Employee assistance programme - supporting you in times of need
- FREE Enhanced DBS at induction
- 24/7 on call support
- Generous ‘Refer A Friend’ Scheme
- Holiday pay and workplace pension scheme

About the role:

- You will be visiting clients in their own homes, working as a domiciliary carer with a minimum call time of 1 hour.
- Following an individual client care plan, you will assist with:
- Supporting clients with their personal care
- Administering medication
- Light housework
- Preparing healthy meals
- Accompanying clients to appointments and social outings
- Supporting clients to pursue their interests and hobbies
- Offering specialised care for people living with conditions such as dementia, Parkinson’s disease, stroke and other conditions, as well as end of life care

We’re looking for:

- A driver with access to their own vehicle
- Previous professional care experience
- Household management skills e.g. cleaning, hoovering and keeping a home tidy
- Ability to work effectively within time allocated
- Reliable and punctual
- Able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team
- IT skills – able to use a computer / laptop and online systems
- Please note you must already have the right to work in the UK, we cannot assist with any sponsorship or visa requests.

If you’re naturally friendly, with a desire to make a positive difference to your client’s life, we want to hear from you!

Through our existing award winning sister brands; The Good Care Group and Oxford Aunts, we know exactly what it takes to provide professional, person-centred care. And that is the same sentiment we have for Cherished Home Care.

Please note any successful applicants for this role will be required to complete an Enhanced DBS check for working with adults. It is a criminal offence for people who are barred from working in Regulated Activity (under the Safeguarding and Vulnerable groups Act 2006) to apply for roles that require them to work unsupervised with that particular group.