Domiciliary care assistant

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Job Type: Part Time
  • Salary: £13.50 per hour
  • St Albans
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Join our hourly care team in St Albans

We’re looking for reliable, experienced care assistants with flexibility to work across the week and weekends to join our team.

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 St Albans.

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.

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We’ll provide you with:

  • 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
  • We don’t do zero-hours contracts. When you join our team, you’ll receive a guaranteed hours contract tailored to your availability. It’s our promise to ensure you a minimum number of hours every week, irrespective of the actual number of care calls you undertake. Many of our caregivers opt to work beyond the minimum hours. We offer options for 15 guaranteed hours per week, and you will need to be available to work weekends. Please note that, unfortunately, we currently do not have any openings for school time hours due to specific client requirements.

About you

You’ll be a ‘people person’ and enjoy engaging in conversation and creating enjoyable moments with our clients. Whether you have experience as a live-in carer, a support worker, a care assistant in residential or domiciliary care, or as an HCA within the NHS, if you share our dedication to providing quality care, we invite you to apply.

It’s important you have the following:

  • At least 6 months’ professional care experience
  • Household management skills e.g. cleaning, hoovering and keeping a home tidy
  • A driving licence with access to their your vehicle
  • 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.
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Easy apply online – no CV needed

About the role

As a domiciliary carer, your role involves visiting clients in their homes, with a minimum call time of 1 hour. Adhering to individual client care plans, your responsibilities include:

  • Assisting clients with personal care
  • Administering medication
  • Performing light housework
  • Preparing healthy meals
  • Accompanying clients to appointments and social outings
  • Supporting clients in pursuing their interests and hobbies
  • Providing specialised care for individuals with conditions like dementia, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, and other health issues
  • Offering end-of-life care

About us

At Cherished Home Care, our focus is on empowering individuals through choice. As a live-in care assistant in London your role is to facilitate people in living life on their own terms. This means granting them the freedom to choose where, when, and how they receive care. In return, we offer you the flexibility to select a working pattern that aligns with your lifestyle, access to ongoing training and development tailored to your personal growth, and the opportunity to be part of a company dedicated to providing round-the-clock support, so you can provide the best home care to our clients.

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Our recruitment process


1. Complete application form

Apply with Max, our virtual recruitment assistant. It should only take 5-10 minutes to complete and you will know straight away if you have progressed to the next stage.


2. Interview

If we feel we might have a suitable role for you, you will be invited to attend an interview. This is usually via video call, and Max will help you book a time that works best for you.


3. Offer of training

Once you are invited to attend a training course, we’ll also start the compliance process which includes DBS checks, references and right-to-work checks.


4. Induction training

After your initial compliance checks are completed, you will attend our face-to-face training in London or Oxford.