Domiciliary care assistant

  • Salary: 13.50
  • London
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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 London.
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’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 20 and 30 guaranteed hours per week, and there are opportunities for evening and weekend shifts. Please note that, unfortunately, we currently do not have any openings for school time hours due to specific client requirements.

About you?

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
  • 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.

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.

You will be working in London and surrounding areas, living with a client for the duration of your chosen work pattern. You’ll look after one person or at times a couple, following a person centred care plan where you’ll tailor your support to meet your clients’ needs.

Duties are likely to include:

  • Assisting with daily activities
  • Personal care
  • Support in managing conditions such as dementia
  • Cooking, cleaning and ensuring the smooth running of the household
  • You could be working on average 10 – 12 hours per day based on your clients’ needs
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