Domiciliary Care Assistant

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Home Care Assistants required in Whitstable and Herne Bay, Kent. Full training given.

Home Care Assistants and Domiciliary Care Workers make a real difference to the lives of those that rely on their hard work in order to remain independent at home. This Home Care Assistant job opportunity in Whitstable and Herne Bay, Kent, is an opportunity for you to make that difference, offering a person centred approach to personal care for your clients.

A full training package is offered, so although experience is very much welcomed, you can be successful without it if you have strong communication skills and a caring and empathetic nature. You will also need access to your own transport.

You will be joining a well established company that offers flexible working, understands the importance of work-life balance and offers an attractive package to their team, along with continued training and development. This includes guaranteed hours and paid travel time (plus mileage expenses on top).


About this Home Care Assistant / Domiciliary Care Worker job opportunity in Whitstable, Kent:

  • To offer personal Domiciliary Care to clients with a wide range of needs, illnesses and disabilities, in their own homes.
  • To support your clients with their physical, emotional, cultural and social needs, using a person centred approach. This includes supporting them to get up in the morning or going to bed at night, personal hygiene, toileting, continence management, medication, preparing meals, light housework, personal affairs and accompany them on trips in to the community. This is done by following a person centred care and support plan.
  • Offer companionship to clients, building effective working relationships with them, their family and friends, and other stakeholders, actively listening to their needs and interests.
  • Observe and promote the client’s choice, independence, dignity, privacy, fulfilment and other rights.
  • To read care and support plans, acknowledging any changes, and maintain detailed and accurate records relating to care and medication support given.
  • To recognise the signs of abuse and immediately report any suspected abuse to a manager.
  • To attend in-house and external training, continually developing your practice.


Home Care Assistant / Domiciliary Care Worker shift pattern:

  • Flexible shift work offered for both full- and part-time Home Care Assistants.
  • Full-time Home Care Assistants work an average of 40 hours per week, including paid travel time, and have a minimum hours guarantee of 25 hours.
  • Part-time Domiciliary Care Workers also have guaranteed minimum hours, and this can be flexible around your needs.
  • Shifts are either 07:00-14:00 or 16:00-22:00, including weekends and bank holidays.


About you, the successful Home Care Assistant in the Whitstable and Herne Bay area:

  • You must have access to your own transport and your own email address.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Caring and empathetic, with a desire to make the difference to people’s lives.
  • Flexible availability for work.
  • Happy to undergo checks such as the Adult Baring List and DBS Checks.


What’s in it for you, the ideal Home Care Assistant / Domiciliary Care Worker:

  • Guaranteed minimum hours on your contract.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Full training given, with further training offered up to and including NVQ Level 5.
  • Career development.
  • 28 days paid holiday per annum.
  • A base rate of £11.00/hour when with a client.
  • £13.00/hour when with a client on weekends or after 7pm on weekdays.
  • £16.50/hour on bank holidays
  • £22.00/hour on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Eve and New Years Day.
  • Travel time and mileage is paid. Travel time is kept to a minimum by offering compact areas, and is paid at £7.00/hour + 45p per mile as expenses. A full-time Home Care Assistant can expect around 5 hours of travel per week for 35 care hours delivered.


If this Home Care Assistant / Domiciliary Care Worker job opportunity in the Whitstable and Herne Bay areas of Kent seems right for you, please apply with a full CV to J & J Recruitment Solutions or call James on 01227 369922 to find out more.


Herne Bay, Whitstable
11.00 - £13.00/hour
Full time, Part time, Permanent

Contact details

01227 369922

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