Roles and Duties of a Home Care Assistant

The role of a Home Care Assistant offers a lot of variety and can be perfect for people who like the idea of being out and about. Working as a Carer can be an incredibly rewarding experience, at the heart of your role you are providing support to enable someone to live independently. Working as a Care Assistant means that you would be visiting people in their homes on an agreed schedule, helping to carry out a care package that has been developed by the service user and the Care Manager.

What does a Care Assistant do?

Working as a Care Assistant means that no two days are really the same, some may be challenging and some may be really enjoyable. You may find that your role means that you’re required to provide support in a wide variety of ways, though the following are the main activities you are likely to do as a Care Assistant;

  • Having a chat with a client, learning about their needs and interests
  • Preparing meals for clients
  • Helping with personal care like washing, using the toilet and dressing
  • Supporting clients in taking medication
  • Helping clients to make shopping lists and sometimes shopping for them
  • Being attentive to changes in needs and condition, and reporting

Salary and Benefits

Care Assistants working with Premier Care without a level 2 qualification in Health and Social Care will be paid £8.40 an hour. Once carers have achieved their Level 2 in Health and Social Care, pay will be increased to £9.40 per hour. After a probationary period you will be offered contracted hours of up to 30 hours depending on your availability. We also offer increased weekend rates of £10 per hour (unqualified) and £11.25 an hour (qualified).

We value every one of our carers and the role they play in providing high quality care to our service users. This is why we offer our employees a package of rewards and benefits to show our appreciation for all the work they do. To learn more about the benefits and rewards of working with Premier Care click here. 

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