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Care Assistant

Home Instead
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Meopham, England, United Kingdom
£12.50 - £13 GBP hourly

Company Description

The Home Instead team at Shoreham, Petts Wood and Longfield are proud to provide expert home care across the area. We are looking for lovely individuals who want to join our team of carers. Home instead is one of the leading home care providers in the UK. Our carers will receive high-quality training and support to go out into their local community and deliver exceptional services.

What makes Home Instead different:

  • We offer guaranteed income for those looking individuals who have 16 hours a availability (this is given after 3 month probation period) 
  • We also offer 0-hour contracts for those looking for flexibility and have limited availability.
  • Salary rate: £12.50 - £13.00 per hour
  • Additional to the above hourly rate, you will be paid for any travel time between clients at £11.44 per hour pro rata. 
  • Additional fuel allowance of 30p per mile
  • Double bank holiday pay rate
  • Client matches – once you make a match you will keep returning to same person and enjoy a close relationship.

Job Description

Hours required:

You will need to have availability to be matched to clients between the hours of 8am - 12.00  midday. Other peak hours are evenings 4pm - 8pm.

Home Instead Carers will deliver the following client services:

  • Minimum of 1-hour visits with the client’s home.
  • Assisting with personal hygiene practices.
  • Administering or prompting medication.
  • Light housekeeping.
  • Shopping & running ad-hoc errands.
  • Companionship services.
  • Meal preparation.
  • Nutrition and hydration support
  • Liaising with the Home Instead & daily record keeping.
  • Building a strong relationship & connecting on a personal level.


Home Instead carers are trained in the following subjects:

  • Personal hygiene care.
  • Medication management.
  • Basic Life support.
  • Moving & handling.
  • Food safety.
  • Dementia awareness.
  • Fire safety.
  • Safeguarding adults.
  • You will work towards achieving your Care certificate.

Additional Information

Offers are subject to the following stages:

  • Completion of application & face to face interview.
  • Successful references.
  • Paid in-house training & online home learning.
  • Clear enhanced DBS. (£53.70 paid back to you after 3 months service)
  • Shadowing clients with a senior care professional.
  • Own transportation necessary – Must have business cover on insurance.

If you are looking for a rewarding and fulfilling career with on of the UKs top employers in the care sector. No formal experience required just a great personality and the desire to help others. Then please do get in touch and find out more about Home Instead today. We look forward to telling you more! Call us today on 01959 546228, our offices are based in Polhill business Centre, Halstead, TN14 7AA.