Care Assistant

Addington, CR0 5AS

Care Assistant | Addington, CR0 5AS

Care Assistant

£13.10 per hour

Permanent, Full Time, Part Time

Addington, CR0 5AS

Location: Croydon

Care Assistant

At Helping Hands, we’ve been providing home care for over 30 years, so we know what it takes to deliver exceptional care. But we also take care of our own – those who go above and beyond every single day for our customers.

Our care assistants have a varied role that ranges from providing companionship and going on days out with customers through to helping with personal care and housekeeping. If you’re looking for a job that can be flexible around your lifestyle, has guaranteed pay and involves doing something that genuinely makes a difference, look no further.

There are a variety of shift patterns available to you, whether you want to work mornings, afternoons, evenings or weekends, we've got something to suit you and your lifestyle.

At Helping Hands, we can offer the following benefits for our care assistants:

  • Guaranteed Pay Contract – consistent pay for an agreed number of hours every month, whether we give you care calls or not
  • Above the industry average for pay, depending on location
  • Paid mileage of 35p per mile between calls
  • Swift start process – providing you have Right to Work in the UK and an Adult First Check, begin working for us straight away
  • Early Pay app – request up to 50% of your pay in advance of pay day
  • FREE Blue Light card – national discount card for hundreds of retailers
  • Enhanced bank holiday pay rates
  • Generous Refer a Friend scheme with easy app access
  • Support to complete nationally recognised qualifications including your Care Certificate and NVQs
  • Our carers are directly employed by us giving you access to holiday entitlement and our pension scheme

Our Guaranteed Pay Contract is an industry first, and we believe this will help you to agree on hours that suit you and get paid consistently every month. But if you’d prefer to have a zero-hours contract because it suits your lifestyle, that’s fine too. Our branch care managers will discuss your working preferences with you.

Being a care assistant means you need to be adaptable, personable but ultimately put others first. Your role will include:

  • Providing companionship
  • Helping with personal care
  • Helping with mobility around the home
  • Overseeing medication and providing medical support
  • Helping with housework such as cleaning and vacuuming
  • Preparing and cooking meals
  • Running errands such as food shopping or picking up prescriptions

All we need from you is the desire to care for others, we can teach you the rest. Working as a care assistant isn’t always the easiest job, but we promise that it will be one of the most rewarding.

 

 

Benefits you can't refuse:

Competitive pay rates

We offer competitive pay rates that are well above the national average for office-based and care roles

Supportive environment

You’ll benefit from expert carer training and the ongoing support of your manager, as well as being part of a friendly care team

Flexible / hybrid working

Dependent on the role, we may be able to offer hybrid or flexible working so that you can work hours that suit your schedule

Mileage paid

Generous mileage allowance paid between care calls or for business travel, ensuring you’re never left out of pocket

Self-development

We love supporting our carers to pursue career progression, and will help you achieve nationally recognised qualifications

Highly rated on Glassdoor

We’re rated 4.1 out of 5 on Glassdoor, with 83% of our employees saying they would recommend us to a friend

Refer-a-friend bonus

With our refer-a-friend scheme, you’ll receive £100 as a thank you when you refer a friend to work for us too (T&Cs apply)

Employee recognition scheme

Every month, we recognise employees who go above and beyond with our company-wide ‘Moments of Kindness’ scheme

Free Blue Light Card

You’ll receive a free Blue Light Card, which gives you access to thousands of amazing online and in-person deals and discounts

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