Home Care / Domiciliary Care recruitment agency listing
The purpose of Home Care / Domiciliary Care Workers is to assist individuals who experience difficulties in day-to-day life, while allowing them to maintain their sense of dignity and independence.
The job role
A Home Care Worker is expected to undertake tasks such as dressing, undressing, washing, bathing and feeding the person they have been hired to assist. This job requires candidates to display a good deal of empathy, as well as a naturally caring and cheerful demeanour.
Qualifications and recruitment
There are no specific qualification requirements for people who would like to become a home care worker; however all candidates are expected to have a valid Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check. Candidates must also be organised, flexible, and a good communicator. All Home Care Workers must also be aware of their specific responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
There are many different avenues to get into home care. Many people apply seek employment using recruitment agencies, which will often provide an abundance of part-time and full-time home care jobs throughout the country.
In most cases a home care worker will only work part-time for a specific individual. The average salary for full-time staff is around £14,000; however this could drastically vary according to the working hours and tasks required.
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