Hourly Care Assistant

Oxford Aunts

Care assistant in Wallingford

Do you have experience in caring for others? Are you empathic and wish to make a difference to others’ lives? Do you live in Oxfordshire and want flexible work to fit in with your lifestyle? Then look no further than Oxford Aunts, award-winning home care specialists since 1967.

We have an exciting position as a care assistant in Wallingford, where you will be delivering care on an hourly basis in different clients’ homes.

In return for your commitment and diligence when supporting our clients, we provide the following employment packages for our hourly carers:

  • Flexible shifts around your lifestyle
  • Guaranteed hours contracts available (up to 30 hours per week)
  • Above industry average pay of £15 per hour 
  • Double pay on Bank Holidays
  • Paid mileage of 45p per mile
  • Paid time between calls
  • Free Blue Light Card
  • Pension scheme
  • Generous refer-a-friend scheme via Care Friends app
  • Full in-house induction training programme, including completing your Care Certificate
  • Regular refresher training
  • Support to complete further training qualifications including NVQs
  • Regular support from a care manager and wider care team
  • 24/7 access to confidential employee advice line
  • Carer referral scheme of up to £250
  • Holiday pay for accrued shifts and travel time
  • Free Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check

What we are looking for:

As an hourly carer, you’ll be providing care, support and companionship to our clients in Oxfordshire who wish to live an independent life in their own homes. This will include providing personal care, assisting with household duties, supporting safe mobility in and outside of the home, companionship and running general errands, such as completing the weekly shop or collecting prescriptions. 

As you will mostly likely be supporting clients to keep in touch with their community, local knowledge of the area is a plus. We also require you to have:

  • Previous paid experience as a care assistant, domiciliary carer, support worker or personal healthcare assistant.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • A driving licence is essential, with business insurance to drive your client
  • Ability to use technology to a good level
  • Good professional and character references
  • A clean Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check
  • The right to work in the UK
  • Residence within Oxfordshire

Why be a care assistant in Wallingford for Oxford Aunts?

Rated as ‘Good’ by our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection, you can rest assured that you’ll be provided with the right tools, training and support to deliver the high-quality care that we are renowned for in Oxford.

We recently won Employer Award 2022 at the Multicultural Apprenticeship Awards for the diversity and inclusion of all of our employees, as well as being recognised as an age-diverse employer by Rest Less. This just goes to show how much we value our employees and everything they bring to caring for our clients in an empathetic and compassionate manner.

Oxford Aunts are not a care agency, so we only employ our own carers in the local area. This also means that we have a team of in-house trainers to deliver specially-built modules on home care directly to our carers, including moving and handling, first aid and medication – all of which is in line with the CQC’s stringent guidelines.

We are a close-knit team that continually supports each other, which is exactly what we offer to our carers: continued support, guidance and a great place to work where you will genuinely feel valued for everything you do.

Find your next care job in Wallingford

If you’d like to join our local team in Wallingford and make a difference to those who need support throughout the week, get in touch with us today.

Apply now by emailing your cv and covering letter to hourlycare@oxfordaunts.co.uk

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