Domiciliary care assistant jobs

Sue’s home is full of happy memories. As a domiciliary carer you’ll help her make more.

At Oxford Aunts, we’re always there for the people we care for. And we’re always there for our colleagues. Join our team as a domiciliary carer and you’ll be well looked after by our community of caring experts. Supporting you to provide the very best care to our clients in the comfort of their own homes and communities.

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Domiciliary care assistant job description

Helping older people live a rich and fulfilling life is more than just a job. Domiciliary care assistants (also referred to as hourly carers) provide valuable care and support, enabling a client to stay in the place they love most – their own home.

Working in and around your local area you’ll be visiting clients who require additional support with aspects of their day-to-day life, as well as providing companionship. Following a person-centred care plan, designed to promote independence and choice for the client, you could be supporting with the following:

  • Household tasks, such as vacuuming, laundry, light cleaning
  • Personal care
  • Administering medication
  • Preparing and cooking meals
  • Companionship
  • Running errands, such as collecting prescriptions and grocery shopping
  • Light gardening
  • Mobility support
  • Taking clients to appointments or social events
  • Pet care

Hourly Care from Oxford Aunts

Rated as ‘Good’ in our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection, you can rest assured you’ll be provided with the right tools, training and support to deliver the high-quality care that we are known for in Oxford. As an established company founded in 1967, our community of care experts understand what great support and training looks like for our carers and will be with you every step of the way.

Our minimum call time is one hour, so you will have the time to care, focusing on your clients’ needs and building meaningful relationships rather than rushing from call to call. Our clients are currently based in the Kidlington, Eynsham, Headington and Cumnor areas of Oxford, so you will need to be a driver with your own car and happy to travel to these locations.

We will expand our hourly care service to other parts of Oxford soon. Check out our current vacancies by using our job search tool.

Care assistant salary and benefits

Because you take care of everything in the home, we take care of everything for you. Our employment packages are industry-leading and offer many benefits, including:

  • Excellent pay rates above the UK living wage
  • We pay our carers £15 per hour and double pay on bank holidays. You’ll also receive holiday pay and enrollment in our workplace pension scheme.
  • Paid travel time and travel costs between calls
  • Paid travel time in between your client calls. You can also claim your mileage expenses.
  • Guaranteed hour contracts

We currently have a mixture of full-time and part-time hours available as well as evenings and weekends. Many of our clients need assistance both in the morning and evening, so you should be available to cover calls at these times.

You will be offered a guaranteed hours contract based on your availability. This is the minimum number of hours you will be paid weekly, regardless of whether you have had care calls. You can choose to work more than this. Just make sure your care manager has your most up-to-date availability.

Ongoing Training Opportunities

Your career aspirations are important to us, so we also have opportunities for ongoing training once you have completed your initial induction. We offer our carers the option to achieve a level two diploma in health and social care, along with extensive e-learning programmes. And that’s not all, we also offer:

  • 24/7 on-call support 365 days a year
  • Free Blue Light Card
  • Generous ‘Refer A Friend’ Scheme – £250 for you and £125 for your friend!
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Minimum of one-hour visits

What qualifications and experience do I need?

Due to our current client requirements we are looking for carers with at least six months’ professional experience of caring for someone. This could be gained in any relevant care settings, such as care homes, nursing homes, hospitals, hospices or home care. As well as having hands-on experience, you will share our values and our dedication for delivering the best possible care.

It is important that you have a good level of IT skills prior to starting with us as all of our systems are online, rather than being paper based. These systems have been designed with a carer in mind, so that you have more time to focus on your client.

As our clients are based in Oxford and surrounding towns and villages, you will need to be a driver with your own car, so that you are able to reach our clients.

Want to join our hourly care team?

Our hourly carer application process can be completed in a few easy steps.

Apply with Max, our virtual recruitment assistant. Simply click the Max icon on the bottom right of your screen and they will guide you through the application. It should only take around five minutes to complete.

We’ll contact you to arrange a virtual interview if you’re shortlisted. This will last up to an hour. Interviews are a two-way process, so it’s also an excellent opportunity for you to get to know us better and make sure that Oxford Aunts will be the right fit for you.

Check out our top tips for how to prepare for your interview here.

You will be made a conditional offer if you have a successful interview. This offer is conditional as it is subject to us receiving your references, successfully clearing an enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check and passing your induction training course.

Our brand-new training facility is in our office in Eynsham, Oxford. After accepting our conditional offer, you will be invited to join our induction training, which lasts for one week. We can offer training most weeks, and your recruiter will let you know which dates are available for you to attend training.

Want to join our domiciliary care team?

Click the Max icon on the bottom right of your screen to apply with our recruitment assistant. When prompted, select option 1 for our domiciliary care roles.

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