Become an hourly care assistant

If you’re passionate about providing the very best home care, we think there’s nowhere better to work than The Good Care Group.

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Hourly care assistant job description

Working as an hourly care assistant on a guaranteed hours contract, means you’ll make a genuine difference to the lives of the people you support. You’ll provide outstanding care and companionship at a time when people need it the most and all in the comfort of their own home. This isn’t just work;it’s life changing work.

As an hourly carer (also referred to as a domiciliary carer), you will be visiting clients in their own homes. They will require additional support with aspects of day-to-day life, for example:

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

Whilst you’re supporting our clients, we’ll ensure you have the time to care and make a genuine difference to the lives of those you support. Our minimum call time is one hour, meaning that you have more time to focus on your clients’ needs and building meaningful relationships, rather than rushing from call to call.

Currently, our clients are based in the Richmond, Highgate, Hornsey, KensingtonChelseaFulham, Raynes Park and Putney areas of London. We will be expanding our hourly care service to other parts of London soon. Check out our current vacancies by using our job search tool.

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Why choose an hourly care job with The Good Care Group?

When you join us you can be assured that you will have a CQC rated ‘Outstanding’ team supporting you. We’ll help you develop your knowledge through our specialist training courses and ensure you have all the support you need from our team of caring experts. If you have already worked as a domiciliary carer, health care assistant, a carer in a care home or hospital, then we’d love to speak with you about joining our team.

We think professional carer jobs at The Good Care Group are highly rewarding, but don’t just take our word for it.

Hourly carer Linda shares:

“If you’re considering becoming an hourly carer, The Good Care Group is an incredible choice. You’ll embark on a rewarding journey, positively impacting lives while gaining valuable skills and experience. Flexible schedules allow you to balance work and life and the company’s commitment to your growth makes it worth exploring further.”

Please note: you must already have the right to work in the UK to apply for any of our home care roles. We cannot assist with sponsorship or visa requests – including those applying for a skilled worker or health and social care visa.

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Care assistant salary and benefits

At The Good Care Group, we have built a strong reputation for being an award-winning home care provider. We know our superpower is our people and that without them, we would not be able to continue providing the high level of care that we are known for. That’s why we have ensured our employment packages are industry leading. Our benefits include:

Guaranteed hour contracts

All of our hourly carers will receive a guaranteed hours contract based on their availability. This is the minimum number of hours you will be paid per week, regardless of whether you have care calls or not. You can choose to work more than this should you wish, just make sure your care manager has your most up-to-date availability. We currently have a mixture of full-time and part-time hours available as well as evenings and weekends.

Excellent pay rates above the London living wage

Our rates of pay reward you for your experience, rather than being based on the client you support. Providing you have professional care experience, you can expect to earn from £13.50 – £15 per hour. Our salaries are also reviewed annually.

Paid travel time and travel costs between calls

We don’t just pay you whilst you are supporting our clients, we’ll also pay you for the time it takes you to travel in between your client calls. Your travel costs will also be covered so that you won’t have to pay out of your own pocket.

Award-winning in-house training endorsed by Age UK

We think there’s nowhere better to train for the future. Our four-day hourly carer training is market leading and confidence boosting, as well as being fully endorsed by leading charity Age UK for aligning with the way in which they believe older adults should be cared for. You can find out more about our induction training here.

Opportunities to develop your career

We know that ongoing training and development is very important to our teams, so we also have opportunities to achieve a level two and level three diploma along with expert-led advanced courses and extensive learning programmes.

And that’s not all, we also offer:

  • 24/7 on-call support
  • FreeBlue Light Card
  • Generous ‘Refer A Friend’ Scheme – £250 for you and £125 for your friend!
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme
  • All clients accessible by public transport
  • Minimum of one hour visits

What qualifications and experience do I need?

It’s important that you have at least six months’ experience of caring for someone in a professional capacity. This experience does not need to be as an hourly or domiciliary carer; you might have experience working as a healthcare assistant in the NHS, in a care home, nursing home, hospice, or any similar setting. As well as having hands-on experience, you will have a passion for making a difference and delivering the best possible care.

We want to ensure that you have more time to focus on your client, so all of our systems are online, rather than paper based. You will complete your daily care notes and medication administration records via our online portal. Part of your training will cover how to use these systems, but it is important that you have a good level of IT skills prior to starting with us.

Our clients may also have visits from other support teams in their local community, such as district nurses, occupational therapists and physiotherapists, so the ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team is a must. However, this is predominantly a lone working position so you should also be confident in working independently.

Our recruitment process

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

Complete application form

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.

Interview

If your application is shortlisted, we’ll contact you to arrange a virtual interview. This will last up to an hour. As well as us getting to know you, it is also a great opportunity for you to find out more about us! Check out our top tips for how to prepare for your interview here.

Offer

If we think you’ll make a great addition to our team we’ll make you a conditional offer. This offer is subject to us receiving your references, you successfully clearing Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) checks and completing our four-day training course.

Induction training

After you’ve accepted our conditional offer, you will then be invited to join our four day induction training in our London office. Please note: there will be assessments during these four days and you will need to pass the assessments in order to receive confirmation of your employment.

Frequently asked questions

We’re here to support you during every stage of your application process. If you have a question to ask about our live in care jobs please get in touch.

Call now to speak to our recruitment team

If you’re passionate about providing the very best care, we think there’s nowhere better than The Good Care Group.

0203 728 7570

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