What does an Assistant Caregiver do?

A Care Assistant typically is employed by a home care agency. These home care agencies provide aid services for the elderly, sick, disabled or mentally ill. Care Assistants are tasked with helping care for people by dispensing medication, feeding and washing clients. Occasionally light housework is also involved. Depending on the type of employer, Cars Assistants can be supervised by an uncertified health care professional or un-certified management.

Outside of a High School Diploma, there no specific education requirements to hold a Care Assistant job position. Previous experience in a caregiving role is the main factor in being hired by a care agency with some formal education in the medical field being a plus. Should a person be employed by a certified caregiving agency, the need for formal education is in more demand. Being that these positions are helping the disadvantaged, having strong ethics, and a compassion to help people is a necessity.

  • Report to the main office for weekly training and assignment meetings
  • Travel to one or multiple locations to attend to clients
  • Attain a full understanding of each clients medical and physical needs
  • Refer to all care notes for medicine dosage, feeding times and care instructions
  • Handle all clients in an ethical and caring manner
  • address all incidences utilizing company guidelines
  • Report all suspected abuse and quality of life issues to the proper authorities
  • Observe all behavioral and recreational guidelines for each client
  • Some education in the medical field (preferred)
  • 3+ years experience in a caregiving role
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Robust interpersonal skills
  • A caring and compassionate personality
  • Capable of frequently lifting 50+ lbs and up to 100 lbs on occasion
  • Reliable transportation
  • A valid driver's License
  • Ability to pass a background check

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
2 - 4
5 - 7

Common Skill Sets

CPR First Aid
English Language
Interpersonal and Communication
Team Work
Great Work Ethic

Assistant Caregiver Seniority Levels

Assistant Caregiver
Senior Caregiver
Staff Caregiver
Direct Support Professional
10% made the transition
Care Manager
10% made the transition
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Assistant Caregiver Salaries

Average Base Pay

£21,254 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: £21K
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