Visiting carer jobs

What is a care assistant?

A care assistant supports customers with personal care, household duties and companionship.

Our local visiting care services support people to live independently in the comfort of their own home. By doing this, you'll be providing them with an invaluable service that enables them to continue residing in the home they know and love. What’s more, they can live life in the way they choose.

What does a home care assistant do?

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Meal preparation

Providing a diverse range of healthy meals can be a huge part of effective live-in care. Our live-in carers offer meal preparation for breakfast, lunch and dinner, although some customers choose to do their own cooking.

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One of the things you'll learn on your assessment day is how to help a customer administer their medication in a safe and appropriate manner.

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Pet care

One of the benefits of receiving care at home is that customers are not parted from their furry friends. Some of our live-in carers help out by taking pets for walks and ensuring they're properly fed.

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Running errands

It's likely that your customer will be living with limited mobility, so they may ask you to do their weekly shopping for them or pick up a prescription on their behalf.

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Household chores

A big reason why many people opt for live-in care is so they have round-the-clock assistance with routines such as toileting, bathing and dressing.

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Personal care

A big reason why many people opt for live-in care is so they have round-the-clock assistance with routines such as toileting, bathing and dressing.

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One of your main responsibilities will be to ensure your customer isn't left feeling isolated or unsupported. Companionship might mean sitting down with them for a cup of tea while you watch a quiz show together.

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Mobility assistance

You may need to help your customer access certain parts of their home and support with strenuous activities like getting into bed. We'll make sure you're fully trained to provide safe mobility assistance.

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Nurse-supported care

If your customer is living with a complex or advanced medical condition, it's likely they'll require more sophisticated care. In this instance, you may work alongside a fully-qualified nurse to provide clinical care.

Pay and benefits in home care assistance

We pay 16% more than the national average for carers in the UK

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Discounts and offers

You'll get access to our employee benefits portal, with thousands of fantastic offers and deals

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Refer-a-friend scheme

We offer £100 to anyone who refers a friend to us (subject to T&Cs)

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High pay rate

We pay a higher wage than other home care companies across the UK*

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Flexible working

Tell us when you're available so that work fits around your lifestyle

Your application process

After you’ve applied for a position that works for you, you're just four simple steps away from starting your new role:

  • Interview process

    A member of our recruitment team will contact you for an interview

  • Pre-employment checks

    You'll need to undergo an enhanced DBS check and provide at least two references

  • Internal assessment

    Following your interview, we'll invite you to an assessment day at a centre local to you

  • Begin your new role

    Shadow an existing carer while you settle in


  • 01206266815, 01206266816
  • info@smile-healthcare.co.uk