What is a community care assistant?
There are lots of different roles in healthcare to choose from, and finding the right one for you is vital in ensuring that you’re happy in your career. A community care assistant is one option, but what does this mean? Here, we share all you need to know!
Community care assistant roles and responsibilities
As a community care assistant, you’ll work with people in their own homes rather than in care settings, such as a nursing homes or hospitals. The role is mainly centred around providing personalised care and helping individuals to live their lives as independently as possible.
Community care assistants must be able to deliver care with compassion and enthusiasm, while contributing positively to an individual’s physical and emotional wellbeing. Those you care for could include elderly people, those with mobility issues, or individuals living with dementia.
What does a community care assistant do?
As a community care assistant, the tasks you complete will change depending on who you’re caring for. For example, some individuals may need help with washing and dressing whereas others will require assistance with cooking and moving around their homes. You may also need to prompt people to take their medication, and sometimes assist with administering this.
Following each visit, you'll be required to complete notes highlighting what you did during your visit and any concerns or changes that might need addressing. For some individuals, especially those who live alone, you could be one of the only people they see. This makes this a very important role and one that makes a true difference to people’s lives.
What qualifications does a community care assistant need?
You don't need any specific qualifications to become a community care assistant with Newcross.
Although no qualifications are required, you’ll typically need to have:
At least 3 months experience of caring professionally or for a loved one in the UK
The ability to comfortably assist clients with limited mobility
A valid moving and handling certificate
The right to work in the UK
A valid driving licence
Community care assistant vacancies
At Newcross Healthcare, we always have vacancies for community care assistants and would love to welcome you into our team of healthcare professionals.
As a member of our rapidly growing community, you’ll have access to the following benefits:
Same day pay with FlexiPay: Instantly access to up to 50% of the value of your completed shifts even on weekends and bank holidays
Wellbeing support: myHealthPlan gives you healthcare and mental health support and access to in-app virtual appointments with NHS registered GPs
Long-term bookings: Regular hours caring for the same individuals
Free welcome gift box and Newcross Healthcare uniform when you join
30,000 exclusive deals and discounts for your favourite brands across 20 categories including, groceries, fashion, and electronics
Find out more on our healthcare worker benefits and rewards page.
If you're looking for a community care assistant to provide care to a loved one, you can find out more information on our care at home page.