Home Care Assistant

Rewarding careers as home care assistants in the Home Care Assessment and Reablement Team (HART).

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Our Home Care Assessment and Reablement Team

We support people to live independently in their own home, often helping them to return home from hospital or preventing them from being admitted to hospital.

We also provide personal care for adults in their own homes in crisis situations. For example, after a hospital visit, we support adults on a short-term basis whilst longer term care is arranged.

Each year we provide short-term support to around 3,100 adults in Leicestershire and aim to help them to live as independently as possible and to assess their long-term care needs.

Watch this video to see what it’s like to work in our team:

Read quotes from our service users

Everyone has been brilliant and so friendly. I don’t know what we would have done without your amazing staff. Thank you doesn’t seem enough, but we do thank you for being amazing people.


The carers have fully reinstated our faith in Betty being able to live safely in her own home. Communication was good, visits were meaningful (and I think they gave her a few moments more). Betty wants to keep you – what else do we need to say? Many thanks to a great team, job well done – you should be proud.

Become a Home Care Assistant

We are looking for enthusiastic and caring individuals to support adults who have a range of care needs in Leicestershire by helping them with everyday tasks, be active in their community, and safeguarding them from harm.

Whether you have a wealth of experience or are new to care work – we would like to hear from you! We can help you develop or progress a rewarding career in adult social care.

About the roles

The roles are multi-faceted and provide support for people in their own homes throughout Leicestershire. We offer on-the-job training that will help you develop your skills and confidence while you work.

Duties often include:

  • Personal care such as washing and dressing
  • Booking and accompanying people to appointments
  • Doing the shopping and helping people to eat and drink
  • Offering general companionship

The people we support may have learning disabilities, physical disabilities, dementia, and other mental health conditions.

You will work with other care professionals to meet identified goals and support needs.

Skills and qualifications

As a Home Care Assistant, it is important that you have:

  • a kind and caring personality and a professional attitude
  • good English, numeracy and writing skills
  • an ability to understand and follow procedures
  • good communication and listening skills
  • an ability to maintain confidentiality
  • a driving licence and access to a vehicle to travel across Leicestershire 

An NVQ2 or Care Certificate is desirable, but not essential as training can be provided to work towards this qualification once you start the job.


If you decide to join us, you will receive:

  • a pay of £12.38 per hour and a mileage allowance at £0.45p per mile
  • guaranteed contracted hours
  • mentoring and on-the-job training, as well as training opportunities (online and in person)
  • an excellent local Government Pension Scheme
  • generous annual leave entitlement
  • activities to support health and wellbeing
  • access to staff discount schemes
  • access to many worker's groups (Disabled Workers' Group, BAME Staff Network, LGBTQ+ Staff Network, Working Carers' Group)

Visit our employee benefits page to see a full list of benefits.

Work life balance

Work life balance is important to us and that is why we have part-time and full-time opportunities available, ranging from 15-35 hours per week.

All roles are on a shift/rota basis and include evening and weekend work. Rotas are organised well in advance, with two non-working days per week and alternate weekends off work.

Training and progression

Once you start the job, you will undergo basic training such as health and safety, first aid, and moving and handling. You may also receive specific training based on what the person you are caring for needs.

You will have every opportunity to develop in the role through:

  • regular training and mentoring
  • support and advice, encouragement, and feedback
  • opportunities to progress and develop with us and take on more responsibility or specialise in a certain area

    Application process

    We have permanent positions available for Reablement Support Worker.

    You can apply online using the link below. Alternatively, you can get in touch or register your interest if you would like to speak to someone first before you apply.


    Please note: We will discuss your preferred role and type of contract during the interview.

    Search and apply for a Home Care Assistant role

    Should you be successful with your application, you will be contacted within one working day for an informal pre-screen.

    Successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, paid for by Leicestershire County Council. These posts are subject to satisfactory references as required for regulated activity.

    Learn more about the application process.

    Get in touch and register your interest

    We are available for an informal chat or general enquires, so please contact us on 07593 527 553 or 0116 3057 429. You can also email hartcrsrecruitment@leics.gov.uk or fill in the form:

    Register your interest in home care assistant roles

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