Join our award-winning home care team
Finding your next role as a care assistant couldn’t be easier. Search our current vacancies – available across England and Wales – and follow the easy steps to apply.
By joining our team, you’ll benefit from a flexible work life, great pay, fantastic benefits, ongoing support and a commitment to investing in your future.
A background in care is not essential as we provide full training before you start.
7 steps to becoming a care assistant
Follow these easy steps to becoming a care assistant with Helping Hands. With jobs available throughout England and Wales, we’re always on the lookout for more caring stars to join our team.
Step 1: Apply online or contact your local branch
Search and apply online. However you apply, you’ll be asked four key questions to make sure you meet our criteria.
Step 2: Phone interview
We’ll arrange a 15-minute phone interview to get to know you better. If you’re successful, you’ll be invited to a face-to-face interview at your local branch.
Step 3: Face-to-face interview
At the interview, you’ll be asked questions on scenarios you may face to see how you’d handle certain situations. Please bring your ID and other requested paperwork so this can be checked with your application.
Step 4: Carer assessment and selection
You’ll be invited to take part in our indepth assessment and selection process to become a Helping Hands care assistant. If you are successful, we will submit your Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.
Step 5: Shadowing a carer
Once your DBS has been returned, your new manager will arrange for you to shadow an experienced carer. This will give you hands-on experience of the role before you start.
Step 6: Job offer and orientation
With good feedback from shadowing, your new branch manager will offer you a position, confirming your contract, start date and work times. You’ll also receive your Helping Hands uniform.
Step 7: Start working as a care assistant
Once ready, you can start your role as a care assistant visiting customers in your area. Your branch manager will arrange the visits for you and will continue to support you in your role.