Care Assistant


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Care Assistant

Autonomy Care, Melksham

Domiciliary / Home Care

£10.30 - £11.85 an hour

Various shifts

Prefer to send us a paper application?

You can apply for this position online by clicking the APPLY NOW button. If you would prefer to download and complete a paper version, simply print and complete the PDF version provided here.

Please return your completed application form to: Autonomy Care Group,  67 Roundpond, Melksham, Wiltshire  SN12 8EB.

Do you have a caring nature? Do you want to enable individuals to stay at home? If YES then WE NEED YOU!!

Immediate contracts available at Autonomy Care

  • £300 welcome bonus*
  • Full time and Part Time contracts available with guaranteed hours
  • Working alternate weekends essential
  • £10.30 - £11.85 an hour
  • Bank Holiday £15.45 - £17.75 per hour
  • Domiciliary care position 18+ applicants only (Equality Act exemption)
  • Hold a valid driving licence with access to a vehicle

Our rates

(Rate 1) Monday to Friday - 7.00am to 8.00pm £10.30 an hour

(Rate 2) Monday to Friday - 8.00pm to 10.00pm £11.00 an hour

(Rate 2) Saturday and Sunday - 7.00am to 8.00pm £11.00 an hour

(Rate 3) Saturday and Sunday - 8.00pm to 10.00pm £11.85 an hour

About the Role

**Due to the nature of this role holding a valid driving licence with access to transport is essential**

We have Care Assistant opportunities and cover Melksham, Bradford on Avon, Corsham, Rowde, Lacock, Urchfont, Poulshot, Calne, Chippenham, Devizes, Trowbridge, Warminster and Westbury. You will need to travel to each service user during your shift and business mileage will be paid.

Your role as a Care Assistant will vary from supporting adults and young people with physical disabilities, learning disabilities, dementia and other mental health conditions, to providing domiciliary care. You will be making a difference to peoples lives, allowing them to remain independent at home.


We asked our service users what they like about the people that support them, they didn’t mention qualifications, they said they like kind, caring and happy people.

If you have the right attitude and values we will provide you with the training and development you need to be confident and competent in your role.
We are looking for people who:

  • Are caring and respectful and will assist the people we support to have a high quality of life and make their own decisions
  • Are flexible and adaptable who want to go the extra mile; making a positive difference to Service User lives
  • Are enthusiastic with excellent communication skills committed to developing positive working relationships

A day in the life of a support worker

  • Shift times range from 7am – 10pm
  • Working alternate weekends essential
  • Flexible hours around your availability
  • Everyday tasks such as shopping, sitting services and light housework to encourage self-help skills
  • Creating fun and engaging activities
  • Assisting with cooking and support in the kitchen
  • Assisting with fantastic days out with our service users
  • Assisting with personal care with our service users
  • Completing relevant documentation

Covid Update

We are following the Government’s Guidelines to ensure the safety of our service users and our staff to limit the spread of infection across our Autonomy Care services.

We are committed in all aspects of safety for our team and service users, to reassure everyone that we always have full PPE supplies for all our services.

Our staff are now doing LFT tests before every working day and reporting the results via the NHS app.

Our commitment to you

  • 24 hour confidential employee advice line
  • Full time Mental Health First Aiders who are there for you when you need them
  • Holiday top-up payments made for regular overtime (T'c & C's apply)
  • Overtime paid
  • Employee of the month awards
  • Employee referral scheme (Earn up to £300)*
  • Paid business mileage (24p for motorbikes, 45p for cars)
  • Local rounds to you, reducing travel distance
  • All Induction and training fully paid
  • Bank Holidays: enhancements paid
  • Auto enrolment pension
  • QCF (NVQ) Level 2, 3 available (fully funded)
  • Ongoing training and development
  • Supportive Management team
  • Funded apprenticeships and diplomas
  • Long service awards
  • Access to blue light card discounts
  • Covid safety procedures in place

New to Care?

Try the interactive video challenge link below ‘A Question of Care: a Career for YOU’ to see what a career in care is like. At the end you'll receive a detailed personal profile that tells you if you’ve got what it takes to join us!

How to Apply

Please click the ‘apply now’ button or call Zoe or Sammy on 01225 613010 for an informal discussion / application form.

Equal Opportunities Statement

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their sex; religious or similar philosophical belief; political opinion; race; age; sexual orientation; or, whether they are married or are in a civil partnership; or, whether they are disabled; or whether they have undergone, are undergoing or intend to undergo gender reassignment.

Safeguarding Commitment

We are committed to the safety and well-being of the individuals who use our services and promote safer recruitment practices.

If you do not disclose something in your application that could prevent you working with children or vulnerable adults this could result in you being referred to the police and/or DBS as it is a criminal offence for any person who is barred from working with children and/or vulnerable adults to apply for a role in a regulated activity.

If you have made a declaration in relation to a conviction that does not threaten the safety of the vulnerable people we support we will consider your application and explore further during the recruitment process.