Beacon Centre for the Blind: Care Assistant

Beacon Centre for the Blind: Care Assistant

Job title: Care Assistant

Closing date: rolling contract

Contract: full-time 37.5 hours/week

Salary: £8.49 per hour

 Beacon Centre for the Blind is the oldest and largest Visual Impairment charity within the West Midlands.

At Beacon Domiciliary care, we provide support to adults with personal care, to enable them to live independently in their own home for as long as possible.

We are currently looking to recruit care assistants within the community on a full time basis (37.5 hours). Hourly rate is £8.49 per hour. It is essential that applicants have a driving licence and access to their own vehicle.

The role involves providing support to adults who find difficulty in carrying out daily routine tasks such as cooking; cleaning; washing dishes; escorting to appointments; preparation of meals; bathing and toileting.

We are looking for someone who:

  • is flexible
  • can work alternate weekends as well as full days
  • has experience of working with vulnerable adults
  • is an excellent communicator
  • is empathetic, has patience and is caring by nature

A qualification within the health asocial care industry is desirable.

All successful candidates will be required to undertake a DBS check, have a full driving licence and access to their own vehicle. Personal or paid experience in home care will be a distinct advantage.

The Beacon offer excellent benefits, including a generous holiday allowance, Death in Service scheme, Simply Health Cash Plan, generous pension scheme.

If you are interested in applying for the above vacancy please send your CV with a cover letter to

If you do not hear within two weeks of applying please assume you have been unsuccessful.