How to Hire a Care Assistant

Does your growing business need a care assistant? A care assistant assists clients with daily personal tasks like bathing and dressing. In addition to this a care assistant will help with housekeeping tasks like dish washing or sweeping.

Here are some tips to help you find great care assistant candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $11.34 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $7.25$31.10 hourly
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*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Care Assistant?

Hiring a care assistant can be a great way to support your team. From helping your clients with daily tasks to driving them to doctor’s appointments, a care assistant will ensure you are offering the best possible care your patients.

Contributions of a great care assistant:

• Personalized patient care
• Detailed records of daily tasks completed for patient
• Open communication between patient and your business

Skills to look for in a great Care Assistant

A great care assistant candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• Experience assisting patients with daily tasks
• Light housekeeping abilities
• Demonstrated reliability
• Strong work ethic
• Good communication skills
• Accountability

Writing a Care Assistant job description

A thoughtful description is important to finding qualified care assistant candidates. A care assistant job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for care assistant jobs, such as:

• Care Worker
• Caregiver
• Personal Care Aide

Interviewing Care Assistant candidates

Strong candidates for care assistant positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• Systems for monitoring patient care
• Experience following detailed instructions
• Ability to complete light housekeeping tasks

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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