How to write a Home Carer job description

Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.

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Home Carer job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimise your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialised, consider including the specialisation in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

Examples of Home Carer job titles

    Home Carer
    Senior Home Carer
    Nursing Assistant (EN certification required)
    Home Care Assistant (Part-Time)
    Caregiver

Home Carer job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of a Home Carer job summary

Our healthcare company requires a caring and compassionate Home Carer to work with a variety of patients in the local area. The Home Carer will be responsible for accompanying patients to local doctor’s appointments, assisting patients with personal care and health monitoring and helping to maintain a clean home environment for each patient. The successful candidate will also be required to maintain accurate and updated records on each of their patients.

Home Carer responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organisation and who the employee reports to.

Examples of Home Carer responsibilities

    Maintain home care records that include any changes in doctor’s orders, diet or personal living activities
    Assist patients in performing physiotherapy exercises and with administering medication based on doctor’s orders
    Help with patient meals and feeding, as well as basic housekeeping functions
    Work with transportation professionals to make sure that patients who require additional assistance getting in and out of vehicles are able to safely use transportation
    Deliver weekly reports to the case manager and review any important changes in the patient’s condition

Home Carer qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

Examples of Home Carer skills

    3+ years’ experience in the home caring field
    Current and valid HHA or EN certification
    Nursing experience preferred
    Able to lift up to 25 kg
    Exceptional patient service skills
    Must be able to work a schedule that includes occasional weekends, holidays and evenings

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