Home carer at Aberdeenshire Council

People in this role may also be known as care workers and assistants or care assistant.

7 workers in this role at Aberdeenshire Council have taken the survey.

How much does Aberdeenshire Council pay home carers?

Home carer at Aberdeenshire Council
£10.13–11.38
Typical range
£8.70–11.00

Home carer employees at Aberdeenshire Council are typically paid £10.13–11.38 an hour, based on data from 7 employees.

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What is management like for home carer employees at Aberdeenshire Council?

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  • Head office understands the frontline

    Do home carers think Aberdeenshire Council head office understands what's happening where they work?

    Most people think head office understands what’s happening where they work

    How we know this

    67% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

  • Managers are respectful

    Do home carers at Aberdeenshire Council feel treated by respect by their managers?

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    71% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 7 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

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What are the hours like for home carer employees at Aberdeenshire Council?

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  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do home carers get of their shift pattern at Aberdeenshire Council?

    People don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

    How we know this

    • 29% report getting one week notice or less
    • 14% report getting two weeks notice
    • 0% report getting three weeks notice
    • 0% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 57% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 7 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you get plenty of notice about when you’re working.

    This makes it easy for you to plan the rest of life, as well as your finances, because you know how much you’ll be working and when.

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  • Shifts get changed at short notice

    Do Aberdeenshire Council managers change home carers shifts at short notice?

    Most managers change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    67% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

  • People don’t get proper breaks

    Do home carers at Aberdeenshire Council get proper breaks?

    Most people don’t get proper breaks

    How we know this

    43% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 7 job reviews

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

Good
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it for home carers to book a holiday at Aberdeenshire Council?

    Most people find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    71% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 7 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • Easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it for home carers to take sick leave at Aberdeenshire Council?

    Most people find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    67% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

  • Good choice of shifts

    Do home carers at Aberdeenshire Council get to choose the shifts they work?

    Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    50% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

  • No unpaid extra work

    Do home carers at Aberdeenshire Council do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Rarely. Most people don’t do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    50% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

  • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Do home carers at Aberdeenshire Council worry about hours?

    Most people don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    29% of people report they worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 7 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting enough hours each week.

    A good job should guarantee you a minimum number of hours in a contract, if you want it.

    This makes it easier to plan your finances, because you know how much you’ll be earning.

Here’s a recent review that mentions hours:

  • Best thing

    Flexible working hours, rewarding carer

    Worst thing

    High pressure job

    6.8

    Social worker, March 2021

    • £32,000 per year, working a 36 hour week
    • 25 or older

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  • Enough training

    Do home carers get enough training when they start at Aberdeenshire Council?

    Most people get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    71% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 7 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

Excellent
  • Opportunities to progress

    Are home carers given support to progress at Aberdeenshire Council?

    People are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 86% of people report being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role

    Based on information from 7 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

Latest reviews from home carers at Aberdeenshire Council

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  • Best thing

    Some people i look after

    Worst thing

    Driveing about constant on line training which i struggle with

    5.2

    Home carer, March 2021

    • Manages people
    • £10.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    helping people

    Worst thing

    days can seem long if it's quiet

    8.5

    Care assistant, February 2021

    • £10.21 per hour
    • Under 18 years old
  • Worst thing

    You don’t get listened to

    3.0

    Care assistant, February 2021

    • £10.93 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    caring for people

    Worst thing

    limited contracts

    9.5

    Home carer, January 2021

    • £10.92 per hour
    • 25 or older

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How Aberdeenshire Council ranks

Aberdeenshire Council ranks joint 3rd to work for in care worker or assistant employers

  1. 2 Fife Council
    7.2
  2. 3= Aberdeenshire Council
    7.0
  3. 3= Belfast Trust
    7.0