Home care assistant or deputy managers are responsible for supporting the home care manager in providing care for people in their own homes. They are sometimes referred to as domiciliary assistant/deputy managers.
They assist with a wide variety of duties such as rotas and staffing levels, care planning, supervision of staff and ensuring that care is delivered in line with national policies. They also liaise with other care professionals and the families of people who are receiving care.
They are an important part of the management team within any home care organisation, with a very varied role that can lead to career progression as a Home care manager.
At this senior management level, most deputy home care managers would be qualified - or working towards - their higher level 5 diploma in leadership for health and social care.
Diplomas are the current qualifications in health and social care, which have replaced NVQs, but some workers still hold NVQs which are still valid.