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Bristol, City of Bristol

Howard Finley Care Ltd£ 9.5 - 9.95 per hour

Senior Care assistant / Team Leader - Bristol Howard Finley Care are recruiting for a new Team Leader/...

Posted 20th October 2021
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Malvern, Worcestershire

Howard Finley Care Ltd£ 9 - 9 per hour

Howard Finley Care are recruiting for a new Care Assistant to work within our clients nursing home in Malvern....

Posted 20th October 2021
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West Byfleet, Surrey

Howard Finley Care Ltd£ 11.5 - 12 per hour

Night Senior Care Assistant - West Byfleet Ref: CW13497 We at Howard Finley Care...

Posted 20th October 2021
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Bath, Somerset

Howard Finley Care Ltd£ 10 - 10 per hour

Senior Care assistant / Team Leader - Bath Howard Finley Care are recruiting for a new Team Leader/...

Posted 20th October 2021
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Kingsbridge, Devon

Newcross£ 12.94 - 12.94 per hour

As a Care Assistant, you have the power to change lives! We're actively seeking a Care Assistant to join...

Posted 20th October 2021
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Bagshot, Surrey

Sunrise Senior Living£ 9.8 - 10.8 per hour

Sunrise of Bagshot are recruiting for Care Assistants to join their team.  We have full time day shifts (36 hours)...

Posted 20th October 2021
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Weybridge, Surrey

Sunrise Senior Living£ 10 - 11 per hour

Sunrise of Weybridge are recruiting Care Assistants to join their team.  We have day shifts available - our shift times...

Posted 20th October 2021
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Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Methodist Homes (MHA)£ 9.63 - 9.63 per hour

Care Assistant (Nights) based at Stones Place, Lincoln. Available Hours: Permanent Full Time/Part Time/Multiple Hour contracts available...

Posted 20th October 2021
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Exeter, Devon

Newcross£ 12.59 - 12.59 per hour

Make a difference today! As a Care Assistant in Dawlish, Exeter and the surroundings, you'll be the person that...

Posted 20th October 2021
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Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Methodist Homes (MHA)£ 11.24 - 11.24 per hour

Senior Care Assistant (Nights) based at Stones Place, Lincoln Available Hours: Permanent Full Time/Part Time/Multiple Hour contracts...

Posted 20th October 2021
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Torquay, Devon

Newcross£ 12.59 - 12.59 per hour

Do you have experience caring for individuals with complex healthcare needs? At Newcross Healthcare, we are on the lookout...

Posted 20th October 2021
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Exeter, Devon

Newcross£ 13.47 - 13.47 per hour

We need people like you to help make a true difference! Join Newcross today as a Care Assistant in...

Posted 20th October 2021
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Lutterworth, Leicestershire

Help at Home£ 8.91 - 8.91 per hour

Are YOU what we are looking for ? Make a difference every day,...

Posted 20th October 2021
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Winchester, Hampshire

Ackerman Pierce£ 10 - 13 per hour

Care Assistant – Hampshire County Council We are currently looking to recruit a care assistant in Hampshire. ...

Posted 20th October 2021
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Exeter, Devon

Newcross£ 16.2 - 16.2 per hour

Take the next best step in your career as a Care Assistant! As a Care Assistant in Exeter and...

Posted 20th October 2021
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Care assistant jobs: frequently asked questions

Welcome to our care assistant jobs page, featuring all the latest roles throughout the UK, as well as frequently asked questions below.

What does a care assistant do?

Care assistants, often also referred to as care workers or simply carers, help vulnerable people to manage their daily lives, and to live as independently as possible.

As a care assistant you will be required to work within the community as opposed to a hospital setting – so in a person’s home or a residential care home.

The people you support could either be adults with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, mental health conditions or older people.

Your daily duties could involve supporting people with everything from eating and drinking to socialising and carrying out activities.

What are the daily responsibilities of a care assistant?

As a care assistant your day-to-day tasks will likely include:

• Assistance with washing and dressing

• Making food and assisting with eating

• Getting to know the people you’re working with to personalise your care

• Monitoring health and conditions

• Checking that medications are being taken appropriately

• Helping to conduct various activities

• Co-ordinating events and outings

Your shift pattern can vary, as care for the vulnerable is a 24/7 operation.

However, this does tend to mean lots of flexibility in the schedule you choose.

What skills and qualifications do you need to become a care assistant?

You don’t necessarily need any qualifications to become a care assistant.

Some providers may ask for GCSE A-Cs in English and/or Maths, but it isn’t always essential.

Many care assistants enter the workforce with a Level 2 or 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care, and some organisations will require this qualification in order to apply.

However, many will also be happy for you to acquire it on the job.

In terms of skills, the key personality trait you’ll need is compassion.

You’ll need lots of patience and resilience, and a real love for helping people.

It’s a rewarding but challenging job.

Experience of supporting vulnerable people isn’t essential, but it can be very useful – even if it’s just caring for a family member.

How much do care assistants earn?

Care assistant pay is hard to accurately define.

It’s mostly unregulated because the majority of care assistants are employed outside of the NHS.

And unfortunately, care assistant pay has remained stagnant for many years.

According to industry statistics, the national average hourly rate is around £8.30 per hour, and average annual salaries are somewhere between £15,000 and £17,000.

It varies regionally, and assistants in London tend to earn more, for example.

Care assistants are currently in extremely high demand, with the UK’s rapidly ageing population.

The government is actively working on a huge recruitment campaign, and the issue of salaries will be under discussion.

It’s hoped that in the coming years average salaries will start to climb.

As a care assistant, it’s also worth noting that you have a good foundation to build a career that will allow you to increase your salary.

Through further study, care assistants often go on to become support workers, social workers and even care managers – positions that offer much improved pay.

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