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Bradford, West Yorkshire

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust£ 22.55 - 24.88 per year

Detailed job description and main responsibilities In addition to BDCFT's package, we offer: Regular clinical supervision Access to...

Posted 21st May 2022
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Knaresborough, North Yorkshire

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust£ 20.33 - 21.78 per year

Detailed job description and main responsibilities The post holder will be required to undertake physical health checks and be involved...

Posted 21st May 2022
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Birmingham, West Midlands

HCL Workforce£ 39.07 - 39.07 per hour

Job description Team Manager - Fostering, Family and Friends Team, Birmingham Flexible working - 35hrs per week. Max...

Posted 20th May 2022
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Appoint Healthcare£ 21000 - 1 per year

Care Assistant - up to £21K salary- No experience needed - Come work for the best!!! Location: Cambridge,...

Posted 20th May 2022
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York, North Yorkshire

Appoint Healthcare£ 1 - 1 per year

Care Assistant - No experience needed - Come work for the best!!! Location: York, YorkshirePosition: Care Assistant...

Posted 20th May 2022
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Winsford, Cheshire

Appoint Healthcare£ 21800 - 1 per year

Care Assistant - No experience needed - Come work for the best!!! Location: Winsford, CheshirePosition: Care Assistant...

Posted 20th May 2022
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Devizes, Wiltshire

Appoint Healthcare£ 1 - 24000 per year

Care Assistant - No experience needed - Come work for the best!!! Location: Devizes, WiltshirePosition: Care Assistant...

Posted 20th May 2022
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Bridport, Dorset

Appoint Healthcare£ 1 - 24000 per year

Care Assistant - No experience needed - Come work for the best!!! Location: Bridport, SomersetPosition: Care Assistant...

Posted 20th May 2022
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Eastleigh, Hampshire

Appoint Healthcare£ 1 - 24000 per year

Care Assistant - No experience needed - Come work for the best!!! Location: Eastleigh, HampshirePosition: Care Assistant...

Posted 20th May 2022
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Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucestershire

Appoint Healthcare£ 1 - 24000 per year

Care Assistant - No experience needed - Come work for the best!!! Location: Wotton-under-Edge, GloucestershirePosition: Care Assistant...

Posted 20th May 2022
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Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Appoint Healthcare£ 1 - 1 per year

Care Assistant - up to £22K salary- No experience needed - Come work for the best!!! Location: Peterborough,...

Posted 20th May 2022
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Southport, Merseyside

Appoint Healthcare£ 1 - 1 per year

Care Assistant - Come work for the best!!! Location: Southport, MerseysidePosition: Care Assistant - EXPERIENCE IS ESSENTIAL...

Posted 20th May 2022
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Horsham, West Sussex

Appoint Healthcare£ 1 - 1 per year

Care Assistant - up to £21K salary- No experience needed - Come work for the best!!! Location: Horsham,...

Posted 20th May 2022
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Horsham, West Sussex

Appoint Healthcare£ 1 - 1 per year

Senior Care Assistant - up to £23K salary + Benefits - Come work for the best!!! Location: Horsham,...

Posted 20th May 2022
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Stockport, Greater Manchester

Appoint Healthcare£ 1 - 1 per year

Night Care Assistant - Luxurious care home We want the kindest and most resilient people to come and support...

Posted 20th May 2022
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Stafford, Staffordshire

Appoint Healthcare£ 1 - 1 per year

Care Assistant Location: Stafford, StaffordshirePosition: Care Assistant Care Categories: Child and Adolescent Mental Health (Hospital)Negotiable Salary: £9.61...

Posted 20th May 2022
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Fleet, Hampshire

Appoint Healthcare£ 1 - 1 per year

Care Assistant - No experience needed - Come work for the best!!! Location: Fleet, HampshirePosition: Care Assistant...

Posted 20th May 2022
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Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Appoint Healthcare£ 1 - 1 per year

Care Assistant - up to £22K salary- No experience needed - Come work for the best!!! Location: Tunbridge...

Posted 20th May 2022
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Dartford, Kent

Appoint Healthcare£ 22124 - 1 per year

Care Assistant - No experience needed - Come work for the best!!! Location: Dartford, KentPosition: Care Assistant...

Posted 20th May 2022
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Bristol, City of Bristol

Appoint Healthcare£ 1 - 1 per year

Peri Care Assistant - Come work for the best!!! Location: SomersetPosition: Peri Care Assistant Care Categories: General...

Posted 20th May 2022
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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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