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Houghton Le Spring, Tyne and Wear

Care UK£ 1 - 1 per hour

Post Code DH4 4RB Job Copy If your proven experience of caring for older people includes leading...

Posted 28th February 2021
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Kenilworth, Warwickshire

Care UK£ 1 - 1 per hour

Post Code CV8 2HB Job Copy Have you a passion in supporting older people? Do you have...

Posted 28th February 2021
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Bracknell, Berkshire

Care UK£ 8.8 - 9.5 per hour

Post Code RG12 2JA Min Pay Rate £8.80 Max Pay Rate £9.50 Shifts...

Posted 27th February 2021
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Dorking, Surrey

Nurse Seekers£ 18000 - 25000 per year

Nurse Seekers are working on behalf of a fantastic Independent School in the Dorking area of Surrey who are looking...

Posted 27th February 2021
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Haverhill, Suffolk

Nurse Seekers£ 19000 - 28000 per year

Our client, based in a lovely market town in Suffolk, has a small residential home that provides accommodation for up...

Posted 27th February 2021
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London, Greater London

Care UK£ 1 - 1 per hour

Post Code W6 9QH Role Highlights Care Assistant – Full or part time – Permanent ...

Posted 26th February 2021
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Swindon, Wiltshire

Remedicare Staffing£ 9 - 9.5 per hour

Are you a compassionate individual who would like to make a difference to the lives of older people? Do...

Posted 26th February 2021
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Cwmbran, Torfaen (Tor-faen)

Remedicare Staffing£ 8.75 - 9 per hour

Care Assistant Wanted in Cwmbran! Days and Nights available Full...

Posted 26th February 2021
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Coldstream, Scottish Borders

Amber Mace£ 9.89 - 9.9 per hour

Senior Care Assistant- Coldstream- £9.90p/h Hours: 36/44 hours Shifts: Days & Nights available Service: Elderly/ Dementia...

Posted 26th February 2021
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Bury, Greater Manchester

Howard Finley Care Ltd£ 8.75 - 9.25 per hour

Care Assistants - Bury Ref: CW13842 Howard Finley Care are currently recruiting for hardworking and dedicated Care...

Posted 26th February 2021
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Betchworth, Surrey

Remedicare Staffing£ 9 - 10 per hour

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Care Assistant to join a care home based in Betchworth. The...

Posted 26th February 2021
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Leatherhead, Surrey

Care UK£ 9.4 - 9.7 per hour

Post Code KT22 8TX Min Pay Rate £9.40 Max Pay Rate £9.70 Shifts...

Posted 25th February 2021
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Slough, Berkshire

Care UK£ 1 - 1 per hour

Post Code SL2 4FA Role Highlights Care Assistant - Full Time and Part Time Oak...

Posted 25th February 2021
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Mitcham, Greater London

Care UK£ 8.72 - 9.35 per hour

Post Code CR4 4AB Min Pay Rate £8.72 Max Pay Rate £9.35 Job...

Posted 25th February 2021
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London, Greater London

Care UK£ 8.72 - 9 per hour

Post Code SW6 1PX Min Pay Rate 8.72 Max Pay Rate 9.00 Job...

Posted 25th February 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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