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Reading, Berkshire

Howard Finley Care Ltd£ 10 - 10.6 per hour

Howard Finley Care are recruiting for new Domiciliary care workers to work within our clients established home care company...

Posted 23rd May 2022
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Manchester, Greater Manchester

Howard Finley Care Ltd£ 10.2 - 10.2 per hour

Care worker job - Manchester Howard Finley Care are recruiting for a new Care worker to work within...

Posted 3rd May 2022
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Dublin, Ireland, Dublin

CPL Healthcare€ 33480 - 40000 per year

We are actively recruiting alongside Tusla for qualified Social Care Workers in Dublin West to support young people through...

Posted 23rd February 2022
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Monaghan, Ireland, Monaghan

CPL Healthcare€ 31000 - 35000 per year

Due to continued growth and movement, Cpl Healthcare are welcoming applications from qualified social care workers on behalf of...

Posted 11th February 2022
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Kildare, Kildare

CPL Healthcare€ 33280 per year

  CPL Healthcare are welcoming applications for exciting Social Care Worker roles with Camphill Communities of Ireland at...

Posted 4th February 2022
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West Dublin, Dublin

CPL Healthcare€ 40000 - 40000 per year

CPL Healthcare are welcoming applications from qualified social care workers for an exciting and rewarding role with TUSLA special...

Posted 20th January 2022
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Kildare, Dublin

CPL Healthcare€ 33630 - 48465 per year

CPL Healthcare in partnership with Stewarts Care are recruiting social care workers in the West Dublin and North Kildare...

Posted 29th November 2021
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Kildare, Dublin

CPL Healthcare€ 33630 - 48465 per year

CPL Healthcare in partnership with Stewarts Care are recruiting social care workers in the West Dublin and North Kildare...

Posted 29th November 2021
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Ballyporeen, County Tipperary, Republic of Ireland, Tipperary

CPL Healthcare€ 36500 - 36500 per year

Cpl Healthcare are currently seeking a social care professional to join a service providing residential care to vulnerable young...

Posted 23rd May 2022
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Dublin, Dublin

CPL Healthcare€ 33630 - 40000 per year

In 2022, they are continuing to expand in Dublin North and West to support vulnerable young people in need...

Posted 22nd April 2022
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Dublin, Dublin

CPL Healthcare€ 36838 per year

Cpl Healthcare are actively recruiting Social Care Staff for a Dublin and Kildare-based service which provides high quality support...

Posted 21st April 2022
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Monaghan, Ireland, Monaghan

CPL Healthcare€ 30000 - 30000 per year

Cpl Healthcare are welcoming applications from Spain and Portugal for social care positions working with vulnerable young people in...

Posted 14th April 2022
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North Dublin, County Dublin, Republic of Ireland, Dublin

CPL Healthcare€ 33000 - 33000 per year

Special care supports young people aged 11 and 17 years. It is part of a continuum of State care...

Posted 9th February 2022
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Kildare, County Kildare, Republic of Ireland, Kildare

CPL Healthcare€ 33280 - 33280 per year

Cpl Healthcare are actively recruiting Social Care Staff for services based in Kildare, Kilkenny and Wexford which provides high...

Posted 1st December 2021
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Wexford, Ireland, Wexford

CPL Healthcare€ 33280 - 33280 per year

Job description Cpl Healthcare are actively recruiting Social Care Staff for a Wexford-based service which provides high quality support to...

Posted 1st December 2021
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Stirling, Stirling

Seven Healthcare£ 13.5 - 13.5 per hour

Seven Social Care are looking for several Home Care Workers across Falkirk. This is a temporary role but will be...

Posted 23rd May 2022
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Wigan, Greater Manchester

Howard Finley Care Ltd£ 10.5 - 10.5 per hour

Senior Support Worker : EO 17036 I am currently recruiting for my client's residential care Home based in...

Posted 19th May 2022
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Twyford, Reading, Berkshire

SYK Recruitment£ 23000 per year

£23,000 per annum | 40 Hours - Per Week | Day Shifts A highly reputable, established and rapidly expanding...

Posted 9th May 2022
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Oxted, Surrey

TFS Healthcare£ 26000 - 26000 per year

Care Coordinator Full-time, Permanent £26,000 per year Brasted Carebridge are seeking a Care Coordinator...

Posted 5th May 2022
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Sevenoaks, Kent

TFS Healthcare£ 26000 - 26000 per year

Care Coordinator Full-time, Permanent £26,000 per year Brasted Carebridge are seeking a Care Coordinator...

Posted 5th May 2022
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Care worker jobs: frequently asked questions

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

What does a care worker do?

Care workers help vulnerable people to manage their daily lives, and to live as independently as they possibly can.

As a care worker you may be required to work within a person’s home or elsewhere in the community – and most commonly, you’ll work within a residential care home.

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

Activities you engage in can vary widely, but broadly involve supporting people with everything from eating and drinking to learning and going to appointments.

What are the daily responsibilities of a care worker?

As a care worker your daily responsibilities can typically include:

• Assistance with washing and dressing

• Making food and helping people to eat

• Getting to know their individual needs and personalities

• Monitoring their health and conditions

• Checking they’re taking prescribed medications

• Helping them to conduct various activities

• Co-ordinating events and outings

Your shift pattern can vary, and anecdotally, care workers report varied working hours.

It is challenging work in many respects, but it does offer good flexibility.

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

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

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

Many care workers enter the workforce with a Level 2 or 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care, although care workers often gain these qualifications on the job.

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

You need to be caring, patient and resilient to succeed in this job, and fully prepared for how challenging it can be.

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

For the right person this is a very rewarding career, and it offers good routes for career progress if you’re interested in care home management or studying to become a social worker or occupational therapist.

How much do care workers earn?

Care worker pay is a complex and sometimes controversial subject.

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

And unfortunately, care worker pay has remained fairly 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.

There are of course regional differences.

Care workers are paid more in London, for example.

However, in the NHS, care workers and care assistants would tend to earn a Band 2 salary, which is now just over £19,000 a year.

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

This is leading to loud calls for better salaries in this sector – so there is every chance that average pay will increase in the coming years.

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