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Oldbury, West Midlands

Connaught Resourcing£ 9 - 10 per hour

Connaught Resourcing Ltd is urgently seeking an a care worker for in the Sandwell location. The service...

Posted 23rd February 2021
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Clevedon, Somerset

Connaught Resourcing£ 9 - 10 per hour

Connaught Resourcing Ltd is seeking care workers for a luxury care home based in Clevedon. Being one of...

Posted 11th February 2021
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Birmingham, West Midlands

Connaught Resourcing£ 9 - 10 per hour

Connaught Resourcing is urgently seeking experienced care workers for care homes based in Birmingham. To aviod the spread...

Posted 11th February 2021
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Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Primecare Health Ltd£ 9.3 per hour

Social Care Worker Covering the Edinburgh area   We are looking for Social Care Workers to join our friendly team...

Posted 10th February 2021
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High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Ridge View Homes Ltd£ 11 per hour

Are you a care worker who would like a fulfilling role at Ridge View Homes? Our residents experience learning...

Posted 6th February 2021
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County Cavan, Republic of Ireland, Cavan

CPL Healthcare€ 29536 - 32780 per year

Cpl Healthcare are currently recruiting for an experienced Social Care Worker for a Mainstream Residential Service in the Cavan/...

Posted 1st December 2020
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Fingal, Dublin, Dublin

CPL Healthcare€ 31922 - 46216 per year

Cpl Healthcare, in partnership with our highly reputable client are currently seeking qualified social care staff to join their...

Posted 20th November 2020
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Dublin , Dublin

CPL Healthcare

Stewarts Care - Help Support our Residents. Stewarts Care are looking for Social Care Workers The Organisation: ...

Posted 6th November 2020
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Dublin, Dublin

CPL Healthcare

Stewarts Care - Help Support our Residents. Stewarts Care are looking for Social Care Workers The Organisation: ...

Posted 9th September 2020
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Sligo, County Sligo, Republic of Ireland, Sligo

CPL Healthcare€ 28000 - 32000 per year

Cpl Healthcare are seeking qualified social care professionals to join an established care service in the North-West of Ireland....

Posted 2nd February 2021
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Dublin, Ireland, Dublin

CPL Healthcare€ 32480 - 40000 per year

Cpl Healthcare are continuing to work with Tusla Child and Family Agency, particularly with their Special Care Services. In...

Posted 19th January 2021
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Dublin, Ireland, Dublin

CPL Healthcare€ 32480 - 47025 per year

Special care units are secure, residential facilities for children in care aged between 11 and 17 years. It is...

Posted 15th January 2021
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High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Remedicare Staffing£ 11.12 - 12 per hour

Fantastic independent care company Ref No. FT45673 Our client is a growing, dynamic care company which has...

Posted 26th February 2021
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Poole, Dorset

Care UK£ 9.69 - 9.95 per hour

Post Code BH17 0NF Min Pay Rate £9.69 Max Pay Rate £9.95 Job...

Posted 25th February 2021
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Luton, Bedfordshire

Better Healthcare£ 21000 - 24000 per year

An exciting role has arisen in our Luton office. This is a great role for someone looking to move into...

Posted 25th February 2021
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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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