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Carlow, Carlow

CPL Healthcare€ 25928 - 35317 per year

CPL Healthcare in partnership with The Rehab Group are seeking care workers to join their compassionate team in the...

Posted 26th October 2021
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Hertford, Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire County Council£ 18500 - 23500 per year

Hertfordshire County Council Support Care Worker Locations: Countywide In these vital, front-line roles, you’ll take support plans...

Posted 22nd October 2021
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Kilkenny, Kilkenny

TTM Healthcare€ 15 - 16 per hour

Social Care Worker, Kilkenny Contract: Full-time Permanent Salary: €15 p/h, premiums on weekends and Bank Holidays Location: Jerpoint, Co....

Posted 22nd October 2021
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Blackrock, Cork

TTM Healthcare€ 33000 - 48000 per year

Soicla Care Worker, Residential Services, Co. Cork Contract: Full-time Permanent (Approx 30 hours per week) Salary: HSE Payscales Location:...

Posted 22nd October 2021
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Wicklow, Wicklow

TTM Healthcare€ 31000 - 37000 per year

Social Care Worker, Residential, Co. Wicklow Contract: Full-time Permanent Salary: €32,000 per annum, depending on experience Location: Residential setting...

Posted 22nd October 2021
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Dublin, Dublin

TTM Healthcare€ 14.1 - 14.1 per hour

TTM Healthcare are proud to partner with a leading healthcare organisation to hire a Social Care Worker in Dublin. ...

Posted 15th October 2021
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Kilkenny, Kilkenny

TTM Healthcare€ 16.6 - 20.75 per hour

TTM Healthcare are proud to partner with a leading healthcare organisation to hire a Social Care Worker in Kilkenny....

Posted 15th October 2021
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Bristol, City of Bristol

Connaught Resourcing£ 9.2 - 9.2 per hour

Connaught Resourcing is looking for experienced care workers for a luxury high-end care home based in Bristol. Full...

Posted 6th October 2021
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Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Primecare Health Ltd£ 9.5 - 11 per hour

Community Care Worker Edinburgh West Area Full & Part Time Positions Available £9.50-£11ph We are looking for Social...

Posted 29th September 2021
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Dublin, Dublin

CPL Healthcare€ 30000 per year

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

Posted 24th August 2021
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Offaly/ Laois, Ireland, Offaly

CPL Healthcare€ 35000 - 45000 per year

Cpl Healthcare are currently seeking social care workers for the midlands. We are working with a service providing mainstream...

Posted 27th July 2021
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Dublin, Dublin

CPL Healthcare€ 33000 per year

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

Posted 20th July 2021
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Wolverhampton, West Midlands

Advance Healthcare£ 8.91 - 8.91 per hour

Job Title: Care Assistant Locations: Bushfield Court - WV14 0PX Pay Rate: £8.91 Shifts...

Posted 25th October 2021
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Willenhall, West Midlands

Advance Healthcare£ 8.91 - 8.91 per hour

Job Title: Care Assistant Locations: Oakwood Lodge - WV12 5JR Pay Rate: £8.91 Shifts...

Posted 21st October 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 20th October 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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