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Waterford, Waterford

TTM Healthcare€ 15.96 - 28.88 per hour

TTM are recruiting a panel of experienced Social Care Workers to work in a Intellectual Disability Service in Co. Waterford....

Posted 30th July 2021
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Cork, Cork

TTM Healthcare€ 15.38 - 22.26 per hour

TTM are recruiting a panel of experienced Social Care Workers to work in a leading Intellectual Disability Service on a...

Posted 30th July 2021
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Clevedon, Somerset

Connaught Resourcing£ 9 - 9 per hour

Connaught Resourcing is looking for day care workers for a luxury care home based in Clevedon. We are...

Posted 30th July 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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Wirral, Merseyside

Angels Care Wirral LTD£ 9.25 per hour

About us Angels Care Wirral LTD was formed in 2010 and is a Family ran business. Our company ethos...

Posted 22nd July 2021
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Home Group£ 18576 - 18730 per year

Learning Disability Care Workers (CQC) Permanent, Full & Part Time roles available Salary starts from £18,576 pa (pro...

Posted 21st 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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Solihull, West Midlands

Connaught Resourcing£ 9 - 9.4 per hour

A luxury care home based in Solihull is urgently seeking a senior care worker for 44 hours a week...

Posted 10th July 2021
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Leicester, Leicestershire

Connaught Resourcing£ 10 - 10 per hour

Connaught Resourcing is looking for a senior care worker for a beautiful care complex based in Leicester. We...

Posted 6th July 2021
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Solihull, West Midlands

Connaught Resourcing£ 9.4 - 9.4 per hour

A luxury care home based in Solihull is urgently seeking a senior care worker for 44 hours a week...

Posted 5th July 2021
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Mirfield, West Yorkshire

Home Group£ 18576 - 18730 per year

Supported Living Worker Mirfield, West Yorkshire Permanent, Full Time (37.5 hpw) Salary of £18,576 to £18,730 per...

Posted 28th July 2021
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Manchester, Greater Manchester

Home Group£ 18576 - 19200 per year

Supported Living Worker (Waking Nights) - CQC Accommodation Based Manchester, Beech Range Full time (37.5 hours per week)...

Posted 19th July 2021
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Kilkenny, County Kilkenny, Republic of Ireland, Kilkenny

CPL Healthcare€ 31500 - 31500 per year

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

Posted 3rd June 2021
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Dublin- North and West, Dublin

CPL Healthcare€ 32480 per year

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

Posted 26th March 2021
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Malton, North Yorkshire

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust£ 19.74 - 21.14 per year

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust is committed to the protection of staff, service users and visitors to...

Posted 31st July 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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