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Tipperary, Tipperary

CPL Healthcare€33000 per year

Cpl Healthcare is actively recruiting Social Care Workers for a Kilkenny and Tipperary service that provides high-quality support to adults with disabilities in...

Posted 18th July 2024
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Cork, Cork

CPL Healthcare€36000 per year

CPL Healthcare is delighted to announce our partnership with our client who works with young people to provide high-quality care...

Posted 18th July 2024
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wexford, Wexford

CPL Healthcare€36000 per year

CPL Healthcare is delighted to announce our partnership with our client who works with young people to provide high-quality...

Posted 15th July 2024
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Meath, Dublin

CPL Healthcare€33630 per year

CPL Healthcare is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the role of Social Care Worker...

Posted 15th July 2024
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Bagenalstown, Carlow, Carlow

CPL Healthcare€36000 - 39000 per year

CPL Healthcare are delighted to announce our partnership with our client who works with young people to provide high-quality care,...

Posted 11th July 2024
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South Tipperary, Tipperary

TTM Healthcare Solutions€33360 - 48465 per year

TTM Healthcare are curreently recruiting a Social Care Worker on behalf of their South Tipperary based client. This is...

Posted 11th July 2024
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Dublin Leinster, Dublin

CPL Healthcare€37000 - 42000 per year

Cpl Healthcare are seeking multiple Social Care Workers and Project Workers for their services in Tipperary and Dublin. ...

Posted 8th July 2024
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Carlow, Carlow

TTM Healthcare Solutions€36000 - 38969 per year

Social Care Worker - Mainstream Residential Salary: €36,000 - €38,969 Contract: Full-time Permanent Position Locations: Bagnelstown,...

Posted 2nd July 2024
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Limerick, Limerick

TTM Healthcare Solutions€36925 - 52719 per year

Contract: Full Time Permanent Position Hours: 39hrs Salary: €36,925.00 to €52,719.00 Plus premiums & Special...

Posted 2nd July 2024
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North Dublin, Dublin

TTM Healthcare Solutions€40000 - 54000 per year

Social Care Worker- Day Service Contract: Full-time Permanent Position Salary: €40,000 - €54,000 Location: ...

Posted 26th June 2024
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Meath, Meath

CPL Healthcare€33630 per year

CPL Healthcare is delighted to announce we are now accepting CVs for the role of Social Care Worker with...

Posted 24th June 2024
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Mitchlestown, Tipperary

CPL Healthcare€40000 - 42000 per year

CPL Healthcare is delighted to announce that we are working with a Children’s Residential Service to recruit Social Care...

Posted 18th June 2024
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Portaloise, Laois

CPL Healthcare€37440 - 47424 per year

Cpl Healthcare is delighted to announce their partnership with a reputable service, who’s mission it is to assist young people...

Posted 18th June 2024
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Laois, Laois

CPL Healthcare€34944 per year

Cpl Healthcare is delighted to announce their partnership with a reputable service, who’s mission it is to assist young people...

Posted 27th May 2024
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Bagenalstown, Carlow

CPL Healthcare€36000 - 39936 per year

CPL Healthcare is delighted to announce our partnership with our client who works with young people to provide high-quality care...

Posted 23rd May 2024
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Laois, Laois

CPL Healthcare€34944 - 39936 per year

Cpl Healthcare is delighted to announce their partnership with a reputable service, who’s mission it is to assist young people...

Posted 23rd May 2024
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Cork, Cork

CPL Healthcare€35000 per year

CPL Healthcare is delighted to announce a partnership with our Client in Cork, based in a Residential Centre in Riverview. This...

Posted 16th May 2024
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Meath, Meath

CPL Healthcare€38700 per year

CPL Healthcare is delighted to announce that we have partnered up with a Social Care provider for young people...

Posted 15th May 2024
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Dublin, Wicklow, Dublin

CPL Healthcare€33130 - 47965 per year

Cpl Healthcare are delighted to have partnered with The Cottage Home Child and Family Service to recruit for a number of Social Care...

Posted 22nd February 2024
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Dublin, Dublin

CPL Healthcare€36687 per year

Social Care Worker - Under 18 Residential Services - South Dublin  Description: Social Care Worker, Under 18 Residential...

Posted 20th February 2024
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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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