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Surbiton, Greater London, England

£ 11.70 - 11.70 Per hourPermanentPosted 30th May 2020

Military Medical Personnel are currently seeking a Senior Residential Support Worker to take on a full-time role within one of Surrey's leading Residential Schools. This award-wining provider of care and education for children with autism has up to 60 children at any one time spread across 5 homes, all of which are located on this 8 acre site in Lo ...

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Surbiton, Greater London, England

£ 25554 - 25554 Per yearPermanentPosted 30th May 2020

Military Medical Personnel are currently seeking a Senior Residential Support Worker to take on a full-time role within one of Surrey's leading Residential Schools. This award-wining provider of care and education for children with autism has up to 60 children at any one time spread across 5 homes, all of which are located on this 8 acre site in Lo ...

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Shoreham-By-Sea, West Sussex, England

PermanentPosted 29th May 2020

Up to £9.50 per hourABOUT THE ROLEAs a Care Assistant at a Barchester care home, you’ll help residents enjoy each day by making sure they get the quality care and support they deserve. You’ll assist with daily living, providing support and companionship – and sharing great moments and memories too. It’s a chance to bring your dedication and compassion to a fulfilling environment. E ...

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Stone, Staffordshire, England

BankPosted 29th May 2020

£8.72 per hourABOUT THE ROLEAs a Bank Care Assistant at a Barchester care home, you’ll help residents enjoy each day by making sure they get the quality care and support they deserve. You’ll assist with daily living, providing support and companionship – and sharing great moments and memories too. It’s a chance to bring your dedication and compassion to a fulfilling environment. Every day will be d ...

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Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland

BankPosted 29th May 2020

£9.00 per hourABOUT THE ROLEAs a Bank Care Assistant at a Barchester care home, you’ll help residents enjoy each day by making sure they get the quality care and support they deserve. You’ll assist with daily living, providing support and companionship – and sharing great moments and memories too. It’s a chance to bring your dedication and compassion to a fulfilling environment. Every day will be d ...

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Rhyl, Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych), Wales

PermanentPosted 29th May 2020

Up to £8.92 per hourABOUT THE ROLEA Golden Hello is just one of the ways we’ll reward you when you join Barchester in this role.As a Care Home Assistant at a Barchester care home, you’ll carry out a range of tasks that help us provide the quality care our residents deserve. No two days will be the same as you take on diverse responsibilities across ...

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Rhyl, Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych), Wales

PermanentPosted 29th May 2020

Up to £8.92 per hourABOUT THE ROLEAs a Care Home Assistant at a Barchester care home, you’ll carry out a range of tasks that help us provide the quality care our residents deserve. No two days will be the same as you take on diverse responsibilities across care, housekeeping and catering. You’ll get plenty of variety and will be able to develop a broad range of skills along the way ...

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Shoreham-By-Sea, West Sussex, England

PermanentPosted 29th May 2020

Up to £9.50 per hourWe are looking for a Care Assistant to work part-time weekends only.ABOUT THE ROLEAs a Care Assistant at a Barchester care home, you’ll help residents enjoy each day by making sure they get the quality care and support they deserve. You’ll assist with daily living, providing support and companionship – and sharing great moments and memories too. It’s a chance to ...

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

€ 10 - 12 Per hourContractPosted 29th May 2020

Here at Nurse Bank we require a Healthcare Assistant's nationwide to join a caring and committed team that is dedicated to providing the highest quality care over a 24 hour period. Applicants must have: A genuine desire to work with the elderly and being able to make positive changes in their lives. Must be available to work flexible hours Be fluen ...

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Melksham, Wiltshire, England

£ 2093 - 2093 Per yearPermanentPosted 29th May 2020

Care Assistant - Melksham£8.72+ph Plus - FT Our client in the Melksham area is a beautiful small residential with nursing home that is part of a large organisation that runs and promotes the highest standards of care. They now have an exciting opportunity for a healthcare assistant to join their passionate team of healthcare assistants and seniors.We are looking for care assistants who have a passion and desire to ...

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Care assistant jobs: frequently asked questions

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

What does a care assistant do?

Care assistants, often also referred to as care workers or simply carers, help vulnerable people to manage their daily lives, and to live as independently as possible.

As a care assistant you will be required to work within the community as opposed to a hospital setting – so in a person’s home or a residential care home.

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

Your daily duties could involve supporting people with everything from eating and drinking to socialising and carrying out activities.

What are the daily responsibilities of a care assistant?

As a care assistant your day-to-day tasks will likely include:

• Assistance with washing and dressing

• Making food and assisting with eating

• Getting to know the people you’re working with to personalise your care

• Monitoring health and conditions

• Checking that medications are being taken appropriately

• Helping to conduct various activities

• Co-ordinating events and outings

Your shift pattern can vary, as care for the vulnerable is a 24/7 operation.

However, this does tend to mean lots of flexibility in the schedule you choose.

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

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

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

Many care assistants enter the workforce with a Level 2 or 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care, and some organisations will require this qualification in order to apply.

However, many will also be happy for you to acquire it on the job.

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

You’ll need lots of patience and resilience, and a real love for helping people.

It’s a rewarding but challenging job.

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

How much do care assistants earn?

Care assistant pay is hard to accurately define.

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

And unfortunately, care assistant pay has remained 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.

It varies regionally, and assistants in London tend to earn more, for example.

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

The government is actively working on a huge recruitment campaign, and the issue of salaries will be under discussion.

It’s hoped that in the coming years average salaries will start to climb.

As a care assistant, it’s also worth noting that you have a good foundation to build a career that will allow you to increase your salary.

Through further study, care assistants often go on to become support workers, social workers and even care managers – positions that offer much improved pay.

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