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County Cavan, Republic of Ireland, Cavan

CPL Healthcare€ 29536 - 32780 per year

I am currently recruiting for an experienced Social Care Worker for a Mainstream Residential Service in Cavan/ Meath area....

Posted 1st December 2020
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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 26th November 2020
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Clevedon, Somerset

Connaught Resourcing£ 8.9 - 9.9 per hour

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

Posted 26th November 2020
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Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset

Connaught Resourcing£ 9 - 10 per hour

We are urgently seeking an experienced care worker for a luxury, high-end care home based in Weston-Super-Mare. We...

Posted 26th November 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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Sligo, County Sligo, Republic of Ireland, Sligo

CPL Healthcare€ 25000 - 28000 per year

Cpl Healthcare are currently seeking healthcare professionals to join a service in Sligo supporting young people and adults with...

Posted 16th September 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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Bridgwater, Somerset

Vetro Recruitment£ 17684 - 19793 per year

We are currently recruiting for Support Workers to join a 4 bedded children’s residential home, based in Bridgwater, Somerset. ...

Posted 11th November 2020
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Taunton, Somerset

Vetro Recruitment£ 17684 - 19793 per year

We are currently recruiting for Support Workers to join a 4 bedded children’s residential home, based in Taunton and Wellington,...

Posted 11th November 2020
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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 9th July 2020
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Swansea, Swansea (Abertawe)

Vetro Recruitment£ 10.09 - 10.09 per hour

Must be PBM Trained   Are you a Support Worker, Care Assistant or Domiciliary Care Worker? Come and join the...

Posted 4th December 2020
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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 2nd December 2020
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Crewe, Cheshire

Vetro Recruitment£ 22000 - 23700 per year

I am currently recruiting for Residential Support Workers to join a well-established children's home supporting Young People with Emotional and...

Posted 2nd December 2020
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Llanelli, Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

Vetro Recruitment£ 10.53 - 10.53 per hour

Are you a Support Worker, Care Assistant or Domiciliary Care Worker? Come and join the Vetro team! Location:...

Posted 25th November 2020
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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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