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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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Lichfield, Staffordshire

Connaught Resourcing£ 8.77 - 8.77 per hour

Connaught Resourcing Ltd is urgently seeking experienced day shifts care workers for a luxury care home based in Lichfield....

Posted 16th September 2020
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Lichfield, Staffordshire

Connaught Resourcing£ 8.77 - 8.77 per hour

Connaught Resourcing Ltd is urgently seeking experienced night care workers for a luxury care home based in Lichfield. ...

Posted 16th September 2020
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Derby, Derbyshire

Seven Healthcare£ 11.61 - 14.4 per hour

Seven Social Care are looking for a temporary Community Care Worker to work with the Hospital Discharge Team in Derby....

Posted 16th September 2020
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Lichfield, Staffordshire

Connaught Resourcing£ 8.75 - 8.75 per hour

Our client - an awarding-winning premium care home provider - has an excellent opportunity for Care Workers to join...

Posted 11th September 2020
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Hatfield, Hertfordshire

Connaught Resourcing£ 10.5 - 10.5 per hour

Our client - an awarding-winning premium care home provider - has an excellent opportunity for Senior Care Workers to...

Posted 9th 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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Stafford, Staffordshire

Connaught Resourcing£ 9.52 - 10.52 per hour

Our client - an awarding-winning premium care home provider - has an excellent opportunity for Senior Care Workers to...

Posted 8th September 2020
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Staffordshire

Connaught Resourcing£ 8.77 - 10.52 per hour

Connaught Resourcing is urgently seeking experience care workers for a high-end, luxury care home. We are offering days and...

Posted 7th September 2020
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Derby, Derbyshire

Seven Healthcare£ 13.04 - 13.04 per hour

Seven Social Care are currently looking for a temporary Senior Care Worker to work in Derby. This position is initially...

Posted 7th September 2020
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Bristol, City of Bristol

Connaught Resourcing£ 9.6 - 9.6 per hour

Our client - an awarding-winning premium care home provider - has an excellent opportunity for Senior Care Workers to...

Posted 1st 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 22nd May 2020
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Coventry, West Midlands

Connaught Resourcing£ 10.3 - 11.3 per hour

We are currently looking for an experienced Senior Support worker for a high-end, luxury care home based in Coventry....

Posted 21st September 2020
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Chichester, West Sussex

Remedicare Staffing£ 9.87 - 13.9 per hour

Beautiful Care Home in Chichester with weekend enhancements Close to Bognor Regis, Waterlooville and Havant + on site...

Posted 16th September 2020
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Eastbourne, East Sussex

Remedicare Staffing£ 9.2 - 10.2 per hour

Care Assistants needed for Good rated Elderly Care Home in Eastbourne IMMEDIATE START AVAILABLE ...

Posted 2nd September 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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