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Bedford, Bedfordshire

JobPaths4U£ 9.57 - 9.57 per hour

Do you want to make a difference to a child’s future? We have an exciting opportunity for a positive,...

Posted 9th July 2020
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Kettering, Northamptonshire

JobPaths4U£ 10.50 - 10.50 per hour

My client has an exciting opportunity for a positive, enthusiastic and motivated Senior Residential Support Worker who is flexible and...

Posted 8th July 2020
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Rushden, Northamptonshire

JobPaths4U£ 10.50 - 10.50 per hour

My client has an exciting opportunity for a positive, enthusiastic and motivated Senior Residential Support Worker who is flexible and...

Posted 8th July 2020
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Rushden, Northamptonshire

JobPaths4U£ 9.00 - 9.00 per hour

My client has an exciting opportunity for a positive, enthusiastic and motivated Residential Support Worker who is flexible and has...

Posted 8th July 2020
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Kettering, Northamptonshire

JobPaths4U£ 9.50 - 9.50 per hour

My client has an exciting opportunity for a positive, enthusiastic and motivated Residential Support Worker who is flexible and has...

Posted 8th July 2020
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Marlborough, Wiltshire

Connaught Resourcing£ 8.75 - 9.75 per hour

We are currently looking for an experienced Support workers for a high-end, luxury care home based in Wiltshire. ...

Posted 8th July 2020
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Bracknell, Berkshire

Connaught Resourcing£ 9 - 9 per hour

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

Posted 3rd July 2020
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Bristol, City of Bristol

Connaught Resourcing£ 9.60 - 9.60 per hour

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

Posted 3rd July 2020
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Lichfield, Staffordshire

Connaught Resourcing£ 8.79 - 9.79 per hour

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

Posted 26th June 2020
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Bristol, City of Bristol

Connaught Resourcing£ 9.60 - 9.60 per hour

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

Posted 17th June 2020
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Bristol, City of Bristol

Connaught Resourcing£ 9.60 - 10.6 per hour

Connaught Resourcing is currently in partnership with a premium, luxury care home based in Bristol who are seeking experienced...

Posted 17th June 2020
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Dublin, Dublin

CPL Healthcare€ 31922 - 46216 per year

Social Care Workers - High Support North/West Dublin / County Dublin Full Time Position Job Summary: In partnership...

Posted 27th February 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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Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Remedicare Staffing£ 9 - 10 per hour

FT75023 Are you currently looking for a role that's will lead to a career in care? ...

Posted 8th July 2020
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Cannock, Staffordshire

Connaught Resourcing£ 18720 - 18720 per year

Our client is currently seeking to appoint care practitioners to their children's residential home in Hednesford, Cannock on a...

Posted 3rd July 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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