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Viewing 1 - 15 of 57 jobs

West Cork, Cork

CPL Healthcare

Cpl Healthcare, in partnership with our client, are immediately seeking Healthcare Assistants for full-time permanent positions in West Cork. ...

Posted 25th September 2020
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Waterford, Waterford

CPL Healthcare

Cpl Healthcare, in partnership with our client, are immediately seeking Healthcare Assistants for full-time permanent positions in Waterford.  ...

Posted 25th September 2020
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Dublin, Dublin

CPL Healthcare

Cpl Healthcare, in partnership with our client, are immediately seeking Healthcare Assistants in South Dublin.  Requirements: QQI Level...

Posted 25th September 2020
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Greater Manchester

Time Recruitment Solutions£ 8.72 - 9.72 per hour

Community Support Worker Location: South Manchester - Manchester, Trafford, Cheshire, Partington, Knutsford, Timperley & Hale Salary: £8.72 per hour...

Posted 24th September 2020
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Neath, Neath Port Talbot (Castell-nedd Port Talbot)

SYK Recruitment£ 8.72 per hour

£8.72 p/h – Circa £17.7K | 39 Hours – Days | Experience Essential | Small Nursing Home A small elderly...

Posted 23rd September 2020
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Dudley, West Midlands

Nurse Seekers£ 18000 - 24000 per year

We have Care Assistant roles available that are to build positive relationships with vulnerable adults, enhance their independence, improve their...

Posted 22nd September 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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Dublin, Dublin

CPL Healthcare

Stewarts Care - Help Support our Residents. Stewarts Care are looking for Healthcare Assistants for full time relief work...

Posted 18th September 2020
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Dublin, Dublin

CPL Healthcare

Stewarts Care - Help Support our Residents. Stewarts Care are looking for Healthcare Assistants for full time relief work...

Posted 18th September 2020
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St Austell, Cornwall

Care Now Cornwall Home Care Ltd£ 9.5 - 9.7 per hour

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a dynamic and forward thinking team. We believe that looking after...

Posted 18th September 2020
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Boyle, Roscommon

CPL Healthcare

CPL Healthcare are currently seeking HCAs for an excellent Nursing Home in Boyle, Co Roscommon Start Dates ASAP! Applicant...

Posted 18th September 2020
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Dublin, Dublin

CPL Healthcare

Our client is a homeless and charity organisation who works with individuals at risk of, or experiencing homelessness, primarily...

Posted 17th September 2020
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Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

DS Associates£ 8.71 - 8.71 per hour

The position is based within a 24 bedded Residential Care Home where residents enjoy high levels of care and choice....

Posted 17th September 2020
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Ottershaw, Chertsey, Surrey

The Avenues Group£ 18000 per year

Avenues Group - we put people first! We’re looking for Night Support Workers to work with us in Ottershaw,...

Posted 16th September 2020
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Nottinghamshire

Leaders In Care£ 0 - 0 per year

If you are based in Nottingham and have experience as a healthcare assistant or community services...

Posted 16th September 2020
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Carer jobs: frequently asked questions

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

What is a carer?

Carers help vulnerable people to manage their daily lives, and to live as independently as they possibly can.

Carers are often also referred to as care workers or care assistants.

Technically, all terms can be used interchangeably.

As a carer you may be required to work within a person’s home or elsewhere in the community – but typically, 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.

Being a carer is all about supporting people with a variety of everyday tasks, getting to know their needs, and treating them with respect and compassion.

What are the daily responsibilities of a carer?

As a carer your day-to-day tasks can vary greatly, but will often include:

• Assistance with dressing, washing and cleaning

• Preparing food and assisting with eating and drinking

• Getting to know the people you work with and how to personalise your approach

• Monitoring health and conditions

• Checking prescribed medications are being taken

• Helping with activities

• Co-ordinating events and outings

Your shift pattern can vary, as care work is a 24/7 operation.

But this provides a lot of flexibility too.

What skills and qualifications do you need to become a carer?

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

Some providers may ask for GCSE A-Cs in English and/or Maths, but not all do.

Many carers enter the workforce with a Level 2 or 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care, but again this isn’t strictly compulsory.

It’s often possible to develop this qualification and more once you start a job.

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

You’ll also need to be patient and resilient – working as a carer isn’t easy, but it is rewarding.

Experience of supporting vulnerable people can be very useful – even if it’s just caring for a family member.

There are lots of opportunities for career progression, and carers often choose to develop qualifications and skills that allow them to become support workers, social workers and care managers further down the line.

How much do carers get paid?

Carer pay is difficult to define.

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

And unfortunately, carer pay has remained fairly stagnant for many years.

According to industry statistics, the national average hourly rate for carers is around £8.30 per hour, and average annual salaries are somewhere between £15,000 and £17,000.

There are significant regional differences too, with carers in Greater London earning more.

However, in the NHS, carers would tend to earn a Band 2 salary, which is now just over £19,000 a year.

The government is currently attempting to recruit huge numbers of carers, and there are ongoing discussions about carer pay.

It’s hoped it will increase considerably in the coming years.

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