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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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Church, Accrington, Lancashire

Community Solutions North West£ 29,000 - 33,000 per year

Are you looking for a new role with less statutory pressure, in a supportive and value-based organisation? Community Solutions...

Posted 8th July 2020
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Godalming, Surrey

Care UK

You You don’t need any prior qualifications or experience. What you do need is core values suited to working...

Posted 14th June 2020
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Sligo, County Sligo, Republic of Ireland, Sligo

CPL Healthcare€ 35000 - 45000 per year

Cpl Healthcare are currently partnered with a very well-known service based in the North-West. The service supports vulnerable young...

Posted 28th April 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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Maidstone, Kent

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

KMPT Staff Benefits: NHS pension scheme Your employer pays 14.3% towards your pension and life assurance benefits. Please see...

Posted 12th July 2020
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London, Greater London

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

KMPT Staff Benefits: NHS pension scheme Your employer pays 14.3% towards your pension and life assurance benefits. Please see...

Posted 12th July 2020
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Dartford, Kent

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

KMPT Staff Benefits: NHS pension scheme Your employer pays 14.3% towards your pension and life assurance benefits. Please see...

Posted 12th July 2020
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Maidstone, Kent

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

KMPT Staff Benefits: NHS pension scheme Your employer pays 14.3% towards your pension and life assurance benefits. Please see...

Posted 12th July 2020
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Kentchurch, Hereford, County of Herefordshire

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

KMPT Staff Benefits: NHS pension scheme Your employer pays 14.3% towards your pension and life assurance benefits. Please see...

Posted 12th July 2020
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Margate, Kent

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

KMPT Staff Benefits: NHS pension scheme Your employer pays 14.3% towards your pension and life assurance benefits. Please see...

Posted 12th July 2020
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Maidstone, Kent

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

KMPT Staff Benefits: NHS pension scheme Your employer pays 14.3% towards your pension and life assurance benefits. Please see...

Posted 12th July 2020
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Maidstone, Kent

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust

KMPT Staff Benefits: NHS pension scheme Your employer pays 14.3% towards your pension and life assurance benefits. Please...

Posted 12th July 2020
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Margate, Kent

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust

KMPT Staff Benefits: NHS pension scheme Your employer pays 14.3% towards your pension and life assurance benefits. Please...

Posted 12th July 2020
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Maidstone, Kent

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust

KMPT Staff Benefits: NHS pension scheme Your employer pays 14.3% towards your pension and life assurance benefits. Please...

Posted 12th July 2020
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Social Care jobs: frequently asked questions

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

What is a social care job?

Social care jobs involve helping vulnerable people to manage their daily lives, and to live as independently as they possibly can.

Working in social care may mean working within a person’s home, a residential care home, an NHS trust, a private health organisation or within the community.

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

At entry level, social care jobs might include care assistants, care workers or carers.

But under this broad banner you could also expect to find support workers, social workers, care managers, care home managers and many other social care specialists.

What daily responsibilities will you carry out in a social care job?

Because there are a wide variety of social care jobs, daily duties vary enormously from one position to the next.

But in most social care roles you’ll have responsibilities that include:

• Caring for a vulnerable group, which may include help with basic daily activities like eating and washing

• Understanding the needs of individuals and tailoring care for them

• Monitoring the health of individuals

• Providing care that meets strict industry standards and regulations

• Helping people to lead positive, independent lives

The hours you work could vary greatly too, but broadly you can expect shift work – which may well include evenings and weekends.

Social care is often a 24/7 position, but it does offer a great deal of flexibility.

What skills and qualifications do you need to work in social care?

You don’t necessarily need any qualifications to start your social care career – but it all depends on what you want to do, and at what level.

For entry level care assistants and care workers, some providers may ask for GCSE A-Cs in English and/or Maths, but it isn’t always necessary.

Many care staff enter the workforce with a Level 2 or 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care, but you can easily obtain these once you’ve started too.

At a more senior level, if you’re interested in moving into care management you’ll need to gain plenty of experience and then commit to further study whilst on the job.

Courses like the level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care have been created specifically for aspiring care home managers, for example.

Equally, you may wish to become a social worker or support worker.

Social workers need to undertake a three-year undergraduate degree or two-year postgraduate degree in social work.

To become a support worker however, you might not need any qualifications at all – although many organisations require an NVQ in care.

Whatever you choose to do, and wherever your career is headed, to be successful you’ll need to be caring, compassionate, patient and resilient.

Social care work is extremely rewarding, but it’s challenging too.

How much do social care jobs pay?

Social care salaries vary greatly. It’s mostly unregulated because the majority of social care staff are employed outside of the NHS.

And unfortunately, at entry level salaries have been stagnantly low for many years.

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

Meanwhile, the average salary for a care home manager is somewhere around £30,000 to £32,000 a year.

Social workers regularly work in or outside the NHS, and average salaries range from £25,000 a year to £40,000 for those with lots of experience.

And the average support worker salary is between £20,000 and £25,000 a year.

But these are all very broad figures.

Every position is different, and the situation is constantly changing.

After all, the importance of social care work is very much in the spotlight – and improved pay could be on its way in the near future.

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