Support worker jobs

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Viewing 1 - 15 of 246 jobs

Swansea, Swansea (Abertawe)

Vetro Recruitment£ 10 - 11.5 per hour

Do you have a Level 3 qualification in Children's Residential Childcare or Children & Young Peoples Workforce? Are you...

Posted 26th January 2021
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Rand, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire

Vetro Recruitment£ 20304 - 20304 per year

Are you enthusiastic, resilient, and motivated wanting to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable people? Would you love...

Posted 26th January 2021
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Southwark, London, Greater London

Social Interest Group£ 22865 per year

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Recovery Support Worker to join our Recovery services based in Southampton Way, London....

Posted 26th January 2021
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Yaxley, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Vetro Recruitment£ 21428 - 21428 per year

Due to our on-going success and to fulfil our plans for continuous development of the organisation, we are recruiting for...

Posted 26th January 2021
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Washingborough, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Vetro Recruitment£ 22283 - 24636 per year

We have a fantastic new oportunity for experienced Night Residential Support Workers to join a well established company that provide...

Posted 26th January 2021
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Swinderby, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Vetro Recruitment£ 20304 - 20304 per year

Are you enthusiastic, resilient, and motivated wanting to make a difference in the lives of young people? Would you love...

Posted 26th January 2021
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Canterbury, Kent

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust£ 19.74 - 21.14 per year

We are looking for a Support Time Recovery worker to be part of a dynamic and evolving service....

Posted 26th January 2021
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Bradford, West Yorkshire

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust£ 18.01 - 19.34 per year

Bradford District Care Trust is an award-winning Trust that provides a range of innovative services that have been recognised as...

Posted 26th January 2021
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Bradford, West Yorkshire

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust£ 19.74 - 21.14 per year

Bradford District Care Trust is an award-winning Trust that provides a range of innovative services that have been recognised as...

Posted 26th January 2021
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Bradford, West Yorkshire

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust£ 19.74 - 21.14 per year

Bradford District Care Trust is an award-winning Trust that provides a range of innovative services that have been recognised as...

Posted 26th January 2021
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Carshalton, Greater London

Epsom & St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust£ 21.79 - 23.12 per year

Our mission: 'to put the patient first by delivering great care to every patient, every day.' There's never been a...

Posted 26th January 2021
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Thornaby, Stockton-on-Tees, Durham

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust£ 19.74 - 21.14 per year

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust is committed to the protection of staff, service users and visitors to...

Posted 26th January 2021
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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 25th January 2021
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Brent, London, Greater London

Social Interest Group£ 19635 per year

We are currently recruiting for Assistant Recovery Workers to join our residential services based in Brent to provide...

Posted 25th January 2021
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Lewisham, London, Greater London

Social Interest Group£ 22865 per year

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced professional to join our team as a Community Forensic Mental Health Worker,...

Posted 25th January 2021
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Support Worker jobs: frequently asked questions

Welcome to our support worker jobs page, featuring all the latest roles across the UK as well as frequently asked questions below.

What is a support worker?

The term support worker is often used interchangeably with care worker, care assistant or carer.

However, despite there being many similarities between these roles and where they’re performed, there are important differences.

Put simply, support workers support vulnerable people, while care workers care for them.

In practice, that means support workers focus on providing practical and emotional support to people with physical, social or mental health issues.

Clients therefore normally include people with learning disabilities or addictions, young offenders, vulnerable children or other at-risk groups.

Support workers can work in the community, at people’s homes or in specialist care facilities.

What are the day-to-day duties of a support worker?

Your responsibilities will vary according to the people you work with and the setting you work in.

But generally, they could include:

• Assessing the needs of people you support

• Writing up assessments and making referrals where needed

• Providing emotional support

• Working closely with families to personalise support

• Managing budgets

• Organising leisure activities

• Counselling

• Liaising with and making referrals to other agencies

• Working closely with employees from related disciplines including mental health or child protection professionals

• Maintaining accurate records Working hours for support workers are fairly routine.

You can expect to work Monday to Friday, and around 37 hours a week.

What qualifications do you need to be a support worker?

There are no specific qualifications required to become a support worker.

You will normally need GCSE grades A to C in English and maths, and an NVQ or similar qualification in health or social care will definitely make you more employable.

As for skills, you’ll need to be extremely patient, resilient, compassionate and diplomatic.

You’ll need to be a natural communicator, and someone who thrives under pressure and in challenging situations.

Being a support worker is hugely rewarding, but you’ll need all of these skills to rise to the challenges.

How much do support workers earn?

According to the latest data, the average annual salary for a support worker is approximately £19,000.

Salaries start around £17,000 a year, but with experience they can go well beyond £25,000 a year.

Pay varies greatly regionally, and also according to the setting in which you work.

Managerial positions can often pay in excess of £33,000 a year.

Support workers are in increasingly high demand, and this could see average salaries rise in the coming years.

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