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Saddington, Leicester, Leicestershire

Nurse Seekers£ 18000 - 24000 per year

Location - Saddington, Leicester Full, Part Time and Bank available Criteria * NVQ Health and Social Care is...

Posted 26th September 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 26th September 2020
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Midsomer Norton, Radstock, Somerset

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust(AWP) provides inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bath...

Posted 25th September 2020
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Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust(AWP) provides inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bath...

Posted 25th September 2020
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Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Major Healthcare£ 9 - 12.35 per hour

Major Healthcare are currently recruiting for a Children’s Residential Support Worker on a temporary to permanent basis for a Children’s...

Posted 25th September 2020
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Mirfield, West Yorkshire

Major Healthcare£ 9 - 12.35 per hour

Due to an overwhelming demand, Major Healthcare are looking for experienced Support Workers for agency shifts covering complex care needs...

Posted 25th September 2020
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Haringey, London, Greater London

The Avenues Group£ 10.75 per hour

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

Posted 25th September 2020
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Haringey, London, Greater London

The Avenues Group£ 21859 per year

We put people first! We’re looking for Support Workers to work with us in Haringey at a brand new...

Posted 25th September 2020
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Ripon, North Yorkshire

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

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

Posted 25th September 2020
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Chester Le Street, Durham

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

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

Posted 25th September 2020
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London, Greater London

Guy's and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust

Applications are welcomed from applicants with a disability. We can make reasonable adjustments and offer support and advice in a...

Posted 24th September 2020
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Caterham, Surrey

Remedicare Staffing£ 8.5 - 8.72 per hour

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Support Worker to join a care home based in Caterham, Surrey. ...

Posted 24th September 2020
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Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, Tipperary

CPL Healthcare€ 21.41 - 31.12 per week

Social Worker – Dedicated Contact Point teams, Nenagh Co. Tipperary On behalf of the Child and Family service, ...

Posted 24th September 2020
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Maidenhead, Berkshire

Seven Healthcare£ 17 - 18 per hour

Seven Social Care are looking for a temporary Rough Sleeper Resettlement Worker to work in Maidenhead. This position is initially...

Posted 24th September 2020
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New Malden, Greater London

The Avenues Group£ 18000 per year

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

Posted 24th September 2020
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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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