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Norwich, Norfolk

Nurse Seekers£ 20000 - 29000 per year

FULL-TIME & PART TIME CARE ASSISTANTs REQUIRED (PERMANENT): Do you have the desire to work with the elderly and...

Posted 12th June 2021
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Sittingbourne, Kent

Nurse Seekers£ 22000 - 32000 per year

We have Care Assistant roles available in Sittingbourne that are to build positive relationships with adults within Residential and Supported...

Posted 12th June 2021
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Oxford, Oxfordshire

Nurse Seekers£ 22000 - 30000 per year

We are expanding our care team in Oxford and are looking for kind and caring people to care for our...

Posted 12th June 2021
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Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire

Nurse Seekers£ 20000 - 26500 per year

FULL-TIME & PART TIME CARE ASSISTANTs REQUIRED (PERMANENT): Do you have the desire to work with the elderly and...

Posted 12th June 2021
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Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Nurse Seekers£ 20000 - 27000 per year

We are expanding our care team in Nottingham and are looking for kind and caring people to care for our...

Posted 12th June 2021
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Stevenage, Hertfordshire

Sensible Staffing£ 10.1 - 14 per hour

Care Workers for Small High Quality Provider £10.10 to £14.00 per hour Stevenage...

Posted 11th June 2021
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Rugby, Warwickshire

The Smart List£ 9.1 - 9.46 per hour

Care Worker (Residential Services) Do You Want to Make A Difference? 2 x Full time (35.5 hours per week),...

Posted 11th June 2021
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Leicester, Leicestershire

Xander Hendrix Healthcare£ 9.8 per hour

Positions available for individuals who have an interest in nursing to work as Healthcare Assistants for a leading private healthcare...

Posted 10th June 2021
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Swadlincote, Derbyshire

Social Care Jobs Team£ 10.3 - 10.3 per hour

We are looking for Part-Time Home Care Companions & Befrienders in Swadlincote and surrounding areas of South Derby, Derbyshire It...

Posted 10th June 2021
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Worthing, West Sussex

Social Care Jobs Team£ 10 - 24 per hour

We are seeking part-time Care Companions in the Worthing, Steyning area of West Sussex. No experience is required as full...

Posted 10th June 2021
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Chichester, West Sussex

Social Care Jobs Team£ 10.5 - 11.75 per hour

We are seeking Adult Day Centre Care Assistants to provide practical support in a new, bright, homely, charitable Day Centre...

Posted 10th June 2021
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Wokingham, Berkshire

Social Care Jobs Team£ 10 - 11.5 per hour

We are looking for Paid Volunteers, Befriender & Care Companions in Wokingham, Twyford, Woodley, and surrounding areas of Berkshire to...

Posted 10th June 2021
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Cardiff, Cardiff (Caerdydd)

Nurse Seekers£ 18000 - 25000 per year

Nurse Seekers are working on behalf of a fantastic home care provider in the Cardiff area who are looking to...

Posted 9th June 2021
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Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Social Care Jobs Team£ 10.5 - 12 per hour

We are seeking full & part-time Home Care Companions in Hitchin, Letchworth, and surrounding areas of Hertfordshire. No experience is...

Posted 9th June 2021
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Stevenage, Hertfordshire

Social Care Jobs Team£ 10.5 - 12 per hour

We are seeking full & part-time Home Care Companions in Stevenage, Letchworth, Hitchin, and surrounding areas of Hertfordshire. No experience...

Posted 9th June 2021
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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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