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Reading, Berkshire

Remedicare Staffing£ 15000 - 25000 per year

Domiciliary Care Assistant, no experience needed! Reading and surrounding areas Ref No. PK45714 ...

Posted 4th March 2021
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Dublin, Dublin

CPL Healthcare€ 25000 per year

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

Posted 4th March 2021
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Taunton, Somerset

MSI Group£ 9 - 10 per hour

Title: Senior HCA Locations: Taunton Shift: Days & Nights CQC Rating: Good Salary: £9.20 Per...

Posted 3rd March 2021
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Haverhill, Suffolk

Care UK£ 8.72 - 8.85 per hour

Post Code CB9 0JB If you're passionate and caring and looking for a rewarding job that comes with excellent...

Posted 2nd March 2021
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Dublin, Dublin

CPL Healthcare€ 20000 per year

Infection Prevention Control Coordinator Location: Dublin, Ireland Job type: Permanent / Full-Time Overall Purpose of Job To...

Posted 2nd March 2021
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Ilkley, West Yorkshire

Methodist Homes (MHA)£ 11.48 - 11.48 per hour

Senior Team Leader based at Emmandjay Court, Ilkley Permanent - Part Time - 36 hours...

Posted 2nd March 2021
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Lancaster, Lancashire

Unique HomeCare Services ltd£ 9.3 - 18.6 per hour

Unique Benefits – Become part of our pioneering Health and Wellbeing team and have access to: Competitive 3 way...

Posted 1st March 2021
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Northampton, Northamptonshire

Nurse Seekers£ 18000 - 28000 per year

Our Client are looking to employ a Level 2 or 3 Qualified Nursery Nurse for their fantastic Day Nursery based...

Posted 27th February 2021
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Dorking, Surrey

Nurse Seekers£ 18000 - 25000 per year

Nurse Seekers are working on behalf of a fantastic Independent School in the Dorking area of Surrey who are looking...

Posted 27th February 2021
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Haverhill, Suffolk

Nurse Seekers£ 19000 - 28000 per year

Our client, based in a lovely market town in Suffolk, has a small residential home that provides accommodation for up...

Posted 27th February 2021
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Lucan, Co. Dublin, Dublin

CPL Healthcare€ 20000 - 24000 per year

Selection Criteria: QQI/ Fetac Level 5 Major Award in Healthcare SupportExperience in Older Adult General Care/Dementia Care/ Alzheimer’s desirableKnowledge...

Posted 26th February 2021
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St Austell, Cornwall

Health Recruit Network£ 17.5 - 18.5 per hour

Nurse required in St Austell, Cornwall. Paying up to £18.50/hr. Days or Nights Company benefits Paying up...

Posted 25th February 2021
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Reading, Berkshire

Remedicare Staffing£ 9.3 - 9.3 per hour

Care Assistants - Home Care My client is looking for committed and passionate care assistants...

Posted 25th February 2021
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Plymouth, Devon

Randstad£ 18278 - 18278 per year

Are you a support worker with experience in giving outstanding care to adults with learning disabilities and autistic spectrum...

Posted 24th February 2021
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Dublin, Dublin

CPL Healthcare€ 10.75 - 12 per hour

Our clients will be the largest Nursing Home in the country, at 221, all single ensuite, beds.  Bartra...

Posted 24th February 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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