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Dublin, Dublin

CPL Healthcare€ 36838 per year

Cpl Healthcare are actively recruiting Social Care Staff for a Dublin and Kildare-based service which provides high quality support...

Posted 21st April 2022
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Co. Wicklow, Wicklow

CPL Healthcare€ 33630 - 48465 per year

Excellent Opportunity for Social Care Workers in Wicklow area! In partnership with our client, CPL HealthCare are now looking to...

Posted 22nd June 2022
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Cardiff, Cardiff (Caerdydd)

Seven Healthcare£ 17 - 17 per hour

Seven Resourcing are looking for a temporary Social Work Assistant to work with the Adult Hospital Team in Cardiff. This...

Posted 13th June 2022
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Liverpool, Merseyside

Liquid Healthcare£ 19.57 - 19.57 per hour

Social Care Assessor - Liverpool - £19.57 per hour Liquid Personnel is currently looking for an experienced Social...

Posted 10th June 2022
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Dublin/ Kildare/ Wicklow, Wicklow

CPL Healthcare€ 33630 - 48465 per year

CPL are actively recruiting Social Care Workers with opportunities across West Dublin, North Kildare and Wicklow. We are partnered...

Posted 9th June 2022
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Ballyporeen, County Tipperary, Republic of Ireland, Tipperary

CPL Healthcare€ 36500 - 36500 per year

Cpl Healthcare are currently seeking a social care professional to join a service providing residential care to vulnerable young...

Posted 23rd May 2022
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Dublin, Dublin

CPL Healthcare€ 33630 - 40000 per year

In 2022, they are continuing to expand in Dublin North and West to support vulnerable young people in need...

Posted 22nd April 2022
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Monaghan, Ireland, Monaghan

CPL Healthcare€ 30000 - 30000 per year

Cpl Healthcare are welcoming applications from Spain and Portugal for social care positions working with vulnerable young people in...

Posted 14th April 2022
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Dublin, Ireland, Dublin

CPL Healthcare€ 33480 - 40000 per year

We are actively recruiting alongside Tusla for qualified Social Care Workers in Dublin West to support young people through...

Posted 23rd February 2022
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Kilkenny, County Kilkenny, Republic of Ireland, Kilkenny

CPL Healthcare€ 34000 - 34000 per year

An opportunity has come up from an experienced social care professional looking to move into a leadership role. Our...

Posted 15th February 2022
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Monaghan, Ireland, Monaghan

CPL Healthcare€ 31000 - 35000 per year

Due to continued growth and movement, Cpl Healthcare are welcoming applications from qualified social care workers on behalf of...

Posted 11th February 2022
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North Dublin, County Dublin, Republic of Ireland, Dublin

CPL Healthcare€ 33000 - 33000 per year

Special care supports young people aged 11 and 17 years. It is part of a continuum of State care...

Posted 9th February 2022
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Kildare, Kildare

CPL Healthcare€ 33280 per year

  CPL Healthcare are welcoming applications for exciting Social Care Worker roles with Camphill Communities of Ireland at...

Posted 4th February 2022
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West Dublin, Dublin

CPL Healthcare€ 40000 - 40000 per year

CPL Healthcare are welcoming applications from qualified social care workers for an exciting and rewarding role with TUSLA special...

Posted 20th January 2022
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North Dublin, County Dublin, Republic of Ireland, Dublin

CPL Healthcare€ 40000 - 40000 per year

Cpl Healthcare are currently welcoming CVs from experienced social care professionals with leadership experience to effectively manage the day...

Posted 14th January 2022
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Mount Charles, Donegal

CPL Healthcare€ 55698 - 55698 per year

CPL in partnership with Rehab Group have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Social Care Manager to join the...

Posted 7th January 2022
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Maidstone, Kent

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust£ 32306 - 39027 per year

Job overview You will be joining KMPT at an exciting time. The work around the implementation of the Community...

Posted 25th June 2022
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Manchester, Greater Manchester

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust£ 18870 - 19918 per year

Main duties of the job Under direction of the Patient Flow/bed management Team you will assist and enable the...

Posted 25th June 2022
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Canterbury, Kent

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust£ 20330 - 21777 per year

Job overview An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Band 3 Community Support Worker to contribute to the...

Posted 25th June 2022
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Dover, Kent

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust£ 20330 - 21777 per year

Job overview This is an exciting time to join South Kent Coast Community Mental Health Service as we embark...

Posted 25th June 2022
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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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