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Viewing 1 - 15 of 277 jobs

Gillingham, Dorset

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

Job overview You will to be part of an established Crisis resolution and home treatment team. Supporting patients...

Posted 13th June 2021
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Worcester, Worcestershire

Meridian Business Support£ 8.91 - 8.91 per hour

Support Worker, Leaning Disabilities - Worcester - £8.91 Pus £70 per sleep   This organisation provides care to...

Posted 11th June 2021
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Home Group£ 18576 - 19200 per year

Support Worker Tyne and Wear, Newcastle Permanent Contract, Full Time (37.5 hpw) Salary from £18,576 per annum...

Posted 11th June 2021
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Rugby, Warwickshire

The Smart List£ 9.1 - 9.46 per hour

New Directions (Rugby) Ltd is recruiting Supported Living Support Workers - Mental Health, Autism, Learning Disabilities Post ref:...

Posted 11th June 2021
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Halesowen, West Midlands

Home Group£ 20000 - 24300 per year

Support Worker West Midlands, Dudley, Halesowen Permanent, Full Time and Part Time positions available (37.5 hpw Full Time...

Posted 11th June 2021
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Manchester, Greater Manchester

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust£ 17.65 - 19.02 per year

If you are motivated and driven and want to be part of a team who are dedicated to delivering high...

Posted 11th June 2021
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Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Home Group£ 9.5 per hour

Flexible Bank Support Worker Gloucestershire Hourly rate from £9.50 & Weekly Pay Flexible Hours & Shifts! ...

Posted 10th June 2021
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Dublin, Dublin

TTM Healthcare€ 13.97 - 18.63 per hour

TTM are recruiting a panel of experienced Support Workers to provide care in a homeless service located in Co....

Posted 10th June 2021
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Southampton, Hampshire

Sunrise Senior Living£ 9.6 - 10.6 per hour

Sunrise of Bassett are currently recruiting for Support Workers to join their team.  We have full time day (36 hours) and...

Posted 10th June 2021
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Bath, Somerset

Methodist Homes (MHA)£ 11.04 - 11.04 per hour

Care and Support Worker (Relief) based at Walcot Court, Bath. Available Hours: Relief - Various hours...

Posted 10th June 2021
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Leeds, West Yorkshire

Methodist Homes (MHA)£ 9.63 - 9.63 per hour

Care and Support Worker (Nights) based at Assisi Place, Leeds. Available Hours: Permanent - Full Time -...

Posted 10th June 2021
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Southampton, Hampshire

Methodist Homes (MHA)£ 9.63 - 9.63 per hour

Care and Support Worker based at Hebron Court, Southampton Permanent - Part Time - 33 hours per week....

Posted 10th June 2021
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Southampton, Hampshire

Methodist Homes (MHA)£ 9.63 - 9.63 per hour

Care and Support Worker (Relief) based at Hebron Court, Southampton Relief - Various hours per week. ...

Posted 10th June 2021
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Glasgow, Glasgow City

Methodist Homes (MHA)£ 9.63 - 9.63 per hour

Care and Support Worker based at Auchlochan Homecare Permanent - Part Time - 18 hours per week. ...

Posted 10th June 2021
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Wisbech, Cambridgeshire

Methodist Homes (MHA)£ 9.63 - 9.63 per hour

Care and Support Worker based at Edina Court, Wisbech Permanent - Part Time - 26 hours per week....

Posted 10th June 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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