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Hexham, Northumberland

Cygnet£12.00 per hour increasing to £12.25 per hour post probation

Location Oaklands, NE46 4JR Salary £12.00 per hour increasing to £12.25 per hour...

Posted 20th July 2024
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Darlington, Durham

Cygnet£12.00 per hour and increasing to £12.25 per hour post probation

Location Hollyhurst, DL3 9LN Salary £12.00 per hour and increasing to £12.25 per...

Posted 20th July 2024
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Shirebrook, Mansfield, Derbyshire

Cygnet£26,208 per annum

Location Manor, NG20 8BA Salary £26,208 per annum Hours ...

Posted 20th July 2024
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Newham, London, Greater London

Cygnet£13.55 per hour

Location Beckton, E6 6ZB Salary £13.55 per hour Hours ...

Posted 20th July 2024
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Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Prestige Nursing & Care£12 - 18 per hour

Community Support Workers Peterborough Weekly Pay - From £12.00 Weekdays, £12.36 Weekends, £18.00 Bank Holidays p/hour Who...

Posted 19th July 2024
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Yaxley, Eye, Suffolk

Prestige Nursing & Care£12.12 - 18.18 per hour

Complex Care Support Worker Stilton, PE7 Day & Night Shifts available07:00-18:3018:00-22:0021:00-09:30£12.12 Weekdays, £13.75 Weekends, £18.18 Bank Holidays p/hour,...

Posted 19th July 2024
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Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Prestige Nursing & Care£12 - 18 per hour

Support Workers PE6 Area, Thorney, Peterborough Weekly Pay - £12.00 Weekdays, £12.36 Weekends, £18.00 Bank Holidays p/hour....

Posted 19th July 2024
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Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Prestige Nursing & Care£12 - 18 per hour

Complex Care Female Support Worker Stanground, Peterborough Weekly Pay - From £12.00 Weekdays, £12.36 Weekends, £18.00 Bank...

Posted 19th July 2024
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Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Prestige Nursing & Care£15.01 - 22.52 per hour

Complex Care Assistant DE14 area of Burton on Trent At the request of our client, we require females...

Posted 19th July 2024
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Oundle, Peterborough, Northamptonshire

Shaw Healthcare£13.27 per hour 

Day Senior Support Worker - £13.27 per hour Shaw healthcare are delighted to announce that we are...

Posted 19th July 2024
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Withington, Hereford, County of Herefordshire

Shaw Healthcare£12.52 per hour 

Senior Support Worker - £12.52 per hour Shaw healthcare are delighted to announce that we are a...

Posted 19th July 2024
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Radyr, Cardiff, Cardiff (Caerdydd)

Shaw Healthcare£12.77 per hour 

Support Worker - £12.77 per hour Are you a Friendly, Compassionate and Caring person who is looking...

Posted 19th July 2024
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Stockport, Greater Manchester

Barchester Healthcare£ Up to £12.74 per hour

ABOUT THE ROLE As a Bank Support Worker at a Barchester independent mental health hospital, you'll use your intuition and...

Posted 19th July 2024
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Broughty Ferry, Dundee, Dundee City

Cygnet£12.15 per/hr up to £12.62 per/hr post probation

Location Thistle, DD5 1PL Salary £12.15 per/hr up to £12.62 per/hr post probation...

Posted 19th July 2024
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Westerfield, Ipswich, Suffolk

Cygnet£12 per hour

Location Fairways, IP6 9AX Salary £12 per hour Hours ...

Posted 19th July 2024
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Broughty Ferry, Dundee, Dundee City

Cygnet£11.75 per/hour plus 12.1%AL

Location Thistle, DD5 1PL Salary £11.75 per/hour plus 12.1%AL Hours ...

Posted 19th July 2024
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Colchester, Essex

Cygnet£11.60 per hour + 12.1% annual leave entitlement

Location Gables, CO4 0ER Salary £11.60 per hour + 12.1% annual leave entitlement...

Posted 19th July 2024
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Carnoustie, Angus

Prestige Nursing & Care£12.67 - 13.31 per hour

Support Worker Female only £12.67 ph Mon to Fri and £13.31ph at Weekends -...

Posted 18th July 2024
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Builth Wells, Powys

Shaw Healthcare£12.00 per hour 

Support Worker - £12.00 per hour Shaw healthcare are delighted to announce that we are a Real...

Posted 18th July 2024
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Ledbury, County of Herefordshire

Shaw Healthcare£12.20 per hour

Support Worker - £12.20 per hour Working Hours: Full time and Part time available. Shifts: 07:45am - 20:15pm ...

Posted 18th July 2024
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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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