Support Worker Jobs

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Viewing 1 - 15 of 324 jobs

Margate, Kent

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust£ 21.89 - 24.16 per year

We are looking for Senior Support Worker to be part of Thanet Liaison Psychiatry. This is a rare...

Posted 1st March 2021
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High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Remedicare Staffing£ 11.12 - 12 per hour

Fantastic independent care company Ref No. FT45673 Our client is a growing, dynamic care company which has...

Posted 26th February 2021
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Bristol, City of Bristol

TFS Healthcare£ 11 - 21 per hour

TFS healthcare are seeking several trained Mental Health Care Support Workers (CSW) for a, rewarding opportunity in the Southampton...

Posted 26th February 2021
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Salisbury, Wiltshire

TFS Healthcare£ 11 - 21 per hour

TFS healthcare are seeking several trained Mental Health Care Support Workers (CSW) for a, rewarding opportunity in the Southampton...

Posted 26th February 2021
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Southampton, Hampshire

TFS Healthcare£ 11 - 21 per hour

TFS healthcare are seeking several trained Mental Health Care Support Workers (CSW) for a, rewarding opportunity in the Southampton...

Posted 26th February 2021
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Poole, Dorset

Care UK£ 9.69 - 9.95 per hour

Post Code BH17 0NF Min Pay Rate £9.69 Max Pay Rate £9.95 Job...

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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Colchester, Essex

Remedicare Staffing£ 9 - 9.5 per hour

Support Worker - Colchester, Essex (Near Rowhedge) £9.00ph - FT - Day Shifts I am looking for...

Posted 24th February 2021
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Richmond upon Thames, London, Greater London

Randstad£ 11 - 12.15 per hour

I am looking for dedicated Support Workers in Richmond happy to work for a growing domiciliary care organization that...

Posted 24th February 2021
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Richmond upon Thames, London, Greater London

Randstad£ 12 - 12.15 per hour

Are you looking for a permanent full time role that pays £12.50 per hour? We...

Posted 24th February 2021
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Baldock, Hertfordshire

Better Healthcare£ 9 - 15 per hour

Learning Disability Support Workers – Full Time & Part Time available Better Healthcare Services are a friendly, independent care...

Posted 24th February 2021
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Liverpool, Merseyside

Randstad£ 8.8 - 8.9 per hour

Residential support worker job details summary randstad care £8.80 - £8.90 per hour permanent full-time specialism...

Posted 23rd February 2021
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Kenilworth, Warwickshire

Randstad£ 10 - 11 per hour

Are you a qualified children's support worker who is looking for a career change or a step up to...

Posted 23rd February 2021
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Kidderminster, Worcestershire

Randstad£ 10 - 11 per hour

Are you a qualified childrens support worker who is looking for a career change or a step up to...

Posted 23rd February 2021
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Manchester, Greater Manchester

Compass Associates Ltd£ 9.55 per hour

Senior Support Worker - Mental Health £9.55 P/H Full Time - Permanent   7.45am -...

Posted 23rd February 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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